Research Fellow - Geophysics

New Zealand
Sep 27, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Science

Department of Physics

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

The Department of Physics is New Zealand's largest. Our students and scientists explore the fundamental properties of the physical world, tackling problems ranging from searching for planets around other stars to developing new medical imaging devices and creeating powerful new laser tecnologies.

The Department of Physics at the University of Auckland seeks applicants for a Research Fellow position. Candidates are expected to have a PhD. in geophysics, physics or a closely related field, a demonstrable commitment to innovative and effective teaching, and the potential to conduct world-class research. The main role will be to develop a new avenue of research on the climate of tropical islands.

The University of Auckland (38,500 students) is New Zealand’s leading university, and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. It provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. In particular, we invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the physical sciences.

 Applications for this role close on Sunday 23 October 2016