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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Earth System Science (School of Science)

  • Seeking academic expertise within Earth System Science
  • Utilise your passion for cross-disciplinary teaching and research
  • Permanent, full-time role based at AUT's City Campus

As one of the world's top 50 young universities and New Zealand's newest, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a university of opportunity where all students with talent and potential have the chance to succeed. We offer a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to business, industry and community. AUT has more than 27,000 students and over 4,000 staff, based primarily at our three Auckland teaching campuses. 

AUT's distinctive and multi-disciplinary School of Science/ Te Kura Pūtaiao, based on AUT's City Campus, is part of AUT's largest faculty - Health and Environmental Sciences/Te Ara Hauora Pūtaiao. It is a great School to work in; we're a vibrant and supportive community of scholars and excited to be entering a new phase of innovation and regeneration. To learn more about us and our School, please CLICK HERE for the 'School overview for prospective applicants'. 

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent full-time opportunity for a highly motivated Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with expertise across Earth System Science disciplines, to make significant impact and develop their career in teaching, research and service. We are particularly interested in applicants who would contribute to our teaching and research with expertise within one or more of following fields:

Atmospheric Science, Soil Science, Limnology, Oceanography, Cryosphere Science, Ecology and Biogeoscience, Climatology, and Geology

You'll have the exciting opportunity to make leadership contributions to the development and delivery of a new Earth System Science programme. We embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised.

You'll teach second and third-year courses in Earth System Science as assigned by the Deputy Head of School. You will be expected to publish actively in your specialised field/s and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student research. We offer an excellent research environment with contestable research funds, and with guidance available from senior scholars. It is also expected that over time the successful candidate will seek and attract external research funding, , and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

You will have an open, engaging and collaborative attitude that is flexible to changing requirements. You will enhance the positive energy and collegiality within the School, must embrace and value diversity and enjoy working inclusively with students and colleagues!

Application information 


  • A PhD in an Earth System Science discipline or a related field

Teaching and Learning:

  • An early career academic will ideally have at least some previous teaching assistant experience.
  • More experienced candidates will have previous tertiary lecturing experience, experience with curriculum development, programme management and also preferably experience supervising Masters and/or PhD students.

Research and Scholarship:

  • Research interests should be in at least one or more of the following fields: Atmospheric Science, Soil Science, Limnology, Oceanography, Cryosphere Science, Ecology and Biogeoscience, Climatology, and Geology
  • An early career academic will have the basis of a solid research pipeline.
  • More experienced candidates will already have a proven research track record with quality publications and ideally also success in external funding bids.

Please feel free to add any further comments you feel may also support your application.

Further Information:

  • Start Date: Mid-late 2024 (to be agreed with the successful candidate).
  • Term: The successful candidate will secure a permanent, full-time appointment.
  • Salary ranges: Lecturer - NZD $89,007 to $105,929. Senior Lecturer - NZD $109,051 to $142,591 (specific step within ranges commensurate with relevant skills and experience).
  • Referees: Applicants should also provide names, contact details and clarification of relationship for three potential referees. Referees will not be contacted without the prior consent of the applicant.
  • For academic enquiries: Contact Associate Professor Kay Vopel, Deputy Head of School Science - For recruitment enquiries: Contact Mike Wood, AUT Executive Recruitment Partner -

Our School of Science is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all, including in particular, suitably qualified individuals from underrepresented groups.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th May at 11:55 pm. 

Reference: 88464

At AUT we strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We are committed to te Tiriti, excellence and inclusivity and aspire to be the University of choice for Māori and Pacific communities. We welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

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