22 Jan 2022

Permanent Lecturer to Professor – Business School

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 is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The Faculty of Business & Economics

Housed in the state of the art architecturally designed Sir Owen G Glenn Building, our top-ranked, triple-crown accredited University of Auckland Business School is seeking to recruit established and early career academics to join its world class faculty. It is the largest business school in New Zealand and has an international reputation for academic excellence. The Business School comprises seven academic departments with a strong reputation across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. We support exceptional, internationally recognised faculty who are characterised by their desire to make a difference to business in New Zealand, the global economy and society more generally. The University has recently set a new strategic plan, Taumata Teitei,  which can be interpreted from te reo Māori as pursuing excellence, despite uncertainty. It recognises the exciting challenges posed by the concerns of our age. Applications are encouraged from scholars who are committed to making an impact through research and teaching and with interests in any area of relevance to business.

Our Business School strives to influence policy development, research and thought leadership in New Zealand business with particular focus on our four strategic research and education themes – innovation and value creation, succeeding in international markets, productivity and sustainable business and leadership and governance. We also have an ecosystem of well supported Research centres across the disciplines. Your desire to identify and promote opportunities for industry engagement will further enhance the reputation, relevance and influence of the Business School.

All academics within the Business School will be based in disciplinary areas that form part of larger academic departments, you will have responsibility for delivering high quality, relevant and impactful learning experiences that maximise employment outcomes for graduates. Your understanding of academic and business environments and engagement in co-curricular activities relating to business, will help deliver wider economic benefits. The disciplinary areas are intended to provide a supportive and collegial environment for all researchers and in particular to ensure focused mentoring for early and mid career researchers.

The School enjoys excellent international links and leading scholars from top overseas universities often visit the Business School and teach courses in our undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The School is looking for high quality researchers and innovative teachers who are prepared to take leadership roles within the faculty and university. Applicants who are Māori and Pasifika are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications at any level from Lecturer through to Professor are welcome.

For more information about the responsibilities of these permanent positions, please refer to the position description.

Part-time appointments may be available by negotiation.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You are an energetic, can-do person with post-graduate business qualifications. A PhD in business or another discipline is highly desirable. Teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate level is desirable.

For Professor and Associate Professor, a substantial track record in the publication of research monographs and articles in leading international journals or similar is necessary. For these roles it is desirable to have experience of successful PhD supervision. Professor and Associate Professor applicants will also be expected to demonstrate an aptitude to undertake significant service roles commensurate with seniority.

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

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

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, 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

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Tuesday, 1st March 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Dean’s Executive Assistant via businessdean@auckland.ac.nz.

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

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 seven days 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

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: Tuesday, 1st March 2022

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

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