12 Jan 2018

Fixed-term Research Fellow (School of Social Sciences)

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland University

Job Description

Two-year Fixed-Term Post-Doctoral Fellowship from 1st July 2018 until 30th June 2020

Political Communication/Science Communication

School of Social Sciences, The University of Auckland

With funding from the George Mason Centre for the Environment, this project seeks to solve two of the most vexing problems facing the science of sustainability and conservation—1) public misunderstanding of ecological science and 2) disengagement and lack of support for key sustainability policies and practices. The post-doctoral fellow will work with the principal investigator and the research team to design and implement a series of studies to understand and bridge the knowledge and engagement gap related to marine ecosystem science, conservation, and policy. S/he will help design and develop studies, including producing scientifically-based multimedia products and test them for effectiveness in conveying ecological understandings and for generating support for sustainable policies and solutions. The experiments will provide insights about how people consume science-based media, the gaps in understandings, and will inform future science communication.

We seek suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term post-doctoral candidate commencing July 2018.

The successful applicant will also be expected to lecture at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in workshops.

We welcome applicants’ thoughts about how they can best contribute to our programme.


Terminal degree (e.g., PhD) at time of appointment (June 2018) in relevant field (communication, social sciences, politics, humanities, law, policy, other relevant field).


Applications close Monday 15th March, 2018. All applications must be made online.

For further information, please contact Dr Maria Armoudian (m.armoudian@auckland.ac.nz).

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How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 19519. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Monday 15th March 2018.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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