Current Vacancies

Senior Lecturer, Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University

Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent

* Convenient CBD location, Melbourne, Australia
* Full-time, Fixed-term position
* $110,386 - $127,286 p.a + 17% super
* Athena SWAN member

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, the School of Science came into existence on January 1, 2016 and comprises the previous schools of Applied Sciences; Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences; and Computer Science and Information Technology. The School encompasses the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Food Sciences and Molecular Bioscience, Mathematics and Geospatial Sciences, and Computer Science and IT.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The School of Science at RMIT invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Sciences. The successful applicant will be an active researcher, with a track record of high-quality research publications and demonstrated potential to supervise research students and attract competitive government and industry-based research funding. The appointee is also expected deliver engaging and high-quality teaching in his or her area of specialisation, and have enthusiasm for developing innovative new approaches to teaching and learning. The appointee will actively establish and maintain collaborations, links, and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities both nationally and internationally. Within the university, appointee is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the Geospatial Sciences discipline, the School of Science, and the University more widely.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and a passionate teacher with expertise that complements the established strengths of the large and vibrant Geospatial Sciences discipline group in the School of Science. Applicants with an established track record of research expertise in geographic information visualisation, cartography, geovisual analytics, or related areas are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Matt Duckham on +61 3 9925 50966 or visit and search using job reference number 556496. 

SBAS Testbed Project Manager

This new role is a fixed two year appointment with preferred location in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Canberra.

The Australian Government, through Geoscience Australia will run a two year Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) testbed in Australia and New Zealand during 2017-2018. SBAS utilises space-based and ground-based infrastructure to improve the accuracy, integrity and availability of basic Global Navigation Satellite System signals, such as those provided by the Global Positioning System. The project will test the effectiveness of the technology and will deliver economic benefits analyses across nine industry sectors (agriculture, aviation, construction, maritime, mining, rail, road, spatial, and utilities) to inform future investment decisions. The CRC for Spatial Information will play a facilitation role in the project through this position.

Working closely with the SBAS testbed team, this role will work at the industry-academic-government interface, developing and facilitating demonstrator projects in the areas of interest. This will include soliciting and managing the suite of application projects built on the testbed. As the testbed commences, the testbed project manager will manage and monitor project progress. Success will be measured by industry participation in the testbed and the production of a business case that demonstrates the need for a SBAS capability against existing technologies and approaches.

Further information can be found in the Position Description, download here. Applications close Friday 27 Janaury 2017.

Geospatial Research Institute

Three vacancies exist with Geospatial Research Institute, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

  1. Post doctoral Fellow in Urban Geospatial Science
  2. Software Developer/Designer for Urban Modelling
  3. PhD scholarship 

Further details about these roles can be found here > GRI Advert. Closing date is 30 January 2017. 


There are opportunities for graduates with spatial Information education across Australia and around the globe in many disciplines. 

Jobs in the spatial industry are varied with graduates working throughout business and government in a broad range of spatial information management and system development positions.

You may be involved in the traditional areas of managing land information systems, producing maps and digital databases, surveying boundaries and engineering projects, or managing, developing, and preserving land. You may be applying many techniques, including photogrammetry, remote sensing, and global positioning system (GPS). You could be managing information about the environment, transportation and other utility systems.

Working in our industry may see you advance the technology itself: developing software and systems to enhance the ability of individuals, business, government, and industry to better use information systems in daily business workflows. 

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