Lecturer – Aquaculture-2100493

The Division of Sciences is one of the four teaching divisions in the University, the others being Health Sciences, Commerce, and Humanities. The Division of Sciences represents a broad range of disciplines in 15 Departments and a number of inter-disciplinary programmes.

The Department of Marine Science is a friendly, diverse and dynamic team, with research spanning biology, ecology, physical oceanography and geology. The department capitalises on the unique setting of the coastal Otago region, from local harbour and open beach environments to its position at the gateway to the Southern Ocean. We foster collaboration; our marine researchers forge links across and beyond the university. Our facilities include the Portobello Marine Laboratory on the Otago Peninsula, field stations in Fiordland and Stewart Island, and a range of research vessels enabling both local and offshore work. We conduct research on fisheries and aquaculture, focusing on innovative ways of ensuring sustainability of natural resources in a changing ocean. Our research programmes include strong postgraduate student involvement and the Department boasts a strong postgraduate student cohort.

The role

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Aquaculture. We are seeking a person with a relevant doctorate, and demonstrated potential to develop as an outstanding researcher and teacher in an aspect of the science supporting aquaculture.

We are seeking a marine scientist with a strong interest and publication record surrounding any aspects of the science to support aquaculture. These could include but are not limited to: aquaculture impacts, sustainability, disease, polyculture/multi-trophic aquaculture, aquaculture innovation, ecosystem and fishery restoration, and climate change implications for aquaculture. The ideal candidate will be motivated to engage in interdisciplinary research and demonstrate future-focused and innovative approach to teaching and research.

Your skills and experience

• PhD degree in a marine science discipline.
• Active research portfolio as demonstrated by high quality publications.
• Outstanding capability in teaching and communicating marine science.
• Collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research.
• Understanding of Treaty of Waitangi principles.
• Ability to research and teach from a kaupapa Maori perspective would be an advantage.

Applicants are encouraged to identify the manner in which they will complement existing strengths in the Department, and develop new and innovative directions in research and teaching.

Further details

This is a confirmation-path (tenure track) position at the level of Lecturer.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Miles Lamare, Head of Department, Department of Marine Science.


Applicants should supply:
• A cover letter addressing these three criteria: 1. active research programme with potential; 2. excellent teacher and communicator; 3. collaborative and cooperative approach.
• An Otago-style CV (https://www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/otago061704.docx) of no more than six pages (we may ask for longer ones from shortlisted candidates).
• Names and addresses of at least three referees.

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2100493 will close on Tuesday, 6 April 2021.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor Miles Lamare
Tel: +64 3 479 7463

More information here.

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