Stuart Chair of Science Communication

Centre for Science Communication Dunedin, New Zealand

Applications are invited for an appointment to the Stuart Chair of Science Communication, the endowed foundation Professor of a newly formed Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago. The Centre is administratively located in the Division of Sciences but will have strong links to the other three academic divisions. The Chair will be the senior academic leader and Director of the Centre, charged with its national and international development and with ensuring that the Centre is committed to excellence in all its activities.

The successful appointee will be passionate about communicating science and its promotion and popularisation in the community. They will have an exemplary international research reputation, a capacity to provide academic vision and strategic leadership, and the ability to work with staff from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. It is expected that links with other academic units throughout the University will be initiated and fostered, and that strong associations with the appointee’s primary research area will be maintained to promote continued scholarship there as well as publications directed at science communication.

Further information about the University of Otago can be found at

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Vernon Squire, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sciences, Tel +64 3 479 7977, Email [email protected].

Reference Number: A06/214.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2007.

Application Information

With each application you must include an application form, an EEO Information Statement, a covering letter, contact details for three referees and one copy of your full curriculum vitae. For an application form, EEO Information Statement and a full job description go to: Alternatively, contact the Human Resources Division, Tel +64 3 479 8269, Fax +64 3 479 8279, Email [email protected].

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.