Professional Teaching Fellow | School of Chemical Sciences

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Chemical Sciences
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55566744

Company Description

Ko te whare Pūtaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

Te Kura Mātai Matū |School of Chemical Sciences sits at the crossroads between disciplines such as medicine, nutrition, forensics, energy, environmental and materials science. It has a vibrant diversity in its research activities and teaching, with expertise across the traditional areas of fundamental chemical science underpinning specialised programmes in Food Science, Forensic Science, Green Chemical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Materials Science and Wine Science.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are currently looking for a Professional Teaching Fellow to join our School of Chemical Sciences.

You will be required to teach across a broad range of undergraduate chemistry courses, and will be expected to play a leading role in the continued development and successful delivery of intensive mode undergraduate chemistry courses in China as part of an articulation agreement with Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) for at least two, four-week periods each year.


  • Develop content and materials,
  • Investigate novel strategies and technologies to enhance student learning and engagement
  • Support diverse styles of teaching and learning and deliver high-quality course materials

You will also take a leading role in the pastoral care of NEFU students both when they are at NEFU and at the University of Auckland. 

For more information about this role please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About us

The School of Chemical Sciences is the largest chemistry-related department in New Zealand, with over 30 permanent academic staff and over 180 PhD students.

It has a very strong international reputation in chemical sciences research and a commitment to teaching excellence. Particular opportunities for this role are that we are in the midst of a significant curriculum development and we are developing an articulation agreement with North East Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin, China that involves teaching NEFU students in China and in New Zealand.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in chemistry, chemical education or a closely related field and will have a strong track record in teaching chemistry relative to opportunity. You will seek opportunities for collaborative teaching development within and beyond the School.

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a 6.75% superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information on our benefits please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applicants should apply online and provide a CV, one-page teaching statement and a one-page equity statement. 

General enquiries can be made to Associate Professor Gordon Miskelly, Head of School, ([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 17th April 2021 to be considered. Review of applications begins after the closing date.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy  to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.  

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

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 

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