Dunedin, New Zealand

Lecturer – Science Communication
(Confirmation Path)


Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Science Communication to teach science communication at postgraduate level and to develop a strong research programme in some aspect of science communication. The Centre for Science Communication offers a Master of Science Communication (MSciComm) degree in three streams: popularizing science, science and natural history filmmaking, and creative nonfiction writing. The successful candidate should have expertise in one or more of those areas. Favourable consideration may be given to candidates with a doctorate in science communication and evident familiarity with the theory of science communication.

The position will be offered as a confirmation-path (tenure track) position at the level of Lecturer. The successful candidate is expected to take up duties no later than 1 February 2010, but preferably earlier.

Further information may be obtained from:
Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Lloyd Davis, Director, Centre for Science Communication, Tel 64 3 479 7654, Fax 64 3 479 7584, Email lloyd

[dot] davis [at] otago [dot] ac [dot] nz

Applications quoting reference number A09/104 close on Thursday 15 October 2009.

Application Information

Send applications to the Human Resources Division, Email, Fax 03 479 8279. With each application, please include an application form, an EEO information form, a covering letter and your curriculum vitae.  The forms and a full job description are available at Alternatively, contact the Human Resources Division, Tel 03 479 8269, Email

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

DO NOT send original documents in support of your application – copies are adequate and preferred.  Documents will not be returned.

Please complete a separate application form and include a separate copy of your curriculum vitae and supporting documents for each vacancy you wish to apply for.

For ease of processing and to avoid cost and waste, we ask that applications are not presented in folders.