Associate Professor of Conservation and Planning

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Physical and Environmental Sciences,Environmental Sciences,Architecture, Building and Planning,Urban and Rural Planning

Short info about job

Salary: AU$112,184 to AU$147,085
£68,768.79 to £90,163.11 converted salary* plus 17% superannuation.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1268 1637481

Fax: +44-1363 3521362

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Associate Professor of Conservation and Planning. Terms and conditions vacancy

(Interested candidates who are Senior Lecturers in this field (Level C) are encouraged to apply). 

The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. Ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities globally and in the top 10 Australian research universities, the University has a reputation for excellence in learning, teaching and research. 

The School of Land and Food is a vibrant centre of world-class teaching and research, responding to the world’s pressing need to sustain people and nature into the future. Bringing together strongly interconnected expertise in geography, spatial science, agricultural science and food systems, the School provides a unique opportunity to create solutions for difficult problems and contribute to global food security, resource efficiency, nature conservation and sustainable development. 

The role of Associate Professor of Conservation and Planning provides strategic leadership in world-class research and teaching for the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the School. The Associate Professor will undertake high-quality, collaborative research of international standing and impact; undertake scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching; and collaborate with external partners to further University contributions in conservation and planning.

Specifically, the Associate Professor of Conservation and Planning is responsible for:

  • Making a substantial and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertaking high-quality research of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level C/D.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the Discipline.
  • Provide academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and learning and teaching.
  • Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community. 

You will be employed on a ongoing full time  basis. 

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • A substantial record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, and sustained contributions to the field of Conservation and Planning, demonstrated by a very strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • A substantial record of successful research higher degree student supervision and completions.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement and leadership in University-level teaching and learning.
  • Proven ability as an academic leader, with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships, and capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching.
  • A demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive links locally, nationally and internationally with the profession and wider community. 

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level C/D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $172,089 comprising a base salary range of $112,184 to $147,085 plus 17% superannuation. 

For further information about this position please contact Associate Professor Michael Lockwood, Head of Discipline, Geography and Spatial Sciences, [email protected] / 03 6226 2834. 

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description and information package for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website. 

Applications close Friday, 15 September 2017 and applications for this position should be made via the University of Tasmania website at

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