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Lecturer – Senior Lecturer

Auckland University of Technology
Auckland (Region) (NZ)
$85,584 - $137,107 (appointment level and salary commensurate with skills and experience)
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

School of Science - Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences - City Campus


The School of Science at Auckland University of Technology invites applications for two Lecturer / Senior Lecturer positions beginning February 2024 or thereafter. Exceptional applicants with research interests in any area of chemistry, including materials chemistry, biological chemistry and biochemistry are encouraged to apply.


About AUT

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is dynamic and vibrant with a hugely diverse body of students, staff and partners. We are a socially driven university with equity and excellence central to our purpose and actions. AUT has over 29,000 students and around 4,000 staff across our three Auckland teaching campuses.

As one of the world's top 50 young universities and Aotearoa New Zealand's only university of technology, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is where talent meets opportunity and where students learn, research, and live in one of the world's most dynamic and culturally rich cities. 


About the role


Successful candidates are expected to maintain an impactful and productive research programme; teach and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students effectively; perform academic and administration management linked to teaching, research, and leadership; and engage with academic communities within AUT, nationally and internationally. When appropriate, the successful candidates will also spend around 3-4 weeks/year in Shanghai, teaching courses in our joint BSc programme with Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT). One of these positions also includes a role as the programme leader for the joint AUT-SIT Chemistry BSc.


Skills and experience


  • A doctoral degree in chemistry or a related area. At least one year of relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industrial experience. A robust research agenda and a demonstrated commitment to the education and success of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A track record of collaborative research.



AUT strives to foster an inclusive, supportive environment that enables all students and staff to thrive. Tika, Pono and Aroha – Integrity, Respect and Compassion – are core AUT values that are essential to the success of AUT’s mission. We therefore seek candidates who will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing these values in their work, especially by addressing the needs of our diverse student population. We value a healthy work-life balance and are committed to building a diverse academic community.


We strongly encourage applications from women, Māori, and Pacific candidates, and from dual career couples.


The Chemistry Department is part of the School of Science, within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. The School of Science is also home to the Departments of Environmental Science, Biomedicine and Medical Diagnostics, and Food Science and Microbiology. We run a BSc programme in Chemistry and are currently developing programmes in Materials Science and in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. At the postgraduate level we offer 1- and 2-year MSc programmes as well as a rapidly growing chemistry PhD programme. Since 2003, we have also run a joint BSc chemistry programme with Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT) for which several staff travel to China to teach each year.




  • An opportunity to work at one of the world’s best young universities, as part of a growing department with a strong track record for high-quality research. Strong support for career advancement and growth from the School of Science, within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. Contribute to a unique vision for chemistry education and research within New Zealand’s only university of technology.

We have two opportunities available:


  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Chemistry Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Programme Leader for the joint AUT-SIT Chemistry BSc

Please specify which role you are applying for:


  1. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Chemistry (87186)
  2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Programme Leader for the joint AUT-SIT Chemistry BSc (87205)
  3. Both roles

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