Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (A459-07J)

Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


We are seeking an individual to join our GIS team, which is a key strategic area for our Department, and an area of rapid growth in student numbers. Applicants will ideally have a record of research in an area that complements our current research profile (which is themed around clusters in Environment and Health, Earth Atmosphere Processes, and Culture and Society), and of excellent teaching and graduate student supervision.

Our Department has a curriculum pathway in GIS, as part of a range of research and teaching interests across geography, and a growing proportion of income derived from externally-funded research. GIS underpins various threads of our research, and there remains considerable potential for further development. In the area of GIS, we have strong technical staff support, a growing reputation for excellent graduates, and well-maintained Departmental lab facilities.

This position offers a significant opportunity for an individual seeking a position in an established programme but with opportunity to initiate new developments.

The position is available immediately.

More information on our teaching and research is available on our website, and further information can be obtained from Head of Department, Associate Professor Wendy Lawson (

For detailed information and to apply on line visit


Closing date: 8th February 2008


Dr Jamie Pearce

GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography,

University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wananga O Waitaha,

Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Tel: +64 (0) 3 364 2987 x7943