19 May 2022

Permanent Lecturer Mechatronics

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 of Auckland creates globally transformative impacts through our distinctive strengths in world leading research, scholarship, teaching and collaborative partnerships, inspired by our unique position in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

The Faculty of Engineering is committed to creating an environment where people thrive and contribute to improving the quality of life in national and global communities, as well as enhancing the wealth creation of the nation, through excellence in teaching, research and service.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Applications are invited for the position of Pouako (Lecturer) in Mechatronics in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. The successful applicant will be required to undertake high quality research in the general area of Mechatronics, to supervise research and to teach in areas compatible with the interests and activities of the Department. Candidates working in or having interest in the areas of intelligent mechatronic devices and systems or medical devices and technologies or computational and experimental acoustics are encouraged to apply.

You will work as part of the Mechatronics group and will be required to develop research collaborations with researchers both within and outside the group and attract research funding, nationally and/or internationally. You will contribute to our taught programmes in areas relevant to your specialisation. You will be committed to the development and delivery of curricula and courses and have excellent communication skills. You will also contribute to the wider activities of the relevant research and teaching groups and perform service roles for the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Ideal candidates will possess or demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant area
  • Teaching experience and a commitment to student success – preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and/or experience in industry.
  • An excellent publication record, appropriate to the appointment level sought.
  • A collaborative approach, coupled with strong communication skills.
  • A commitment to supporting a safe and inclusive environment for all staff and students.

We welcome applications from early-career academics. We also encourage applications from people who identify with groups that are typically underrepresented in the Engineering sector.

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, please review the Position Description.

Additional Information

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About us

Te Kura Pūkaha Pūrere | Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 30 academic staff, 600 undergraduates and 140 postgraduate students. We provide BE (Hons) degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, together with a range of postgraduate taught courses.

We offer a diverse and active community for research at and above postgraduate level, and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs. Our research activities broadly concern aerodynamics, thermofluids, smart manufacturing, mechatronics, acoustics, dynamics, control, industrial automation, micro-systems and smart materials, mechanics of materials, composites, medical devices and rehabilitation robotics. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha | Faculty of Engineering

Our faculty has a strong and innovative vision for the future, delivering learning and research excellence to enable our students to thrive and succeed and become graduates who make a positive impact on their community and world around them.

The Faculty of Engineering is large and multi-faceted, and maintains a strong culture of excellence in research and student-centric learning. The faculty is also committed to Mātauranga Māori – the unique Māori way of viewing the world – encompassing traditional knowledge and culture – and actively seeking meaningful ways to reflect this in our teaching, research, and how we work together.

Find out more about our faculty via the links below:


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University is rated 85th in the QS world rankings and is the highest ranked University in New Zealand, offering an excellent environment and facilities to support high quality research. In addition, the University is situated in the heart of Auckland city, rated the world’s most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual ranking (2021) and boasts a diverse population, amenities and landscapes.

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, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit our Staff Benefits page.


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed via suhayl.mohammed@auckland.ac.nz regarding any questions. 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 Sunday, 12th June 2022 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

Overseas Applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please 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

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: Sunday, 12th June 2022

Job Categories: Lecturer/Tutor. Job Types: Permanent.

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