Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science

Auckland, New Zealand
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science is New Zealand's top PBRF-ranked computer science department. With over 50 academic staff it performs research in a wide range of computing fields. It teaches into Bachelors of Science and Engineering programmes as well as supporting a vibrant postgraduate programme which attract quality Masters and PhD candidates.

The Department of Computer Science is seeking an Early Career Researcher likely to become a future leader in the field of open systems research, to take up the position of Research Fellow at the University of Auckland.

We are seeking regarded Researchers working on any aspect of open systems to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science. The definition of open systems is broad and includes interoperable systems with standards-based and well documented frameworks of functionality and interfaces (preferably free and open-source, however this is not a requirement).

The department is interested in esteemed candidates from any field within Computer Science, whose research impacts on open systems. Research alignment with any of the major research groupings within the department would be advantageous. These broad research groups include: software engineering; intelligent systems and informatics; theory, and systems development and evaluation.

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The Research Fellow will be expected to follow an independent line of research in the open systems field during their time at the University of Auckland.


The University of Auckland (42,000 students) 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 the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

How to apply

Inquiries may be made to Professor Robert Amor, Head of Department of Computer Science on +64-9-3737 599 ext 83068 or

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications should include a cover letter (Please express your interest and experience in Open Systems), evidence of qualifications/research, and updated recent CV, and only contact information of three references. Please note letters of references may be requested for longlisted candidates.

This position is fixed-term for two years.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday, 9 December 2018.

For further information and to apply online please visit

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