Lecturer in Hospitality, Tourism or Event Management - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Progr

New Zealand
Sep 11, 2019
Oct 11, 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's School of Hospitality and Tourism is ranked in the top 75 best hospitality and tourism schools in the world (2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities). Eduniversal Group has also ranked our Master of International Hospitality Management and our Master of International Tourism Management in the 20 best masters' degrees in the world for hospitality and tourism. The BITM degree has achieved the prestigious UNTWO TedQual accreditation which has a strong emphasis on ethics and sustainability and support for Indigenous peoples. Our academic staff are globally known as experts in their fields and have research strengths across hospitality, tourism, gastronomy and events. We have a very close relationship with NZTRI (the NZ Tourism Research Institute) based at AUT. We have very close links with industry and have very proactive and committed Hospitality and Tourism Industry Advisory Committees. Existing staff have a proven track record in Māori tourism and hospitality research, and NZTRI carries out significant commissioned research in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific Islands.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer in Hospitality Management, Tourism or Event Management 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 the fields of Hospitality Management, Tourism or Event Management, with a focus on Māori or Pacific research. You'll teach across papers as assigned by the Head of School, we embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. You will also publish actively in your specialised field - research is well supported within the School. 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.

This role is an opportunity to supporting programme development with indigenous content and pedagogy, support the incorporation of more Matauranga Māori and Pacific knowledge through all our programmes, and significantly contribute towards encouraging Māori and Pacific students on to postgraduate study. The School aspires to develop a Māori Hospitality and Tourism Research Cluster, with an ultimate aspiration to become nationally and internationally recognised as a centre for indigenous research.

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 Māori or Pacific research, ideally within Tourism and/or Hospitality and/or Events
  • 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 in Māori or Pacific research, ideally within Tourism and/or Hospitality and/or Events
  • 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 Tourism and/or Hospitality and/or Events
  • 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.

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