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Postdoctoral fellow – Enhancing conservation using mātauranga, Te Pūnaha Matatini

Mai i ngā maunga ki te tai – From the mountains to the sea – enhancing conservation using mātauranga

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead this project building science and mātauranga capacity and developing approaches to establishing effective and meaningful relationships between Māori communities and scientists.

The project

To address our most pressing environmental challenges, we need to find new ways to conserve threatened species and endangered ecosystems by using the best aspects of conventional science and mātauranga. Despite previous dedicated work and effort that has been put into creating engagement models, not all Māori communities who aspire to realise their kaitiakitanga goals are having their needs adequately met. We will create an effective engagement model to enhance sharing of ideas and ideals to achieve shared kaitiakitanga aspirations.

We will create a mutual learning environment so all participants feel valued and respected. We will work toward the common goal of overcoming institutional and cultural barriers to address an environmental or conservation challenge. The work will be highly reflective because as the project progresses, we will document the most successful ways to build productive and effective interactions.

The Fellow will report to and be mentored by Dan Hikuroa and Cate Macinnis-Ng, both Principal Investigators at Te Pūnaha Matatini, the centre of research excellence in complex systems. Supervision will also be provided by a wider group of Te Pūnaha Matatini Principal and Associate Investigators who are also part of the project team.

The role

The successful candidate will act as researcher, project manager, facilitator and coordinator. They will help identify a Māori community (e.g. hapū, runaka) for collaboration, research and develop the science and mātauranga in consultation with all parties, contribute to data collection and analysis and write publications.

The position is a one year fixed term appointment (1.0 FTE) with the potential to extend (subject to funding success). The successful applicant will be located in a mutually agreed location within Aotearoa New Zealand for the duration of the project.

Skills and experience

A PhD (or similar experience) in environmental or natural sciences (or a related field). Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to building meaningful partnerships between academics and communities are essential. Experience working with Māori communities, te reo language skills and awareness of te ao Māori are an advantage. A strong research track record (evidenced by published papers) is also an advantage.

Interested candidates can contact Dan Hikuroa or Cate Macinnis-Ng for further details.

Applicants should forward their CV and a statement explaining their relevant skills and experience and reason for applying.

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2017

Anticipated start date: by mid-2018

Collection Developer | Kaiwhakawhanake Kohikohinga, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

The Collection Developer – Kaiwhakawhanake Kohikohinga is responsible for contributing to the growth of our collections by identifying potential radio, music, film, video, digital or documentation deposits. You will work directly with depositors to ensure we are collecting and housing their taonga appropriately and in accordance with their requirements and our Selection and Acquisition policy.

The Collection Developer – Kaiwhakawhanake Kohikohinga will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:

  • Active and informed selection and acquisition – ensuring the growth of our collection in accordance with our selection and acquisition goals and objectives
  • Professional and standards based collection management – new deposits are accurately labelled, databases are appropriately updated and material is housed according to our standards
  • Provider of exceptional archival services – by putting the customer at the heart of what we do

What are we looking for?

  • 1 – 5 years’ experience in collection management; specifically negotiating and obtaining collection material and ensuring it is appropriately identified and housed.
  • 1 – 5 years’ experience with databases for recording information.
  • 1 – 5 years’ experience working with audiovisual formats (broadcast, film, sound or digital).
  • A level of fluency or understanding of te reo Māori.
  • An exceptional attention to detail.
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant experience.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of the broadcasting and film sectors in NZ.
  • Ability to work in a kaupapa-centred environment.
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative and adaptability.
  • The ability to think innovatively, independently and as part of a team.

What is in it for you?

  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
  • Great opportunities for career progression and professional development
  • Exciting projects to get involved in
  • An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

To Apply

Please download a position description and an application form. Send your application with your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Gareth Seymour, Depositor Experience Manager – Poutaunaki Hunga Tuku, 04 8964860.

Applications close at 5pm 10 January 2018.

Archivist | Kaiatawhai Pūranga, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

The Archivist – Kaiatawhai Pūranga will be placed in the Video Preservation team and will contribute to the digital preservation of the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision from a variety of video formats.
The Archivist – Kaiatawhai Pūranga will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:
• Building a solid, stable foundation for the audiovisual archive for all New Zealanders, by helping to create a:
– Future-oriented digital archive
– Kaupapa-centred organisation

What are we looking for?

• 2 – 5 years’ experience in a video-based production environment is essential
• 1 – 3 years’ experience in a digital production workflow
• Understanding of archival practices, especially audiovisual archives
• Tertiary qualification desirable, with particular emphasis on audiovisual production
• Familiarity with obsolete broadcast and amateur video formats desirable
• Experience in an audiovisual archive desirable
• Awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi and its application to cultural heritage

What is in it for you?

• Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
• Working to preserve and share New Zealand’s audiovisual taonga
• Great opportunities for career progression and professional development
• Exciting projects to get involved in
• An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

To Apply

Please download a position description and an application form. Send your application with your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Louise McCrone, Preservation Manager – Poutaki Ratonga Mahi Tohu, 04 8964822

Applications close at 5pm 10 January 2018.

The Principal Cataloguer | Kaiwhakarārangi Matua, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

The Principal Cataloguer – Kaiwhakarārangi Matua will provide thought leadership for the discoverability of the collections and the cataloguing functions of Ngā Taonga. They will be responsible for the development, documentation and management of consistent best-practice cataloguing standards, priorities and workflows across all collections to ensure good-quality access outcomes and contractual obligations are met. They will also ensure that all cataloguing across all collections is consistent, of high quality and in line with archival principles.

The Principal Cataloguer – Kaiwhakarārangi Matua will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:

  • Increase the discoverability of the audiovisual collections we hold, across television, sound, film and video, though the establishment of a consistent cataloguing workflow
  • Support professional standards-based collection management through the development of audiovisual cataloging standards for general and Taonga Māori collections
  • Contribute to the provision of exceptional archival services, delivering high quality and trustworthy cataloguing entries to support collection research and access and provide exceptional customer service

What are we looking for?

  • A tertiary qualification or relevant experience
  • Three or more years cataloguing experience with expertise in PBcore or Dublin Core standards, relational collection management systems, preferably with a background in audio-visual or digital media collections.
  • A systems-focused approach
  • A deep understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards
  • A high level of attention to detail, personal motivation, initiative and adaptability
  • Experience in coaching and training others, using an empathetic, supportive and pragmatic approach
  • The ability to think innovatively, independently and as part of a team

What is in it for you?

  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
  • Great opportunities to work with varied and diverse collections
  • Exciting projects to get involved in
  • An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

To Apply

Please send your completed application form along with your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Sarah Davy on 04 896 4846. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018.

Download the position description

Science Policy Fellowship Program, Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, Canberra

Job no: 497991
Employment type: Non-Ongoing – Specified Term
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6, Executive Level 1
Applications close: 04 Feb 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

About the program

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program gives scientists the opportunity to work in a Commonwealth Government department for one year. It strengthens the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service workforce by providing a pathway for scientists to become skilled policy practitioners.

The program is targeted at early- and mid-career researchers with up to 15 years post-PhD.

The program offers a range of benefits to participants:

  • Policy officers receive on-the-job training in and exposure to policymaking. They will not be appointed as subject matter specialists, but rather will be expected to participate in the activities of existing teams in their host department.
  • Successful candidates will have access to professional development and mentoring provided by their host department, and possibly external training opportunities in public policy.
  • The program will establish an alumni network to be jointly managed by the Office of the Chief Scientist and partner organisations.
  • Some candidates may decide to seek further opportunities in the Australian Public Service, and will be well placed to compete for other policy and program roles.

Through the program, policy officers will be employed by a host department, commencing July 2018. Host departments include: the Department of Health, Department of Education and Training, Department of Employment, Department of the Environment and Energy, and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Information on the opportunities in each host department can be found in the attached role descriptions Download File Host Department role descriptions.pdf.

Please note that the host department role descriptions may be updated over the course of the application period.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have significant scientific expertise and an interest in gaining policy development experience. The program is targeted at early- and mid-career researchers who are no more than 15 years post-PhD. We are looking for people who are adaptable, able to generate new ideas and solve problems.

Successful candidates will have strong conceptual, analytical and research skills, clear oral and written communication skills, strong team work skills, and the ability to achieve results within a demanding environment.

What you will do

Over the course of the program policy officers will be embedded within a department and given exposure to the policy-making processes in a team. Policy officers will not be subject-matter specialists, rather the program aims to provide exposure to the culture and practice of policy development. Host departments are also expected to support policy officers in their professional development, including through formal training opportunities and mentoring.

Information on the opportunities in each host department can be found in the opportunity descriptions (located in attachments).


A detailed list of eligibility criteria can be found in the attached program summary Download File sci_pol program summary.pdf and fact sheet Download File Science Policy Fellowship Program factsheet.pdf

Security Clearance

These positions require a minimum Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. This is not necessary at time of application.

How to apply

To apply you must:

  • complete the online application form
  • address all eligibility criteria
  • Submit your application by the advertised closing date.

Provide your current CV, details of two referees and two letters of recommendation with your application (attached documents must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

You should also read the attached role descriptions, program summary, fact sheet and FAQs Download File Sci-pol_Frequently Asked Questions.pdf before you apply.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr Kate Boston at [email protected].
Learn more about the Australian Public Service

The Australian Public Service is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

Documents attached

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs) Download File Sci-pol_Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
Program fact sheet Download File Science Policy Fellowship Program factsheet.pdf
Program summary Download File sci_pol program summary.pdf
Role descriptions (may be updated over the course of the application period) Download File Host Department role descriptions.pdf

Research Officer, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

REPORTING TO: Team Leader- Gender and Transitional Justice
PURPOSE OF THE JOB: The Research Officer is responsible for the conduct of research on women’s human rights issues in Fiji.

Specific Objectives

  • To carry out research through data collection, interviews, desk reviews etc on a variety of research projects on women’s human rights in Fiji.


  • Gather information on current legal and constitutional protection of women and girls in Fiji.
  • Provide an analysis of the legal protection for women and girls based on guidelines to be provided by the management.
  • Identify key issues, weaknesses and gaps in legal protection and make recommendations on best practices and lessons to be learnt and implemented.


  • Maintain copies of legislation, policy documents, judicial cases, and other material relevant to the legal protection of women and girls in Fiji.
  • Assist in the establishment of a database by identifying and accessing relevant material from various sources as requested.
  • Accurately record information on computer databases.
  • Involved in data analysis, proposal writing and questionnaire design.
  • Involved in working closely with other staff members and keeping hands-on with their research projects.
  • Designing and developing research questionnaires and policy.
  • Compiling information from a wide variety of sources and then interpreting and presenting this.
  • Accurately monitoring, investigating and analyzing all statistical information.


  • Professionally presenting information, reports and recommendations to a variety of audiences.
  • Collating and analysing quality statistical data.
  • Investigating and documenting key data and information at the request of management.


  • Prepare FWRM organisational policy papers
  • Provide monthly narrative and financial reports on the progress of your activities.


  • Networking with other research NGO’s, government and private sector organisations in Fiji and internationally.
  • Carry out various activities related to FWRM membership, staff functions and the organisation in general.
  • Any other duties as directed.


Key Interactions – Internal

  • FWRM Staff.

Key Interactions – External

  • Women and people in general.
  • Non-governmental organisation.
  • Funding agencies.
  • Individual donors.
  • Individuals/Groups – youth groups, schools and unions.

A Degree in Law or relevant tertiary level education.

At least 3 years of work experience. A highly developed understanding of human rights, feminist values, etc.

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies:

  • High level computer skills including competence in word processing, excel spreadsheet, email and internet usage.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing, graphical representation and high level document preparation skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and within a community development framework.
  • Time management and task prioritisation skills.
  • Flexibility, responsiveness and resilience.

Salary range:

FJ$20, 000 – FJ$40,000 – ¬¬dependent on academic qualification and work experience.

Applicants must submit a result-oriented CV with contact details for three referees and a statement of interest no later than January 7, 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.

Fiji Women’s Rights Movement,

P.O Box 14194, Suva

OR email: [email protected]

Communications Manager, Predator Free 2050, Wellington

Inspired by New Zealand’s ambitious goal to rid itself of rats, stoats and possums?

You can see there is an opportunity to tell a stronger story threading together the goal, next steps, and the of role different stakeholders.

Predator Free has captured hearts and minds of communities and organisations nationwide. Your role is to build on this momentum, by leading the Department’s integrated communications approach around its PF 2050 work programme.

You will be a strong planner and strategic thinker who can turn your ideas into action. You can move quickly to generate results but also recognise the need to work alongside others and bring them on the journey. This role will utilise your generalist communications and marketing skills, experience leading digital campaigns, and stakeholder management. You are comfortable in a dynamic environment, and might have some political experience. The role doesn’t have any direct reports but the work is recognised as a priority across the Department. You will have strong coordination and project management skills and will call upon resources from other teams to enable you to deliver. This is your chance to work for one of New Zealand’s leading brands, at the heart of the country’s national identity and a core part of NZ. You are confident working with people at all levels of the organisation and from a range of work areas and backgrounds. Good people skills are essential – including the ability to build relationships, deal with challenging situations and give feedback/advice.

Person specification:

  • A tertiary qualification in Communications and/or marketing or equivalent industry experience
  • Well-developed project management and delivery capability, particularly the delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects, or projects that are politically sensitive.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and build effective relationships and partnerships. Specific focus on leadership and influence
  • Demonstrated capability to perform effectively as part of a team(s) across a matrix type structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about marketing issues and translate into recommendations/action.
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing
  • Excellent analytical & numerical skills & capability in financial management
  • Brand development and management experience
  • Experience working with, and supporting an organisation in change
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective ROI around campaigns with a focus on ensuring the Department has a strong voice in Predator Free 2050

Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Robyn Headland, [email protected], telephone (027) 5615610, quoting vacancy 600/2700. Applicants must be available for interview on Friday, 15 December 2017

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 7 December 2017.

University of Otago Centre for Global Migration Visiting Scholar

The Centre for Global Migrations Research Theme hosts an annual Visiting Scholar. Applications are now open for 2018. Please complete the application form here.

Details of previous Visiting Scholars can be found below.
Dr Yassir Morsi, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Yassir Morsi completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Political Science and Islamic Studies. He looked at contemporary liberal thought and its dealing of the ‘Muslim Question’.
Dr Morsi is a columnist for the Guardian Australia and author of Radical Skin, Moderate Masks. He is currently a lecturer at La Trobe University in the Politics and Philosophy department.

Global Migrations sponsored the following events in relation to Dr Morsi’s visit:

3x PhD economics scholarships for Marsden Fund project on decision markets

Three PhD student scholarships are open for application in Thomas Pfeiffer’s group at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Successful applicants will contribute to a Marsden-funded project on decision markets. The project focusses on mechanisms to crowd-source information for decision-making. We are working together with researchers from Harvard University, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the University of Auckland. You will work on theoretical aspects of crowd-sourcing and decision-making, human-subject laboratory experiments, or on the development of practical applications. A strong background in one of the following fields is required: a) mathematical economics/computational economics/political theory; b) experimental and behavioural economics; c) computer science / software engineering. The scholarships cover international student fees, a monthly scholarship, and project-related travel expenses.

To apply, please send CV, copies of academic transcripts, contact information of two referees, and a motivation letter to Thomas Pfeiffer ([email protected]). Closing date for applications is January 15, 2018.

Project Description

Knowledge in society is often dispersed, with different individuals holding different pieces of information. Decision markets are novel mechanisms to harness this knowledge for decision-making. They combine scoring rules to reward individuals for accurate forecasts with decision rules to translate aggregated forecasts into decisions. Thereby they tie votes on actions to incentivized forecasts of their consequences. In the proposed research we will investigate fundamental properties of decision markets, using theoretical approaches from forecasting and voting theory, human-subject laboratory experiments, and practical applications in the domain of science. Our research will help tailoring novel voting mechanisms to specific real-world decision-making problems.

Associate Dean, Academic, Massey University

Position overview

Massey University College of Health is a dynamic hub of leading academics and researchers working together to solve the global health challenges of the 21st century. Founded in 2013, we are focused on solving the most important health challenges in New Zealand and around the world.

Applications are now invited for an academic leader to support the maintenance of a high quality College academic portfolio which supports quality assurance and enhancement of our academic programmes, teaching and learning.

With functional responsibility to the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health the Associate Dean, Academic will have primary responsibility for the management of the academic programmes portfolio within the College of Health, overseeing the structure, relevance, accessibility and quality assurance to ensure that these align with the strategic direction of the College, meet student and key stakeholder expectations, and optimise student performance, progression and success.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, a history of academic leadership experience in education, and a record of teaching, research, scholarship, academic citizenship and relevant professional achievement that will contribute to the overall standing of the College nationally and internationally.

Job description
Purpose statement

The Associate Dean, Academic, has primary responsibility for the management of the academic programmes portfolio within the College of Health, overseeing the structure, relevance, accessibility and quality assurance of all programmes and courses to ensure that these align with the strategic direction of the College, meet student and key stakeholder expectations, and optimise student performance, progression and success.

Responsible to

Responsible to: Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health

Functional responsibility to: Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

Key accountabilities

  • Develop a plan for the assigned portfolio that aligns with the College’s Statement of Strategic Intent and Balanced Score Card.
  • Represent the College and its interests by acting as the first point of contact for the portfolio, encouraging and being responsive to mutually beneficial exchanges of information and enquiry that strengthen portfolio performance.
  • Link with colleagues in other colleges to promote consistency of policy and process that supports and strengthens the portfolio
  • Identify opportunities for growth and development in the portfolio and develop recommendations to advance portfolio outcomes.
  • Provide analytical advice to the Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor on all aspects of academic programme management, including managed enrolment. Produce a regular summary of required actions and progress for the College Executive that provides direction for the Heads of Schools and Centre Director.
  • Represent the College on the University Academic Committee, serve as a member of College Board, and participate in other relevant College and University committees, working parties, and project groups, as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with Heads of Schools and in consultation with the DPVC, support the maintenance of a high quality College academic portfolio and plan through:
    • assistance in the development and revision of proposals for academic qualifications including the management of processes associated with their approval in the College and by accreditation bodies as well as those processes associated with their implementation and discontinuation;
    • management of College-level processes associated with the delivery of academic programme offerings each year, and the annual preparation of College information in the Massey University Calendar and review of information for prospectuses, and in consultation with the Office of Academic Assurance:
    • implementation of University-wide initiatives related to policy, quality assurance, and regulatory change associated with academic programmes;
    • management of College-level qualification review processes in accordance with University policy and procedure.
  • In collaboration with Heads of Schools and the DPVC, manage processes associated with student progression in exceptional circumstances including programme transitions and closures, and provide oversight of college level processes for management of student performance and academic standing for academic programmes in the College.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Academic Assurance, Heads of Schools and the DPVC, manage the processes associated with quality assurance of academic programmes throughout New Zealand universities through the CUAP proposal review process.
  • In collaboration with Heads of Schools and Research Centre Directors and the DPVC, provide advice and management for exceptional cases referred by central shared services related to the admission, progression, and completion of academic programmes by undergraduate students in the College.
  • As required, and in consultation with the Office of Academic Assurance, PaCE, the International Office and the Associate Dean, International, advise on the relevant regulations associated with the development of international programme options, professional and/or short course programmes within the College.
  • Serve as the Academic Integrity Office for the College.
  • In addition to the duties of leadership and management, the Associate Dean, Academic will be expected to contribute actively to the academic functions of the college by remaining involved in research and/or teaching in her/his own specialty area(s).

Person specification
A Doctoral qualification is essential.


  • A record of successful experience in and leadership of strategic projects, and the successful implementation of these projects, in an academic context is essential.
  • Understanding of the University’s key academic priorities and projects is essential.
  • Evidence of excellent communication, engagement and interpersonal skills is essential.
  • Experience in effectively managing and working with diverse teams of people is essential
  • Experience and the ability to lead and inspire teams to realise common objectives and agreed outcomes is essential.
  • Proven experience in the leadership of academic programmes and quality assurance is essential.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broader New Zealand tertiary environment and international tertiary environment, particularly as this relates to academic, teaching and quality assurance matters, is essential.
  • Experience in advancing gender equity initiatives is desirable, though not necessary.

Personal attributes and behaviours

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with excellent attention to detail is essential.
  • The ability to communicate and work with staff and students from different cultures and disciplinary backgrounds is essential.
  • The capacity to demonstrate, through personal example, a commitment to academic excellence is essential.
  • The ability to interact effectively, tactfully and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals and the ability to maintain high quality standards and principles is essential.
  • A professional, accountable, proactive and service-oriented approach is essential.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, and to work within set timeframes is essential
  • A high level of discretion in dealing with confidential matters is essential.
  • Excellent organisational skills are essential

For more information and application instructions, please visit the Massey University careers website.

Partnerships Director – Deep South National Science Challenge

Are you determined to see climate adaptation science integrated into decision-making in Aotearoa New Zealand? Are you confident that linking science with local and central government, iwi, industry and communities can lead to better planning and decision-making, for all New Zealanders?

One of the primary aims of the Deep South Challenge is to connect science with society, to gain real traction on one of the most pressing, and most intractable, issues of our time – climate change. Our mission is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate. The Deep South Challenge values comprehensive two-way engagement with stakeholders and end users. The role of Partnerships Director provides you with an extraordinary chance to make a difference, to support New Zealanders to adapt effectively to our changing climate.

As Partnerships Director, you will build on an already comprehensive network, and you’ll facilitate two-way engagement via our Representative User Group, bilateral meetings, events like workshops and conferences, and through our flagship Deep South Dialogues. You will support end users to communicate their needs back to the Challenge, so that our research programme can directly support them.

You will also coordinate Communication and Engagement plans for Deep South Challenge research projects. Supporting project leads to engage effectively, you will coordinate engagement between projects and seek to ‘nationalise’ research with end users.
You’ll be part of a supportive team that is having a real impact in the climate adaptation space.

Find the full Job Description here. Submit your CV and application letter by 5pm, 13 December 2017.
Email [email protected]

Research Lead – Youth Horizons Trust

  • Auckland based
  • Full-time role

E ngā reo, e ngā mana, huri noa I te motu, tēnā koutou katoa.

He turanga tēnei e wātea ana ki roto o Kia Puāwai

Reporting to the Clinical Director and working closely with the Outcomes and Evaluation Manager, the Principal Clinical Advisor – Māori and the Principal Clinical Advisor, this role will see you support the achievement of Youth Horizons’ purpose, vision, mission and values by leading research activities that support and promote the effective delivery of Youth Horizons’ services.

Youth Horizons is a national non-profit organisation providing evidence based and bi-culturally focused programmes that create better futures for rangatahi impacted by conduct problems. We are a values based organisation committed to being highly professional, leading edge and sustainable. Our innovative approach combines evidence-based models of practice along with a focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Wairuatanga, Aroha and Whanaungatanga. Our national office is in Auckland and we have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whānau across Northland, greater Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, lower North Island and lower South Island.

As an organisation we are proud of our bicultural and values-based approach. We’re seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates who demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement, effective communication skills, strong leadership and the ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders.

Working closely with the Outcomes and Evaluation Manager, this role will see you:

  • Make recommendations to the Leadership Team about strategic and purposeful research projects that drive front-line practice development, and contribute to our understanding of what works in the field
  • Advocate for a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement through research informed practice
  • Coordinate and lead high quality and timely, approved internal research projects
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of relationships with external research institutions to facilitate collaborative research projects.

If you’re a researcher with experience utilising a range of research methodologies with a Masters level qualification in operations research or management science then we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about Youth Horizons, visit www.youthorizons.org.nz

Mēnā e ngākaunui ana koe ki tēnei mahi, whakapāmai mo ngētehi atu kōrero ki raro nei.

For a copy of the position description please email Louisa Webster (Clinical Director) at [email protected] Applications close Monday 4 December 2017

Departmental Science Adviser | Wellington City

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking an exceptional thought leader from the science community for the position of Departmental Science Adviser (DSA). You will be influential in enhancing MPI’s reputation as a significant contributor to the growth and protection of New Zealand.

You will be a direct report to the Director-General and be a member of the senior leadership team. You will be expected to work closely with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and with Science Advisors across other government departments.

You will provide MPI with oversight of its scientific processes and science engagement. This will include the quality of science conducted or purchased by MPI and our relationships with the national and international science community.

The Ministry will provide flexibility for the right person around part-time or full-time work. The role will initially be for a 3 year period. The right candidate will be well connected in the science community and the flexibility in the role will allow the right person to maintain this.

The successful applicant will:

  • be an accomplished and well-respected leader in an area of science relevant to the primary industries
  • be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • understand the challenges of research prioritisation, delivery, quality assurance, and knowledge/technology extension and uptake;
  • have strong connections to the New Zealand and international science community;
  • have a strong understanding of the primary sector and the science required to support MPI’s broad range of responsibilities;
  • have an understanding of government processes and the role of science and innovation in informing policy and regulatory systems;
  • have the ability to think strategically and take a broad system view.

If you are steeped in science and well networked and respected in the scientific community then this is an opportunity to use those skills to have a positive effect on how MPI uses science to grow and protect New Zealand.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click apply now in order to be directed to our web site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Matt Brown for a confidential discussion at [email protected] or 04 894 0258

Applications close: Monday 4 December

Please note: we are advertising this role pre-Christmas however the interview and selection process will take some time and hence we don’t expect that we will make an appointment to the process until January 2018

To be considered for this role, applicants must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

Please visit the MPI website for a position description and application details.

Lecturer in History (Teaching and Administration only) – University of Canterbury

  • Either one full-time (1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week) position, or 2 part-time positions (0.5 FTE each, 18.75 hours per week)
  • Fixed term from Feburary 2018 to December 2019

The School of Humanities and Creative Arts within the College of Arts at the University of Canterbury is seeking to appoint one or two Fixed Term Lecturers (Teaching and Administration only) to support the History Programme. There is the possibility for either one appointment at 1.0 FTE or two appointments at 0.5FTE, and candidates should indicate their interest in one or both levels in their application. The term of appointment would be from February 2018 to December 2019.

The appointees’ principal duties will be the coordination and delivery of History courses at a range of levels, including Honours, and supervision and co-ordination of post-graduate students as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include appropriate pastoral care of students, administrative tasks, and possible supervision of tutors.

Candidates must hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. in History. The candidate will ideally have teaching experience at tertiary level, a record of research and publication, effective interpersonal skills and a collegial approach to teaching and administration. Knowledge of e-learning applications and the ability to integrate technology into teaching is desirable. An interdiscliplinary approach to historical knowledge is welcome and the candidate will be expected to offer both existing and new courses courses which complement and extend the History Department’s current offerings. While applications are invited from any field of history, strong teaching and supervisory experience in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand is preferred, as is the ability to teach into at least one other area of specialisation. An applicant appointed at 1.0 FTE will have teaching expertise in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand as well as capacity to provide courses related to another area of specialisation.


The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.
For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: 30 November 2017

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume, at least two outlines of proposed courses, evidence of teaching experience and student surveys/peer review and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. Two references, including comment on teaching ability, will be requested from short listed candidates.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Jane Buckingham, Head of History, on [email protected]

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Royal Society (London) and NRF Post-doctoral Fellowships – Singapore (closing 30 November 2017)

The National Research Foundation Singapore has established a Post-doctoral International Collaborative Fellowship for the Commonwealth. Up to ten Post-doctoral Fellowships will be awarded to do research in either Oceans or Sustainable Cities at a Singapore institution.

Find out more about the Fellowship and how to apply or download the registration form.

Read more about potential supervisors and projects for Oceans and potential supervisors for Sustainable cities.

Read more about opportunities from the Royal Society of London here.

Pou Mātāmua – Senior Indigenous Advisor, Human Rights Commission

Jackson Stone & Partners, Human Rights Commission

Closing Date : 26 Nov 2017

Flexible fixed term 12 to 18 months
Tautoko, guide, advise

One of the Human Rights Commission’s functions is to promote – through research, education and discussion – a better understanding of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi and their relationship with domestic and international human rights law.

As Pou Mātāmua – Senior Indigenous Advisor you will support Commissioners, the Chief Executive, and other senior leaders on engagement with, and responding to, Indigenous stakeholders and communities by providing practical relevant advice.

You will have established networks and in-depth knowledge about iwi and hapū groups, urban Māori, Māori leaders, knowledge of Māori human rights and Mātauranga Māori, and have mana/credibility with Māori communities. Importantly you will have the ability to move confidently between te Ao Māori and Te Ao Tauiwi. With a sound understanding of the public policy and community issues relating to human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi, you will instinctively know how guide and inform discussions. You will be comfortable leading tikanga during formal occasions, have the ability to conduct media interviews in te reo Māori as a professional spokesperson, and the ability to undertake simple translations from and to te reo Māori.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday, 26 November 2017



FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Russell Spratt or Annabel McCallum on +64 4 550 8000.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast – School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

The post holder will undertake research in the field of social work and in line with the School’s research strategy, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contribute to the School’s administration and outreach. Appointment will either be at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer depending on stage of career.

Further information about the School may be obtained at www.qub.ac.uk/ssesw

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Salary scale: Lecturer: £35,550 – £52,132 per annum (including contribution points)
Senior Lecturer: £50,618 – £64,079 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Monday 20 November 2017

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources,
 Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on [email protected]

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Position Rank Open (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), Department of Sociology – Ryerson University

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous studies, with a focus on Turtle Island/North America reflected in a program of research that demonstrates a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, a record of collaboration with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations, and active engagement with anti-colonial struggles in North America The successful candidate will be able to apply Indigenous perspectives to teaching in one of the following areas: introductory sociology, popular culture, or gender and sexuality, in order to teach in the Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2018). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

  • The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here.
  • The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
  • A summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

How to apply?

Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  • A letter of application indicating the position being applied for, and the area of specialization if applying for the “open” position, and curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) recent research publications
  • Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier
  • The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Alan Sears at [email protected]. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at [email protected]. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at [email protected]

To view the position description and for more information about the position offered please visit the Ryerson University website.

Post-Doc Biosecurity Analytics – Scion

Scion is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who will be based at our Christchurch office in New Zealand, who will participate in a Biological Heritage National Science Challenge programme that aims to ‘Strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity system by improving general surveillance’. This is a full-time position, available as a fixed-term two year contract.

The postdoctoral fellow will use a range of potential data sources to develop analytical models that predict the potential risk of biosecurity threats that may present themselves at the New Zealand border. Models will be parametrised on the basis of historical data and will be used to provide alerts to a general surveillance scheme that directs public and industry effort to detect unwanted species. The fellow will also work with government agencies to evaluate options for integrating real-time analytics to provide timely current data to improve surveillance.

As part of the programme, the postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with a larger team including researchers and scientists from Scion, the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, the Centre of Research Excellence for complex systems, Te Punaha Matatini, and from the Ministry for Primary Industries. From this collaboration the fellow will gain a broad, inter-disciplinary understanding of New Zealand biosecurity and specifically how formal surveillance data can be used to identify high priority threats that warrant further surveillance. There is an opportunity for the fellow to participate in additional academic supervision with Te Punaha Matatini.

What is Scion looking for? We are looking for an excellent candidate with a broad range of skills and abilities who is motivated and enthusiastic about science. You will have:

  • A PhD in mathematics or an aligned area, e.g. statistics or computer science or a PhD in Biological Sciences with a strong competence in mathematical, statistical or computational skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of statistical, individual based or mathematical modelling approaches.
  • Strong skills in data integration and manipulation.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research results in reputable international peer-reviewed journals
  • Exceptional computer skills, particularly as related to the manipulation and analysis of data. This may include database management in SQL.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and proactive attitude to conducting work
  • Attention to detail and strong record keeping abilities.
  • Reliable and strong sense of initiative with a proven ability to work in team and alone at times
  • Ability to maintain effective external relationships with stakeholders.
      • Reporting to the Entomology Research Leader at Scion, the postdoctoral fellow will also work with co-supervisors from the University of Canterbury School of Mathematics and Statistics.

    Scion is home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. Scion offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives. Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island with its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, and ski-fields.

    Scion is proud to offer:

        • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand
        • Continuous professional development; and
        • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/EEO principles.

    For a position description and further information on the fellowship visit the Science New Zealand website

    LIANZA Leadership Applications now open

    Following three successful years delivering Kotuku, our Emerging Leaders programme, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Kotuku 2018!

    You can find out more about what the programme entails, what commitment is required, how much it costs, and more by checking out our FAQs.

    To apply, please complete the Application for Kōtuku and submit to [email protected] by 9am Monday October 30th 2017.

    If you’re interested in finding out more about Kotuku, please feel free to get in touch with us at the office or with our Leadership Champion Jane Cherry.
    For more information about the Kotuku leadership programme, please visit the LIANZA website.

    Work Opportunity: Public Health Analysts – 2 roles available | Regional Public Health

    Two roles available at Regional Public Health

    Senior Public Health Analyst (Mixed Methods) – Permanent/Part Time 0.8 FTE;
    Public Health Analyst (Quantitative) – Full time permanent role

    About the organisation

    Regional Public Health is one of the three larger public health units in New Zealand and as such often takes on a national leadership role. RPH is based in Lower Hutt and provides public health services to the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa (population of approximately 450,000).

    About the roles

    Senior Public Health Analyst (Mixed Methods) – Permanent/Part Time 0.8 FTE

    As our Senior Public Health Analyst (Mixed Methods) you will have excellent analytical skills, the ability to scope, design and execute projects and enjoy working alongside public health practitioners, senior managers and fellow public health analysts.

    You will be comfortable undertaking and supporting research, evaluation and analysis work from the very simple to the very complex.

    A preference and aptitude for teamwork is important, as is experience with mentoring and supporting others to develop their skills. You will also need to be a polished written and oral communicator that presents your work in crisp and simple language.

    Improving Māori health outcomes and reducing inequities are key priorities therefore experience in analysis and presentation of data that is accessible and relevant to Māori, is desirable.

    Public Health Analyst (Quantitative) – Full time permanent role

    If you have a passion for improving the health of our population and have skills in data analysis – have we got the role for YOU!

    As one of our Public Health Analysts (Quantitative) you will focus on providing information for public health action. You will be part of a small team of public health analysts who support Regional Public Health’s frontline services and contribute to RPH being recognised as a leader in delivering professional public health services to our stakeholders.

    Improving Māori health outcomes and reducing inequities are key priorities therefore experience in this area is preferable

    How to apply

    For more information on the role of Senior Public Health Analyst (Mixed Methods) please see: https://huttvalleydhb.careercentre.net.nz/job/senior-public-health-analyst-mixed-methods-regional-public-health/lower-hutt/9945

    For more information on the role of Public Health Analyst (Quantitative) please see: https://huttvalleydhb.careercentre.net.nz/job/public-health-analyst-quantitative-regional-public-health/lower-hutt/9940

    Please apply online: https://huttvalleydhb.careercentre.net.nz

    Applications close

    Applications close at 5 pm, Sunday, 15 October 2017

    Senior Advisor, Research & Evaluation: One permanent and one 12 month Fixed Term role available – Land Information New Zealand

    LINZ is seeking two Senior Research and Evaluation Advisors to join its small Insight, Research and Evaluation team. The team sits within the Strategy and Stewardship business group, so there is an expectation that research and evaluation (R&E) staff will focus on the strategic priorities for meeting LINZ’s outcomes, while at the same time supporting all staff to build an evidence base to inform their core business activities.

    The Research and Evaluation (R&E) role is still relatively new to LINZ, so your infectious positivity, and willingness to help others build their knowledge and appreciation of R&E activities will be valued. There is work to be done to increase the profile of R&E; role model the competencies, ethics and standards associated with your professional identity; and develop the processes, protocols and information base for our new team. You may be required to help with developing surveys in Qualtrics, but your expert knowledge across a range of R&E methods is needed in this role.

    Key Selection criteria includes:

        • Personal qualities of being a team player, willing to learn, adaptable, enthusiastic, and a self-starter
        • Strong experience across a range of R&E approaches
        • Good communication skills (written and verbal).

    At Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), we underpin New Zealand’s success with information about ‘where’ – that is, location information. From the best way to develop farm land, build a new suburb, manage a high country farm or navigate on land or at sea, our work and location information help people make better decisions and create economic, social, environmental and cultural value for New Zealand.

    LINZ is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a fantastic place LINZ is to work. You will be joining a large, friendly family that keeps a balance between high-quality outputs, and social activities.

    Please apply online and submit your CV, and cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role. We are looking for evidence of how you meet each of the key selection criteria listed above. Please advise if you are applying for the permanent role, the fixed term role, or if you would like to be considered for both. The position description and details for applying can be found at the following link: Senior Advisor, Research & Evaluation

    For further information on this role please contact Niki Mansor, Senior Talent Sourcing Advisor on [email protected] or 04 460 2705 or Sally Faisandier, Principal Advisor Research & Evaluation on [email protected] or 04 831 1594.

    Applications close at 5.00pm Sunday, 8 October 2017.

    Summer Student Internships 2017-18 -Te Pūnaha Matatini

    Interested in expanding your data analytics skills in a real-world environment this summer?

    Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Centre of Research Excellence for Complex Systems and Networks, is offering paid student internships for 10 weeks over the 2017-18 summer months in organisations based in Auckland and Wellington.

    We have opportunities for teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in New Zealand universities for internships working on projects with Iwi, government organisations, and industry.

    Last year, we placed around a dozen students at a variety of organisations:

    “The project directly related to what I was studying and the course I had studied at the beginning of the year. I was really passionate and loved going into work because I knew the work I was doing was contributing to making a difference for New Zealanders.”– 2016-17 student intern at the Social Investment Agency in Wellington

    This year, there are some exciting new opportunities. Intern with Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika, for instance, who are creating language tools that will enable speech recognition and natural language processing of te reo Māori. The project will require the collection of more than 100,000 sentences and 250 hours of Māori language corpus. Once complete, the aim is to provide these language tools to the Māori ICT industry.

    Undergraduate opportunities

        • Conduct a supervised research project for 10 weeks over the summer months.
        • Work in teams to analyse data on important projects in data science.
        • Receive a stipend of $6,000 plus appropriate support for relocation.

    Postgraduate opportunities

        • Extend your analytics skills by working with enterprise data sets.
        • Obtain 10 weeks of valuable industry placement and gain experience in leading a research team.
        • Receive a stipend of $8,000 plus appropriate support for relocation.

    Undergraduate and postgraduate internships are open to students with some background in economics, social, or natural sciences with a strong background in mathematics (including multi-variate calculus and linear algebra), statistics or computer science.

    Key dates
    Applications open Applications close Applicants notified Internships start
    Mon 14 Aug 2017 Fri 29 Sep 2017 late Oct 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017

    Apply now
    To apply, please submit the following:

        • A cover letter detailing your current study, suitability, and why you would like to undertake the internship
        • Your CV (no longer than 3 pages).
        • Your academic transcript.
        • Your demographic details.

    Please send your applications to: Kathryn Morgan (“a href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]) by Friday 29 September 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by late October. For more information, visit the Te Pūnaha Matatini website.

    TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION – Cultural Anthropology NYU Shanghai

    NYU Shanghai seeks to hire an early to mid-career scholar in Cultural Anthropology whose work takes up ethnography and other forms of anthropological inquiry in creative and critical ways. Candidates should have an appreciation of recent debates and conceptual turns in the field of anthropology alongside a grasp of the historical dimensions of the discipline
    demonstrated in their scholarship.
    The search is open to all sub-disciplines (medical, visual, economic) and all geographic areas, although scholars with concentrations in areas other than China are of particular interest.
    Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. and will have a record of scholarship in their field. Teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential, and a willingness to incorporate aspects of a four-field approach to teaching is desirable.
    This position is part of an initiative to create a strong program in the social sciences, through several faculty hires, with the aim of establishing research programs that relate strongly to those at other NYU campuses.The appointment could begin as soon as September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approvals.
    The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.
    Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.
    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to five relevant publications.
    To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter.
    Review of applications will begin October 16th and will continue until the position is filled.
    Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]
    For further information about the position please visit NYU Shanghai’s website https://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty

    Marine and Environmental Affairs – Assistant Professor in Social Science, University of Washington (AA25472)

    Position Overview
    Organization: College of the Environment, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Search Number: 25472

    Position Details

    The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) invites your application for a nine-month (100% FTE) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). We seek a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities.

    A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required. Relevant fields of expertise include—but are not limited to—Geography, Environmental Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Anthropology. Those with a strong record of collaborative interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply. Grounding in geographic theory and understanding of geospatial relations is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to recruiting and training underrepresented minority students (URM).

    Experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with coastal communities on the frontlines of environmental change is desirable. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain a vibrant externally-funded research program, sustain a strong publication record, contribute to teaching and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and conduct research in support of the interdisciplinary mission of the School. Teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the school’s core curriculum in the human dimensions of global change in the marine environment and additional courses in the area(s) of specialization. The ability to develop a course in geospatial analysis is desirable.

    The successful candidate is expected to assume the appointment in Autumn 2018.

    The University of Washington and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. More details can be found at https://environment.uw.edu/about/diversity-commitment/ and https://smea.uw.edu/about/diversity/.

    The University of Washington offers a wide range of professional development and opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package (details can be found at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/06/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf ).
    All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, advising, research and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should apply electronically by sending applications to [email protected]. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and attach the following application materials:

        1. Curriculum vitae,
        2. statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (3 pages maximum),
        3. copies of three representative publications related to the job requirements, and
        4. names and contact information for three professional references.

    All application materials should be merged into a single searchable PDF document attached to your email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 30, 2017. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Professor David Fluharty or Professor Ryan Kelly, Search Committee Co-Chairs ([email protected], [email protected]).
    This job announcement is also available at http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/school/college-of-the-environment/.

    Interdisciplinary Social Science Assistant Professorship, York University

    Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
    Discipline/Field: Interdisciplinary Social Science
    Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
    Affiliation/Union: YUFA
    Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
    Applications due by November 17, 2017

    The Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the Interdisciplinary Social Science Program at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018. More information about the Department can be found at http://sosc.laps.yorku.ca/; information about the ISS program can be found at http://iss.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences with expertise in critical research methodologies. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and scholarly research and publication in critical methodologies relating to an interdisciplinary field. Preference will be given to candidates with research in the areas of critical indigenous studies and/or social movements and activism. The candidate must have the breadth and versatility to teach core courses in Interdisciplinary Social Science, including the ability to teach large undergraduate courses on interdisciplinary approaches to social science research and critical social inquiry. Demonstrated ability working with graduate teaching assistants is an asset. The candidate should demonstrate a willingness to undertake service work and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

    York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at <ahref=”http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/”>http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Applicants must submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pages), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluation), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: [email protected] – (Subject line: “ISS Appointment”)

    Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

    The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

    NetHui Fellowships

    We are proud to offer the APNIC fellowship programme for people who wish to come along to NetHui.
    The purpose of the NetHui fellowships is to diversify NetHui attendance with the aim to promote the Internet’s benefits and uses, and protect its potential. We wish to help those who will benefit greatly from attending, but find cost limiting their attendance.
    Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) are our “Fellowship sponsor.” We thank APNIC for their support in making NetHui fellowships possible.
    The fellowships can help you pay for travel, accommodation, childcare or other expenses. Fellowships also can provide a free registration.
    This year, we are focusing on bringing more youth, women and Māori and Pasifika people to NetHui.

    Applications for NetHui 2017 fellowships are open. Please read the information below and apply here before 20 September.

    Applicants must fit in one of the four categories:

        • Māori
        • Pasifika
        • Youth (under 25 on the date of NetHui, 9 November 2017)
        • Women


        • Applications open: 25 July 2017
        • Applications close: 20 September 2017 at 5pm
        • Decisions announced: Week of 2 October 2017

    Decision process
    A panel of sponsors will assess applications against the decision criteria below, based on the answers applicants give in their application form. First time NetHui attendees may be prioritised.

    Decision criteria
    Alignment with purpose
    This is about how well the applicant’s attendance purpose matches the purpose of the fellowship. Applicants should:

        • explain any engagement you have with the broader Internet community and/or Internet issues
        • explain how attending NetHui would help contribute to community goals and objectives.

    Potential benefit
    The committee will look at how attending NetHui could benefit the applicant and Internet community, and considerations like value for money. Applicants should:

        • explain what benefits and outcomes you think you personally will get from coming to NetHui (these would include contributing to the discussion on a specific issue, engaging with part of the community before and after the event, etc)
        • confirm any roles at NetHui you may have (for example, as a facilitator)
        • indicate involvement at any global Internet Governance Forum or regional initiatives.

    Likelihood of success
    The committee will look at how likely it is that applicants will support ongoing growth and learning by attending NetHui. Applicants should:

        • briefly describe your current experience and qualifications
        • explain how the experience and qualifications will contribute to the potential benefits of coming to NetHui (note: the committee prefers it when applicants have appropriate experience and expertise, but they also value the opportunity to grow and develop experience)
        • give details for any other funding or other support, to come to NetHui 2017 (this includes any confirmed or conditional co-funding or in-kind support from others).

    Funding limits
    Fellowship applications that include flights can only be domestic flights. InternetNZ reserves the right to offer partial funding.
    If funded, you agree to participate in both days of NetHui 2017, unless agreed otherwise with InternetNZ.

    Summer Scholarships, Victoria University of Wellington

    4 VUW Summer Scholarships related to this project have received funding for Summer 2017/18. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2017

    We welcome applications from students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree and are enrolling in 3rd year, the Honours programme, or the first year of a Masters degree in 2018.

    See the Summer Scholars Scheme web page for details on how to apply.

    Subaltern traces: mapping the brutal lives of 19th century redcoat soldiers (Project 303)

    From the moment a man ‘took the king’s shilling’ and was sworn to serve as a soldier in the 19th century British Army, many facts and figures about him were meticulously recorded by the army on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. The quarterly muster rolls (WO12) depict the 1860s wars in New Zealand in all their brutality and routine detail. Delve into these archives, discover the power of databases in historical explorations, and bring your analysis to an audience in a way you might not have done before.

    Family fortunes and civic destinies: the fall and rise of Victorian Auckland ​(Project 328)

    Explore the history of Auckland city and region from its life as a garrison town in the early 1860s, through years of sharp recession to its later emergence as a major colonial city by the late 19th Century. What family fortunes and city fates were won and lost in the unpredictable swirl of colonial New Zealand? How were women involved in this key transformation? The Scholarship provides an opportunity to work at the Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira library, a major national research institution with rich collections. It also enables the Scholar to work with an established research team through the ongoing Marsden-funded research project led by Charlotte Macdonald and Rebecca Lenihan (see www.soldiersofempire.nz).

    Soldiers of the Queen: Exploring personal narratives in the New Zealand Wars (Project 329)
    Taranaki Wars Research Opportunity

    The researcher, supervised by Puke Ariki’s Curator Pictorial Collections, will be tasked with researching and cataloguing amateur photographer and collector William Francis Gordon’s photograph album “Some Soldiers of the Queen”, who served in the New Zealand Wars and other notable persons connected herewith. This remarkable album is a unique historical artefact. Dating from around 1900, the album contains over 450 photographs of soldiers, civilians and Māori involved with the New Zealand Wars. The album is an integral part of Puke Ariki’s collection of Taranaki Wars material, memorialising those who are depicted and bringing their faces/identities into striking contemporary view. This research project would involve a student using a variety of research sources to develop biographical information for people and regiments depicted in the album, conduct some original cataloguing on the heritage database and make the results of their research available online via the Puke Ariki website. There will also be an opportunity for the student to showcase their research to a Puke Ariki staff seminar.

    From colonial collecting to contemporary assemblage: joining the pieces of the New Zealand Wars together (Project 331)

    Explore the rich and varied collections of Te Papa through a project to link photographs, archives, objects and other items relating to New Zealand’s nineteenth-century wars. What has the museum collected over the years and how might the varied items in the collection be brought together to tell a larger story of this important aspect of New Zealand’s history? You will be working with experienced curators and museum staff, and a research team at Victoria University. The goal is to build an assemblage from the collections, and to enhance means of public access to Te Papa’s collections.

    Urban Studies Foundation (USF) International Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (external to the University of Glasgow)

    Applications are invited for up to 4 early career Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to undertake up to 3 years dedicated Urban Studies research, following a programme of research designed and executed by the Fellow at any eligible institution of higher education across the globe. This programme should involve original empirical inquiry, methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, set within a detailed knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation is that a Fellow will publish outputs from this research in the international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as seeking additional research grant funding, and taking seriously possibilities for achieving ‘impact’ beyond the academy.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the preceding 5 years; they must normally be prepared to move from their present place of academic employment/activity to another one elsewhere1; and they must be demonstrably involved in Urban Studies research, with a credible programme of future Urban Studies research and scholarship.

    Requirements: Applicants must have developed their application in close association with a mentor from the potential ‘host’ institution, and the application form requires input from the applicant, the mentor and the host institution.

    Terms: The Urban Studies Foundation will undertake to pay an annual award to the host institution of successful applicants, which should meet both the salary agreed between the applicant and the host institution and additional research expenses.

    Submission: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to Ruth Harkin at [email protected], cc’d to Donald McNeill (d.mcneill[email protected]) no later than 8 October 2017. The application must include:

        • Completed application form: a WORD version of this application form will be available on the USF website, containing a number of fields to be completed by the applicant, by the mentor and by the proposed host institution.
        • Outline of proposed programme of Urban Studies research to be undertaken by the Fellow: the last part of the application form is given over to up to 5 pages for the applicant to elaborate on their contribution/commitment to Urban Studies, and to provide details of their proposed research programme
        • 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
        • Copy of PhD award letter or some equivalent document that can confirm the veracity and date of the applicant’s PhD award
        • Two academic references: it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their two referees (at least one of whom should have acted as their PhD supervisor) send their references directly to the above e-mail addresses by the specified deadline of 8 October 2017.Interviews are due to take place on Thursday 30 November 2017 at the University of Glasgow.1 The one key exception here is that the applicant cannot currently be a salaried employee of the University of Glasgow or be applying to hold a Fellowship at the University of Glasgow.For further information and application details, visit the Urban Studies Foundation website.

          TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION, Department of History, Queen’s University, Canada

          Assistant Professor
          The history of twentieth and twenty-first century Canada

          The Department of History at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in the history of twentieth and twenty-first century Canada, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.

          The university welcomes applicants with any research specialization that diversifies or complements our current strengths. Possible fields include, but are not limited, to indigeneity and race, colonialism and the environment, and gender and politics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach broadly and play a vital role in the department’s graduate and undergraduate programs, exposing students to a range of themes and perspectives reflecting the diversity of the modern Canadian experience. Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

          Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

          The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

          To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

          A complete application consists of:

          • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
          • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
          • a statement of research interests;
          • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available) and, a sample syllabus for a one semester (12 week) graduate seminar entitled “Major Themes in 20th Century Canada”;
          • a writing sample, consisting of a published or unpublished chapter, article, or conference paper; and,
          • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Rebecca Manley, Chair of the Department of History at [email protected] (with ‘Canadian History Position’ and the applicant’s name in the subject line.

          The deadline for applications is October 26, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as a single PDF to Dr. Rebecca Manley at [email protected], although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

          Dr. Rebecca Manley
          Associate Professor and Chair
          The Department of History
          Room 212, Watson Hall
          49 Bader Lane
          Queen’s University
          Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6

          The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Cindy Fehr in The Department of History, at [email protected].

          Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

          Chair of the Marsden Fund Council (the Council)

          The Marsden Fund invests in excellent, investigator-led research aimed at generating new knowledge, with long-term benefit to New Zealand. It supports excellent research projects that advance and expand the knowledge base and contributes to the development of people with advanced skills in New Zealand.
          The Marsden Fund is overseen by the Council of eminent researchers who are appointed by the Minister of Science and Innovation.
          The Council is responsible for the strategic direction of the fund. Specifically the Council oversees:

          • The design and implementation of fund decision making arrangements, ensuring they are best practice
          • Funding decisions on the NZD $64million disbursed annually to around 100 grants from over 1000 applications.

          The Council is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand which provides executive support and secretariat services.

          Nominations are sought for candidates who can contribute to a broadening of the expertise and experience available to the Council. The successful candidate will lead the Council, encourage continual improvement and ensure best practice in the design of fund settings.

          The term for Chair is for up to three years. The Chair needs to be available from December 2017.

          The Terms of Reference for the Marsden Fund Council can be found here: http://royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/marsden/about/tor/


          The Chair’s fees are set at NZD $20,000 per annum.

          Nominations and Expressions of Interest

          Individuals may self-nominate. Expressions of interest and nominations should be submitted no later than 5pm 22 September 2017. Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

          Please provide each nomination on the application form provided. Further details, including CVs, will be sought at a later stage.

          Candidates for the role of Chair will also be considered for appointment to the Council as Members.

          Person Specification – Chair

          The Chair will be expected to:

          • lead the work of the Council, to ensure that the Fund is managed in a way that maximizes the long term benefit to New Zealand;
          • ensure that the Marsden Council functions effectively, setting and managing its agenda and promoting open debate and collegial decision-making;
          • take the lead in identifying the development needs of Council members;
          • ensure that the Council takes steps to continually enhance the effectiveness of fund settings;
          • maintain good working relationships with stakeholders, funding partners, MBIE, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Health Research Council;
          • be available for at least 30 working days per year including at least three Council meetings and attending up to twenty assessment panel meetings throughout the year;
          • be able to travel to Wellington for meetings;
          • represent the Fund at national and international research forums; and
          • maintain linkages with international research funding processes to ensure that Marsden Fund processes are best practice.


          Essential: Higher Research Degree (e.g. PhD/MD)



          • Demonstrated understanding of the role of governance and relevant experience.
          • Demonstrated leadership within the research and scholarship sector(s)
          • Experience chairing an assessment committee/panel for research funding
          • Demonstrated understanding of the design and implementation of research funding mechanisms including in an international context.
          • Demonstrated ability to form relationships across agencies.



          • Commitment and aspiration to develop the Marsden Fund in a manner consistent with the findings of the recent Assessment of the Marsden Fund and within the confines of the Marsden
          • Fund governance and financial structure
          • Practical strategic planning ability
          • Be information-oriented with the capacity to objectively listen and question with good judgment
          • Have the necessary communication skills to chair meetings
          • Experience of international funding bodies
          • Excellent presentation skills
          • Experience at dealing with the media
          • Understands compliance issues such as health and safety legislation, privacy, financial reporting, etc
          • An understanding of professional standards and ethics in research.



          • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills
          • Wide professional networks
          • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an experienced spokesperson
          • Be able to commit the necessary time to this role
          • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and driven
          • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, complex issues and direction setting.

          For a position description and application forms, please visit the MBIE Careers website.

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland

          The Faculty of Arts – Social Sciences
          We are seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to contribute to the success of the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Arts. The position involves delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate studies, producing outstanding research published in highly regarded publication outlets and supervision of postgraduate students including PhD students.

          About Politics and International Relations
          Politics and International Relations is part of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand’s only top-100 university. It has a strong internationally recognised research profile and staff are currently engaged in teaching and supervision in a broad range of fields aligned with Politics and Public Policy within the School. We currently have a vacancy for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Politics / Political Science in the fields of International Relations or Comparative Politics.

          Our ideal candidate
          Will hold a PhD in Politics/Political Science with a specialisation in one or more of the following topics: terrorism; political violence; radicalisation; and/or violent conflict. You must be both theoretically and empirically engaged in the field. You will be required to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the above topics and you should be a committed and engaging teacher able to provide exciting research-led teaching. You should possess a strong record of publications in high quality journals and/or books and a record of success in gaining external research funding. You will be required to supervise PhD, master, and other graduate students. You will also be required to contribute to service within the School of Social Sciences.

          Why work for the University of Auckland?
          The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

          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. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. For more information on moving to New Zealand.

          Applications close Sunday 1 October 2017. All applications must be made online.

          The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

          To review the position description and apply, visit the University of Auckland website

          24313 Legal Services Coordinator – Landcare Research

          We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person with legal experience to join our small Legal Services team based at our Lincoln site…

          This permanent, part time position is a great opportunity to develop your legal skills in an in-house environment. The role provides support to our Legal Counsel and coordinates provision of legal services to Landcare Research’s science and support managers and staff.

          To be successful in this role you will have:

          • A Law degree or equivalent qualification
          • Relevant experience in a legal role and knowledge of the New Zealand legal system
          • A good understanding of contract development and management processes
          • The ability to move easily from task to task to meet changing priorities
          • An organised, proactive and solutions-oriented approach

          What we offer:

          As an employee of Landcare Research, you will enjoy generous employee benefits, such as a competitive remuneration package, additional leave, life cover and income maintenance, as well as enhanced contributions to retirement savings.

          Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute and New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation. Our aspiration is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of New Zealand through healthy land environments. The broad focus of our work is to use science to understand and encourage sustainable development in New Zealand. For more information about our organisation please visit our website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz

          For specific enquiries about the position contact Pamela Pye on email [email protected]

          For the position description and application details, visit the Science Careers Website

          Publishing Coordinator – Royal Society Te Apārangi

          Royal Society Te Apārangi is seeking a Publishing Coordinator to support the Society’s academic publishing programme.
          Applications close Tuesday 29 August 2017.

          The Publishing Coordinator is a frontline team member managing day to day operations such as manuscript submission and handling working with authors, senior editors and associate editors around New Zealand. They contribute significantly to ensuring all Society journals are of the highest possible quality.
          Brief background to publishing activities

          The Society publishes seven science journals quarterly in print and online, as well as one social sciences journal biannually, online only.

          Publishing Coordinator’s key tasks

          • Provide administrative and editorial support and advice to Senior and Associate editors for each journal.
          • Provide submission and publication advice to authors.
          • Support all aspects of the publication process from manuscript receipt to publication
          • Promote the journals to the relevant author communities via website, social media, conferences.
          • Provide an initial point of contact with the publishing team. Liaise with relevant people where appropriate.
          • Work with Publishing Team to maintain editorial standards. Contribute to formal training sessions.

          Key competencies

          • Information technology – an understanding of database management and online scholarly publishing platforms (ScholarOne or similar); familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud software including InDesign; experience in Microsoft Office; experience in using tele/video conferencing software.
          • Communication – effective communication skills for working with a wide range of people; effective oral communication skills for seminar/conference presentation; effective written communication skills; high level of social media skills for promoting the journals and articles.
          • Flexibility and adaptability – a willingness to step in and with supporting the editorial team, the manager, and editors; help out others within the wider Royal Society with proofreading, writing and other tasks.
          • Excellent attention to detail.
          • Experience in the academic publishing environment, including a working familiarity with online journal submission systems/databases (ScholarOne, Editorial Manager or similar).
          • Knowledge of the research environment in New Zealand or overseas
          • Experience in relationship management, project management.

          Download the full job description here: Publishing Coordinator job description [PDF 227.89 kb]

          Download role information here: Publishing Coordinator role info [PDF 183.46 kb]

          Applications close midnight Tuesday 29 August 2017.

          Send CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

          Royal Society Te Apārangi is an independent statutory organisation that promotes and advances science, technology and the humanities in New Zealand. At the organisation’s core is our Academy of elected Fellows, New Zealand’s top scholars and scientists. The Society encourages and supports New Zealanders to explore, discover and share knowledge.

          Royal Society Te Apārangi values diversity in its workplace.

          Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Princeton University

          Institution/Organization Princeton University
          Job Location: New Jersey, U.S.A.
          Job Type: Postdoctoral
          Contact Person: Alin Coman
          Date Posted: August 10th, 2017
          Closing Date: September 15th, 2017
          Web Site: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2901

          The Socio-Cognitive Processes Lab in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate position. The lab focuses on understanding how large-scale social phenomena (e.g., collective beliefs, collective memories, collective emotions) emerge from the interaction between individual cognitive mechanisms and social dynamics. Projects in the lab will explore how cognitive mechanisms affect information propagation in social networks, how communities converge on shared memories/beliefs/emotions, and how people draw on these shared memories/beliefs/emotions to make decisions in real-world circumstances. The researcher will have the opportunity to develop new innovative projects building on their research interests and learn new methodologies that have been developed in the lab.

          This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. The position start date is approximately September 15, 2017. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline (e.g., computational social science, complex social systems, social network analysis).

          Princeton University is a vibrant research community, with experts collaborating across disciplines. This setting will provide the postdoctoral research associate with many opportunities to engage in training and build cross-disciplinary collaborations.

          Submit a CV and contact information for two references to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2901 (Job Requisition # D-18-PSY-00001).

          Essential Qualifications

          Minimum qualifications for this position are:

          • a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline (including, but not limited to: computational social science, complex systems, network science)
          • strong quantitative skills
          • an excellent academic record, with evidence of research promise
          • expertise in designing behavioral experiments and/or collecting large-scale data.

          Preferred Qualifications

          Candidates with strengths in behavioral research, social network analysis, and/or large-scale dynamics, regardless of their disciplinary background, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be willing to engage in cross-disciplinary interactions.

          This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

          150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research RSNZ Competition

          The Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum invites New Zealand’s ECRs and postgraduate students to celebrate and share their research, innovations, discoveries and insights through the 150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research video competition.

          The research being conducted by ECRs in New Zealand is driving the future of science, society, and culture; contributing to the growth of our economy, industry, and cultural sectors in New Zealand and globally. The 150 Years of Discovery video competition provides ECRs with an opportunity to express their passion for innovative research by showcasing their discoveries in a short 3 minute video and sharing it with the public and their fellow researchers.

          With the generous help of our sponsors, we are providing three prizes: a Future Leader Award and two People’s Choice Awards. All three winners will receive cash prizes to contribute to their future research goals, while the winner of the Future Leader Award will also present their winning video at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Gala Dinner on 10 October 2017.

          Celebrate with us and be a part of this year’s video competition. Show us, New Zealand, and the whole world what you have to offer and why your work matters.

          Entry details and forms on the Royal Society Competition page

          Teaching Fellow in Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology, Durham university

          Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (Planned end date 31 March 2019)

          Closing Date: 23 August 2017 (Midday)

          The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding Teaching Fellow to deliver teaching in evolutionary anthropology, social behaviour and cognition, as well as more general anthropology as required. As a result of significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE funding, the Department now has vibrant research programmes in behaviour, ecology, evolution, cognition and culture. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests that strengthen, complement and synergise with existing interests of members of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

          The successful individual will contribute to the Department of Anthropology’s world class teaching in broad-based anthropology. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a specific contribution to the delivery of the Anthropology Department’s teaching and the successful candidate will complement our existing strength in evolutionary anthropology. They will join the internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group (EARG) within the Department. EARG has been flagged in the last two UK research assessment/research excellence exercises as a source of world-leading research, and this research currently includes non-human primate evolution, ecology and behaviour, cognitive and brain evolution, cultural evolution, palaeoanthropology and evolutionary approaches to human health.

          This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Anthropology Department’s teaching and the successful candidate will complement our existing strength in evolutionary anthropology. Durham Anthropology prides itself on being able to integrate diverse subfields of Anthropology in teaching and research, and preference may be given to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to collaborate across academic boundaries. Applicants will thus also be welcome to join the Social Anthropology Research Group and the Anthropology of Health Research Group.

          The Department’s strong commitment to interdisciplinarity extends outside Anthropology to long-standing collaborations with other Departments. Particularly strong links relevant to primatology exist with Biosciences and Psychology. The Department of Anthropology is co-located in the Dawson Building with the Department of Archaeology, which has extensive practical and laboratory facilities, including modern and ancient DNA laboratories and an isotope laboratory. Academic staff members in the Department of Anthropology also have extensive networks of international collaborations, including with the Centre Internationale de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon, and our Anthropology Field Station based at the Lajuma Research Centre in South Africa.

          The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, including during the summer period, and there may be related scholarship plus administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy. This post is to cover the teaching responsibilities of a colleague who will be focusing on alternative work for a period of time. This post is therefore for a fixed term of 19 months and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

          Apply for the position here

          Social Science Research Professional – 75907 Stanford University

          The Department of Psychiatry is seeking to expand their current team with the addition of a research professional to help accomplish the centers’ pioneering research and scholarship goals.

          Duties include:

          • Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
          • Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
          • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
          • Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
          • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
          • Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
          • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
          • Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.

          Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers


          • MA/MS/MPH
          • Knowledge of SPSS and or other statistical program


          Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.


          • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
          • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
          • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
          • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
          • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
          • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
          • Ability to work with human study participants.
          • Developing supervisory skills.




          • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
          • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts
          • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.

          * – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


          • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
          • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

          Job: Research
          Location: School of Medicine
          Department URL: http://psychiatry.stanford.edu/
          Schedule: Full-time
          Grade: G
          Job Code: 4187

          To apply online, visit the Stanford University Careers page

          Editor – Indigenous Policy

          The current Editor of the journal, Indigenous Policy, Rick Wheelock, intends to retire from that position in April of 2018. Thus, IPJ is seeking a new Editor to begin serving at that time. The Editor’s primary function is to coordinate the refereeing process for submitted articles, working with the members of the Advisory Committee of article reviewers. The editor also works with editors of special issues, making sure that either they have their own appropriate refereeing process, or that articles submitted for that special issue go through the regular refereeing process. The Editor has the freedom to be as proactive as they wish in seeking and encouraging article submissions, and in organizing or encouraging special issues.

          IPJ functions as a participatory cooperative, in which all members of the Editorial Board, of which the Editor is a leading member, have as much say as they wish in IPJ affairs. Decisions are made by consensus with fall back to majority vote, if a majority of those participating in considering an issue wish that.

          The new Editor will have available advice and mentoring from Rick, other past Editors, the web master and Stephen Sachs.

          Please contact Stephen Sachs if you are interested in considering possibly becoming Editor of IPJ, or if you have any suggestions for possible candidates: [email protected]

          Intermediate Consultant – Six-month Contractor | EvalStars Ltd

          Closing Date: Applications close 11 pm, Wednesday, 16 August 2017

          About the organisation

          EvalStars is a recently established Wellington-based company with expertise in results-focused governance, management, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

          Our aim is to enhance organisations’ ability to demonstrate their achievements and strengthen their decision-making. We specialise in working at strategic and operational levels to build the capability of teams to systematically plan, measure, and report their results and to tell their performance story. We do this by collaboratively developing and using a practical evidenced-based approach to show the team’s contribution to the organisation’s strategic and/or operational outcomes and to gather evidence to inform strategic and operational decisions.

          About the role

          An opportunity exists for a high-performing business analyst/evaluation consultant/researcher to gain experience working for EvalStars Limited.

          EvalStars requires an intermediate level consultant ideally with two to five years in a business analyst/evaluation/researcher role.

          In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse array of projects with Government, Local Government and Not-for-Profit organisations in New Zealand and internationally.

          You will be given the opportunity to draw upon your business analyst, evaluation, monitoring and research skills, and experience whilst working alongside our expert senior consultants to significantly contribute to fit for purpose solutions for our clients.

          Specifically, you will be responsible for working within our advisory team to help with the delivery and support of our services and products to clients.

          We are looking for someone with:

          • Post-graduate qualifications in a related discipline
          • Experience conducting and tracking quantitative surveys
          • Quantitative data analysis at an advanced level, have the ability to draw inferences from data and present them in reports and presentations
          • An ability to understand and account for underlying limitations and advantages of the data
          • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project and programme research and evaluation including design, data collection, data analysis, reporting and dissemination.
          • A sound understanding of research and evaluation approaches
          • Well-developed communication and relationship management skills. High attention to detail.
          • Moderate to advanced MS excel skills

          Advantageous but not required skills:

          • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft SharePoint
          • Ability to use and pick up emerging data tools such as power BI
          • Ability to use more advanced statistical methods
          • Knowledge and experience using SQL Query.

          To be successful in the position you will have relevant and demonstrated experience in preparing reports, monitoring and evaluating performance management using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

          Your ability to network and build rapport with a range of internal and external stakeholders will see you excel in the role.

          This contractor role is for a period of up to six months, with possibility of extension. The role is located in Wellington CBD, with occasional domestic and international travel required.

          How to apply

          Please email your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to Sarah Andrew, Business Manager at EvalStars.

          Email address: [email protected]

          Applications close

          Applications close at 11pm, Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

          Principal Historian, Waitangi Tribunals, Wellington – Ministry of Justice


          • We are looking for a skilled and experienced Principal Historian
          • The Principal Historian holds a key role in providing senior professional leadership to report writing staff
          • Candidates should hold a post-graduate qualification

          The Waitangi Tribunal Unit provides support services to the Waitangi Tribunal, which is tasked with inquiring into and reporting on claims submitted by Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. Support services include assisting the Tribunal to draft its reports at a time when the scope of Tribunal inquiries is changing, calling for new capabilities and ways of working.

          We are looking for a skilled and experienced Principal Historian, to work closely with the Chief Historian and report writing team in providing expert advice and professional leadership to support the planning and delivery of Waitangi Tribunal reports and inquiry programmes. The role includes advising on Tribunal report writing, analysis and findings; undertaking reviews of draft Tribunal reports; assisting the Tribunal with high priority and urgent writing tasks; and planning, coordinating and supervising report writing projects. Strong candidates will have excellent writing and analysis skills, extensive experience in the planning and co-ordinating complex reports, as well as quality assurance frameworks and systems.

          Although there are no line management accountabilities for this role, the Principal Historian holds a key role in providing senior professional leadership to report writing staff, and developing staff capability through coaching and mentoring. A track record of being able to critically and constructively peer review work is essential.

          Candidates should hold a post-graduate qualification in an area such as history, Māori studies, economics, geography, social science, legal and environmental studies, or public policy. You will be an effective communicator and work well both independently and as part of a team. You will have an understanding of, and commitment to, the work of the Waitangi Tribunal including knowledge of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori.

          Read the full position description here

          Apply for the role at the Ministry of Justice’s Careers page.

          Salary range $87,193-$117,967

          To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close on Friday, 18 August 2017.

          Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning – University of Windsor

          Job Posting Number: Position # 001989TT-2018-EDU-SPF50-44
          Deadline Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

          The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

          This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor is making over three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty. This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/50newprofs.

          Through its B.Ed. (Concurrent and Consecutive), Technological Studies, M.Ed., and Ph.D. programs, a new undergraduate Minor in Organizational Learning and Teaching, new IB certification, and ongoing AQ initiatives, the Faculty of Education offers both faculty and students a unique range of enriched research and learning opportunities, as well as international partnerships in China, Tanzania, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom. These courses and programs, along with collaborative initiatives with boards of education, universities and community partners, provide students with rich intellectual and experiential learning opportunities. We are University of Windsor leaders in the creative development of online pedagogy. At all levels from doctoral to pre-service, we continue to develop our online course offerings, in keeping with our fundamental commitment to access and social justice. The Faculty – one of the most culturally diverse in Ontario – strives to support an environment promoting professional and scholarly growth, now demonstrated by its growing alumnae of reflective, caring, competent and innovative educators. Please visit our website at: http://www.uwindsor.ca/education/ for further information.

          The successful candidate is expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a focus on the implications and practices of online pedagogy and of learning and teaching in diverse workplace contexts. Participation in graduate supervision at the M.Ed. and Ph.D. levels is expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active research program and to participate in Faculty and professional service in keeping with our growing and collective scholarly culture.

          The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Education or a cognate discipline; a strong record of or potential for peer-reviewed publication in the areas of online pedagogy, workplace education, or a related field; either a strong record of teaching experience or a demonstrated potential for teaching ability; a demonstrable record of university and/or professional service. Qualifications and experience in the areas of Educational Policy and Leadership, Science Education, Arts Education, or Health and Physical Education are a distinct asset.

          Application Requirements

          • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
          • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
          • statements of approaches to teaching and of research interests;
          • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
          • sample publications or working papers;
          • a teaching dossier or evidence of teaching effectiveness that may include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
          • graduate transcripts; and
          • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to Dr. K. Montgomery, at the address or email listed below.

          Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of October 15, 2017. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

          Read the position description here

          When completing the online application, please reference:

          Position Number: 001989TT-2018-EDU-SPF50-44

          Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
          Dr Ken Montgomery, Dean, Faculty of Education
          University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
          Phone: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3801; Fax: (519) 973-3612; Email: ([email protected])

          Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Te Piringa – Faculty of Law,University of Waikato

          Te Piringa translates as “the coming together of people”. As one of seven faculties in the University, it has over 900 students, and 40 staff. According to the 2015 QS World University Rankings, the Faculty is ranked as being among the top 200 law schools in the world and is now housed in a contemporary, purpose built, Law facility.

          You will have a proven record of scholarly publications and an active programme of research. Your university level teaching experience and research interests will cover one or more of the following areas:

          • Criminal Law;
          • Commercial Law;
          • Maori and Indigenous Legal issues;
          • Social Justice and/or Legal Systems.

          It is essential that you have a LLM (or equivalent Masters degree in Law), with a doctoral degree preferable or relevant practice experience and be capable of postgraduate supervision.

          At Associate Professor level it is essential that candidates have a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline.

          Current salary range for Senior Lecturers is NZ$86,840 to $116,478 per year and for Associate Professors is NZ$113,421 to $129,212 per year.
          Further information about the Faculty of Law is available at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/law
          Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to the Dean of Law, Wayne Rumbles, email: [email protected]
          This position will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 360203
          For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Viticulture, Lincoln University

          (Vacancy 2017-1261)

          Lincoln University is a specialist land based university in New Zealand. We’re inviting applications for the role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Viticulture at Lincoln University, New Zealand. This represents an exciting opportunity for a suitable candidate to combine teaching and research in this area and contribute to this dynamic export-led industry.

          Your passion for research combining cutting-edge science and practical outcomes, and demonstrated commitment to publishing in both academic and industry spheres will make you a strong candidate for this role. You will be able to engage and enthuse students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels about to enter the industry, on relevance of the science that underpins current practice, and future innovation. You will embrace a dynamic research culture and enjoy working collegially with other academics in plant sciences, horticulture and wine science, and fundamental biology disciplines.

          You will also have:

          • a PhD in an appropriate discipline;
          • an excellent knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of viticulture;
          • an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research;
          • a successful track record of teaching and research, including working with industry partners; and
          • a clear understanding of the current and likely future challenges facing the wine industry at local, national and international levels.

          Position Description

          The Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences is responsible for delivering both the Bachelor Degree and Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology and also has an active postgraduate programme in these fields.

          The Department has its own winery, approximately three hectares of vineyard, and is also responsible for the National Grapevine Collection which is co-located at Lincoln University. The Department maintains close connections to the wine industry, New Zealand Winegrowers, and Plant and Food Research.

          For further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437. Informal enquiries may be made to Lorraine Holmes, Departmental Administrator, [email protected]

          All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.

          For international applicants please visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz/

          All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, completed application form and CV.

          Apply at the Lincoln University careers page.

          Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change : London, United Kingdom

          Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change
          Location: London, Berlin or New York

          Nature Climate Change is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing high-quality research related to all aspects of climate change. The journal’s scope includes both the natural and social sciences and economics.

          We now have an opening to join our team as an Associate or Senior Editor. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape the social science content of the journal. The candidate must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record in an area of environmental social science. The ideal candidate will have a quantitative background and a demonstrably broad interest in the social, economic and policy basis of environmental and climate issues across geographical and temporal scales. Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not required.

          Our professional editors make the final decision on what we publish. The successful applicant will play an important role in determining the representation of policy and socio-economic dimensions of climate change, and more broadly the social sciences and humanities, in the journal. They will work closely with the other editors on the on-going development of Nature Climate Change and all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Comments, Perspectives, Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the academic community through institutional visits and international conferences, as well as engaging with stakeholders.

          This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of research are prerequisites. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills.

          The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and will be located in our London, Berlin or New York office. Please indicate your choice of location in your application, and note that you should already have the right to live and work in that location.

          Applicants must provide

          • a CV, including your class of degree and a brief account of your research and other relevant experience;
          • a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your salary expectation;
          • a Research Highlight (200 words or less) on a recent paper from the climate change literature;
          • an outline for a special issue of Nature Climate Change, featuring 3-4 commissioned review or opinion pieces with suggested authors.

          Nature Climate Change is part of a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes Nature, Nature Energy and Nature Human Behaviour. For more information about Nature Climate Change, visit our website at http://www.nature.com/nclimate

          The closing date for applications is 24 July 2017.

          Full position and application details are at the Nature website.

          Information and Knowledge Services | 17/270 Collections Librarian – Alexander Turnbull Library

          Type: Fixed Term (for 12 months)
          Hours: Full time
          Location: Wellington
          Business Group: National Library
          Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
          Salary: $59,265 – $80,182

          Do you love books and other publications? Do you want to be a part of shaping the nation’s heritage collection of published works, including books, music, journals and newspapers?

          The Alexander Turnbull Library is seeking a Collections Librarian, responsible for the implementation of the Library’s acquisitions policies for the Library’s published collections. This involves selecting material and working with budgets and finance processes to acquire it.

          The Alexander Turnbull Library is responsible for the core activity of the National Library of collecting, preserving and making accessible information about New Zealand and the Pacific in a variety of formats including print, electronic, sound, images and manuscripts.

          This position is part of the New Zealand & Pacific Publications Team and reports to the Curator.

          We are looking for someone with knowledge of and interest in NZ studies and materials from New Zealand and the Pacific. You will have good research skills, and you will also need experience working with budgets and finance systems.

          Duties and responsibilities include:

          • Implement the Library’s acquisitions policy by means of purchase and donation of published material.
          • Research potential published acquisitions, maintain desiderata list, order items, arrange invoicing, receive and deal appropriately with incoming collection material.
          • Advise all curatorial staff of sales catalogues etc. and consult and liaise on possible purchases and payment.
          • Attend auctions or place bids by mail, phone, email; negotiate purchases and payment.
          • Maintain the Library’s acquisitions budget across all curatorial formats, and provide reports as required
          • Supervise library assistants where required.

          Applications close: 5pm, Monday 17 July 2017
          For more information please contact: Fiona Oliver (Curator NZ and Pacific Publications) on 04 474 3020
          Job description: To review the full job description, please click here

          Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship, Waikato University

          Value: $25,000 for a 180-point MCS or $20,000 for a 120-point MCS
          Study Level: Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)
          Subject Area: Computer Science/Mathematics
          Closing Date: 17 Jul 2017


          For domestic students who have been accepted into, and will be enrolling full-time in, a Master of Cyber Security (MCS). The recipient of this Scholarship must enrol in either COMP592, COMP593 or COMP594 and undertake an industry-based research project with Gallagher. The Scholarship has a value of $25,000 for a 180-point MCS or $20,000 for a 120-point MCS.


          Apply here

          Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research
          The University of Waikato
          Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240
          New Zealand

          Phone +64 7 858 5096
          Email [email protected]

          Project Officer – REACH Project, IWA

          IWA is a worldwide network for water professionals and companies, with a membership comprising leading companies in the fields of water services, infrastructure engineering and consulting as well as more than 10,000 experts within the water sector. The IWA network is structured to promote multi-level collaboration among its diverse membership groups, and to share the benefit of knowledge on water science, technology and management worldwide. Each year IWA organizes and sponsors over 40 specialized conferences and seminars on a wide variety of topics in water management in locations worldwide. IWA publishes 12 scientific journals and 40+ books per year on water management. IWA develops leading edge innovations and synthesizes these through the work of the 49IWA Specialist Groups, 4 Clusters and a set of global programs focused on for example Cities of the Future and Basins of the Future. IWA has a worldwide staff of approximately 70, with headquarters in London and offices in The Hague (Netherlands), Bangkok, Beijing and Nairobi.

          REACH project:The REACH Programme is a seven year (2015-2022) programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). This project is led by the University of Oxford, involves a research consortium of global leaders in Water Science, Policy and Practice. In Kenya, two water Security Observatories address water security and poverty issues relevant the wider Sub-Saharan Africa region.Further information about the REACH Programme can be found at www.reachwater.org.uk
          Under supervision of the Regional Director, Ms. Sarah Timbatemwa, with Technical Direction provided by Michael Rouse – University of Oxford–referred as Project Technical Director, the Project Officer is responsible for two general tasks:

          1. To produce Inception Reports on outlines for the Development of 5 year Delivery Plans for Lodwar Water Company and also Kitui Water Company in Kitui County
          2. To work with Lodwar Water Company in producing its five year delivery plan covering infrastructure and operations to the stage of the beginning of implementation

          TASK 1: First 2 Months

          • Spend 1 month at each location to identify the development needs of the two water utilities in outline. Inputs will be provided by the water utilities with access to operational and other records. The University of Oxford staff and the University of Nairobi staff working in these locations will provide specific inputs on opportunities for improvement. WASREB, the Water Regulator, will provide performance information on the utilities and specific development needs. Study of all relevant reports including those produced by UNICEF;
          • Based on the information collected, produce draft inception reports which will define the approach to be taken, specific challenges and a timetable for producing five year delivery plans;
          • With the IWA Regional Director make arrangements for workshops, one at each location, to present and discuss the draft inception reports;
          • Finalise the Inception Reports

          TASK 2: Produce 5-year Delivery Plans for Lodwar Water Utility

          • Lead the design and development of county water plans in partnership with the county government and all relevant stakeholders;
          • Coordinate the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data for analysis and reporting;
          • Liaise effectively with national and international partners in developing and delivering water plans for county government;
          • Coordinate high level meetings with government, donors and academics under the REACH Programme in Kenya;
          • Communicate results effectively in appropriate written and visual formats
          • Prepare forward work plan with the Project Technical Director, the IWA Regional Director and the nominated Liaison Officer of Lodwar Water Utility
          • Develop Draft Plan
          • Organise workshop with IWA Regional Director to discuss draft. All interested parties will be invited;
          • Complete County plan.

          The above job description is an outline and if necessary it will be adjusted to meet any changing needs of the organization or circumstances. Any revisions will be approved by both the IWA Regional Director and the Project Technical Director

          Further position details and application instructions are listed here

          University of Waikato and Institute of Healthy Ageing PhD Scholarship

          Value: Up to $22,000 pa + domestic tuition fees for up to 3 years
          Study Level: Postgraduate (Research)
          Subject Area: Any

          For students intending to enrol full-time in a PhD at the University of Waikato in 2017, and who have completed, or are near completion of, an Honours or Masters degree in a field that aligns with the research interests of the Institute of Healthy Ageing.

          Closing Date: 14 Jul 2017

          Apply at the University of Waikato website


          Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research
          The University of Waikato
          Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240
          New Zealand

          Phone +64 7 858 5096
          Email [email protected]

          Postgraduate Scholarship in Forest Economics, Canterbury University

          We are offering a postgraduate scholarship in Forest Economics for either a Masters or PhD student. The scholarship includes domestic tuition fees plus a stipend for studying relating to the economics of New Zealand’s commercial forests.
          General areas of potential research include (but are not limited to):

          • Profitability of forest growing and processing
          • Trade in forestry products
          • Economics of tree breeding
          • Decision-making under uncertainty applied to market volatility, etc
          • Economics of climate change applied to forestry

          This scholarship is funded by Scion www.scionresearch.com. The principal supervisor will be Dr David Evison, Senior Lecturer, Forest Economics at the School of Forestry. The successful candidate will be located at the School of Forestry in Christchurch. A member of Scion staff will also be involved as a co-supervisor.

          International applicants should only apply for the PhD scholarship. Domestic applicants can apply for either the Masters or PhD scholarship. A successful international applicant would need to fund their travel to New Zealand.

          The closing date for applications is 5 pm Friday 23rd June 2017.

          To apply, please use this Forest Economics Scholarship Application Form.

          Your application will include a brief written submission on why you wish to undertake research in this area and copies of all your academic transcripts.

          Applications should be sent to:

          Jeanette Allen
          New Zealand School of Forestry
          University of Canterbury
          Private Bag 4800
          CHRISTCHURCH 8140


          emailed to Jeanette Allen

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science: Lincoln University

          Vacancy 2017-1157

          Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university – with research and teaching focused on three global challenges, namely to: feed the world, protect the future, and live well.

          The Faculty of Environment, Society and Design (ESD) has major teaching and research programmes across a wide range of associated disciplines, and currently seeks to enhance its impact in these domains through the appointment of a suitably qualified Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science.

          The successful applicant will have an active research profile that demonstrates expertise in quantitative methods and application in contexts relevant to Lincoln University’s land-based focus. Research expertise in tourism, parks, events or related fields would be an advantage.

          The core prerequisite qualifications and skills for this role are:

          • A completed PhD demonstrating expertise in quantitative social science research methods
          • The ability to teach quantitative research methods at postgraduate level, and both quantitative and qualitative methods at undergraduate level
          • Evidence of research activity including a strong publication record
          • A demonstrated capacity to engage and inspire students, including postgraduate supervision
          • A willingness to collaborate with researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds
          • A willingness to seek out external research funding opportunities

          Position Description

          For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 421 5437 or email the Head of Department, Tourism, Sport and Society at: [email protected]

          All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.

          All applications must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday 25 June 2017. Apply online here

          Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

          University Professor of Contemporary History – Dictatorships – Violence – Genocides: University of Vienna

          The applicant should be qualified in areas of comparative dictatorship, violence and genocide research in Europe, starting with the experience in Germany and Austria, with particular reference to the National Socialist mass murder and its aftermath. Colonial and global contexts are to be included.

          Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

          • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
          • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
          • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
          • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
          • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

          The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

          We offer:

          • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff., allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
          • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
          • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
          • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
          • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
          • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career
          • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

          The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

          Application documents:

          • Application letter, including a brief description of:
          • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
          • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers
          • Academic curriculum vitae, including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
          • List of publications, including:
            • specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
            • provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
            • information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research are
          • List of talks given, including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
          • Third-party funds: list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents
          • Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
          • Teaching evaluations (if available)
          • Copies of documents and certificates

          Applications in German or English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Historical and Cutural Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Theune-Vogt, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien ([email protected] ).

          Reference no.: 14/23-2016/17

          The application deadline is 30 June 2017.

          Work Opportunity: Evaluator and Researcher for Consultancy Roles | Allen+Clarke

          Closing Date: Applications close 5 pm, Monday, 12 June 2017

          Are you looking for a new challenge? Allen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluator or researcher to join our Evaluation + Research practice. We need people with extensive qualitative and quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation and research methods and approaches. We are seeking candidates with the ability to plan, manage and implement evaluation and research projects, and clearly communicate findings to a range of audiences. Knowledge of and experience in kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika research or evaluation is an advantage. Experience in cost-benefit analysis or economic evaluation is also an advantage. We are a consultancy company that services government, NGO and private sector clients. Our projects can be long or short term. They can be individual or team-based. They may involve working in-house with a client or at our offices. Our people are flexible, hard-working and committed. They know how to work with pace. They never lose sight of quality. They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure a project’s success.

          About the role

          • Evaluation and research roles
          • Use your relationship and time management skills
          • Work on a variety of projects, for a range of clients
          • Join a committed, multi-disciplinary team
          • Help us to make a difference

          We are looking for people who will fit in, who have experience in managing and delivering projects, and who can capably handle working on multiple pieces of work. We are also looking for people who can be “thrown in the deep end” and work with our clients to identify their needs and deliverables.

          Come join us if you:

          • Have experience in undertaking high quality evaluations or research studies
          • Have a high ability to self-manage and to manage multiple pieces of work at once
          • Are able to lead projects, and work successfully within a team
          • Have experience in managing diverse relationships and a strong client focus

          Applicants for these roles must have 4+ years’ experience.

          All applicants for these positions must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the position description, please contact Philippa Tinetti on 04 890 7300 or [email protected]

          How to apply

          To apply please email a cover letter and your CV to Philippa at the above address.

          Applications close

          Applications close at 5pm Monday 12 June 2017. Interviews are likely to be held on 19-23 June 2017.

          Work Opportunity: Senior Advisor Evaluation | Sport New Zealand

          Closing Date: Applications close 11 pm, Sunday, 04 June 2017

          • Passionate about sports
          • Fast paced and busy environment
          • 2 year fixed term role

          Sport enriches the lives of New Zealanders and inspires the nation, and the Sport New Zealand Group (including Sport NZ and High Performance Sport NZ) is the guardian of our world-leading sport system, from grass roots through to high performance. Our aim is to have more Kiwis involved in sport and recreation and more Kiwi winners on the world stage. We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Advisor, Evaluation to join our Intelligence team at Sport NZ.

          About the role

          As part of the Intelligence team, your role is responsible for facilitating Sport NZ’s evaluation work programme in conjunction with another Senior Advisor. The purpose of the evaluation programme is to create a strong evidence base to assess progress and achievement of Sport NZ’s strategy and inform strategic direction, operational decision making, policy and strategy development, and continuous practice improvement. With this combination of responsibilities, this role requires someone who is experienced in leading end to end evaluation programmes, has high conceptual thinking and an exceptional ability to identify strategic opportunities and emerging issues/risks.

          You will have:

          • Exceptional understanding of evaluation theory, process and methodology
          • Experience in planning, managing, and prioritising multiple and competing tasks and projects to meet deadlines and produce quality results
          • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills
          • Highly developed verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate and present clearly to a wide range of audiences in a variety of situations
          • Excellent judgment and decision making skills and the ability to use these skills effectively under pressure

          Further success in this role will be determined by your understanding of sport and active recreations wider value to society and system challenges and opportunities.

          How to apply

          Please follow this link to go to our website for a full job description and to apply – https://careers.sportnz.org.nz/jobdetails/ajid/MyPg7/SeniorAdvisor-Evaluations-2-Year-Fixed-Term-,7164.html

          Applications close

          Applications close at 11pm, Sunday, 04 June 2017.

          Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

          Publication date 11 April 2017
          Closing date 20 May 2017
          Level of education PhD
          Hours 38 hours per week
          Salary indication €5,219 to €9,174 gross per month
          Vacancy number 17-180

          The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest social-science educational and research institution in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves around 8,000 students in numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, International Development Studies and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,100 employees at the Faculty, located in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.

          The Department of Anthropology is one of the Departments in the FMG. Research and education are carried out by special institutes. The College of Social Sciences (CSS) and the Graduate School for the Social Sciences (GSSS) are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in the social sciences.

          Research takes place under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), a multidisciplinary research institute, the biggest one of its kind in the Netherlands and possibly in Europe. The broad scope and pluralism of our education and research programmes are inspired by and reflect a strong degree of internationalisation.

          The Department of Anthropology has an opening for a Chair in Social Anthropology, which is located in the AISSR program group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas. The post involves 0.6 fte devoted to teaching and 0.4 fte devoted to research and managerial tasks.

          Job description

          The chair in Social Anthropology is located within the Department of Anthropology and performs a key role within the Program Group ‘Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas’. The successful candidate will pursue innovative ethnographically based and theoretically oriented research into one or more of the following fields: contemporary and/or socio-historical processes of inequality, conflict and protest, gender, race and class dynamics, mobility and political economy.

          Geographical area of specialization is open but some preference will be given to candidates working on Asia and/or the Global South. Candidates’ work should demonstrate the importance of Asia and/or the Global South for anthropological theory. The holder of the position will be responsible for teaching in general social anthropology, ethnographic methods, comparative-historical approaches, and critical development theory. The holder of the position will share responsibility for the Moving Matters research group within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).


          • Play a pivotal role in consolidating the longstanding expertise at the University of Amsterdam in the study of inequality and bringing a comparative-historical approach to the teaching and research of the Anthropology department, especially within the PG Moving Matters of the AISSR;
          • stimulate and lead the study of inequality in the context of the Global South within teaching and research at a national and international level;
          • acquire and help acquire external funding for research;
          • actively contribute to the development of anthropology by publishing widely and by participating in national and international research networks and educational initiatives;
          • carry out administrative tasks in the Department of Anthropology, the AISSR and interdisciplinary centres, teaching programs, etc.

          Applicants will have the following credentials:

          • a PhD in Anthropology or cognate disciplines.
          • strong general knowledge of the fields of social anthropology and of comparative-historical approaches;
          • knowledge and experience in leading research projects and teams;
          • a commitment to the research agenda of the AISSR in general and the Moving Matters Program Group in particular, and to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations with counterparts in other departments;
          • an outstanding track record of empirical research on themes relevant to the research and teaching profile of the Moving Matters group, as evidenced by a strong publication record in international peer reviewed journals and/or books published by internationally recognized press;
          • extensive research experience preferably in the Global South and Asia;
          • a demonstrated ability to acquire significant research funding from external sources;
          • a thorough mastery of ethnographic and comparative-historical research methods;
          • a proven record of high-quality teaching at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels, and a commitment to teaching general and specialized courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Anthropology and in the interdisciplinary Research Master Social Sciences;
          • a track record of administration and a commitment to carrying out administrative tasks;
          • adequate knowledge of Dutch, or the willingness to acquire working fluency of Dutch within five years;
          • a track record of participation in public debates relating to inequality in the Global South;
          • a Dutch Basic Higher Education Teaching Qualification (or foreign equivalent), or a willingness to acquire this qualification soon after appointment.

          Further information
          For more information about this position, please contact

          Professor Robert Pool, Chair of the Department of Anthropology


          Depending on qualifications and experience, the full-time salary will range from €5.219 to €9.174 (scale H2/1) gross per month, in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end of year bonus.

          Job application

          Applications, by email only, should include a:

          • concise statement of motivation (2 pages max.);
          • CV, including a complete list of publications;
          • statement of future research plans (2 pages max.);
          • statement of teaching philosophy (1 page max.);
          • list of three referees. At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference.

          Correspondence will be in English. All documents should be collected as one single pdf attachment and sent to [email protected] not later than Saturday 20 May 2017. The subject of the Email message and the attachment must consist of the text ‘Chair Social Anthropology of Asia application + applicant’s last name’. #LI-DNP

          Application forms can be downloaded here

          Two-Year Post Doc Position in Anxiety, Sexuality, and Relationship Research, University of Copenhagen

          A two-year post doc position at the Department of Public Health, Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen is available from 1 September 2017 or afterwards.

          The Position
          The newly founded research group ’SIR’ is currently looking for an ambitious post doc to become part of an innovative team to conduct cutting edge research and transform this research into manifest interventions and products. Currently, the group’s senior staff comprise one professor (medical doctor) and two associate professors (psychologist and biostatistician) in addition to junior staff. The group has a large number of national and international collaborators and works on a number of projects related to sexuality, relationships, and reproductive health.
          The post doc will predominately work on the following two research projects:

          1) ‘When Marriage Fails’. ‘When Marriage Fails’ is a unique longitudinal study combining questionnaire and Danish register research with the overall aim of investigating well-known adverse psychological, physiological and economic effects of divorce among a large cohort (approximately 2600) of newly divorced Danes. Currently, approximately 2000 Danes are enrolled in the fully funded study.

          2) ‘Anxiety & Sexuality’. Through a systematic combined longitudinal multicenter- and questionnaire study involving national anxiety clinics and a large cohort of the general population of Denmark the study seeks to investigate interconnections between sexual-/relationship problems and health, quality of life, and illness treatment and recovery. The study is fully funded.

          In terms of daily work, the successful applicant will be required to work on production of own international publications, grant proposals, and assisting senior staff. If possible, some supervision and teaching will be possible.

          The ideal candidate will have:
          – PHD or equivalent
          – Strong publication record
          – A background in medicine, psychology or public health
          – Interest in or knowledge of sexuality, relationship and/or anxiety research
          – Strong statistical abilities and knowledge of quantitative methodology
          – Ability to work independently
          – High productivity

          Employment conditions
          Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. In addition to the seniority-based salary, the appointee will receive an annual supplement of currently DKK 50,773.20 and additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis.

          Submit your application, including cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, publication list and diplomas, via the provided link no later than 1 June 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

          More information about the project and the position is available by contacting Gert Martin Hald, phone +45 28731317.

          The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

          After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at our employment page.

          The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises app. 7500 students, app. 1500 PhD students and app. 3200 employees. The Faculty creates new knowledge and recognition through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions for the benefit of patients and the community.

          Research in Residence Scholarship, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Library Heritage Trust

          The Auckland Library Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the award of an annual scholarship of $1000 to assist with scholarly research and promotion of the material held in the Libraries’ special collections.
          Every year, the Trust will award $1000 to a research scholar with a particular interest in the collections of Auckland Libraries given by Sir George Grey and added to by others in the decades since.
          The award is open to overseas visitors to New Zealand, as well as to New Zealand citizens and residents.

          History and background

          The heart of the Sir George Grey Special Collections is the private library and letters donated to the citizens of Auckland between 1883 and 1894 by Sir George Grey (1812-98), who during his long career as a colonial administrator was Governor, Member of Parliament and Premier of New Zealand, as well as Governor of South Australia and of Cape Colony. Thanks to the generous contributions of subsequent benefactors, and timely acquisitions by the Library, the richly diverse special collections now named in honour of Grey are one of the three major heritage collections in New Zealand.
          As well as rare and historic books and documents, the collections include maps, photographs, sketches, drawings, oral history and musical recordings, sheet music, and a host of ephemeral items, many relating to the performing arts. Performing arts also figure prominently in the papers and records of individuals and organisations collected in recent years by the Library, and so too do the activities of social and environmental action groups in the Auckland region.
          Although one of the primary strengths of the collections is their bearing on all aspects of New Zealand history and culture from pre-1840 to the present day, with particular emphasis on the Auckland region, the wide-ranging interests of Sir George and subsequent benefactors are also well represented.
          Rare books in the collections range in date from 1468 to contemporary fine printing and artists’ books. They also range widely across different subject areas such as literature, language, science, art, travel and the history of printing and illustration. A significant number are printed in Maori. The Colson Collection of children’s literature contains both international and New Zealand texts, and includes items dating back to the beginnings of children’s literature.
          The books donated by Grey included medieval manuscripts (both European and Eastern), incunabula, and first editions of Shakespeare, Blake and Wordsworth. His network of correspondents included Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale. More recent donations include the Reed Dumas Collection (the most extensive collection of material relating to Dumas held outside France), and two collections donated by John Stacpoole in 2005, one devoted to Anthony Powell and the other to Irish history and literature.

          Terms and conditions

          The successful applicant will be expected to agree to publicity in relation to the grant, and to provide a full written account of the project when it has been completed, for inclusion in one of Auckland Libraries’ online publications.
          The successful applicant may be asked to give a public lecture at Auckland Libraries. Any subsequent publication relating to the project undertaken by the successful applicant should acknowledge the award of an Auckland Library Heritage Trust Scholarship.

          Form of application

          Applications should be made in writing to:

          The Chair of the Auckland Library Heritage Trust, c/o Auckland Libraries, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142.

          Applications should include:

          • A specific indication of the material the applicant wishes to use
          • A brief account of the project to be undertaken
          • A brief CV
          • The names of two referees, who may be asked to confirm that the applicant has the necessary background to complete and present the project satisfactorily.

          For further information contact The Special Collections branch of Auckland Library
          Applications for 2017/18 close on 6 June 2017. </>

          PhD Positions: Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program, Monash University

          Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts
          Department/Unit: School of Social Sciences
          Funding: $26,682 per annum for the RTP Stipend (formerly APA) and up to $7000 for research funding and travel over the course of the candidature.
          Employment type: Three year fixed-term appointment
          Work location: Clayton campus
          Start date: July 2017 (can be negotiable)

          Research environment

          Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operate as an organisation. For more information about our University and our exciting future, please visit monash.edu
          Monash Arts is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic arts faculties in Australia, with particular strengths in the humanities, performing arts, languages and social sciences. We encourage the development of innovative studies that operate at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines.
          The faculty delivers programs via eight schools and across six campuses, both in Australia and offshore, with courses ranging from undergraduate diplomas and degrees through to postgraduate coursework and research degrees. Monash Arts is justly proud of the research capacity of its staff, who work at the cutting edge in their fields and carry this expertise and enthusiasm into their teaching. To learn more about Monash Arts, please visit our the arts online website
          The Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program is an exciting new research-based initiative located in the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, promoting and facilitating cross-faculty partnerships within the University. It is constituted by researchers working in the social sciences and other disciplines whose primary goal is to produce high quality research that supports and builds knowledge on issues surrounding migration and migrant settlement, whilst working with government and the civil society sector to improve the lives those crossing borders, create safe migration pathways and support migrant communities. Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes lead this program of research.

          Project Description

          The Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program is forging cutting edge research on the short and long term benefits and challenges of increased immigration for social inclusion in regional and urban areas. Three complementary themes bringing together advanced methods and theoretical insights from sociology, criminology and urban studies are at the core of this endeavour:

          • The spatial concentration of immigrant groups and consequences for the economic and social life of urban and regional communities
          • Temporal changes in social relationships, attitudes and social actions in communities experiencing increases in diversity and/or immigrant concentration; and
          • Negotiating settlement in Australia for new arrived immigrants.

          PhD projects will take a multi-disciplinary approach and will involve working with government, non-government and industry partners. The successful applicants will work with Rebecca Wickes and other members of the focus group program and will be expected to advance one of the aforementioned key thematic areas. This PhD project is funded with a full, independent scholarship and PhD students will play in important role in advancing migration research at Monash University.


          All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study. The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are:

          • a bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field
          • a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field
          • a master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account; or
          • have qualifications which in the opinion of the Graduate Research Committee are deemed equivalent.

          Knowledge and Skills

          As our projects cut across various disciplines, we will consider applicants who have majored in sociology, criminology, social psychology, urban studies, demography, human geography or community development. Preference will be given to students with quantitative experience.

          Other related information

          Applicants must have a driver’s license and an ability to travel.

          Expressions of interest (EOI)

          Applications should be sent to Rebecca Wickes
          The documents should comprise:

          • a cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability for and interest in the position
          • a curriculum vitae, including a list of any published work
          • a statement from the candidate explaining their interest in the field
          • a statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified transcripts and grading systems of each qualifications
          • completed Expression of Interest Form (pdf, 144KB)

          Legal compliance

          Ensure you are aware of and adhere to legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including: Equal Employment Opportunity, supporting equity and fairness; Occupational Health and Safety, supporting a safe workplace; Conflict of Interest (including Conflict of Interest in Research); Paid Outside Work; Privacy; Research Conduct; and Staff/Student Relationships.

          Contact for further information

          Informal inquiries are strongly encouraged and should be directed to Rebecca Wickes

          Closing Date

          Monday 15 May 2017, 11.55pm AEST

          Five associate professor or professor posts in the New Social Research programme /Viisi apulaisprofessorin tai professorin tehtävää New Social Research ohjelmassa

          Brief details  (for full details click here )

          The University of Tampere is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialise in the social sciences.  The University has commenced the New Social Research programme with five core themes: governing complexity; transformation of agency and empowerment; the changing nature of work; the future of well-being, and; new forms of communication, information and interaction.

          The University has appointed the first five professors to NSR and is now seeking to complete the team by appointing a further five associate or full professors.

          You must have:

          • A doctoral degree in a field relevant to the research programme
          • High-level scientific expertise in a theme appropriate to NSR
          • An excellent international publication record
          • Teaching/supervision skills and experience across the range of levels.

          Additionally, successful candidates will have

          • A proven track record of international scientific cooperation
          • The ability to offer advanced research-led teaching and supervision
          • Strong developmental potential in research within NSR
          • An interdisciplinary focus
          • Experience of leading or making a major contribution to a research group
          • A track record of successful applications for external research funding.

          The minimum starting salary of an associate professor will range between €5.000 and €5600 a month and that of a professor between €5700 and €6400 a month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance. The University of Tampere offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits.

          These post are subject to a four month probationary period. Initial appointment as associate professor is for five years and, subject to successful performance, post holders will become tenured members of faculty staff at the end of the five year period. The evaluation of suitability for a tenured position will commence after four years in post and appointees will be supported throughout the five year period to ease transition to faculty positions.  Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset.

          The application process

          Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the University of Tampere’s electronic recruitment system by 15:45 pm. on 2 May 2017. (Link below)

          The following documents should accompany your application:

          • A CV (excluding publications).
          • A list of publications compiled according to the Academy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your ten most important publications.
          • A letter of application in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it.
          • A five page research plan, outlining your proposed research within the programme.
          • The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can support your application.


          For full job details click here

          For queries related to the NSR programme please contact the Programme Director, Professor Rebecca Boden

          For queries related to the application process please contact Sari Saastamoinen

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic or Criminological Psychology

          The  School  of  Psychology  is  seeking  to  make  a permanent,  fulltime  appointment at  the  Lecturer  or  Senior  Lecturer level.

          The  area  of  content  specialisation  for  this  position  is  Forensic  or  Criminological  Psychology  and  we  welcome applications from individuals who have specialist knowledge in these and aligned areas, such as, human aggression, eye  witness  testimony,  offender  rehabilitation,  forensic  risk  assessment,  forensic  mental  health,  desistance, intellectual  disabilities,  substance  misuse  or  investigative  psychology.
          This  is  an  exciting  opportunity  to  join  an energetic  forensic  psychology  group  with  international  research  and  teaching  expertise  within  a  world  leading university.
          The  purpose  of  this  position  is  to contribute  to the School’s research, service  and  teaching,  in  the  broad  area  of forensic and criminological psychology. The staff member will be expected to add to the School’s existing strengths in  these  areas,  in  addition  to teaching  forensic  psychology  courses  at  both  the  undergraduate  and  post-graduate level. In particular, they  would teach into the MSc in Forensic Psychology and coordinate courses on this programme.

          The  successful  applicant  will  have  a  PhD  in  psychology,  a  strong  research  and  publication  record,  experience supervising post-graduate research, and in teaching in forensic psychology, or an area of psychology related to this, at the university level.
          The  University  has  an  excellent  research  culture  and  the  School  of  Psychology  is  recognised  as  the  leading  Psychology Department in  New  Zealand.  The  School hosts research  laboratories  in  many  of psychology’s specialty areas: cognition, learning,  social,  cross-cultural,  developmental,  behavioural  pharmacology,  neuropsychology,  organisational,  clinical,  and forensic psychology. It is also home to the Victoria Psychology Clinic, the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families, and Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research.

          As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is home to parliament, key government agencies and judicial courts, providing excellent  opportunities  for  developing  research  and  professional  partnerships  with  Government  and  NGOs. It  is  a vibrant, scenic and creative city making it a wonderful place to live and work.

          For further information please contact Associate Professor Louise Dixon, School of Psychology.
          Please do not send applications to this email address.
          Applications must be submitted online by 5th of June


          Department of Political and Social Sciences, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
          Tenured Professorship in Political Teaching and Political Education

          salary grade W 2
          reference code: Politikdidaktik und Politische Bildung

          The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.

          Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz, BerlHG).

          Candidates will have a PhD in political teaching or political education as well as professional teaching experience of three years (cf. Article 100, Section 3 BerlHG). She or he will have profound experience in the university teaching of students who want to become teachers. The selectee will have experience in supervising internships and have international teaching experience and excellent research activities. The candidate will have a track record of relevant research on the topics of migration and/or diversity as well as relevant participation in teaching and research in the field of political education for students with a migrant background. Knowledge in the area of right-wing extremism, also embedded in a historical dimension, is desirable. Additionally, experience with third party funding is required.

          The appointee will collaborate closely and interdisciplinarily with colleagues of the Department of Political Sciences and Social Sciences as well as with the teacher training institutions of other departments and the Dahlem School of Education of Freie Universität Berlin. The professor will be committed to the technical training and continuing education of teachers in the various subjects of political education. Additionally, she or he will collaborate with colleagues of the Margherita von Brentano Center.

          Applications quoting the reference code should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of professional teaching experience in school, involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects; and externally funded projects.

          All materials, including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically (in one PDF file) Email: [email protected] no later than May 10th, 2017 at

          Freie Universität Berlin
          Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
          Frau Mrozek
          Ihnestr. 21
          14195 Berlin, Germany

          Assistant Professor in Political Science 890603

          The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for one or more assistant professor positions in Political Science.

          The assistant professorship is a full-time and fixed-term three-year position starting on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement.

          Job description
          The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and activities. We expect you to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard, which contributes to developing the academic field in question. You are required physical attendance at the department at least three days a week and we expect active participation in the activities of the department and the relevant sub section.

          Your qualifications
          To qualify for the position as assistant professor in Political Science you must hold a relevant PhD or have equivalent qualifications within the fields covered by the department. You must have some teaching experience. The department will prioritize applicants who have demonstrated the ability to perform solid and original research results and whom we believe will contribute to the further development of the department’s research and teaching.

          Who we are
          The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community.

          The department covers the following sub disciplines:

          •Comparative Politics
          •International Relations
          •Public Administration
          •Political Sociology
          •Political Theory
          •Studies in Research/Research Policy

          At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

          The research carried out at the department covers a variety of political science disciplines, and it represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

          For more information about the Department of Political Science, please visit our website

          Further information
          For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department, Professor Peter Munk Christiansen Tel.: +45 30115340

          If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Johanne Sejersen, Tel.: +45 87152497

          International applicant? Find information about entering and working in Denmark here

          Place of work
          Department of Political Science, Bartholins Alle 7, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

          Qualification requirements

          Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


          • Aarhus BSS refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
          • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. AC.
          • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
          • Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
          • Teaching portfolio, degree certificate (copy), curriculum vitae, complete list of publications (including annotations for not enclosed items) and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any) must be submitted with the application together with no more than 3 selected publications. Please note that co-authorship statements including detailed information on applicant’s contribution must be enclosed for joint research.
          • Scientific publications and other application material which cannot be uploaded together with the application can be sent in hard copy (5 copies) by surface mail to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Taasingegade 1, building 1447, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark and must have reached the office no later than the application deadline. All hard copy application material must be marked with the ID number in the email you receive after having submitted the online application.

          All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


          All applications must be made online and received by: 15.04.2017

          Please apply online here

          Professor/Associate Professor in Social Science, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

          The Professor / Associate Professor of Social Science will have a strong research leadership role in the discipline of Social Work and Human Services and within the wider School of Public Health and Social Work, and will contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate supervision and teaching.
          Position Title:     Professor/Associate Professor in Social Science
          Vacancy Reference No:     17122
          Closing Date:     30 April 2017
          Organisational Area:     School of Public Health and Social Work Faculty of Health
          Campus:     Kelvin Grove


          Level D (Associate Professor): $AUD160,476 to $AUD176,807 pa (inclusive of $AUD135,504 to $AUD149,404 pa salary, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation);
          Level E (Professor): $AUD206,729 pa (inclusive of $AUD174,688 pa salary, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation)
          Status: Ongoing, full-time

          Contact: Professor Hilary Bambrick Head, School of Public Health and Social Work +61 7 3138 3835
          HR Contact: Amy Brutton Senior HR Advisor +61 7 3138 4167
          Open to: Domestic and International applicants. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

          When applying for this position you should upload the following:

          A current resume

          A cover letter, which includes:

          • A short statement outlining whether you are seeking to be appointed at Level D or Level E;
          • A brief narrative (approximately half a page) describing your research and its real world significance and impact, including your agenda for future research. Why is this future direction exciting and important?
          • A list of your research grants (including any consultancies) obtained in the last five years;
          • A list of your publications in the last five years and associated Scopus quartile ranking, and with a short statement on the significance of each; and
          • A list of your collaborations (including inter-disciplinary and international engagement).

          View Position Description

          Preview Application Form

          Apply Online here


          Work Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator | Sport Waitakere

          Closing Date: Applications close 5 pm, Monday, 20 March 2017

          Sport Waitakere is experiencing a period of growth and is looking to appoint a motivated person as the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (Fixed term until June 2018).

          About the role

          Do you have a passion for evaluation??
          This role could be for you, the primary focus is to lead the development and implementation of the local evaluation plan for Healthy Families Waitakere including coordination of evaluation activities for Sport Waitakere. The Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator will be required to guide the implementation of a comprehensive M&E System in collaboration with the Healthy Families Waitakere and Sport Waitakere management teams; ensuring timely and relevant reporting is delivered to all stakeholders.

          Please see full position description here.

          How to apply

          For further information and an application form, please contact Rebecca Andrell on 09-966-3120 or [email protected] or visit our website www.sportwaitakere.co.nz

          Apply in writing with your resume and the completed application form by 5.00pm Monday 20 March 2017 to:

          The Chief Executive
          Sport Waitakere
          PO Box 21065, Henderson, Auckland

          Applications close
          Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 March 2017.


          International Council for Science: Vacancy: Social Media/Web Editor

          The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a part-time Social Media/Web Editor for a 6-month replacement.

          ICSU is a non-governmental scientific organization with a global membership. ICSU members include 122 national scientific bodies (mostly National Academies of Science), 31 International Scientific Unions, and 23 International Scientific Associates. ICSU’s activities focus on three areas:

          • International Research Collaboration
          • Science for Policy
          • Universality of Science.

          Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Social Media/Web Editor manages the organization’s overall digital image and its website.  This covers social media accounts, newsletter, regular communications with members such as surveys and information updates, content creation and editing, and providing communications support to events and activities.

          This is a unique opportunity to work in a leading international science organization with a vast network that is currently navigating an institutional change process. The assignment requires a candidate who is comfortable working across an existing international team of 17 staff, as well as staff from another organization that is part of the change process. In addition to the skills requirements below, the candidate should demonstrate good social skills, diplomacy and an ability to adapt to a changing environment.

          Some international travel (especially to the ICSU General Assembly in October) may be required.

          ICSU is seeking candidates with the following:

          Qualifications and knowledge

          • Bachelor’s degree or higher and a general interest in science, especially sustainability science, the environment, and science for policy issues
          • At least 2/3 years’ experience in one or more of these areas: internal/external communications, marketing, public relations, public affairs, online advocacy, journalism
          • Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage
          • Demonstrated experience in effectively using social media for impact, especially Twitter and Facebook. Web management experience including familiarity with CMS software, especially WordPress
          • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software and HTML/CSS is a plus
          • Skills in web design, online typography and photography are a plus


          • Capacity to work productively and contribute across different teams
          • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to produce engaging content around complex issues in international science management and science policy
          • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a constantly changing workflow
          • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders such as ICSU members, partner organizations and the media
          • Experience living or working internationally is a plus

          The start date will be in the second half of June 2017. Salary will be dependent on the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Contract hours will be 24 hours a week.

          Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, cover letter and the contact details of three referees (preferably in one combined PDF file) via e-mail, with ‘Social Media/Web Editor’ in the subject line, to [email protected].  The cover letter should be addressed to Denise Young, Head of Communications at ICSU and should demonstrate the fit between the candidate’s profile and the above description.

          The closing date for applications is 17 April 2017.


          2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy

          Faculty / Portfolio:    Faculty of Arts, Philosophy Graduate Research Program

          Location:                    Clayton campus, Monash University

          Supervisor:                 Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad, Philosophy, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash

          Remuneration:          The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance for two years. Current value: $26,682 p.a. 2017 full-time rate (tax-free stipend); (indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGS stipend conditions)

          The Opportunity

          A Master of Arts position is being sought in the topic of women and freedom in the history of philosophy, or a related topic in philosophy more generally.

          The student’s research will be connected to a larger project, ‘Women on Liberty:  From the Early Modern Period to the Enlightenment (1650-1800)’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (project no. DP140100109). The main purpose of this ARC project, headed by Jacqueline Broad (Monash), together with Karen Green (Melbourne) and Karen Detlefsen (Penn), is to further our understanding of moral, political, and metaphysical concepts of freedom in women’s philosophical writings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We examine women’s ideas about liberty as freedom from external interference, freedom from domination, and freedom as self-determination. We also examine the interconnections between women’s moral and metaphysical conceptions of free will and their political views.

          The successful candidate will be expected to carry out independent research that is related to this larger project in some way, and to complete a thesis of approximately 40,000 words within the two-year period.

          Applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
          Candidate Requirements

          The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in philosophy, politics, history of ideas, and/or feminist theory.

          Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for postgraduate admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake an MA in the Faculty of Arts are available here

          Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which include English-language skills. Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus.

          Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by 1 August 2017. There may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.

          Enquiries concerning intended topics for research and other academic matters should be directed to Associate Professor Jacqui Broad, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University, +61 3 9902 0017
          Submit an Expression of Interest

          EOIs shall comprise:

          • a cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability
          • a research proposal not exceeding 1000 words in length
          • a curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works
          • a full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
          • contact details of two referees
          • evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only)

          EOIs shall be sent, preferably in the form of a single attachment to an e-mail, to Ms Merci Ikeda, Graduate Research Admissions Officer, Faculty of Arts
          Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 28 April 2017, 11:55 p.m. AEST

          Presenters wanted: TEDX Wellington Applications / nominations now open – what’s your big idea?

          We’re looking for the Wellington region’s best speakers to join us on Sunday 18 June and step onto the magnificent St James Theatre stage to be a part of the biggest ever TEDxWellington event.

          Applications close at 6pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

          Here’s how we choose the speakers / performers (on top of the principles TED outlines).

          If selected, speakers will take part in a five-week coaching course before taking to the TEDxWellington stage on 18 June. Those applying need to be available during the following times (all 6-9pm and Tuesdays): 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June and 13th June—these coaching sessions will be be held at a central city venue and at least three of the five sessions must be attended.

          What are you waiting for…?

          More information here.


          The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand is calling for Expressions of Interest for submissions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.

          The Expression of Interest (EOI) form helps potential nominators to do an initial assessment of their documentary heritage against the Memory of the World criteria. The Trust uses the EOI form as background for discussion with the potential nominator. Nominators who decide to continue will be offered support to complete the full nomination form.  It is not compulsory to complete an EOI form prior to making a nomination.

          Expressions of interest close on 31 March 2017.  The Expression of Interest 2017 form is available now.

          Nominations for inscription close on 31 August 2017. The Nomination Form 2017 is available now.

          The Memory of the World New Zealand register currently lists 20 inscriptions of significant documentary heritage.  Their custodians include heritage institutions in our main cities, small towns and private collections. All greatly contribute to the story of our nation’s history and heritage and are significant to the identity of New Zealanders today.

          Advantages of inscription on the New Zealand/Aotearoa MOW register include:

          • Ensuring that our history and our stories are not forgotten
          • Highlighting the significance of the information /knowledge contained in collections
          • Recognition by an independent organisation (UNESCO)
          • Public recognition of the importance of documentary heritage
          • Publicity and promotion for your institution
          • To be part of an international network of the most important documentary heritage in the world
          • Increased possibility of attracting resources (to care for, preserve and promote the collection)
          • Raised awareness of the work done by custodians of documentary heritage

          The criteria for inscription and the process for submission (including a nomination form) can be found under the “Nomination” tab above.  If you are uncertain whether your documentary heritage meets the criteria or have any questions please email UNESCOMOW and a member of the Committee will contact you.

          The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme is grateful for the support of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.

          Associate Professorship in Sociology, University of Copenhagen

          The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Sociology. The position is available from September 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


          Appointment as Associate Professor requires research and teaching qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent.

          Emphasis will be put on the applicant’s qualifications in relation to

          • The proven ability to consolidate a strong research profile, including publications in leading international, peer-reviewed journals, possibly supplemented with research monographs with high ranking academic publishers
          • The proven ability to deliver high quality teaching
          • Attracting and conducting externally funded research projects
          • The ability to support the department’s ambition to strengthen its international standing and outreach through participation in international networks and international research collaboration
          • Experience in research dissemination to the public and relevant stakeholders
          • The ability to contribute to the development of the department’s different study programmes

          Job description

          General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor are:

          • Research within the field of sociology.
          • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, post-graduate  and Ph.D students
          • Administrative tasks related to the position as associate professor
          • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society
          • Research and teaching management
          • Fundraising

          Profile of the applicant(s)

          Research and teaching in the department is methodologically and theoretically diverse, and we expect associate professors to be able and willing to engage in intellectual exchanges across a range of topics in the discipline and to be able and willing to teach a reasonably broad portfolio of courses at all levels. The position is open to any specialization in sociology.

          The academic life of the department is organized around three broad research groups, and we wish to consolidate our strengths in those areas in the future. The research groups are titled:

          • Welfare, inequality and mobility
          • Knowledge, organization and politics
          • Culture and civil society

          Descriptions of the research groups as well as their current members can be seen at the department’s webpage.

          Applicants are encouraged to reflect in their applications on how their research can contribute constructively to future development and consolidation of one or more of the research groups and the profile of the department in general.

          For additional information about associate professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found here (associate professorships, see 3.1).

          Conditions of employment

          Terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary as Associate Professor is about DDK 450,000 (EUR 59.500 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad.


          Applications must be in English and must include the following information and documentation:

          • A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international
            research cooperation.
          • A complete and numbered list of publications. The publications enclosed in the application – maximum 6 – that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).
          • Documentation of experience with managing research and/or teaching.
          • Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Faculty’s rules
          • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large.

          The parts must be clearly labelled with the above mentioned numbers.

          If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors or the head of the institution or office at which the work was completed should be enclosed as well.

          Application procedure

          After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process here.

          The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

          The Department of Sociology is situated in the center of Copenhagen, and is a highly research-oriented department within Denmark’s premier university. The Department conducts education at BA, MA and PhD level and has approximately 700 BA and MA students and 20 PhD students. The Department has a number of exchange programmes with other universities, and has a big inflow of non-Danish students every year. The Department employs approximately 50 researchers within different fields of sociology.

          Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Janus Hansen, +45 35336937.

          Information about the Department can be found here.

          The deadline for applications including enclosures is March 16, 2017 (at midnight 23.59 Danish Time).

          Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

          Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

          Please note: Applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted.

          Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Monash University

          Job No. 558338

          Faculty / Portfolio:

          Faculty of Arts School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
          Location:     Clayton campus
          Employment Type:     Full-time
          Duration:     Continuing appointment
          Remuneration: $92,074 – $109,339 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

          If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

          The Opportunity

          Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics  seeks to fill a continuing position to be taken up (preferably) by July 2017. As the appointee to this position, you are expected to have a dynamic research and teaching profile.

          We seek candidates with a strong track record in applied linguistics/linguistics with research expertise in English as an International Language, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

          Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics has a long history and an outstanding track record of ground breaking research in English as an International Language. In general it is expected that the research interests of the appointee would complement those of the current staff members of Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

          We expect candidates to show evidence of a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Candidates must have previous experience of teaching applied linguistics subjects that focus on English as an International Language, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the tertiary level. It is expected that the successful candidate will be actively involved in recruiting and supervising graduate students, in particular PhD students.
          This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

          Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for Monash Jobs

          Professor Farzad Sharifian, Chair in Cultural Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, +61 3 9902 4898

          Feb PD – Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics #558338

          Closing Date

          Sunday 19 March 2017, 11:55pm AEDT

          Expressions of Interest Sought – Invisible Farmer Scholarships, Monash University

          The Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. It will combine personal narratives and academic research to map the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in Australian agriculture. A creative partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations, the project will

          • Create new histories of rural Australia
          • Reveal the hidden stories of women on the land
          • Learn about the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in agriculture
          • Stimulate public discussions about contemporary issues facing rural Australia and its future
          • Develop significant public collections that will enable far reaching outcomes in research, industry and public policy.

          Funding is available for scholarships to support two postgraduate research projects. We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who must be available to commence on 1 May 2017. Formal position descriptions and information on high to apply will be made available as soon as possible.

          Postgraduate project 1: A history of the Australian Rural Women’s Movement in the late 20th century.

          The successful candidate will conduct research that draws upon archival material created during previous studies to document the history of the Australian Rural Women’s Movement. They will also collect life history interviews to expand and develop existing collections. Using an innovative mix of oral history, digital technologies and material culture the candidate will contribute to the larger ARC funded project as it reframes the narrative of Australian history to highlight the role of women on the land.

          The candidate’s research will be situated at the intersection of multiple fields: oral history and collecting/curating methodologies, gender/women’s studies, public policy, sociology, social and cultural informatics and digital humanities. They will be co-supervised by Professor Joy Damousi in the history programme in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne and Liza Dale-Hallet, Senior Curator, Museum Victoria

          Candidates would be required to meet the entry requirements of a PhD – that is  an honours degree (H2A and above) in History, or in related fields such as Gender studies, Heritage and Museum studies.

          Candidates must be able to commence their enrolment on February 27, 2017.

          Postgraduate project 2: An analysis of the contemporary position of rural women

          The successful candidate will conduct research with rural women to understand women’s continuing contribution to rural areas, to their agricultural industries and to our understanding of contemporary gender relations in rural areas. The research will complement the history project and build on our understanding of the contributions of rural women. The candidate will add to previous studies of rurality and gender and conduct original interviews and focus groups. Using a mixed methodology the candidate will contribute to the larger ARC funded project as it reframes the narrative of Australian history to highlight the role of women on the land.

          The candidate’s research will be situated at the intersection of multiple fields: sociology, social work, gender/women’s studies and social policy. They will receive targeted training in gender studies and feminist analysis. They will be co-supervised by Professor Margaret Alston at Monash University and a research focused member of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

          Candidates would be required to meet the entry requirements of a PhD – that is  an honours degree (H2A and above)) in Sociology or another related social science discipline.

          Candidates are to commence their enrolment as early as possible in 2017.

          Candidates interested in applying for either scholarship should forward their expressions of interest to Dr Nikki Henningham via email at [email protected]

          Expressions of interest should include:

          • clear identification of which scholarship the application wishes to apply for
          • a 1-2 page document outlining formal qualifications, work experience and any other features that support the applicant’s suitability for candidature
          • in the case of applicants for Scholarship 1, a statement indicating their availability to start on 1 May, 2017. In the case for Scholarship 2, a statement indicating their earliest starting date.

          Closing Date

          Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11.55pm AEDT

          Digital Humanities Internship: Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies

          The Digital Humanities programme at the University of Canterbury is working with Canterbury Museum to improve the information available to researchers and the public in the Museum’s Collections Online. In 2017, the internship will focus on the G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies, a collection of more than 12,000 cards bearing detailed biographical information on early Cantabrians. The intern will complete 150 hours of practical work (on-site at Canterbury Museum and at UC). The dictionary is mainly organised by male heads of households. The intern will work on tagging names mentioned in the dictionary in an effort to bring women and children to the forefront. The project will including helping develop a framework for collating the structured data gathered during the project. The intern will also work with Museum staff and researchers to understand how the Macdonald collection can best be used for online research, and will complete academic work on related aspects of digital cultural heritage.
          One internship contributing to this project will be available in 2017, and may be undertaken in either semester through either PACE395 or PACE495. All students are eligible to apply. Prior study in Digital Humanities, History or Art History/Curatorial Studies will be an advantage.
          For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Thomson (Digital Humanities), or Dr. Stephen Hardman (International and Internships Coordinator).

          Social Scientist – Social and Cultural Research – Scion

          Scion is a Crown Research Institute specialising in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.                                 

          In this role you will deliver high quality science through Scion social and cultural research projects, particularly those on risk, community resilience and natural hazard research. Your initial role primarily will include implementing participatory action research approaches to engage communities in natural hazard planning with a wildfire focus to increase community resilience. Future opportunities will exist to co-design new research using Kaupapa Māori approaches with a strong focus on excellence and impact.

          To be successful in role you will have:

          • A PhD or Master’s Degree in a social science or other appropriate discipline is preferred, plus experience in a relevant environment;
          • Proven experience in community, Iwi, agency, end-user and/or client engagement.
          • An in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social science methods and approaches, preferably Kaupapa Māori approaches;
          • An understanding of the New Zealand cultural environment;
          • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective external relationships, including those with Māori; and

          We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. You will work within our Forest Systems team, which consists of a vibrant mix of social scientists, economists and political scientists, plus forest and environmental scientists.

          Scion is proud to offer:

          • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for Aotearoa/ New Zealand;
          • Continuous professional development;
          • Enviable work environment; and
          • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles.

          Closing Date: Monday 20 February 2017

          For further information and to apply online, please refer to our website: www.scionresearch.com.

          Job Details
          Crown research institute Scion
          Reference # 20729
          Posted on Jan 20, 2017
          Closes on Feb 20, 2017
          Location(s) Christchurch, Rotorua
          Expertise Social Sciences
          Job level(s) Scientist
          Work type(s) Permanent
          More details (Position Description)


          PD Social Scientist_Cultural Dec 2016.doc


          Research Analysts & Interns

          Applications for research analyst and intern positions are now OPEN and are due on 29 March 2017.


          We look for outstanding students in economics, statistics, or a related field who will have completed an Honours or Masters’ degree by time they take up employment. Applications for research analyst positions to start at the end of the 2017 academic year are now open and we welcome expressions of enquiry.


          Motu also offers different types of internships to excellent students who are interested in further study and research:

          • Summer internships
          • International internships
          • Stanford University SEEPAC Fellowship for environmental economics internship at Motu

          Our internships are for researchers starting their careers to work with high calibre research and policy experts.

          Motu’s internship programme is designed to apply and extend students’ empirical skills and assist with their development as researchers. Its underlying aim is to build research capability, improving the skills of young researchers and the quality of New Zealand research. Motu interns work on research projects led by one of the Senior Fellows, and are encouraged to think critically about the public policy and research issues involved. Internships build students’ skills, as well as providing our researchers with useful research assistance. Ultimately we hope our interns will be better equipped to consider a career in research or public policy analysis.

          All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

          Summer internships

          Summer internships are paid full-time positions that usually run for 8–12 weeks between November and February. Applications for summer internships are now open, and you can find out more information about these positions.

          Work Opportunity: GeoNet Social Science Operations Specialist – GNS Science

          A new year, a new challenge!

          At GeoNet, we are vibrant, fast-paced public-good science team. It can go from quiet to chaos in less than 20 seconds.

          An average day working at GeoNet as the Social Science Operations Specialist could include: developing a survey, analysing social media analytics,  planning a focus group, communicating about an earthquake, writing a story, meeting with volcanologists, and discussing landslides. Actually, there isn’t an average day at GeoNet; the environment is changeable and exciting, just like New Zealand itself.

          If you are interested in utilising your research to improve the way in which we communicate and engage, this may be the role for you.

          The person we are looking for will have:

          • A Master’s degree in Social Science, Humanities, Education or similar (Ph.D. preferred, can be in progress)
          • Experience in conducting and supporting social science research, including applying for human ethics approvals.
          • Understanding of quantitative or qualitative research methods
          • At least three years’ experience working in communications roles
          • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and
          • An ability and willingness to work in highly changeable and stressful emergency situations.

          If you can only tick most of the boxes above but not all, apply anyway. We are looking for a unique person to fit in the team.

          At GeoNet, you’ll find a highly supportive team environment. This is a great opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, innovative organisation for the right type of person, who is ready for that new challenge in 2017.

          For further information about this position and to apply online please visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/gns-science/gns-science-jobs

          Closing date:  Sunday, 19th February 2017

          Job Details
          Crown research institute GNS Science
          Reference # 21146
          Posted on Jan 27, 2017
          Closes on Feb 19, 2017
          Location(s) Hutt Valley, Wellington
          Expertise Administrative Services, Analysis & Impact Evaluation
          Job level(s) Experienced
          Work type(s) Permanent
          More details (document) JD – GeoNet Social Science Operations Specialist.pdf

          Work Opportunity: Senior Evaluator Strategic Operations | NZDF

          Closing Date: Applications close 4.30 pm, Thursday, 26 January 2017

          If you are looking for a new challenge, or wanting to broaden your evaluation skill set in a Defence environment, then this might be the opportunity you are looking for!

          Job Summary:

          Position: Fixed Term Vacancy – Senior Evaluator Strategic Operations

          Position number: NZDF – 1612017

          Unit: Performance and Evaluation / NZDC

          Location: Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

          Reports to: National Manager Performance and Evaluation
          The New Zealand Defence College (NZDC) is responsible to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for providing training and education support services that ensure personnel are trained effectively and efficiently to meet NZDF outputs as directed by the New Zealand Government.

          The NZDC has its Headquarters at Hokowhitu in the Manawatu; and this headquarters is supported by teams who are resident on every camp and base throughout New Zealand.

          About the role
          This role forms a key part of the NZDCs, national performance and evaluation team by providing leadership, strategic advice and guidance to stakeholders.

          Based at NZDC HQ in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
          This role requires work and travel to every camp and base throughout New Zealand
          12 month fixed term role

          Knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be successful in this position:

          • Able to build highly effective working relationships with all stakeholders
          • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to translate technical language for a diverse range of target audiences
          • Advanced expertise to deliver evaluation briefings/presentations to a range of audiences based on sound knowledge of evaluation training and education policy and practices
          • Strong quality assurance skills with the ability to lead and develop quality assurance processes
          • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead and provide oversight support across the team to drive for results and produce quality outputs
          • Well developed people management skills with a track record of developing capability to provide ongoing development
          • Highly developed and demonstrated experience in conducting course or programme evaluation analysis with application of current evaluation theory and methodology (particularly in relation to Adult Learning)
          • A good understanding of strategic and business drivers, and also the current environment, and reflecting this context in the positioning of performance and evaluation advice
          • Proficient expert in the use of Microsoft Suite, databases, and evaluation system software and/or applications
          • At least 3 years leadership or supervisory experience in evaluation and review/audit experience in education organisations and/or at least 3 years leadership or supervisory experience in a communications and/or quality assurance and/or project management role

          A relevant Bachelors Degree qualification or equivalent would be highly desirable.

          How to apply
          Please quote NZDF-1612017 in all correspondence.
          To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online’, please visit the NZDF website, www.defencecareers.mil.nz.

          For further information, contact Jenny Lupton on (06) 352 8511, quoting NZDF-1612017.

          Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

          Low level Security Clearance

          Most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years,
          is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

          If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

          Applications close
          Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 26th January 2017.

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology – Macquarie University

          Apply now Job no: 500221
          Work type: Full Time
          Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
          Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

          Faculty of Arts

          Department of Sociology

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology

          ·  Full-time, continuing position

           Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

          At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

          One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

          Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.
          The Role

          The Department of Sociology is currently seeking to employ a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) in Sociology.

          Any area of specialisation will be considered but we are especially interested in individuals whose research builds on the Department’s areas of existing or emerging strength in cultural, political and economic sociology, social theory and social policy. (See http://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-centres/department-of-sociology/research.) Applicants with a strong interest in quantitative research methods and capacity to teach quantitative methods are encouraged to apply.

          The successful applicant will be expected to engage in the full range of academic activities including teaching, academic advising, research, supervising research projects, seeking research funding and participating actively in the collective life of the department, including its administration.

          The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

           To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach written responses as a separate document in the application process, in addition to your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter. Please be sure to specify which level/position you are applying for when you address the selection criteria.
          Essential Selection Criteria both levels (Lecturer Level B & Senior Lecturer Level C):

          ·  A PhD in Sociology, or that uses a sociological framework in a closely related discipline.

          ·  A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality journals or other appropriate outlets in sociology and/or closely related disciplines

          ·  Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments.

          ·  Demonstrated capacity to teach units in quantitative research methods and/or evaluation in the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and in the core units of the Bachelor of Social Science

          ·  Demonstrated capacity to supervise higher degrees by research (Masters of Research, PhD)

          ·  Track record of collegial scholarly activities such as workshop or panel convening, collaborative research or international collaborations

          ·  Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public

          ·  Demonstrated experience in making a useful contribution to the collegial academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work

          ·  A demonstration of professionalism, sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University, Faculty and the Department
          Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Senior Lecturer (Level C):

          ·  Track record in successful higher degree research supervision

          ·  A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
          Desirable Selection Criteria Lecturer (Level B):

          ·  Experience and interest in quantitative sociological research

          ·  Capacity to teach quantitative methods to intermediate level
          Desirable Selection Criteria Senior Lecturer (Level C):

          ·  Experience and interest in quantitative sociological research

          ·  Capacity to teach quantitative methods to intermediate level

          ·  Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with external organisations, including industry, government and the non-government sector/civil society organisations
          Salary Package: From $99,879 – $118,174 p.a. (Level B); from $121,953 – $140,246 p.a. (Level C) based on a 30 March start rate.  In addition, 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading is added to this package.

          Appointment type: Full-time, continuing (permanent) available from March 2017

          Enquiries: Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Gabrielle Meagher, on [email protected].

          For general enquiries please contact HR Consultant, Alyssa Hayes on [email protected]  or +61 2 9850 9765.

          Applications Close:  Sunday 29 January 2017 at 11.55 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)


          Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Quantitative Sociology – Macquarie University

          Job no: 500222
          Work type: Full Time
          Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
          Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

          Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sociology

          Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

          At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

          One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, and one of the top 100 Arts Faculties globally, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

          Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

          The Role

          The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Level C/Level D) in Sociology. We are specifically seeking a person whose research uses advanced quantitative methods within any of the Department’s areas of existing or emerging strength in cultural, political and economic sociology, social theory and social policy. (See http://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-centres/department-of-sociology/research.)

          The successful applicant will assist in strengthening the national and international profile of the Department in academic research and teaching in Sociology. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in the full range of academic activities including teaching, academic advising, research, supervising research projects, seeking research funding and participating actively in the collective life of the department, including its administration.

          The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

          To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach written responses as a separate document in the application process, in addition to your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter. Please be sure to specify which level/position you are applying for when you address the selection criteria.

          Essential Selection Criteria both levels (Senior Lecturer Level C & Associate Professor Level D):

          ·  A PhD in Sociology, or that uses a sociological framework in a closely related discipline.

          ·  Demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative methods, including one or more of multilevel modeling, structural equations, social network analysis and/or time series analysis.

          ·  A well-established, well-articulated research agenda, with a strong track record of publications in high quality journals or other appropriate outlets in sociology and/or closely related disciplines

          ·  Proven ability to attract industry funding or competitive grant funding

          ·  Demonstrated record of high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervision of higher degrees by research

          ·  Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public

          ·  Demonstrated experience in making a useful contribution to the collegial academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work

          ·  A demonstration of professionalism, sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University, Faculty and the Department.


          Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Associate Professor (Level D):

          ·  A national and international reputation in research

          ·  Demonstrated willingness to undertake management responsibility at a senior level in the Department, and to contribute at the faculty and the University levels

          ·  Demonstrated capacity and willingness to mentor junior colleagues in all aspects of academic life.

          Salary Package: from $121,953 – $140,246 (Senior Lecturer, Level C) to $146,462 – $161,099 p.a. (Associate Professor, Level D) based on 30 March start rate, plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

          Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing

          Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Gabrielle Meagher, Head of Department, Sociology, on [email protected].

          General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on [email protected]

          Applications Close: Sunday 29 January 2017 at 11.55pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

          Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

          Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

          Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time


          Created to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, the Electoral Commission’s Suffrage Scholarships cover fees for post-graduate research into voter participation. These scholarships encourage research that furthers our understanding of voter participation and the factors that motivate voters to take part.
          Students are eligible to apply if they:
          • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
          • have achieved a recommended B+ average in their university studies.
          • are enrolled as a full time student at a New Zealand university in an Honours or Master’s programme for the year of tenure of the scholarship and engaged for a substantive part (ie. at least half) of their enrolment in research which satisfies the purposes of this scholarship.
          • Up to three scholarships may be awarded each year.
          • Each scholarship will fund the New Zealand domestic fees for one year up to the value of 1 EFTS for study at Honours or Master’s level.
          • The scholarship award will not fund any non-tuition fees or levies for which the scholar is liable.
          CLOSING DATE
          1 FEBRUARY 2017
          Decisions made late February. For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit www.universitiesnz.ac.nz.

          2 x funded PhD positions available at Massey University – Pacific land & economic development project

          Two PhD positions are offered as part of the Marsden-funded project, ‘ “The land has eyes and teeth”: customary landowners’ entanglements with economic systems in the Pacific’.  Each student will work under the supervision of two of the following project investigators, Professor Regina Scheyvens, Professor Glenn Banks and Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu, including doing 4 months of case study field work in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu or Papua New Guinea during the second year of study. Also assisting with this study is Professor Vijay Naidu, University of the South Pacific.

          Start date: 10 April 2017 (or soon thereafter), for a 3 year period

          Candidate requirements

          • A first class honours, postgraduate diploma or Master’s degree (i.e. GPA equivalent to at least an A- average) in an appropriate area e.g. human geography, social anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics.
          • A strong understanding of Pacific Island cultures: students with Pacific Island heritage are particularly encouraged to apply.
          • For non-native English speakers, IELTS Academic test score of at least 7.0
          • A strong interest and/or experience in cross-cultural research
          • Excellent written communication skills and enthusiasm for publishing research findings with the team
          • A good team player who will enjoy collaborating and sharing responsibilities with others involved in the project.

          PhD student entitlements under the project

          • NZ$27,500/year scholarship for three years
          • Enrolment fees for three years of full time study
          • Reasonable research-related fieldwork costs
          • Attendance at one national and one international conference to present research findings.

          Research Project Description

          External commentators regularly assert that customary practices around land are a ‘constraint’ to economic development in the Pacific. This project turns this proposition on its head, exploring how Pacific communities have been able to establish distinctive models of engagement that allow them to pursue economic development while retaining control over customary land and upholding community processes and values. While land is conventionally understood as a commodity, we draw upon the notion of land as ‘assemblage’ (Li 2014) which counters this narrow economistic perspective. Pacific people view land in a holistic manner which embraces cultural, social and spiritual elements. Implicitly “the land has eyes and teeth” points to people’s deep understanding of the power of the land and its ‘mana’, which demands respect. This fundamentally influences how customary land development is negotiated. Our project seeks to explore the diverse relationships that adhere around such business engagements to illuminate what makes for success for businesses on customary land. A scoping survey will help to identify four case studies of successful cooperatives and family businesses which will be researched, utilising a Vanua Research Framework and Critical Appreciative Inquiry. Our goal is that this research will contribute to a new way of theorising Pacific economies.

          Applicants must provide

          • Cover letter
          • CV
          • Academic transcripts
          • 1 page discussion of how your research interests align with the project as described above, and how you could take this project forward.
          • Names of two referees, at least one of whom is an academic.


          Regina Scheyvens 

          Tohu Puiaki – Doctoral Completion Scholarship

          Tohu Puiaki are offered through a partnership between Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, to build capacity and capability in Māori language research and support revitalisation. These scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance and incentive to doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income to complete their doctoral study and thesis submission.

          There are up to 5 Tohu Puiaki – Doctoral Completion Scholarships available, up to the value of NZD20,000, plus costs for thesis binding ($500), over a 12 month tenure.

          Doctoral candidates must be currently enrolled and in the final year of a doctoral degree. Candidates must be completing their thesis in English on Māori Language Revitalisation, or, writing their thesis in Te Reo Māori on any subject.

          Find out more information here!

          Applications close February 28, 2017

          Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – ‘Kia Ita 2017 Scholarship’

          The purpose of Kia Ita scholarships are to support the advancement of Māori language revitalisation through;

          building capacity and capability
          building on and increasing access to a knowledge base
          increasing the number of Māori Masters graduates throughout New Zealand.

          There are up to six Kia Ita scholarships available, up to the value of $10,000 over a twelve month tenure.

          The scholarships are open to Māori students who on taking up the scholarship would be enrolled in a recognised Masters programme of study and research at a tertiary institution in New Zealand and are completing their thesis/dissertation in English on Māori Language Revitalisation or on any subject written in Te Reo Māori.

          Find out more information here!

          Applications close February 28, 2017

          Post-graduate thesis scholarship: Turakina Maori Girls’ College

          The Friends of Turakina Maori Girls’ College Association is offering a $6000 scholarship to a student who can make the history of the recently closed 110-year-old school an element of their master’s or doctorate degree. Contact [email protected]inspire.net.nz for further information.

          Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures” at the National University of Singapore

          Newly established by the Max Weber Foundation’s (MWS) German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and a team of researchers (Lin Weiqiang and James D Sidaway from the Department of Geography and Vatthana Pholsena from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore, the Max Weber Foundation Research Group is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the Research Group’s activities on Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures.

          Motivated by an increase in border disputes across a variety of territories in Southeast Asia, quickened mobilities and interactions among peoples, and an acceleration of trade in (legal and illegal) goods across the region, the Group is seeking candidates whose research demonstrates a focus on either:

          ‐ Changing borderscapes in Southeast Asia: air, land, and sea.

          ‐ Cross-border infrastructures in Asia and new scales and spaces of interaction.

          The Group’s understanding of borders and mobility is not limited to traditional geopolitical borders, but includes also multi-dimensional (re)imaginations of territories (including maritime and vertical ones), as well as an array of social, economic, and cultural spaces. Similarly, the definition of infrastructure encompasses both physical and non-physical networks (social, business, and cultural) that have a bearing on the uneven (im)mobilities of people, goods, knowledge and capital. Our focus is contemporary, but not at the exclusion of historical perspectives.

          For full details and application procedures, please see:


          Lectureship in Human Geography at the University of Reading

          We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography in any area that supports our current teaching and research activities. We wish to appoint a candidate who aspires to research and teaching excellence and who can contribute to collaborative grant applications, administration and outreach.
          We are a dynamic department that expects to grow in strength over the next few years. We are inviting applications for the post of Lecturer in Human Geography and seek candidates who can contribute to this growth and to the research and teaching in the department. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Human Geography or a related discipline.
          The Department of Geography and Environmental Science is part of the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES). The School and the Department have an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research, and members are collaborating with colleagues from schools across the university.

          The Human Geography Research Cluster is a leading part of the university’s Global Development Research Division. Our research focuses on three inter-related themes: caring societies, environment, resilience and transformation and participation and social impact. Further information on the Department and its people and activities may be found at our website.

          Please see our Participation Lab blog for more information on the participation and social impact theme.

          Closing date: 8th January 2017. 

          Masters Scholarship Opportunity, Uni of Auckland – “Welfare capital and the new welfare state”

          Are you interested in researching how private investment is transforming welfare politics, policy, and services?

          Applications are invited for a one-year Masters scholarship as part of a research project entitled “Welfare capital and the new welfare state: A comparative study of privately financed welfare services in the Anglophone world”. This project is led by Dr. Tom Baker and funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund.

          The research project examines privately financed models of welfare provision, such as crowd-funding and social impact bonds. It includes qualitative case studies based in New Zealand as well as Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, and the United States. The project aims to better understand the ways in which private investment—or ‘welfare capital’—is shaping the welfare state. It will generate insights by (1) analysing how and why privately financed welfare services have come about, and (2) assessing changes, challenges, and implications that are unfolding as a result.

          The successful applicant will develop their own empirical and/or theoretical focus within the broader research project. A wide range of topics can be negotiated, but topics of particular interest include (1) crowd-funding as a method of financing welfare provision, and (2) the roles and perspectives of Māori organisations toward privately financed welfare provision.

          The student will be based in the Geography program within the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. The scholarship includes tuition fees and a living stipend valued at NZ $17,000 p.a. (tax exempt) for one year. The preferred start date for the scholarship is March 2017, but July and December start dates will be considered. There is scope for two scholarships to be awarded if suitable applicants are found.
          It is expected that the candidate will hold a high quality Honours degree in human geography, sociology, politics, or a cognate field, have experience or interest in public policy, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for qualitative research. Both New Zealand and Australian applicants are eligible to apply. Applicants from a Māori background are particularly encouraged. Applicants must meet the University’s selection criteria for entry into a Master of Arts or Master of Science
          Please direct any enquiries to Tom Baker.

          Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae (including contact details for two referees) with a one-page cover letter and academic transcripts to Tom Baker. Applications will be reviewed from 12 December, but applicants are encouraged apply after that date.

          Associate Professor/Professor of Indigenous Studies & Co-Head, Te Wānanga o Waipapa

          Job ID: 18480

          Campus: Auckland City Campus

          Full/Part Time: Full-Time

          Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent

          Faculty of Arts

          Te Wānanga o Waipapa

          Te Wānanga o Waipapa is seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies.

          Te Wānanga o Waipapa, in the Faculty of Arts, was created in 2014 comprising Māori Studies and Pacific Studies. It is a multi-disciplined School reflecting the University of Auckland’s special relationship with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the special characteristics of being New Zealand’s leading university in the Pacific. The staff of Te Wānanga o Waipapa include nationally and internationally acclaimed researchers and experts in the Māori and Pacific worlds who actively support Māori and Pacific development by promoting and advancing our knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Pacific world views through our teaching and research.

          In addition to the substantive, permanent academic position of Associate Professor/Professor of Indigenous Studies, you will also serve as Co-Head of School – Te Wānanga o Waipapa for a three year renewable term. Indigenous Studies is located in Māori Studies, a small department with strong growth potential having launched a Master of Indigenous Studies programme this year and with aspiration for an Undergraduate Major in the near future.

          Te Wānanga o Waipapa is committed to appointing a Professor of Indigenous Studies who demonstrates strong engagement with the international research community and an appreciation of the strength and importance of tangata whenua.  She/he will be attracted to working within a very well recognised indigenous community.  Te reo is at the heart of Māori Studies, with programmes centred on the language, how it is core to the culture and how it is taught, thus candidates will also demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of indigenous languages. Applicants with expertise in any area of Indigenous Studies whether it’s Politics, Media, Environmental, Law, Health, Criminology or another appropriate discipline are encouraged to apply.

          Candidates will be enthusiastic about the opportunities to collaborate with the James Henare Maori Research Centre and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM – National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement) which commenced its new CoRE contract in 2016 and will continue the legacy built over the 13 previous years. Further detail regarding NPM’s forthcoming international Indigenous Research Conference can be found at http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

          Applications close 9 December 2016

          Any queries or further information about the role, please contact:

          Clare Litten, DDI: +64 9 923 9096

          Dr Kathrin Soehnel, DDI: +64 9 923 9006

          Historian/Senior Historian – 28th Māori Battalion D Company Fellowship

          Full time/Fixed term for 2 years

          Vacancy 2016/34

          The Ministry for Culture and Heritage, in partnership with the Ngarimu VC & 28th Maori Battalion Scholarships Board, the Ministry of Education and the 28th Māori Battalion D Company History Trust, is seeking an historian to research and write a major print history of D Company of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Second World War. The book is envisaged as a large-format and richly illustrated work of c 100,000 words, designed to appeal to a general audience.

          This project will build on and benefit from the kaupapa Māori methodology developed for Ngā Tama Toa, the history of C Company of the Battalion published in 2008, and the B Company history that is currently underway. It will complement those histories as well as the planned work on A Company of the Battalion. It is important, however, that this history reflects the unique character and broad geographical spread of D Company, whose members were drawn from the whole South Island and much of the west and lower North Island, as well as the Pacific Islands.

          The historian would be expected to work closely with the D Company History Trust and other contributors to D Company research, and to collaborate and share information with other historians and institutions working on related projects. The historian would also work with Ministry staff to help develop digital resources for the www.28MaoriBattalion.org.nz website, as appropriate.

          Applicants should have a proven track record in researching, writing and preparing New Zealand history material suitable for a general audience. An understanding of and interest in the Second World War and early-mid 20th-century Māori political and social history is desirable. The candidate should possess a proven ability to access Māori-language sources and engage effectively with institutions, iwi and families holding relevant historical resources. A whakapapa connection to at least one of the iwi from which D Company was drawn would be an advantage.

          The position is intended to be filled as a fixed-term employee, and may be based in Wellington or some other suitable location.

          A position description and associated person specification for this vacancy is attached or alternatively contact Lyn Belt on 04 499 4229 ext 223, or [email protected].

          To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and application form by clicking this link.

          Applications close 5pm, Friday 2 December, 2016

          Lecturer – Master International Relations

          Job No. 552991
          Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Arts
          School of Social Sciences
          Politics and International Relations
          Location: Clayton campus
          Employment Type: Full-time
          Duration: Continuing appointment
          Remuneration: $92,074 – $109,339 pa Level B
          (plus 17% employer superannuation)
          • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
          • Where international collaboration is pursued
          • Come work with world-class

          If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

          The Opportunity

          The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic Lecturer to contribute to the Politics and International Relations teaching and research program.

          You will have an established reputation for research excellence in the Politics and International Relations field. You will be an excellent and inspiring teacher and will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of the program’s undergraduate Politics major. You will have an ability to teach into the program’s postgraduate coursework offerings.

          Supervision of postgraduate research in this program as well as in Higher Degree Research Programs (MA and PhD) will also be expected.

          If you believe you have a suitable background to undertake this role, we welcome your application.

          This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

          Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File “How to apply for Monash Jobs


          Dr Ben MacQueen, +61 3 9903 4599

          Position Description

          Download File PD – Lecturer – MIR

          Closing Date

          Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11:55pm AEST

          Work Opportunity: Senior Market Researcher

          Closing Date:  Applications close Wednesday, 12 October 2016

          Senior Market Researcher

          • Consumer Protection focus
          • Large Government Agency
          • Permanent – 20 hours per week
          • Our client is looking for a Senior Market Researcher to work in partnership across this large agency, other government agencies, and non-government partners in the consumer protection sector to develop an information programme that can pull together all sector information and communicate the bigger picture. You will be able to apply appropriate market research principles and fundamentals to develop and own a new market research and analytics programme.We are seeking a results driven and enthusiastic self-starter with exceptional communication skills, and sound judgement.  You will develop market research and analytics products and services for a wide range of customers from management, policy and operational teams within this agency to external sector partners.You will have:
            • Strong analytical skills with a problem-solving approach
            • Experience establishing and developing market research and analytics frameworks
            • Ability to consider how insight can be applied operationally
            • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
            • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships

            The following may be an advantage:

            • A tertiary qualification or comparable relevant experience
            • An understanding of market research and analytics within the public sector.

            Apply below or for additional information contact Johnny Gowland 04 9781825

          University of Melbourne: Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Education

          Employment type: Full-time fixed term position available for four years.

          About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

          The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia’s education system.

          The MGSE is seeking a Research Fellow who will contribute across the Youth Research Centre (YRC) drawing on expertise in quantitative analysis and where appropriate, to teaching programs (particularly in relation to quantitative research). As the successful candidate, you will contribute to the suite of research projects in the YRC, with a primary focus on the Life Patterns longitudinal program (Transitions, Pathways and Mobilities). Where required, you will also support other research programs in the Centre.
          As the successful candidate, you will:

          • Have an expertise in the field of the sociology of education, labour markets, in quantitative analysis and an outstanding track record in research and teaching.
          • Contribute to research performance of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education through the publication of articles in the fields of education, youth studies and young people’s wellbeing
          • Be involved in the supervision of research higher degree students at Masters and PhD levels.

          The MGSE is interested in applicants with the capability to publish in leading refereed journals and develop their own independent, competitively-funded research


          –  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

          –  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

          –  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

          –  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

          To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

          Close date:  4 Oct 2016

          Position Description*
          (*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

          Download File 0041621.pdf

          For more information visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

          University of Melbourne: Research Fellow in Disability and Inclusion

          Salary: $66,809 – $90,657 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

          The Research Fellow will undertake high level research under the direction of the University-Scope Professorial Fellow in Disability and Social Inclusion.

          The incumbent will need to be able to work independently, manage competing demands, prioritise tasks effectively, ensure attention to detail, be self-directed in managing work assignments and be adept in dealing professionally with a range of people from diverse backgrounds. It is expected that the Research Fellow will have experience of the disability sector and research related to the interests of people with disability.

          The Research Fellow will also be expected to have, and be able to independently utilise, a current working knowledge of the disability sector; including current policy trends, and government and community agencies, and working relationships with these key stakeholders.

          Close date:  3 Oct 2016

          Position Description*
          (*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

          Download File 0040874.pdf

          For more information visit the University of Melbourne careers page.


          University of Melbourne: Head of School, Culture and Communication

          Salary: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies.

          The School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, wishes to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, Culture and Communication. The successful applicant will have a strong research, teaching and engagement record and a proven track record in leadership.

          The Dean and Heads of School constitute the senior leadership team of the Faculty of Arts, and the successful applicant will both manage her or his School as well as assist with the running of the Faculty.

          PLEASE DO NOT apply via the University website. Applications should be submitted to The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants. Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be emailed to Dr Les Kilmartin at [email protected]

          Dr. Leslie Kilmartin of The Insight Group is managing enquiries relating to this appointment and can be contacted: Tel. +61 418 590842 or email

          Close date:  6 Oct 2016

          Position Description*
          (*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

          Download File 0027144_revised_6 Sept 2016.pdf


          University of Melbourne: Lecturer in Politics, Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship

          School of Social and Political Sciences

          Faculty of Arts

          Salary: $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

          The School of Social & Political Sciences is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia. We have a team of dedicated academic and professional staff in the disciplines of Political Science, Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology as well as our allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment. The School offers a wide range of courses and programs in areas including criminology, development studies, gender studies, international studies, political science, public and social policy, social theory, socio-legal studies, sociology and anthropology.

          The School of Social and Political Sciences is currently seeking a Level B Lecturer in Political Science through the Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship program (MECAF) as defined in section 27 of The University of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement 2013. The successful applicant will complete a structured development programme provided by the University within their workload allocation. This programme provides training, supervision and appropriate career and professional development opportunities towards establishing an academic career. Those who have previously held permanent/continuing academic positions are ineligible to apply.

          The successful applicant will undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers in the field and will teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As well as teaching in their areas of interest the successful candidates will have the ability to teach core subjects in the Political Science curriculum including quantitative research methods. The successful candidate will supervise student research (at honours, postgraduate coursework and RHD levels), and will undertake administrative tasks associated with the appointees’ responsibilities in teaching and research, and foster links with external networks.

          Close date:  28 Sep 2016

          For a copy of the job description and more information visit the University of Melbourne website

          University of Melbourne:  Lecturer, International Relations

          Social and Political Sciences  

          Faculty of Arts

          Salary: $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

          The discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences teaches a broad suite of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and courses. It has a strong research higher degree culture, and an internationally-recognised research profile. The discipline has particular strength in International Relations, especially at the postgraduate coursework level in the highly successful Master of International Relations. The School now seeks a Lecturer to further develop the discipline’s teaching and research programs in International Relations.

          The Lecturer in International Relations will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach International Security at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and in another major area of the discipline. The Lecturer will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences and in the Melbourne School of Government. The Lecturer will supervise honours and postgraduate coursework theses and participate in supervisory panels at the research higher degree level.

          The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The incumbent will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

          Close date:  25 Sep 2016

          For more information visit the University of Melbourne website

          Labour History Project 2017 Scholarship

          The Labour History Project offers a one-off $2000 scholarship towards a MA degree on an aspect of New Zealand labour history.  We give particular consideration to applicants who have been active in the workforce and plan to study an aspect of labour history in the post-World War Two era.

          Applications for the Scholarship must be lodged with the Labour History Project by 1 December 2016.

          For more information visit the Labour History Project website.

          Cards Against Humanity Scholarship

          The Science Ambassador Scholarship

          A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

          Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack—a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Zach Weinersmith and Phil Plait.

          The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

          How to Apply
          The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.
          • Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience.
          • Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic.
          • Your video should be three minutes, no longer.
          • You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study.
          • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.
          Please note that you must be in college in fall of 2017 to be eligible. The videos will be reviewed by a board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering.Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.
          When’s the deadline for my application?
          Applications close on December 11th, 2016 at midnight central time. We’ll email you in January to let you know if you’re a finalist. Finalists will then submit additional materials, due in late February. Finally, we’ll announce the winner in March 2017.
          Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?
          You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States.
          Does my video have to be about my field of study?
          Nope! You can talk about any scientific topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement.
          Can I apply if I’m a graduate student?
          The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school students at this time.
          Which fields of study are eligible?
          All fields within science, technology, engineering, and math are eligible. For a full list of STEM fields, click here. STEM must be your major field of study (not minor).
          I haven’t decided on a major, but I’m definitely going to study a STEM field. Can I still apply?
          Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.
          I’m a teacher/professor/guidance counselor. How can I tell my students?
          You can link to ScienceAmbassadorScholarship.org and download this flyer to print out. If you’d like us to send you other promotional materials, email us at [email protected]cardsagainsthumanity.com.
          How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?
          You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible high school and college students as possible—we always want to reach more students. You can also support the scholarship financially by grabbing a science pack. All proceeds directly fund the scholarship’s growing trust.
          Who won last year’s scholarship?
          Sona Dadhania was awarded the 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship from over one thousand applicants. Sona is studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. You can watch Sona’s incredible winning video here, and read more about her here.Finally, here’s a fun video of the day we told Sona she won.For more information visit the Science Ambassador Scholarship site.

          Victoria University of Wellington School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

          Lecturer in Media Studies

          Base Salary Range: NZ$71,806– $86,507 per annum

          Permanent full time position

          The Media Studies Programme aims to appoint a dynamic junior scholar who complements the current staff’s expertise and who can contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: popular culture; media and creative industries; and interactive media. The ability to teach large introductory courses is essential.

          The successful candidate will have a PhD in Media Studies or closely related field, a record of scholarly productivity, and the capacity to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced Media Studies courses, as well as supervise MA and PhD candidates.

          Applications should include a letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals and a curriculum vitae with the name of three referees. A writing sample, teaching evaluations, and a research plan will be required for the next phase of the process but can be submitted initially. For more information visit the Victoria University of Wellington’s Careers page. Applications close 19 September.

          Victoria University of Wellington School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

          Senior Lecturer in International Relations

          Base Salary Range: NZ $91,408 – $115,087 per annum

          Permanent full time position
          The Political Science & International Relations programme seeks to appoint a permanent Senior Lecturer in International Relations (equivalent to tenured assistant or associate professor). The starting date is 1 July 2017 (negotiable).
          The Senior Lecturer in International Relations will have expertise in one or more areas of International Security studies. Applications are welcome from research-active candidates who specialise in traditional or transnational security issues, regional security studies (including in Asia or the Middle East), maritime security, cyber security, or global security perspectives. Strong candidates in other areas of International Security are also encouraged to apply. A PhD and an established research and teaching record are required for appointment as Senior Lecturer.
          The successful appointee will be expected to make significant teaching contributions in central undergraduate International Security courses as well as to postgraduate teaching in Strategic Studies and International Relations. Candidates with an interest in contributing to the university’s engagement with the policy and diplomatic communities are warmly encouraged to apply by 18 September.

          For further information visit the Victoria University of Wellington Careers page

          The Friends of the Turnbull Library offers an annual research grant available to scholars whose research involves use of the Turnbull.

          Research Grant

          In 2003 the Friends of the Turnbull, using a substantial bequest from David Bilbrough, established an annual grant for researchers who plan to make significant use of the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

          The grant is intended to emphasise the distinctive contribution that a research and heritage library makes to public knowledge. It celebrates the significant role of ongoing research and publication based on the Turnbull Library collections and the knowledge of the staff.

          From 2007 to 2016, thanks to the generous bequest of Wesley (“Bill”) Secker, the Friends were able to increase the size of the annual research grant to NZ$10,000. From 2017, the grant will be up to $15,000.

          No research grant was awarded for two years during renovations to the National Library but it has been offered each year since 2012.

          Applications for the 2017 Research Grant must be submitted by 7 October 2016.

          Applications for 2017 fellowships are open August 1st-September 15th, 2016.

          Bitch Media, an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization now in its 20th year, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler.

          Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful response to mainstream media and pop culture. We strive to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We publish the award-winning magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, daily online articles and opinions, weekly podcasts, and offer lectures and workshops around the world through Bitch on Campus.

          We are pleased to kick off the second year of our fellowship program. We seek fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices for these four fellowships, each of which pay a stipend of $2,000 for the three-month period.

          Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

          • January 1 – March 30
          • April 1 – June 30
          • July 1 – September 30
          • October 1 – December 31

          Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

          • Reproductive rights & justice
          • Pop-culture criticism
          • Technology
          • Global feminism

          During the 3-month fellowships, our fellows will:

          • Produce a minimum of six online articles for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
          • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
          • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
          • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
          • Receive follow-up support with placing future articles and essays, and make great connections within the feminist-media community.
          • Have access to the Bitch Media library, which houses more than 2,000 books on feminist theory and activism; gender, race, and queer studies; pop-culture criticism, and social-justice history.
          • Receive a $2,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship.

          Who should apply?

          This fellowship was created in order to cultivate and amplify new voices. If you are a writer who has minimal publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a writer still figuring out what subjects obsess you, we strongly encourage you to apply.

          This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

          Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

          Applications must be submitted through our submission manager. Click the button below for full guidelines and to submit your application!


          Work Opportunity: Centre for Program Evaluation Tutor Positions | University of Melbourne

          Closing Date:  Applications close Friday, 05 August 2016

          The Centre for Program Evaluation at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education currently has several short term casual positions for skilled tutors online and face to face in our Master of Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Evaluation. These programs offer professional qualification catering to the needs of those who wish to prepare for roles in evaluation theory, method, and practice at local, national and international levels.

          The Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) is Australasia’s premier university-based evaluation centre focused on teaching, research, and consultancy (http://education.unimelb.edu.au/cpe). As the University’s first fully online graduate program, we continue to lead the university and evaluation community in design and delivery of high quality online training in evaluation that is aligned with international professional evaluator competency sets.

          For full position descriptions and further information please open this document – CPE Tutor Position Description 2016

          Casual appointments only, fixed-term contracts available for persons living outside of Australia.

          If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email indicating the positions and subjects of interest, your CV and a cover letter to Stephanie Watson at [email protected]

          18066 Researcher, Environmental Social Science – Landcare Research

          If you… 

          • Are adept at conducting research investigating complex and interacting processes to develop integrated solutions to questions of resource and environmental management, and delivery of ecosystem services, 
          • Understand the use of social science theories, methods and frameworks to develop integrated solutions to pressing social-environmental problems,
          • Want to work at the interface between research, practice and policy

          then this is the job for you.

          Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation.  We are always looking to find new ways improve the quality of life and economic well-being of New Zealanders through healthy land environments.

          Our Governance and Policy Team seeks an experienced social science researcher to join them in advancing the frontiers of knowledge about social-environmental systems and sustainability. This is a great opportunity to actively link social, economic and biophysical research; support citizen science initiatives and generate new insights into decision-making processes; and foster inter- and trans-disciplinary research to support our growth and effective engagement with the primary, natural resources and Māori sectors.

          More details here.


          Curator History

          Te Papa
          Job category
          Wellington – Wellington
          Job type
          Ongoing – Full Time
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          For nearly two decades, Te Papa has nurtured the legacies of Aotearoa and its people. We are built on a foundation of innovation and co-creation. As our journey continues, we embrace the idea of renewal and the opportunity to once again delve into Aotearoa, its past, present, and future. We are looking for a new generation Curator, New Zealand History. You will be the newest member of a hard working team that produces public history in a museum setting, working with national collections and other forms of cultural heritage. In this role you will help tell stories and interpret New Zealand’s past for audiences that are local and global, real and virtual, and who want to know more about where we have come from and where we are going.

          This role requires:

          • a PhD or equivalent experience and skills in historical or material culture research in relation to New Zealand
          • expertise in colonial NZ or another historical area that complements the current team
          • a personal record of research and inquiry in your chosen field or speciality
          • experience of working with objects, collections and forms of intangible knowledge
          • experience and comfort in communicating in a range of forms and media to diverse audiences
          • familiarity with digital platforms and social media
          • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams on a range of museological outputs across exhibitions, digital channels, research publications, and public programmes
          • a network of experts, communities and stakeholders you can bring to complement the team’s existing contacts

          If you are you ready to take part in one of the most important, challenging and inspiring evolutions in both New Zealand and the museum sector worldwide, then we would love to hear from you.

          For enquiries, please contact Dr Bronwyn Labrum, Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures: [email protected] or 021 2615 102.

          Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  Applications close on 10 July 2016.


          Evaluator Wanted: Red Cross New Zealand

          We are seeking proposals from experienced evaluators to investigate the effects of the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Appeal and Recovery Programme (CEARP). The CEARP spans an extensive range of activities over a variety of timescales, and has operated in a complex and rapidly changing environment. Evaluators can apply to undertake one, several, or all of eight broad programme areas, which will then be synthesised into a whole of programme overview.

          We want to identify areas of particular success, any unexpected results, and key lessons learned for the future. Findings will inform reporting both internally and externally, to multiple stakeholders including IFRC, government agencies and NGOs, donors, and the general public.
          To be successful you will have:

          • An in-depth understanding of evaluation methods;
          • Experience in the appropriate evaluation technologies and methods;
          • A track record of undertaking the requested services for social sector agencies in New Zealand; and;
          • A robust business account management process such as an experienced account manager allocated to the relationship between the Provider and NZRC.

          For further information and how to apply
          Please email [email protected] for a copy of the full Request for Proposals.

          PhD Project in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research (University of Auckland)

          The role of culture and artistic practice in contributing to sustainability research and science communication is becoming increasingly recognised. Artistic methods of community engagement have the potential to engage diverse publics in debating, understanding and contributing to vital decisions about the management of oceans, waterways and public spaces.

          We offer a PhD Scholarship in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research between the departments of Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, and School of Environment, Faculty of Science. This scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) towards the project; Sustainable Seas; Navigating Marine Social-Ecological Systems.

          This position provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking and practice in the field of art-science collaboration toward environmental sustainability, particularly in regard to public perceptions of trust in regard to marine eco-systems.

          The art-science element of this project involves developing creative means for public engagement, with the aim of contributing to a paradigm shift in the way New Zealand views, governs and manages its marine estate. This shift is needed to balance the enhanced use of marine resources and good environmental stewardship, while meeting the aspirations and rights of society.

          Candidates suitable for this position will have proven ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries. They must have an Honours or Master’s Degree with a substantive research thesis component. We are seeking applicants with a background in either arts or environmental sciences, able to contribute to the development of practice-led, transdisciplinary sustainability research, that involves working with artists, general public, iwi and social scientists. Specialisation may lie in performance research, science communication, digital media expertise, environmental humanities, social sciences, intercultural engagement, narrative research, relational ontologies. We will select a candidate who is self-motivated, with good verbal and written communication skills, has an excellent academic record and the background necessary to successfully undertake this research.

          The School of Dance Studies and The School Environment at the University of Auckland both provide an excellent forum for trans-disciplinary research. Our Schools have extensive collaborative research relationships with other academic departments within the University, with other universities both in New Zealand and overseas and with key research institutes. This research project is trans-disciplinary; candidates will be required to develop their research against a background of art-science collaboration, thinking between creative practice, social sciences, critical theory, policy development and marine science. Support for the PhD project includes: a stipend of NZ$30,000 per annum for up to three years (this includes fees and an annual stipend of approximately $24,000NZD); a Postgraduate Research Student Support scheme designed to facilitate academic and professional development through conference attendance and short term hosting by relevant institutions. The advisory team will comprise Dr Alys Longley (Creative Arts and industries), Dr Karen Fisher (School of Environment), and Dr Carolyn Lundquist (Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland).

          How to apply: Potential candidates must have an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent). The nature of the research project means that candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds may be considered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter outlining their background and a CV to Dr Alys Longley [email protected] or Dr Karen Fisher [email protected] by 1 July 2016.

          Lego International: Anthropologists/Human Geographers wanted to enable workspace design

          This is a wonderful opportunity to travel the world 50+ days per year. To use your understanding of cultures and users to support the end-user perspective in the design of world class workplaces, which cater to employee well-being, everyday creativity and help make work fun.

          Facilitate co-creation

          In this new role, you facilitate people-centric design solutions for workspaces across the LEGO Group. This covers new office spaces, refurbishments and rethinking existing facilities. Your role is to help our architects and designers learn and interpret our employees’ different needs and use of space across the globe. But it is also to enable co-creation in the design process and foster active engagement, ownership and stewardship, in order for people to be truly happy about their workspace.

          To do so, you:
          – Conduct observations and interviews to create socio-spatial analyses of existing workplaces, thereby delivering the best conditions for the design of future workplaces
          – Present your analyses of end-user needs as either a report, brief or slide show
          – Use your analytical skills to bridge user needs and the global LEGO concepts and standards
          – Join architects, designers and landscape architects on both medium and large scale projects centred on offices, factories, sales offices, employee housing and employee amenities

          Work should be fun

          You join the Global Design & Engagement department, where innovation, user focus and collaboration are high on the agenda. Every day we do our utmost to bridge people and design to make work fun and rewarding – for you, us and at the more than 35 LEGO locations across the globe, housing approx. 16,000 employees. Workspace design is the physical embodiment of the creative, collaborative and supportive LEGO culture. And as you help us learn more, we will be sure to support you in developing your talent, as we succeed together.

          Cultural awareness and a flair for user-driven design

          You will face unique cultural set-ups that have a significant impact on what defines a great workplace. Understanding how to embrace cultural differences within a global multicultural company with a strong, value-based brand is your job, but it will also be your challenge. Thus, you need to be a good listener and observer, who can uncover the unsaid, in order to facilitate our interdisciplinary design projects.

          Your qualifications:
          – You hold a degree within anthropology, cultural analysis, human geography or the social sciences
          – You understand user-driven design – maybe through some hands-on experience with user-involvement or co-creation from participatory urban design or end-user product development
          – You understand how cultural and social mechanisms impact social and spatial behavior, and you have the analytical and methodological skills to back up your findings
          – You may have some understanding of layout software such as InDesign or similar programs
          – You have preferably worked in a international context, and you communicate effortlessly in English, Danish and perhaps even Chinese or Spanish

          Bringing it to life

          “This is a great opportunity to work with experienced design experts. And as part of both small and large scale projects, your learning curve will be off the charts. Join us and dream up awesome workplaces for the people in the LEGO Group, so they can keep on inspiring and developing children all over the world,” says Bianca Hermansen, Director of Global Design & Engagement.

          Join the global LEGO® family
          In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family, where you can use your creativity and enjoy a fun working environment. We look forward to reading your application – please remember to attach a motivated cover letter and a current CV in English, when you apply.

          If you would like to know more about the position, please call Bianca Hermansen on +45 51 29 69 24

          This position was posted 03-06-2016 and may be online up to 10 weeks following this date. We do not have application deadlines on any of our positions. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate. Job details here.


          2017 HRC career development awards

          Applications open on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 8am for the HRC’s career development awards (2017 funding round). This includes applications for career development awards in their general health research category (e.g. Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Fellowship) and those awards in their Māori and Pacific health research categories. Application forms and guidelines (2017) will be available on the HRC website shortly.

          Work Opportunity: Senior Advisor – Strategy and Organisational Performance | Te Puni Kōkiri

          The core purpose of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships that enable iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

          Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking to appoint to a position in our Organisational Knowledge team in the Strategy and Organisational Performance Te Puni.

          The Strategy and Organisational Performance Te Puni is responsible for developing Te Puni Kōkiri’s organisation strategy, and business plans and supporting project planning, resourcing and monitoring across the organisation, Te Puni Kōkiri’s performance monitoring, developing and delivering research and evaluation programme and identifying and monitoring departmental risk.

          The work programme of the Organisational Knowledge team includes:

          • Develop and lead the delivery of Te Puni Kōkiri’s research programme
          • Monitor other government agency programmes and their effectiveness for Māori
          • Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of Te Puni Kōkiri initiatives and programmes, including reporting the achievements and learnings from the Whānau Ora approach
          • Share and promote knowledge across government agencies, research institutes, and iwi, hapū and whānau Māori

          Reporting to the Team Leader, Organisational Knowledge you will work as part of the team, across research, evaluation and monitoring workstreams to carry out tasks required to effectively maintain and develop Te Puni Kōkiri’s organisational knowledge

          Successful candidates must have:

          • High level of experience and expertise in evaluation
          • Excellent leadership and communication skills
          • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the machinery of government
          • Proven experience in project management  to oversee large projects

          If this role sounds like you, we want to hear from you. The links for the job description and application form are available below:

          Job Description

          Application Form

          To apply, email your CV, Covering Letter and a completed Application Form to [email protected]t.nz.

          Applications close 15 May 2016.

          Work Opportunity: Evaluation or Research Internship Opportunity

          Allen + Clarke is offering 1-2 internships over the 2016/17 university summer recess to graduate(s), or person(s) entering their last year in University, to work with our evaluation and research team for a 2-3 month period.

          Persons with an interest and aptitude for Kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation modalities would be preferred, but we encourage all those with an interest to apply.

          The internship is an unsalaried position, but Allen + Clarke pays a weekly stipend to assist with accommodation and other expenses.

          The successful candidate(s) will be someone who wants to make a career in the evaluation or research area.  He or she will have the opportunity to work with our six evaluation and research team members, as well as our wider policy team, on a number of projects, gaining valuable experience in a range of evaluation and research methodologies.  They will be exposed to different sectors and clients including both our paying and pro bono clients.

          Allen + Clarke’s company purpose is to “mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing society”.  We welcome applications for internships from people with a similar ethos, who are hard working and flexible.

          We look forward to hearing from you.  Please contact Philippa for a job description, at [email protected].

          Work Opportunity: Experienced Evaluator or Researcher for Consultancy Role

          Allen+ClarkeAllen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluator or researcher to join our Evaluation and Research Practice.  The Practice’s team of six is looking for a colleague with extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation and research methods and approaches.  We are seeking candidates with the ability to plan, manage and implement evaluation and research projects and clearly communicate findings to a range of audiences.

          Knowledge of and experience in Kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation would be a significant advantage.

          We are looking for people who will fit in, who have experience in managing and delivering evaluation and research projects (not just commissioning them), and who can capably handle working on multiple projects, including working with various specialist partners on those projects.  We are also looking for people who can be “thrown in the deep end” and work with our clients to identify their needs and deliverables.

          Our company purpose is: “To mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing our society”.

          We provide the opportunity to work on a range of stimulating evaluation and research projects in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, aimed at helping our clients to make better decisions that improve people’s lives.  We also provide the opportunity to work as part of a team that is determined to build its technical capability and an enduring body of knowledge and practice.  Allen + Clarke offers flexible working arrangements.

          We service government, NGO and private sector clients.  Our people are flexible, hard-working and committed.  They know how to work with pace.  They never lose sight of quality.  They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure a project’s success.

          Applicants for the role must have 5+ years’ experience.  All applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

          Please contact Philippa for a job description, at [email protected] or [email protected].

          $100,000 to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

          The Board of Te Māngai Pāho has made available up to $100,000 to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. This funding is available to fund the execution of the best idea(s) to support the launch of Māori language week. With this fund there is no requirement that there is actually a broadcast outcome but there is an expectation that the idea will become an online sensation. DOWNLOAD THE RFP

          Please note that while the RFP has been posted on the website, the pplication form is not yet available in Te Pūahatanga, our online funding system. It will be available for Registered Providers to access and complete from the 26th April 2016 until the RFP closes.

          The RFP closes at 5:00pm on Friday 6th May 2016.


          Work Opportunity: Evaluator – Short Term Contract With IRD

          An evaluator with an economic bent is required to scope and prepare the evaluation plan for Inland Revenue’s tax property compliance programme.  An overview of the property programme can be found here http://www.ird.govt.nz/ property/

          You will work with the Research and Evaluation team which is based in Asteron House in the Wellington CBD.  Some travel may be required as a number of key stakeholders are outside Wellington.

          You will be adept at identifying the information needed to evaluate the success of a programme that is subject to a wide range of external influence, economic, fiscal and social and developing approaches that tease out the impact of Inland Revenue’s activities.

          The evaluation plan is required by 30 June 2016.

          If you would like to be considered for this interesting role please send your expression of interest to [email protected] by 9 am April 26th.  You should include a CV, details of relevant experience in scoping and developing evaluation plans and an outline of how you would approach this task.

          For further information contact Valmai Copeland on 04 8901834 or [email protected]


          The challenge
          Assessing the environmental sustainability of alternative future development paths requires an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to understand the complex interrelations between water, energy, food, land use and climate. In the upcoming Horizon 2020 project MAGIC, a consortium of European research groups uses a holistic approach to study the feasibility, viability and desirability of different policies. The approach will be based on systems understanding involving balances of resource use and availability at regional to global scale.
          The project will provide insight in regional and planetary boundaries to growth as well as interregional dependencies. In the project, the Water Management Group of the University of Twente will contribute its expertise on water systems and water management, focusing on the links of water use to food and energy production. Researchers from the Water Management Group published extensively on globalization of water, water footprints and water scarcity in the world’s leading journals. The project offers the opportunity for two new PhD students to join our team and expand this research in challenging and internationally appealing directions.
          The positions
          One PhD student will focus on the water – energy nexus.
          A comprehensive analysis of water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in energy production will be made, considering the water and carbon footprints of different forms of fuels and electricity and of energy transformation and storage. Both water consumption (green and blue water footprints) and water pollution (grey water footprint) are covered. Research will yield a new global gridded component of the energy sector for the Water Footprint Assessment tool Aqua21, which the group is currently developing. Results are used in scenario studies assessing EU energy and water policies.
          Another PhD student will focus on the water-land-food nexus.
          Water and food security, appearing in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, are operationalized and assessed in scenario studies employing the water and land footprint concepts. Research will contribute to the global Aqua21 tool, including a new module to trace water and land footprints along supply chains, allowing the assessment of international resource dependencies.
          Results are used in scenario studies assessing EU policies on water, food, trade and fertilizer use in agriculture.
          Our offer
          We offer a position as a PhD student. The salary for PhD research starts at € 2174, – gross per month for the first year and extends to a maximum of € 2779, – gross per month in the fourth
          year (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive fringe benefits.
          Your profile
          We are looking for two enthusiastic PhD students with an open mind, strong communicative qualities and excellent comprehension of English, both in spoken language and in writing.
          Prerequisite for both of the positions is an MSc degree in environmental sciences, hydrology, civil engineering or a related specialization. Candidates should have affinity with conceptual thinking from a holistic view, ample skills in modelling and geo-information systems, and be flexible in acquainting themselves with knowledge from new scientific fields and working in multi-disciplinary teams.
          Information and application
          For more information please contact Dr.Maarten Krol, telephone +31 53 4892615, or prof.dr.ir. ArjenHoekstra, +31 53 4893880.
          The start of the project is as soon as possible.
          Your written application, with a CV and, if applicable, a list of publications and references should be sent before 15 May 2016 through the vacancy website of the University of Twente:

          LSA Seeks Applicants for Summer Internship

          The LSA is seeking applications for the position of student intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the summer 2016 semester (June – August).

          This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital. Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks.

          The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field. Funding is available to support one part-time position @ 32 hours per week (stipend = $5000). In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.

          Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references via e-mail, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” Cover letters and other materials may be addressed to Alyson Reed. The deadline for full consideration is April 15, 2016.

          Head of Matauranga Maori

          For nearly two decades, Te Papa has housed, nurtured and empowered the legacies of Aotearoa and its people. We are built on a foundation of innovation and co-creation – where community and culture  has transformed our history and our heritage into something tangible, something engaging. As our journey continues, we embrace the idea of renewal and the opportunity to once again delve into Aotearoa, its past, present, and future. We pride ourselves on what our predecessors have created, something that is contemporary, cutting-edge, and unique to our country.

          Here is an opportunity that is unlike any other. As our Head of Mātauranga Māori, you’ll play a vital role in the Collections, Research and Engagement Directorate, developing and delivering a sound intellectual and strategic direction for Mātauranga Māori and the management of its exhibitions and collections.

          As Te Papa embarks on a monumental renewal process, you will lead a proposition that drives the further reach of Māori culture and heritage, bringing education and learning within a Māori medium to a place where it is embedded in everyday practice. You will have overarching management across the entire approach, from acquisition policy and risk management to collection and exhibition supervision. Conducting independent research on a regular basis will ensure you are at the forefront of any emerging trends, and with a heavy focus on bringing our collections into the digital era, you’ll create a successful and interactive structure that will enhance our online offering. You will also lead the curatorial team, fostering their creativity and innovative minds, enabling them to bring your strategies and ideas to life.

          Your subject matter expertise is second to none and it’s likely that you have a relevant PhD to your name. You’re one to inspire and mentor, encouraging people to be inventive and imaginative. You have a number of high quality national and international networks with which you can connect to at a curatorial level, and you’re well renowned for your successful and innovative research outputs. That ambassadorial bent of yours will motivate key stakeholders and partnerships as well as the wider community to engage with your concepts, meaning that what we present to Aotearoa and the world is beyond compare.

          Now is your time to bring your exceptional abilities to an organisation that is constantly breaking new ground and will allow you to fully immerse yourself in some of the most amazing work in the world – work that is both tangible and incredibly rewarding.

          If you’re ready to take part in one of the most important and inspiring evolutions in both New Zealand and the museum sector worldwide, we would love to talk to you.

          Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  Applications close 21st March 2016.

          Te Papa
          Job category
          Wellington – Wellington
          Job type
          Ongoing – Full Time
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          Everyday Feminism Seeks Contributing Writer, Pays Up to $150 per Blog Post

          Everyday Feminism, a digital feminist magazine, is currently seeking contributing writers for their blog. They pay $75 per blog post to contributing writers. They pay $150 to “investigative writers.”

          Their goal is “to help people develop a better understanding of how systemic issues of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, ability, size, and other social identities affect them personally and how to address them in their everyday life and communities through an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression framework.

          They get over 4 million visitors a month to their website.

          They pay $75 per blog post, with a bonus for high traffic posts. They also hope to raise their rates when they can.

          According to their application page:

          “We look for 1) expertise in certain issues and 2) online writing ability that matches our unique style. Given the current composition of the team, we are only accepting applications from contributors who have a strong intersectional feminist anti-oppression analysis on disabilities, race, class, queer, trans, work, parenting, and/or organizing-related issues at this time.

          Successful applicants will be expected to write 1-2 posts a month.

          To learn more, visit their website.

          Deep South Challenge Contestable Funding – Request for Proposals

          The Deep South Challenge is pleased to announce its first Contestable Funding round.

          The Deep South Challenge has built an effective Mission-centred core research plan centred on five research programmes:

          1. Engagement
          2. Vision Mātauranga
          3. Impacts and Implications
          4. Earth System Modelling and Prediction
          5. Processes and Observations.

          Contestable funding request for proposals
          In addition to programme-oriented funding, the Deep South is now conducting an open “Contestable Fund” process that invites ideas for focal area-based research aligned to any, including possibly two or more, of the five programmes. More information on the programmes, focal areas, and the contestable funding process can be found in the below documents.

          Deep South Contestable Funding Process

          Deep South Challenge Status Summary

          The deadline for submissions is 6 April, 2016. Please submit all proposals to Emma Hawthorne at Niwa

          REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Te Pūtahitanga Comprehensive Innovation Evaluation

          Deadline for Proposals
          12 Noon, Wednesday 16 March 2016

          Tendering documents

          • Request for Proposals (PDF)

          • Response Form (PDF)

          • Evaluation Brief (PDF)

          If you have any questions or queries please refer them to [email protected]
          Te Pūtahitanga is seeking an experienced evaluator to work with whānau applicants to evaluate the impact of 2014/2015 whānau innovations programmes that are delivered across Te Waipounamu. This evaluation will have a dual purpose, both to evaluate the process of commissioning and supporting success in the context of the Whānau Ora approach. We want to build the capacity of our whānau by ensuring they have the practical skills to plan to continually improve their programmes, so the provider must be able to work closely with whānau, and engage in the process of ako (the reciprocity of knowledge).
          We are looking for evaluators who:

          • Are experienced in developing evaluation plans that are suitable for implementing with whānau initiatives and consistent with a kaupapa Māori approach,

          • Are innovative and are able to adapt their practise to suit the project, not force the projects into a way of working that is not consistent with their kaupapa,

          • Have demonstrated in-depth experience of evaluation processes and practice,

          • Are familiar with the Whānau Ora approach; the Whānau Ora outcomes as expressed by the Whānau Centred Taskforce (2010) and the application of Results Based Accountability,

          • Are trustworthy, transparent, and can work alongside whānau to build capability,

          • Are able to work collaboratively with Māori, and respect the importance of our partnership with the nine iwi of Te Waipounamu (Te Taumata).

          • Are able to reflect our values and philosophy in their work,

          • Understand that you are acting in the best interests of Te Pūtahitanga, and therefore your actions need to enhance (does not compromise) the relationship between the project and the agency,

          • Are excited about social innovation and whānau, hapū, iwi led change initiatives.



          While we value theory, in this evaluation we are not looking for a highly theoretical proposal, we are looking for a practical evaluation that can be implemented alongside our whānau initiatives. We prefer not to have overseas evaluation models, but rather a local approach that reflects the dynamics of whānau, ground up innovation and the importance of intergenerational outcomes and cultural revitalisation.
          This is an opportunity to contribute to building the knowledge base in understanding innovative and self-determining approaches to whānau wellbeing. In many of the projects, the agency is working in uncharted waters supporting innovation, social enterprise and whānau transformation from the ground up. It is an exciting time for whānau development in Te Waipounamu. It is envisaged that the outputs from this work will:

          • Contribute to the wider understanding of Whānau Ora, how investment in whānau brings about sustainable change and how this is best distributed,

          • Provide guidance to Te Pūtahitanga about how they can best support innovation and social enterprise in the context of the Whānau Ora approach,

          • Assist stakeholders to understand what it means to build whānau capability and how they can design and fund projects that will achieve this,

          • Bring clarity and understanding with regard the dynamic interaction of the whole of investment.
          A BIT ABOUT US
          Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu was launched in July 2014 as the South Island Commissioning Agency for Whānau Ora. Te Pūtahitanga has implemented an
          innovative approach to bringing about Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu. The name, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, represents the convergence of the rivers of Te Waipounamu, bringing sustenance to the people, and reflecting the partnership’s founding principle of whanaungatanga.

          Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu represents a legal partnership of Nga Iwi o Te Waipounamu – the nine iwi of the South Island. It is a unique initiative – the first time, ever, that the nine iwi have come together for a common cause. Te Pūtahitanga is a partnership between the nine Iwi of Te Waipounamu: Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Rangitāne and Ngāti Rarua.

          Over the next three years, we will invest up to $15 million in bold approaches to building sustainable whānau capability. We believe in flax roots innovation and whānau writing their own futures. As the commissioning agency for the South Island Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is dedicated to the fulfilment of the Whānau Ora Outcomes, namely that whānau within Te Waipounamu are:

          • Self-managing;

          • Living healthy lifestyles;

          • Participating fully in society;

          • Confidently participating in Te Ao Māori;

          • Economically secure and successfully involved in wealth creation; and

          • Cohesive, nurturing and resilient.

          Visit website for more information.

          Resource Developer [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

          Huia (NZ) Limited

          Closing Date : 04 Mar 2016

          Titiro mai! Kei te kimihia e Huia Publishers he tangata, kei a ia anō ngā pūmanawa, pūkenga, mōhiotanga hoki e tika ana mō ēnei tūranga mahi.

          Huia (NZ) Ltd has a vision to deliver leading edge educational resources and to ensure that Māori stories and perspectives have a place in both local and international literature. We are now seeking new talent to ensure our vision continues to be achieved.

          Resource Developer [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

          Creativity, innovation, collaboration, Māori language proficiency and practitioner experience are essential competencies for this role. You will be a member of a team that conceptualises and champions educational resources across multiple platforms within both the Māori and English Medium sectors. Huia produces educational resources by ensuring effective relationships with a range of external providers are both developed and maintained. The ability to critique and provide constructive feedback to our providers is a key element to the success of our resources.

          Application information

          If you have admired Huia’s contribution to publishing and would like to be part of this small yet progressive company, we look forward to receiving your application.

          Please go to www.qjumpers.co.nz for both a role description and to submit your application.

          Applications close Friday 4th March 2016. Please click here to view the job description.


          Teaching Fellow

          University of Waikato, School of Māori and Pacific Development

          Closing Date : 07 Mar 2016

          Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao / School of Māori and Pacific Development

          Kei te kimi Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, the School of Māori and Pacific Development, i ētehi kaitono, he pukenga kounga nui mō te whakaako ki te taumata whare wānanga, he matatau hoki ki Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga Māori.

          Me whai Tohu Paerua, wheako rānei ki taua reanga; me ngā taunahatanga o te whakaako ki ngā taumata o te Paetahi me te Paerua; tae noa ki ngā pukenga o te manaaki ākonga; ka mutu kia whai wāhi anō ki ngā whakahaeretanga o te kura.

          Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao offers a wide range of papers which build on tradition while responding to contemporary issues. Academic staff of the school are respected leaders in their fields at all levels holding iwi/Māori national and international profiles. We are distinctive in that we actively promote Māori, Pacific and indigenous people’s cultural and development issues through our teaching, research, conferences and publications.

          We are seeking applicants with proven high quality teaching skills at tertiary level with strong knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

          You will be suitably qualified with a Masters degree or equivalent professional experience, with demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate level, and have the ability to provide student support while contributing to the administration of the school.

          Current salary range for Teaching Fellows is NZ$62,147 to NZ$88,684 per year. Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and skills.

          For more information about the School please visit: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd/

          This position is fixed term July 2016 to November 2016.

          Closing date: 7 March 2016 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 360053 For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz


          Whakauae Pae Tawhiti Scholarship Programme

          Whakauae Research Services Ltd (Whakauae) is the only iwi-owned and mandated health research centre in Aotearoa. Since its establishment, Whakauae has gained a reputation for conducting high quality health research that makes a difference for Māori; building the capability of Māori communities to drive their own research agendas, and building the Māori health research workforce.

          To further progress their aims of developing Māori health research capacity, in 2016 Whakauae will offer post-graduate research scholarships to support Māori students interested in pursuing a career in health research, where health is understood in its broadest sense. These scholarships are offered as part of Ngati Hauiti’s broader Pae Tawhiti Scholarship Programme and will be known as the Whakauae Pae Tawhiti Scholarships for Māori Health Research. Applicants for the scholarships should be enrolled in a Masters (by thesis) or PhD programme that will contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi. They encourage applications from students who are engaged in academic study and research activity that aligns to the broad streams of Whakauae’s work programme, namely health services, community development and public health research. They are particularly interested in applications from those who affiliate to Ngāti Hauiti or the wider confederated iwi of Mōkai Pātea including Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāti Tamakōpiri and Ngāi Te Ohuake. However applications from Māori who whakapapa to other rohe will also be considered.

          Value and No. of recipients:
          Two (2) scholarships at $25,000 per year for PhD study
          One (1) scholarship at $10,000 per year for Master’s study.

          The scholarships will be for a maximum of three years up to and including 2018. Successful applicants may also be entitled to receive a contribution to university fees, attendance at a relevant conference or Whakauae sponsored event, and production costs for the thesis (if applicable) up to a maximum of 40% of the value of the scholarship.

          Applications close at 4.30 pm, Friday, 1 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2016. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.maorieducation.org.nz/images/scholarships/2016paetawhitiapp.pdf

          Work Opportunity: Experienced Evaluator for Consultancy Role

          • Evaluation and research role
          • Use your relationship and time management skills
          • Work on a variety of projects, for a range of clients
          • Join a flexible, hard-working and committed team
          • Help us to make a difference

          Are you looking for a new challenge? Allen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluator to join our team. We need a person with extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation methods and approaches. We are seeking candidates with the ability to plan, manage and implement evaluation projects and clearly communicate findings to a range of audiences. Knowledge of and experience in kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation is an advantage.

          We are a consultancy company that services government, NGO and private sector clients. Our projects can be long or short term. They can be individual or team-based. They may involve working in-house with a client or at our offices. Our people are flexible, hard-working and committed. They know how to work with pace. They never lose sight of quality. They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure a project’s success.

          We are looking for people who will fit in, who have experience in managing and delivering projects, and who can capably handle working on multiple streams of work. We are also looking for people who can be “thrown in the deep end” and work with our clients to identify their needs and deliverables.

          Come join us if you are:

          • Experienced in undertaking high quality evaluations and research
          • Have a high ability to self-manage and to manage multiple pieces of work at once
          • Able to lead projects, and work successfully within a team
          • Have experience in managing diverse relationships and a strong client focus

          Applicants for the role must have 5+ years’ experience.

          All applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the position description, please email Philippa Tinetti or call 04 890 7300.

          To apply please email a cover letter and your CV to Philippa at the above address.

          Applications close at 5pm Monday 29 February 2016. Interviews are likely to be held on 3 and 4 March 2016.

          ‘Antarctica Online’, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

          Featuring lectures that were filmed on the Ice, this course examines contemporary Antarctic scientific research, placing it in a wider scientific, historical, social and cultural context and includes 5 two-week modules called:

          ·         Antarctic Science History

          ·         Geology of Antarctica

          ·         Investigating the Deep South

          ·         The Governance of Antarctica

          ·         Antarctic Arts & Communication

          To get a taste of what the course is about, please take a look at the promotional video.

          To enrol go to http://cce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/443-antarctica-online. Or to enrol by phone +64-4 463 6556


          Otago Polytechnic

          Closing Date : 12 Feb 2016


          We are seeking an inspirational leader as our new Kaitohutohu, to take Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago to new heights in our quest to meet the vocational education needs and aspirations of Māori in our community, and throughout New Zealand.

          Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago is one of New Zealand’s top performing educational institutions. As Kaitohutohu you will be a member of the Polytechnic Leadership Team, holding a key leadership position in ensuring that our commitment to our Māori learners is embedded into our strategies, programmes and practices.

          You will be responsible for working collaboratively with Otago Polytechnic, Kā Papatipu Rúnaka o Araiteuru and the Māori community to achieve our aspirations for Māori educational achievement.

          As a strategic thinker, you’ll support, coach and partner our staff to ensure our Māori Strategic Framework is actioned within teaching and learning, and service provisions; and that we deliver on the aspirations and objectives encapsulated within that Strategic Framework.

          Along with a demonstrated record of outstanding leadership and management, preferably within a tertiary educational context, you’ll have academic qualifications at a level appropriate to the role, preferably at post graduate level. You will have a high level of competency in Te Reo Māori and Tikaka, and proven experience working within a kaupapa Māori framework, as well as being knowledgeable of vocational education and training and of the NZ tertiary sector.

          For further information, please email Cheryl Moeke HR Services Manager or call (03) 471 6875 (DDI). For a position description and to apply visit the Otago Polytechnic website and click on Job Vacancies.

          Applications close Friday 12 February 2016.


          Rangahau Māori Research Development position

          Unitec (Auckland)
          Closing date: 17 January 2016

          Senior Māori Historian/Content Editor

          Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Wellington)
          Closing date: 15 January 2016

          PhD Thesis in Criminology Scholarship

          As part of a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington offers one PhD Thesis in Criminology Scholarship. The thesis will examine issues of human rights, culture and criminal justice. In particular, the thesis will focus upon how Māori understand and facilitate human rights in relation to either offenders/prisoners or children in trouble. It is hoped that the work will chart positive cultures and practices.

          Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the Criminology PhD programme. Māori students and those with an interest in critical qualitative methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply.
          Number of awards offered: One
          Total value: $25,000 plus tuition fees.
          Tenure of award: Commencement date in early 2016 is negotiable. The PhD must be completed by May 2019.
          Closing date for applications: Friday 29 January 2016.

          How do students apply? Applicants should send the following to Elizabeth Stanley:
          ·         CV (including contact details of 2 referees)
          ·         A short summary of how they would like to position the PhD thesis (1-2 pages)
          ·         An example of previous written work (5-10 pages)
          For any other enquiries on the scholarship or the wider project, please contact Dr Stanley, holder of the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, on the above email address.

          Seeking Expressions of Interest for Research Fellows

          The University of Auckland Business School is seeking expressions of interest from Post-doctoral research active candidates to appoint as Research Fellows in the following areas related to Māori and Pacific issues:
          1. Information Systems & Operations Management
          2. Accounting & Finance
          3. Economics
          4. Property
          5. Marketing
          6. Commercial Law

          Candidates ideally possess, or are in the process of achieving, some proficiency in te reo and/or a Pacific language, and are committed to making a difference to Māori and Pacific through education and research. Candidates will have completed a PhD (or be in the final stages of completing one) in one of the fields of research areas above, or in an allied field, with an established publication record. Candidates must be committed to developing their skills as a career academic within the Business School. Roles will report to the appropriate Head of Department according to areas of academic expertise, and departmental mentors will be assigned. These positions are for a two year fixed term appointment.

          This is an exciting opportunity for people who show the capacity and desire to develop a strong national and international teaching and publication record in Māori and Pacific business issues and who are committed to working with iwi and relevant practitioner communities. You may already have experience teaching at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level and have the ability to proactively initiate opportunities for postgraduate co-supervision. Although teaching experience is desirable it is not an essential requirement. An understanding of equity issues in New Zealand, especially with relation to Māori and Pacific peoples; as well as an understanding and awareness of the University’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the Equity Policy is essential.

          Candidates should submit the following (combined in one document):
          ·         Cover letter (including your area of discipline)
          ·         Curriculum vitae
          ·         Research statement, including a plan for building a solid, collaborative research platform
          ·         Teaching portfolio, evaluations and philosophy (if applicable)

          Expressions of interest close 31 January 2016 and please submit your application to Beata Stus-Greig, HR Advisor

          NPM PhD Scholarship

          An opportunity to apply for a PhD has recently been announced. Applications close Friday, 22 January, 2016.

          The project will based out of the Department of Social & Community Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and is supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). The supervisors will be Associate Professor Janet Lynn Fanslow from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh from the Department of Sociology, and Director of NPM.

          Expressions of interest are currently being sought.  Interested potential students will need, in the first instance, to establish their potential  for pursuing a PhD in this area by submitting:

          1.   An up-to-date academic transcript.
          2.   An example of academic writing.
          3.   A proposed area of study aligned to this research.

          For further information and to apply please see https://www.findathesis.auckland.ac.nz/research-entry/10339796

          The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

          The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund (NZFFF) was established in 1991 to promote friendly relations between the peoples of New Zealand and France.

          It has Boards in New Zealand and France, which meet annually to award grants to projects which meet the Fund’s philosophy of promoting friendly relations and understanding. The scholarship is for masters or doctoral study and is intended to be a reciprocal arrangement with a high calibre French student studying in New Zealand and a high calibre New Zealand student travelling to France.

          Eligibility: Candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship tenable in France must be New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree of a high standard from a New Zealand university

          Value: A one-off grant of NZ$25,000.00

          Closing Date: 31 December 2015

          Application: Read the regulations.pdf (83KB), download and complete the Application Form (73kb), and send to

          Embassy of France

          Cultural and Scientific Service

          Level 13, Sovereign House

          34-42 Manners Street

          PO Box 11 281


          Enquiries about the scholarships should be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]

          NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse Research Fellow

          The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is advertising for a Research Fellow.

          This role provides an opportunity to support development of the NZFVC research platform, in conjunction with the NZFVC Co-Directors.

          The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

          Key activities of this role include:

          • Supporting the Co-Directors to meet current research objectives and to develop an ongoing programme of research
          • Managing assigned tasks and working to high standards to enhance the research team performance
          • Contributing to the research team decisions about strategic research issues.

          Specific tasks may include:

          • Research study design
          • Preparation of research grant and ethics applications
          • Data and data management
          • Data analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
          • Writing of research reports, issues papers, and journal articles as required.

          This is a fixed term position for 20 hours per week for 18 months.

          Applications close on Saturday 28 November 2015. Further information, the role description and details of how to apply are available on the Seek website.

          Motu Thesis Scholarship

          Applications for the Motu Thesis Scholarship are now open.

          Every year, Motu offers a one-year scholarship to a promising university student of Māori descent planning to work on an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis on an applied topic preferably in economics, or some other social science, and preferably using a quantitative methodology. The value of the scholarship is $10,000.

          Through this scholarship, we hope to enhance Māori research capacity and encourage students of Māori descent to develop an interest in researching topics relevant to public policy development.

          If you are interested, please check out this information sheet  and ask your tutor to fill in the reference report.

          The deadline for scholarship applications is in December each year; in 2015 the deadline is 16 December. If you are interested in getting more info on this scholarship, email Isabelle Sin.


          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Māori and Indigenous Law

          University of Canterbury

          Closing Date : 15 Nov 2015

          School of Law, College of Business and Law

          • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0FTE)
          • Continuing (ie permanent) position

          Te Kura Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, UC is committed to graduating ākonga who demonstrate bicultural competence and confidence, are aware of and understand biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to law.

          To achieve this we are seeking an outstanding academic to enrich the teaching programme in the areas of Māori and Indigenous Law. The role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor provides the opportunity to work with the School’s staff to develop teaching and learning in the areas of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Indigenous Legal Issues as well as any other area of law, and to contribute more generally to the School’s implementation of the UC bicultural competence and confidence graduate attribute. The successful candidate will be expected to:

          • Undertake high quality research, scholarly publishing, teaching and other services for the School to enhance the School’s research and teaching capacity in Māori and Indigenous Law and other subject areas relevant to the Law School.
          • In conjunction with other members of the School, lead the development of responsive practice to achieve the bicultural competence and confidence attribute.
          • Lead and partake in legal research that is collaborative and strengthens Māori development aspirations.
          • Develop initiatives to assist the School with attracting and retaining Māori students.

          In addition, appointments at and above Senior lecturer level will be expected to:

          • Participate in strategic planning in the School.
          • Attract external research funding.
          • Recruit and supervise postgraduate students.

          For more information and a position description click here

          Project Leader Social Innovation (Māori)

          Innovate Change is a social innovation agency that uses creative and participatory approaches to design, deliver and review policies, programmes and services that improve health, wellbeing and social outcomes. We have recently reviewed our team and we are moving towards a core team structure that has a full time Director, a full time Support Co-ordinator , and four Project Leader Social Innovation roles – each with a specialism of either Design; Research; Te Reo me one Tikanga Māori; or Health and Social Care. We’ll continue to have a team of Senior Associate roles, too. We have most of these people, but we need a new person with Te Reo me ona Tikanga Māori to lead social innovation projects and build our cultural competence and responsiveness to rangatahi, whānau and iwi.

          View the position description here and the application details here.

          Cultural Sociology Editorial Team

          The British Sociological Association and SAGE, joint owners of the journal, would like to hear from Editorial Teams interested in editing the journal Cultural Sociology, for a 5-year period from April 2016 to March 2021.

          Please see the full Call for Expressions of Interest for further details.  Deadline for initial Expressions of Interest: Monday, 16 November 2015, 17:00 GMT

          Work Opportunity: Research & Evaluation Manager

          Job description
          Great Potentials Foundation works in low-income New Zealand communities, helping to unleash the potential of children, young people and families. With a 25 year track record, Great Potentials empowers over 4,500 people across New Zealand every year to improve their academic outcomes and life prospects. We do this through three proven programmes: Family Service Centres, HIPPY and MATES.We are looking for a Research & Evaluation Manager to work closely with Senior Management to lead Great Potentials Foundation’s research and evaluation agenda, and conduct research and evaluation across all of our programmes. This is a brand new, full-time role, reporting to the CEO. You will be an important part of a small, dynamic team with ambitious goals.Key responsibilities will include:
          • Designing and implementing research and evaluation plans and projects, in collaboration with Great Potentials Foundation Management and Programme Directors
          • Translating and disseminating research and evaluation in a relevant and meaningful way
          • Supporting the mission and vision of Great Potentials by:
            • identifying and implementing tools (including an electronic case management system), processes and training to optimise the management and use of data
            • monitoring relevant national and international initiatives, trends, innovations and best practices
            • facilitating the alignment of Great Potentials Foundation’s activities with the relevant evidence base, emerging trends, and relevant literature

          The ideal candidate will have:

          • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least five years’ relevant work experience
          • Expertise in conducting and leading qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
          • Experience with facilitating planning and strategic thinking processes
          • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners
          • Ability to interpret data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation
          • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
          • Strong organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously

          For more information about our work please see our website: www.greatpotentails.org.nz

          Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 October 2015.
          How to apply
          Please send your CV to [email protected]


          Pou Hononga – Māori Economy – NIWA

          NIWA is New Zealand’s leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services, specialising in atmospheric, climate, freshwater and marine research, with more than 600 staff in 15 sites around New Zealand.

          We are seeking a dynamic professional to drive opportunities and growth throughout the Māori economy. This is a senior role with influence and opportunity to work with science teams across NIWA and engage and add value to the Māori business sector.

          This position is integral to the development of a portfolio of Māori economic development projects and will develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in the Māori business sector, grow new business opportunities, develop proposals and negotiate contracts with clients and ensure that our services surpass client expectations.

          You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in resource management or environmental science. Specialist knowledge and expertise relevant to Māori interests in aquaculture, fisheries, water, climate issues for Māori agribusiness in the primary sector would be an advantage.

          You will have strong business networks, experience working with Māori in commercial settings, and a sound understanding of tikanga Māori. Fluency in Te Reo Māori would be desirable. You will have demonstrated capability in fostering and growing revenue opportunities, and delivering benefit to key stakeholders. You will have significant experience in building multi-disciplinary project teams and managing large and complex projects.

          Working with NIWA staff throughout the country, the preferred location for this position is Wellington but this is negotiable.

          NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits, free parking and an attractive waterfront location at Greta Point.

          Position description

          Māori and Communities – University leadership role

          Lincoln University

          Closing Date : 05 Oct 2015

          Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university – with research and teaching focused on three global challenges, namely to: feed the world, protect the future, live well.

          Based on the Te Waihora campus in Lincoln, Canterbury, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori and Communities is a varied and challenging position, and an integral part of a committed Executive Leadership Team which reports to the Vice-Chancellor.

          This role provides strategic leadership and guidance on Lincoln’s on-going and evolving partnerships and relationships with iwi, Māori and other key stakeholder communities.

          Māori land and primary sector assets are key economic resources for Māori as individuals, whanau, hapu and Iwi and will continue to contribute to growing a diverse and thriving New Zealand economy. A thriving land-based economy offers Māori communities increased opportunities for social, cultural and economic transformation. Lincoln University is committed to being a key enabler of Māori relevant teaching and research to underpin this transformation.

          Lincoln University is looking for someone with energy and drive to implement the University’s overarching Whenua Strategy, which informs both the internal and external strategy for education, research and relationships with Māori communities.

          You will need to be able to demonstrate your success in seeking out opportunities to partner with Iwi and Māori on educational, research and commercial initiatives.

          To be successful in this position you will:

          • Be an experienced senior leader with strong management skills
          • Be a strategic thinker with the ability to inspire and motivate.
          • Have the skills to build positive, open relationships across a dynamic, challenging and complex environment
          • Be a natural communicator with an affinity for connecting and engaging with people
          • Be someone with sound commercial and strong business acumen, and an understanding of the importance of education and research.

          For confidential enquiries please contact Janyne Morrison on 021 659 546.

          To apply for this exciting leadership opportunity please go to http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Lincoln-Home/About-Lincoln/Working-at-Lincoln/Job-Vacancies/Management-vacancies/Deputy-Vice-Chacellor-Maori-and-Communities-/

          All applications must include a covering letter, completed application form and CV.

          Applications must be received by 12.00 midday on Monday 5 October 2015.

          Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.


          Opportunity for senior evaluator

          Allen + Clarke is seeking to fill a permanent senior evaluator position within its Wellington-based organisation. Depending on the number of applicants, the closing date for applications is 5pm 23 September 2015.

          Allen + Clarke is a Wellington-based consultancy that specialises in policy and regulatory development and implementation, programme and project management, the provision of secretariat services and undertaking reviews and evaluations.

          Established in 2000, Allen + Clarke is a medium sized business with 32 employees. It contracts to government, non-government and private sector agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

          The ideal person for the senior evaluator position would be someone:

          • with consultancy/practitioner experience
          • with experience working in Maori/Pasifika settings
          • who values, and can contribute to, a shared-learning environment

          Alternately, Allen + Clarke is offering an opportunity for someone who is an emerging evaluator and is seeking to establish themselves as a senior evaluator, over time.  Allen + Clarke offers a supported learning environment and access to evaluation, research and policy experience.

          Further information on our work is available on our website: http://www.allenandclarke.co.nz/

          Please address your application (including all supporting information) to:

          Contact person:  Philippa Tinetti

          Subject line:  Allen + Clarke – senior evaluator position

          Email address: [email protected]

          Opportunity: Evaluation Specialist – NZ Sport Group

          • Build a New, Robust Evaluation Framework

          • Influence Strategy and Improved Sporting Outcomes for NZ

          • Fantastic Work Environment

          Sport is integral to New Zealand’s culture and way of life. The Sport NZ Group is proud to be leading the charge in the creation of a world-leading sport system in New Zealand – from “grass roots” through to high performance sport. With a revised Sport NZ Group Strategic Plan, including a new Community Sport Strategy that has participants at the centre, we are now seeking an accomplished Evaluation specialist to join us at this exciting time.

          In this new role, you will report to a fantastic manager, and work in a highly engaged and motivated team. Your role will be to develop the principles for, establish the framework of and then operationally run, a new Evaluation framework for the group, focussing on a range of work programmes, taking an organisation wide portfolio view, while also understanding linkages and influencing outcomes with stakeholder organisations and their own frameworks.

          You will ensure progress against strategic priorities is evidence based and allows for continuous improvement. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, with third party contracted suppliers and the leadership team. This will be a very satisfying role, a chance to add real value.

          To be considered for this role, you will ideally be tertiary qualified. You must have a strong, successful background in Evaluation, where you can demonstrate capability in the embedding of an effective Evaluation framework, in another relevant environment. You must have skills in planning, managing and prioritising, to produce quality results, and the ability to establish evidence based systems, methodologies and tools. You must have strong written skills and the ability to influence outcomes via others.

          Please make contact quickly.

          Contact Kurt Hollis, 04 499 7849

          Email your CV to [email protected]

          Opportunity: Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration (Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University)

          The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration. The successful candidate will serve concurrently as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration. Founded in 1998, ISIM provides balanced, interdisciplinary analysis of the complicated issues raised by international migration. It also houses the graduate Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies and mid-career professional Certificate in International Migration Studies.
          Rank will be at the associate or full professor level. The position is open as to discipline, but the expectation is that the position will be held by a scholar with a distinguished record of publication in the social sciences (such as anthropology, demography, economics, history, political science or sociology). The Herzberg Professor will be a scholar of international reputation, with an exceptional record of research and teaching in the international migration and refugee field and with the requisite managerial and entrepreneurial skills expected of a research program director. Scholars whose work speaks to contemporary policy concerns are also encouraged to apply.
          Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link:


          For information on the Institute for the Study of International Migration, please visit the website. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Olivia Payne, Manager of Faculty Affairs. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Susan Martin.


          Opportunity: Consulting – evaluation of capacity building (Fiji, Kiribati and Vanuatu)

          The UNICEF Pacific office is looking to engage a consultant/institution to determine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of UNICEF capacity building of police on child protection in Fiji, Kiribati, and Vanuatu with regards to the ability of those police forces to sustain and strengthen protection of child victims, witnesses and offenders.

          The evaluation will be led and managed by UNICEF Pacific in collaboration with the Fiji Police, Kiribati Police and Vanuatu Police.

          A detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this consultancy can be obtained via email

          Applications must be submitted via email no later than 7 August 2015.

          Please visit the website for details.

           Lecturer – Criminology & Gender Studies-1501260


          As a Lecturer within the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work you will contribute to the gender studies curriculum and core teaching elements of undergraduate criminology.

          You will be positioned within a strong and forward-looking department which is dedicated to excellence in social scientific research and education. You will be required to teach and develop curriculum in both gender studies and criminology, carry out a programme of independent research and supervise postgraduate student research.

          This position will cover elements of both introductory criminology as well as teaching a specialist field in feminist criminology. Accordingly, any candidate that can teach into both areas of the curriculum will be welcomed whether their background is in critical approaches to criminology or gender studies.

          It would be advantageous to be able to demonstrate strong skills and research interests in one or more areas of gender and crime. This could include areas such as Justice Institutions, prisons or human trafficking, among others.

          It is expected that candidates will either have, or will be close to completing, a PhD.

          You would need to be available to teach in Semester 1, 2016 and would need to take up the position no later than February 1st, 2016.

          Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Hugh Campbell, Head of Department, Sociology, Gender and Social Work.

          Applications quoting reference number 1501260 will close on Friday, 4 September 2015.

          For more information please visit our website via the link https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501260&lang=en

          Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Psychology

          The Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research is recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (or Assistant/Associate Professor) in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Applications close 17 July 2015.

          For more information, click on this link: http://www.psychoneuroxy.com/announcement,a1000.html

          With kind regards,


          Taciano L. Milfont, Ph.D.


          Acting Director

          Centre of Applied Cross-cultural Research / Pae Rangahau Tauhokai Ahurea

          Associate Editor, International Perspectives in Psychology

          School of Psychology | Victoria University of Wellington | PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand | t: +64 4 463 6398 | f: +64 4 463 5402 | e:[email protected]


          Looking for frameworks that WORK: Natural resources and decision making

          We are doing a global review on decision support tools/conceptual frameworks that have been SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED to natural resources issues at any scale, from local to international.
          These frameworks should:
          1) consider a range of values of both non-market (e.g. cultural values, recreation, species conservation, etc.) and market values; and
          2) ideally, integrate these values by exploring trade-offs among them.

          The examples should have DEMONSTRATED their usefulness/real impact through a change in thinking, change in practice or change in policy around natural resources to a REAL CASE at ANY SCALE.
          The examples can be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

          ***If you would like to share an example, please email the full reference (Author, year, name of publication) to [email protected] by Monday 1st June 2015***

          Peer-reviewed and unpublished sources are welcome.

          For those who contributed, we will share the compiled list of references in a PDF once ready and acknowledge accordingly.

          Thank you and looking forward to hearing back from you,
          Sandra Velarde, Scion Research

           te wiki o te reo maori

          Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015: The theme is Ngā Mātua / Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā Mātua

          Does your field of research cover Aotearoa’s Maori families and the use of

          eSocSci Website –  Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2015

          We need a te reo Māori speaker to help us translate the front page only of the eSocSci website (about a dozen words) for Te Wiki o te reo Māori by July 22nd. Contact Andrea or Rhiannon.




































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