Lecturer in Urban Design

Dunedin, New Zealand
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Our School

We are the University of Otago School of Surveying - recognised internationally for the quality of our graduates and the quality of our research. The School teaches a full undergraduate programme in Surveying and Spatial Science based on a comprehensive curriculum of compulsory and elective papers leading to BSurv, BSc or BAppSc. We mentor students who conduct excellent Honours, MSc, and PhD research, as well as graduate diplomas and MAppSc projects.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer in Urban Design. In this role you will contribute to the School's excellent teaching and learning culture and to our diverse, national and international research profile.

You will be responsible for:

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of Urban Design and Statutory Planning, including developing new course content and teaching materials, participating in collaborative teaching activities such as field camps, and assessing student performance.
  • Contributing to the research activities of the School, including publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support and supervising research students.
  • Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the School and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Your Skills and Experience

The close connection among planning, development and surveying in New Zealand makes Urban Design an integral part of our programme.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a PhD in an urban design-related discipline.
  • Have relevant research experience and corresponding publication record.
  • Be an enthusiastic teacher of urban design, sustainability, planning, and land development-related topics.
  • Be committed to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues and to supporting the University's Māori, Pacific, and Sustainability strategic frameworks.

We welcome application from candidates who have an interest in or have knowledge of mātauranga Māori and those with applied urban design or related experience from outside the university setting.

Further Details

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the School and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the 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.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic School and University.


Applications quoting reference number 1901221 will close on Friday, 26 July 2019.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901221

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.