Lecturer in Theoretical Computer Science

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Position Number: 55569180
  • UoA Department Name: Computer Science

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place a strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland is currently looking for two early-career academics to join our diverse and internationally renowned school as a Lecturer in Theoretical Computer Science. If you are passionate about research and teaching, want to build lasting collaborations, and value diversity, we encourage you to apply.

We are seeking two top candidates working in any subfield of Theoretical Computer Science with a preference for any of the following areas: algorithms and data structures, probabilistic computation, quantum information theory, computational biology, as well as computational complexity and algorithmic information theory.  We expect the successful candidate to collaborate with members of the theory group and contribute to the continuously growing success of this area. Such contributions include world-class research, high-calibre teaching of large undergraduate courses and smaller postgraduate courses, as well as the supervision of dissertations at the Honour’s, Master’s and PhD levels.

This is a permanent, fulltime (40 hours/Week) role
Remuneration:  L1 - L7, $86,979 - $103,904

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

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The School of Computer Science is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse. The school, founded in 1981, has at present more than 70 academic staff and 60 PhD students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates. 

He kōrero mōu | About you

  • An ideal candidate
  • has a PhD in computer science or a closely-related field,
  • has spent some years as a Postdoctoral or Research Fellow,
  • has demonstrated excellence and independence in research, and 
  • is committed to high-quality research-informed teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

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

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

    In addition, we also offer career development programmes, 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 must be submitted online, by the closing date of 11 July 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Giovanni Russello, [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by 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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