Lecturer in Psychology - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

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.

Our Psychology team (within our School of Social Sciences and Public Policy ) focuses on the scientific study of human behaviour, providing a much-needed perspective on what humans need to develop and thrive. Our team teach psychology within the context of our society; the places where we live and work. With the continued increase in students in our BA Psychology major and the 2018 introduction of a new post-graduate programme in social and developmental psychology, Psychology at AUT is a growing and vibrant discipline and this is an exciting time for the department.

Because of the nature of what we teach in Psychology, other social sciences and public policy, having Māori and Pacific lecturers, supervisors and role models is critical to our students (many of whom come from Māori and Pacific communities). Our curriculum involves subject matters that need a Māori and Pacific perspective. This entails not just Psychology, but also Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Criminology and Policy Studies. Our links to industry, government and communities are excellent in many areas, but improvements are always possible and would be enhanced by a Māori or Pacific scholar joining our school.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer in Psychology to utilise their PhD 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 field of psychology, ideally with a focus on Social and/or Developmental Psychology with a quantitative focus. You'll teach across programmes 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.

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 PhD (or very close to submission for examination) in Psychology (a focus on Social and/or Developmental Psychology with a Quantitative Focus would be ideal)
  • PhD 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 the broad field of Psychology, ideally this may be in Social and/or Developmental Psychology with a Quantitative Focus
  • 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 the broad field of Psychology, ideally this may be in Social and/or Developmental Psychology with a Quantitative Focus
  • 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.