Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Biological Chemistry

Auckland (Region) (NZ)
6.75% superannuation scheme
Feb 18, 2021
Mar 14, 2021
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Job Type
Full time

Te Whiwhinga mahi- The opportunity

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in biological chemistry.

The successful candidate will have research interests within the broad area encompassing biological chemistry and will be expected to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemistry and especially biological chemistry. The candidates' duties may also include teaching including in China as part of an articulation agreement with Northeast Forestry University.

He kōrero mōu - About you

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related field, will be expected to have a strong track record of interdisciplinary research spanning the areas of chemistry and biology relative to opportunity, and will seek opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the school.

For more information about this role please review the position description Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry

Mō tō mātou rōpū- About us

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand's leading university, and maintains significant laboratory, computational and analytical facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities. The School of Chemical Sciences is the largest chemistry-related department in New Zealand, with over 30 permanent academic staff and over 180 PhD students. It has a vibrant diversity in its research activities and teaching, with expertise across the traditional areas of fundamental chemical science underpinning specialised programmes in Food Science, Forensic Science, Green Chemical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Materials Science and Wine Science. The School has strong research links with the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou- What we offer

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • career development programmes
  • a competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave.

We also offer a 6.75% superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

The University is committed to equity and inclusiveness, as well as meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. It provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. In particular, we invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the physical sciences.

For more information on our benefits please visit our staff benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applicants should apply online and provide a CV, one-page research statement and one-page teaching statement.

General enquiries can be made to Associate Professor Gordon Miskelly, Head of School g.miskelly@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 14 March 2021 to be considered.

Review of applications begins after the closing date.

Additional information

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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