Current Vacancies

Fully funded three year PhD scholarship including fees – New Zealand’s Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities – Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora National Science Challenge 

The Geospatial Research Institute (GRI) Toi Hangarau at the University of Canterbury is part of New Zealand’s Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities – Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora National Science Challenge.

The GRI are leading the Next Generation Information for Better Outcomes strategic research area.

The aim of this project is to drive the development of better homes, towns and cities through improved use of information, with a specific focus on geospatial data. Amongst the questions it will address are:

  • What data are needed and available
  • Who owns the data and how, and by whom is it being used
  • What are the access and intellectual property implications of privately owned data
  • In areas of limited information and resources
  • which data is essential to collect/collate
  • How can the essential new data be collected, standardised and managed to make it interoperable with other building and property data so that it is useful for end users?

In addition the project will develop a series geospatial urban planning tools primarily using open source software to assist better decision-making on urban planning (redevelopment, transport, and urban resilience strategies) in New Zealand cities. The successful candidates will work with partners from government agencies at a national and local level in New Zealand, and will also collaborate with the Greening the Greyfields project researchers funded by the Australia and New Zealand CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI) also working with partners from government agencies. The appointees will be based in Christchurch and be part of research also focusing on other New Zealand cities, such as Auckland and Wellington.

Further details about this role can be found here. Applications close on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

To apply please email with the following information:

  1. CV and academic transcripts
  2. Two referees
  3. One page text on your “Research thoughts based on the project outline

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.  Applications close Sunday 26 February 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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