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Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/Professor, Food Science (School of Science)

Auckland, New Zealand
NZD $109,051 to $209,052
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
  • Seeking innovative senior academics with expertise in Food Science
  • Utilise your enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary teaching and research
  • Permanent, full-time role based at AUT's City Campus in Auckland

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 26,000 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. The School of Science is a great place to work in; we are a vibrant and supportive community of scholars and excited to be entering a new phase of innovation and regeneration. To learn more about the School of Science, please just CLICK HERE to access further information for prospective applicants.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent full-time opportunity for a highly motivated senior academic with expertise in Food Science, to make significant impact and develop their career in teaching, research and service! To complement our existing research group, we are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in Carbohydrate Chemistry who also have the ability to teach across our Food Chemistry and Food Technology courses.

We embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. You'll teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses as assigned by the Deputy Head of School. This role also includes the exciting opportunity to teach overseas for 3 weeks a year, so the appointee should be willing and able to travel for this purpose.

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 research advisors. It is also expected that over time the successful candidate will seek and attract external research funding, as well as 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 

Along with your full academic CV, please submit a) a cover letter explaining why this particular role (and AUT) is of interest, and b) a statement addressing how your experience aligns with the key selection criteria we're seeking below:

  1. Qualification:
    • A PhD in Food Science or a related field.
  2. Teaching and Learning:
    • Significant undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing experience in Food Chemistry and Food Technology (including course design, preparation and delivery of lectures, practical sessions, tutorials as well as subject coordination).
    • Ability to contribute to the growth and review of an innovative curriculum and development of high-quality course content.
    • Track record successfully supervising Master and/or PhD students.
  3. Research and Scholarship:
    • Significant experience leading and driving research initiatives in Food Science, ideally with a focus on Food Chemistry, including Carbohydrate Chemistry, and a strong track record of publishing in relevant respected journals.
    • Experience with successful research grant applications.
    • Proven experience establishing and nurturing collaborative relationships with peers in related fields, both within the University and across external academic institutions, industry and crown research institutes.
  4. Citizenship and Service:
    • A proven record of academic leadership and service
    • Experience engaging with external community members, industries, government, or other stakeholders to disseminate research and create opportunities.
  5. Further Information:
    • Please feel free to add additional comments to support your application.

Further Information:

  • Start Date: Late-2024/Early-2025 (to be agreed with the successful candidate).
  • Term: The successful candidate will secure a permanent, full-time academic appointment.
  • Salary ranges:  Senior Lecturer - NZD $109,051 to $142,591; Associate Professor - NZD $148,548 - $171,983; Professor - NZD $162,608 - $209,052 (appointment level and salary will be commensurate with skills and experience of the successful candidate).
  • 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 Professor Nazimah Hamid: Deputy Head, School of 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 21 July at 11:55pm. 
  • Reference: 88999

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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