15 Jan 2022

Permanent Professional Teaching Fellow

Professional Teaching Fellow – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

Auckland Uni 19

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.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Department of Engineering Science is now seeking an experienced Professional Teaching Fellow to teach into our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree programmes.

A major responsibility will be the delivery of large (approx. 1000 students) first-year Engineering courses, for example ENGGEN 131 (Introduction to engineering computation and software development). Other responsibilities include teaching BE(Hons) degree courses in the Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering programmes, primarily in the areas of mathematical modelling and computational techniques.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Ideal candidates will possess or demonstrate:

  • A Master’s Degree, or above, in Engineering Science, Mathematical Modelling, or a related discipline
  • Experience teaching large groups, ideally at undergraduate level, and experience using a range of teaching techniques and technologies
  • A commitment to student success and a drive to deliver a high quality learning experience
  • A collaborative approach, coupled with strong communication skills
  • A commitment to supporting a safe and inclusive environment for all staff and students

We 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

Pūtaiao Pūhanga | Engineering Science

Our department offers two undergraduate specialisations – Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering, and a number of postgraduate options including a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics, Master of Energy and Master of Engineering Studies. Find out more about the Pūtaiao Pūhanga | Engineering Science department, and our student and graduate stories via these links.

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 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

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 28th January 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

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: Friday, 28th January 2022

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 7 days.

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