Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Urban Planning | Policy Development

The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Remuneration: (2022) L1 – SL8, $86,979 - $138,508 NZD dependent on experience and qualifications.
15 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Full Time

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland
Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) is a respected centre for creative research, teaching and practice at The University of Auckland. 

CAI offers undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines within the Schools of Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music, and the Dance Studies Programme. In all areas, the emphasis is on creative exploration and discovery and on interdisciplinary collaboration across the faculty. 

The School of Architecture and Planning is New Zealand’s leading educator of architects, urban planners, and urban designers, and is highly regarded for its advanced interdisciplinary study and research, innovative design focus and studio-based pedagogy.  It has a diverse and internationally recognised academic staff and strong connections with its professional practice communities.  Teaching and research are supported by excellent digital and traditional workshops and specialist studio facilities.  We value our unique heritage and place in the world by developing mutually beneficial relationships and research agendas with Māori. 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to help realise a new vision of urban planning education at New Zealand’s top world-ranked university and pre-eminent research led institution, the University of Auckland. The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to teach and research in the field of Urban Planning with a policy development focus. As the country’s major training institution for urban planners and provider of urban planning research, your contribution will have a significant influence for current and future generations living in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. 

  • Plan and deliver high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate lecture-based and seminar teaching in the Urban Planning Programme
  • Plan and deliver high-quality teaching in the Urban Planning studios at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in studio topics
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills, relevant industry/policy interests and a commitment to having a positive impact on the urban planning profession. This will include contributing to the profile of the School and University, extending reach and influence to local authorities, council, Government, policy-makers and industry.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • A professionally recognised qualification in urban planning (planning)
  • A PhD in urban planning or related field in social sciences and/or community development.
  • strong record of research through publication in social and community development issues relevant to urban planning.
  • Experience in tertiary level teaching.
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision.

This is a fulltime (40 hours per week), permanent appointment.
Remuneration: (2022) L1 – SL8, $86,979 - $138,508 dependent on experience and qualifications.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. We ae New Zealand’s leading and largest research-intensive, comprehensive university with over 42,000 students of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. Ranked 87 = in the 2023 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in subject area Architecture and Built Environment (QS 2023), the University of Auckland has eight faculties (colleges) and supports a number of key leading research centres and institutes.

Auckland is a large, cosmopolitan, and culturally diverse city, and the commercial heart of New Zealand. With an abundance of natural features including a stunning harbour, accessible coastline, native bush and moderate temperatures, Auckland is ranked as one of the world’s best cities to live in.

We offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 12 February 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting how you can meet the above-mentioned skills and experiences.

Please reach out to Lee Beattie via l.beattie@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.


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

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