Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History

Dunedin, New Zealand
Sep 06, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 13, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Our school

The University of Otago and the School of Arts provide a unique and vibrant environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The History Programme offers a well-supported academic environment for our students with world-leading staff at the forefront of their fields of research. As a result, we attract high-quality students from both New Zealand and abroad. We specialise in the histories of New Zealand, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Britain and Ireland, and North America.

Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture. Our historians regularly host conferences and symposia, attend international scholarly events, and produce a substantial number of journal articles, book chapters, edited collections and monographs.

The role

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a programme of high quality research and publication and to contribute actively to the discipline's teaching programme. Your research will be in the field of New Zealand and/or Pacific history. Preference may be given to candidates who explore connections and interactions between New Zealand and the Pacific. You will be expected to teach and supervise in New Zealand and Pacific history.

You will also be required to contribute to team-taught 100-and 200-level courses outside of your specialist research field(s). The successful candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects and assume appropriate responsibilities at Programme, School and University levels.

This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A PhD degree.
  • An active research portfolio as evidenced by quality publications in New Zealand and/or Pacific history.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

Applications quoting reference number 1901796 will close on Sunday, 13 October 2019.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901796
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.