Lecturer in Architecture - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

New Zealand
Sep 11, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
AUT is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work and is ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide . As one of the world's top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand's second-largest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.

AUT have recognised an exceptional opportunity to educate and research within future environments. At a hugely exciting time for the university and our unique Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT ) - we are founding a new School of Future Environments in January 2020. Grounded in the way in which we live, interact and build our future cities and environments - this school will be at the heart of our faculty. It is all about life between the disciplines, designing and building our future environments whilst fostering innovation and rewarding creativity, courage and disruption.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer in Architecture to utilise their doctorate and develop their career in teaching, research and service, whilst also joining AUT's bold, innovative and supportive Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme .

We are seeking Māori or Pacific scholars with expertise broadly within Architecture, or a related discipline (Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Spatial Science or Smart Cities). The majority of teaching will be in wānanga/studio - a project-based, student-centred learning environment that integrates diverse strands of knowledge (creative, technical, socio-cultural, etc) within a holistic design framework. Some content will be co-delivered, through collaborative multi-disciplinary noho marae, shared lectures and workshops. You will publish actively in your specialised field - research is well supported within the Faculty. Over time you'll also seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

The role will contribute to two new degrees commencing in 2020; the Bachelor of Architecture & Future Environments (BAFE), and the Master of Architecture (Professional) . This is a unique opportunity to make key contributions to innovation in architectural education, framed in a wider trans-disciplinary and socio-cultural context. These programmes will attract significant national and international attention. The School of Future Environments and these new degrees are all strongly committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting mātauranga Māori at all levels of their research agenda, teaching content, learning strategies, delivery methods, administration and assessment structures.

A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential! You'll join an open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and we offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

Application information

We welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent. We request submission of a full CV, along with a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role and addresses the following key requirements for the role:

  • A completed doctorate (or very close to submission for examination) in Architecture, or a related discipline (Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Spatial Science or Smart Cities)
  • Doctoral graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively, you will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020

Research and Scholarship:
  • Research interests and the basis of a solid research pipeline within one or more of: Ecological Architecture Pacific Architecture, Smart Cities, Complex Systems, Indigenous Practices, AI and design.
  • Additional interests within Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Design, Technology and/or Construction would be ideal.
  • More experienced candidates may already have a proven research track record with quality publications and possibly already success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:
  • Ideally some prior teaching and mentoring experience
  • Teaching interests within Studio design
  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You must also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider

Start Date: You must be able to start by 10 February 2020

Lecturer appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on mike.wood@aut.ac.nz . An information pack is also available with more details on the programme itself, recruitment timeline and the process.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 23:55pm
  • Interviews will take place in mid-late October/early November.

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

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.