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Communications, History & Geopolitics Positions in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies

Apply now Job no: 499572
Work type: Full time
Location: Statewide (all locations in Tasmania)
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

  • Understand the social, cultural & political dimensions of human interactions with the Antarctic
  • Strengthen the University's international reputation for excellence in Antarctic research
  • Newly created roles with excellent benefits & opportunities for career growth

The Opportunity

The University of Tasmania has a long history of high-profile Antarctic and Southern Ocean research, focused primarily in its Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). Our current work is complementing this strength by building expertise across all of the Colleges in the University, to extend and work together with IMAS research groups. The College of Arts, Law and Education is currently investing significantly in humanities and social science research related to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, building on existing strengths in law, humanities, creative arts and tourism studies. This investment is part of a larger initiative across the university to purposefully integrate humanities and social science research with scientific approaches to address the challenges facing the region.


What’s required

To help us deliver on this initiative, we are pleased to announce that multiple vacancies are now opened for applications. We are seeking specialists in geopolitics, environmental history and environmental communications to join our interdisciplinary team in the College of Arts, Law and Education as part of the University of Tasmania’s world-leading commitment to scholarly and policy work on the future of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region.

  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Antarctic Geopolitics - Academic Level B, C or D
  • Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Environmental History – Academic Level B, C or D
  • Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Environmental Communication – Academic Level C or D

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

For instructions on how to apply, please review the candidate brochure. 

Please provide:

  • your up-to-date resume;
  • a two-page cover letter outlining which role you are applying for, your motivation for the role and how your skills and experience align;
  • your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description outlined in the Candidate Brochure.

Download File ASMOI Recruitment Brochure December 2023.pdf

Applications close 15th March 2024

For further information, please contact:

Antarctic Geopolitics, School of Social Sciences

For further information on this position, contact: Professor Elizabeth Leane E: Elizabeth.Leane@utas.edu.au T: 61 3 6226 2894

Environmental Communication, School of Creative Arts and Media

For further information on this position, contact: Professor Alana Mann. E: Alana.Mann@utas.edu.au T: 61 408 234 393

Environmental History, School of Humanities

For further information on this position, contact: Associate Professor Emmett Stinson E: Emmett.Stinson@utas.edu.au T: 61 3 6226 1763

Belong - Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our workplace vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and enabled to bring their whole selves to our workplaces. We foster diversity and inclusion, for our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you. 

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

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