Lecturer in Climate Change – University of Waikato

Te Aka Mātuatua – School of Science

Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?
Our university stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and is a main player in global research. Located in verdant, park-like grounds, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato balances tradition and culture with a future focused, innovative outlook which is reflected in the calibre and vision
of our students and staff.

Te Aka Mātuatua – School of Science has a unifying commitment to the pursuit of outstanding science. We have access to not only world-class facilities, but some very unique natural environments. The School includes research and teaching in the areas of Aquaculture, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology. We are also proud to contribute to the world’s first Bachelor of Climate Change degree.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

You will undertake original research in the broad area of climate change modelling and contribute to postgraduate supervision and administrative requirements of the School. You will also teach tomorrow’s leaders of climate change solutions within the World’s first Bachelor of Climate Change, a multidisciplinary degree that combines scientific knowledge and an understanding of people, economic and political systems, including the impacts on Māori, Pacific and Indigenous communities.

For more information about the Bachelor of Climate Change, please visit: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/campaigns/bachelor-of-climate-change

For more information about Te Aka Mātuatua, please visit: https://sci.waikato.ac.nz/

Ko wai koe? – Who are you?
It goes without saying that you have an avid care and respect for the environment, and a strong desire to share your skills and knowledge about climate change with our future leaders and innovators. Your passion, motivation and drive are strongly in evidence, and you will inspire your students and co-workers with your teaching
and research.
In addition, you will have the following:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A track record of high-quality research publications
  • Demonstrated teaching skills at tertiary level, including a commitment to effective student learning and teaching innovation
  • Ability to contribute to the graduate and postgraduate programme including
  • supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.
  • Demonstrated success attracting research funding.
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
  • Awareness of the value of Mātauranga Māori in science, and the value of Kaupapa Māori approaches to teaching.

At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato we embrace equity and diversity; therefore we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? – Why should you apply for this position?
Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

The salary is in the range of $87,794 to $95,551, depending on qualifications, skills and experience Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Margaret Barbour, Dean of Te Aka Mātuatua – School of Science, email
Closing Date: 26 November 2021
Vacancy Number: 410351
For further information and to apply online, please visit:

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