Lecturer - Politics and International Relations

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Position Number: 55567785
  • UoA Department Name: Social Sciences

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland creates globally transformative impacts through our distinctive strengths in world leading research, scholarship, teaching and collaborative partnerships, inspired by our unique position in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific 

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We seek a colleague to teach into Politics and International Relations programs, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to supervise doctoral and sub-doctoral students in this field as appropriate. 

We are looking to appoint a scholar who focuses on an emerging issue in International Relations, and whose teaching is research-focused, transdisciplinary, and impactful. We welcome innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in international security and gender and security.

Familiarity with mātauranga Māori and/or the politics of the Pacific region and experience in working with indigenous students and communities would be an advantage.

An appointment will be made at the Lecturer level. The salary range for this is between $86,979 – $103,904 depending on qualifications and experience. Please note this is a permanent, full-time position 40 hours/ week.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

Situated within the Faculty of Arts, The School of Social Sciences engages critically with studies of politics, culture, and society, researching issues confronting humanity in the past, the present, and into the future. We research and teach in anthropology, archaeology, criminology, development studies, gender studies, health and society, international relations, media, politics, public policy, and sociology.

Our cosmopolitan staff include specialists engaged with research and creative projects in New Zealand and around the world. We attract around 2,000 Equivalent Full-Time students each year, including around 90 PhD students. We welcome opportunities for collaborations in research, teaching and learning.

He kōrero mōu | About you

To be considered for this position, you will have the following:

  • PhD in Politics and International Relations/Political Science/Government
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • A record of publications and applying for grants

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

 Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of 27th July 2022 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Head of School, Associate Professor Katherine Smits - [email protected] 

Please note we do not accept applications via email.

Additional Information

Overseas Applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


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