Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

Auckland, New Zealand
06 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Outstanding opportunity in New Zealand’s highest-ranked University
  • A diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment
  • Full-time permanent opportunity, located in Grafton

The School of Medical Sciences is one of the University's biggest research and academic units. Through our departments, disciplines and research centres, we foster excellence in teaching and research throughout our various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our goal is to advance medical science research to improve human health.

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to join our collaborative team to provide high-quality education to our students.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development, organisation and delivery of teaching within Nutritional Science and Biomedical Science and related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, using a variety of innovative pedagogical approaches and supervise research students towards Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees.

In addition, the candidate will have a PhD be highly motivated in teaching and learning and can undertake original research, and secure external funding in the following research fields: Applied and/or basic nutrition and metabolic health and immuno-metabolism and nutrition.

About the faculty

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University. Established in 1883, it is an international centre of learning and academic excellence. Our standing as New Zealand's leading tertiary institution is the result of our people. With 6,000 staff and 42,000 students, the University of Auckland is a large and complex organisation, with an absolute commitment to academic excellence.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences consists of six schools, including Schools of Nursing, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Population Health, Optometry and Vision Science, and the School of Medicine. Each school has internationally recognised excellence in their research.

The faculty’s efforts see the University of Auckland rated among the top 1% of Clinical and Biomedical research institutions globally. The latest QS rankings have the University of Auckland ranked 83rd in the world. The University of Auckland is also the highest-ranked university in New Zealand for its research.

Why work with us

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • five weeks annual leave per annum
  • flexible employment practices
  • career development programmes
  • a diverse and inclusive working environment that directly contributes to improving the lives of students.

We also offer 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 on the benefits of working here, please see our Staff Benefits page.

Perks of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, whilst the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high-quality schools, it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. 


Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Thursday, 23 July 2020.

For further information and to apply online please visit https://jobs.auckland.ac.nz/

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Professor Clare Wall for a confidential discussion on c.wall@auckland.ac.nz

While we are happy to answer questions by email, we ask that applications are submitted online.

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 www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.