22 Oct 2021

Permanent Research Services Adviser x2 | Libraries & Learning Services – Research Services

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.

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

We have two exciting opportunities for individuals with a strong commitment to researcher success in a university setting. These are both permanent roles, both are roles are within the Research Services Team, Te Tumu Herenga, Libraries and Learning Services.

The Research Services team offers a broad range of services to support researchers and postgraduate students. We provide consultations and advice on library collections, resources, and tools to help shape research by enabling discovery, use, sharing and management of information.  We develop, implement, and evaluate services and programmes to support research and researchers. And we provide online resources, face to face and virtual workshops

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • You will be able to demonstrate some, or all, of these skills:
  • The ability to work effectively in partnership with researchers
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Experience in presenting or facilitation
  • Experience conducting your own academic research (could be as part of postgraduate study)

Additional Information

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

You will be working with a team of advisers committed to supporting researchers across all faculties.  You will be helping researchers to develop and improve the skills they need to be successful at the University of Auckland.

The team has close relationships with other Te Tumu Herenga teams; Client Services, Learning and Teaching Development, Academic Engagement, and the Digital Engagement & Communication Team. Outside of Te Tumu Herenga the team has collaborative working relationships with the Office of Research Strategy and Integrity, the Planning and Information Office, the Centre for eResearch, UniServices and Faculty/Institute Research Support Teams.


He kōrero mōu | About you

We are looking for people who are passionate about providing support to staff and students and who can bring creative thinking into our team. You will have a Postgraduate degree in any discipline. You will be comfortable working in a diverse environment and be willing to learn new skills. We need people with ideas and enthusiasm who are willing to share those with the team. Most importantly, you will be flexible and comfortable with innovation and change.


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

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

Please reach out to Rachel Chidlow Via r.chidlow@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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.

Additional Information

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.

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 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, 5th November 2021

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Permanent.

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