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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Analytical Chemistry

Dunedin, New Zealand
$90,902 to $128,305 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Who we are/Ko wai mātou

The University of Otago is New Zealand's 2nd largest university, with over 20,000 students and 4,000 full-time equivalent staff. Otago's Department of Chemistry is the oldest chemistry department in New Zealand (established in 1871) and teaches ca 450 effective full-time students.

The Department has a long-standing international reputation as a leader in research and education. There are currently 15 full-time academic staff, 10 administrative and technical staff, and 6 research staff including postdoctoral fellows within the Department. In addition, Plant & Food Research staff (a Crown Research Institute) work within the Department. Our researchers are actively involved with New Zealand's Centres for Research Excellence (CoREs): MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, The Riddet Institute, and Coastal People: Southern Skies.

The role/Te mahi

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry with a focus in either Forensic or Electroanalytical Chemistry. Appointment at the Senior Lecturer level will be considered where the successful applicant has significant teaching and research experience.

In this role you will:

  • contribute to the research activities of the Department, including publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, attracting external funding support, and supervising research students
  • contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in analytical and forensic chemistry
  • contribute to the teaching of general chemistry at the first-year undergraduate level
  • develop collaborations with colleagues across the University, nationally and internationally
  • contribute to the effective and efficient running of the Department and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • hold a PhD in Chemistry with a focus in Forensic or Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • have a proven research track record within the field of analytical chemistry with a corresponding publication record
  • have passion for teaching and an ability to work well with students from different backgrounds
  • be committed to supporting the University's Māori, Pacific, Equity and Diversity, and Sustainability Strategic Frameworks.

Further details/Pūroko

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Department, and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. Such a colleague would also be expected to adopt Kā Mātāpono/Our Staff Values of Respect, Integrity, Curiosity and Community. 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 University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world. The city has excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

This is a full-time (1 FTE), permanent position based in Dunedin.

The appointment range for this role is:

  • Lecturer - $90,902 to $107,300 per annum
  • Senior Lecturer - $112,482 to $128,305 per annum.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the attributes under ‘Your Skills and Experience’
  • CV
  • A one-page research plan, including any significant equipment access required
  • Contact details for 3-4 referees

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2400713 will close on Sunday, 9 June 2024.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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


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