14 Oct 2021

Fixed-term 2022 History Innovation Fund Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Fixed Term)

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive, and international university, as reflected in our global ranking – 85th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 9th in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings.

The University of Auckland is home to the leading and most comprehensive Arts Faculty in New Zealand. It is ranked 25 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty for 2020. The School of Humanities, comprising the disciplines of Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, English and Drama, History, Philosophy, Museums and Cultural Heritage and Theological and Religious Studies, constitutes the largest concentrated unit of Humanities scholars in the nation and ranks first nationally in all of the QS subjects.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The School of Humanities: Te Puna Aronui invites applications for the 2022 History Innovation Fund Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  This is a full time fixed term role up to 9 months.

This fellowship offers early career support for an outstanding recent PhD graduate in history, enabling them to undertake research and writing for publication, whilst also providing some teaching experience. The successful applicant will be accommodated within the History discipline and have access to the university’s library resources.

Applications are encouraged from within New Zealand and from those who are living overseas and would use the fellowship to return to New Zealand to continue their research careers. Applicants are required to specify the nature of their chosen research project and their expected outputs. This will form a critical part of application process. Preference will be given to projects connected with Aotearoa New Zealand and /or Māori history.

Running for the 2022 academic year (March 1-November 30) the fellowship will be remunerated at the University’s Research Fellow 1 rate. Applicants are required to have had their PhD conferred no more than four years before the application closing date. (So conferred on or after 01 January 2017).

Applications should include a description of the proposed research and research outputs (1000 word max), an academic CV, and the names and contact details of two referees.

For further details about the role, please view the job description.


PhD in History or a related discipline conferred on or after 01 January 2017.


Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Inquires may be directed to the Head of the School of Humanities, A/P Malcolm Campbell, at mc.campbell@auckland.ac.nz.  Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Thursday, 4th November 2021 (NZST)

Additional information

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

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 off-shore 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.


How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Thursday, 4th November 2021

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 14 days.

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