Professor of Human Geography and Planning

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Social Sciences and Social Care,Human and Social Geography

Short info about job

Salary: AU$171,085
£104,875.11 converted salary* plus 17% superannuation.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1304 4287933

Fax: +44-1507 1067565

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Professor of Human Geography and Planning. Terms and conditions vacancy

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 at the University 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 Professor of Human Geography and Planning provides leadership in world-class research and teaching in human geography and planning at the University. The Professor will contribute to the strategic direction and the research productivity of the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the School through developing outcome-focused research teams, scholarly publications, research grants, external partnerships and public engagement. 

Specifically, the Professor of Human Geography and Planning is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic leadership in the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences.
  • Leading high-quality, collaborative research of international standing and impact, secure competitive funding, publish results and ensure its effective translation, and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion.
  • Providing leadership, direct collaborative research programs and develop productive research teams across the School of Land and Food.
  • Driving nationally recognised excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate student learning through scholarly leadership and high quality teaching
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of productive and effective local, national and international networks within the Discipline, Faculty and relevant interdisciplinary domains, professions, industry and the wider community
  • Advancing the profile and prospects of human geography and planning within the University and provide leadership to meet the strategic goals of the Discipline, Faculty and University 

You will be employed on an ongoing full time basis. 

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in human geography or a related field.
  • An outstanding record in, and continuing commitment to, internationally recognised research that has made innovative, distinguished and sustained contributions to human geography, planning or a related field, as demonstrated by high-quality and high-impact research outputs, and success in securing competitive funding.
  • An outstanding record of research higher degree student supervision and completions.
  • An outstanding record in learning and teaching delivery, development, administration, and scholarship in human geography, planning or a related field.
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster excellence in research, teaching, and public and professional engagement.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills with a strong record in team building, collegiality and collaboration.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills; ability to negotiate with senior representatives of organisations; and ability to promote the Discipline, School, Faculty and University to other organisations and the wider community. 

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level E and will have a total remuneration package of $200,169 comprising base salary of $171,085 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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