Chair in Regulatory Practice

Wellington, New Zealand
$160,000 - $190,000 NZD per annum
12 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Inaugural Chair in New Zealand’s only School of Government
  • Highly accredited Business School located in capital city
  • New Zealand’s first ranked university for research quality (PBRF 2012)

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) is New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university, located in the vibrant cultural centre of the country. The University draws on the distinctive nature of Wellington as the seat of government, and the financial centre of New Zealand. VUW has a proud tradition of fostering international links in teaching and research, delivering a student experience second to none and offering programmes of national and international significance. Thinking about a future in a culture where innovation and diversity are highly valued? Think Victoria.

Situated directly opposite the Parliament of New Zealand, the Victoria Business School holds the 'triple crown' (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) of international accreditations and is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the newly established Chair in Regulatory Practice.

The Chair will provide academic leadership and engagement to improve New Zealand’s regulatory practice and its impact on economic and social performance. It is a funded through a partnership with Victoria Business School’s School of Government, the Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG) and the New Zealand Treasury. Reporting to the Head of School, School of Government, the Chair will focus on three primary areas; research in regulatory policy and its practice, public engagement and teaching.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an international record of scholarly achievement with a multidisciplinary approach and will preferably hold a PhD in a relevant field such as economics, law, political science or government. As this role requires a blend of academic and practitioner expertise, strong personal and professional credibility in the regulatory practice discipline, gained either through international academic research and engagement, and/or experience as a senior leader in the sector, will be essential. The appointment will be at either Professorial or Associate Professorial level, with the successful candidate displaying advanced experience in research, teaching and graduate research supervision, combined with a record of work in quality peer reviewed publications.

The person appointed to this role will have a strong practical application with an outward focus, able to provide a sustained and critical mass of expertise through drawing on international research and applying it to the New Zealand regulatory context. Bold in thinking and innovative in approach, this role will suit an individual with a track record and enthusiasm for successfully developing external relationships with stakeholders, particularly regulatory agencies and their related communities.

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Applications close Friday, 11 August 2017.

To apply in confidence, please go to and click 'APPLY ONLINE' using reference VUWcrp0717 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae; or for a confidential discussion call or Kirsten Henderson on +64 9 282 4240.

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