Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience/Human Neuroimaging

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Psychology
  • Advert Closing Date: 28/10/2019
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55565000

Job Description

The opportunity

We invite applications for a lectureship in Psychology ((equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor) in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience/Human Neuroimaging to join our team of international research leaders in New Zealand's largest School of Psychology. 

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as research supervision, in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Auckland. 

Skills and experience

Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline and a strong record of publication in Cognitive Neuroscience. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research can complement and extend existing strengths within the School (for more information, see our web page at psych.auckland.ac.nz), and who can utilise the MRI facilities at the University of Auckland Centre for Advanced MRI (CAMRI: https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/camri.html).  We encourage applications from candidates who can strengthen connections to the Centre for Brain Research (https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/cbr.html ). 

Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School. The successful applicant should also expect to carry a full graduate supervision load. We encourage diversity in our staff and students. Appointees should have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. 

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The Faculty of Science, University of Auckland 

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world. 

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high-quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university. 

School of Psychology 

The School of Psychology is the largest in New Zealand and has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, and evolutionary psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. We have professional postgraduate programmes in clinical psychology, applied behaviour analysis, and speech science. The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure and has just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities. We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars. Many academic staff in the School of Psychology are affiliated with the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research, the Brain Research New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence and the Neuroimaging User Group. 


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. The University provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. We invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. 

How to apply

For more details, contact the Head of the School of Psychology, Prof Suzanne Purdy ([email protected]). 

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 20th October (11.59pm NZT) to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.  

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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