Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Management

Otago, New Zealand
25 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time



  • Preference for specialisations in the areas of employment relations and organisational behaviour.
  • Consideration given for demonstrated potential in advancing mātauranga Māori/Te Ao Māori perspectives in the study of business and management in general.

Our Department

The University of Otago is a research-intensive university ranked in the top 1% in the QS World University ranking. The Department of Management is part of the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited Otago Business School. We value both excellent teaching and research and provide the resources and opportunities for lecturers to achieve both.

The Department of Management is committed to affording staff and students the opportunity to engage with knowledge of business and organisation from a Māori world view, and to strengthening its curriculum and research in relation to kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori, the University of Otago Māori Strategic Framework, and the Treaty of Waitangi.

If you want to join a vibrant community of scholars who are well supported to ensure their ongoing success in academia - this is the place for you!

The role

Preference will be given to candidates with primary or secondary research expertise in employment relations and organisational behaviour to appoint at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (confirmation path/tenure track). Additional consideration will be given for demonstrated potential in advancing mātauranga Māori/Te Ao Māori perspectives in the study of business and management in general.

The teaching for the successful applicant will largely be skills-based and will be in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. The successful applicant will participate fully in the Department’s research and teaching activities. You will develop an independent and productive research programme related to employment relations and/or organisational behaviour. The Department offers good support for conducting research, such as research funds, international conference attendance (travel permitting), and a very generous research and study leave plan (sabbatical).

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department teaches undergraduate majors in Management and Human Resource Management as well as masters degrees in Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business, and International Business. You will have the opportunity to supervise student research in the Masters Programmes as well as PhD and DBA programmes.

Your skills and experience

  • PhD degree.
  • Active research portfolio as evidenced by quality publications.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level in the specified areas of employment relations and/or organisational behaviour.
  • Be committed to being a team member and have a track record in working collegially.

As a partner to the Treaty of Waitangi, the University of Otago has a Māori Strategic Framework (https://www.otago.ac.nz/maori/otago667421.pdf). Therefore, applicants should also be willing to engage:

  • In research and teaching that support engagement of students and staff with teao Māori, tereo Māori and mātauranga Māori.
  • In commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by NgāiTahu, who hold mana whenua.

Further details

Dunedin is a university city of 125,000 people that features affordable living, great public schools, relaxed lifestyle, and a beautiful natural environment that earns it the honour of being New Zealand's wildlife capital. With great live theatre and music, and vibrant restaurants and cafes, the compact town centre exudes ample energy expected in a student-centred town.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV.
  • A cover letter.
  • Three referee contact details.

Applications quoting reference number 2001772 will close on Sunday, 15 November 2020.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2001772

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago itekaupapawhakaoritewhiwhinga mahi.