Lecturer - Economics

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Position Number: 55565091
  • UoA Department Name: Economics

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

The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer (i.e. tenure-track Assistant Professor). Preferred fields of specialization are Macroeconomics, Econometrics, or Applied Economics (including but not limited to environmental economics, urban economics, and health economics).  Applicants in other fields will also be considered.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong research potential, as well as a commitment to excellent research-informed teaching that is enhanced by appropriate learning technologies.

For more detailed information please refer to the Position Description. Please note this is a fulltime (40hours/per week) position.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

With more than 7,500 students, the Triple Crown accredited University of Auckland Business School is one of the largest and most successful in the Australasian region. The University of Auckland’s position in the top 100 of the 2023 QS World Universities Ranking and 6th in the Times Higher Education University Impact rankings confirms both its status as New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led university and its place amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide.

The Department of Economics is one of the leading Economics groups in Australasia. It has a strong research culture and comprehensive teaching programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Faculty members are active in publishing in leading international peer-reviewed journals, attracting external grants, supervising doctoral students, and contributing to policy debate - domestically as well as internationally.

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
  • Research and study 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.

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

All applications must provide the selection committee with:

  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • A statement and substantiation of your teaching philosophy
  • Any teaching evaluations
  • A statement of your research program, with a full publication record.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 4th September 2022 (NZ time) to be considered. Please highlight how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Prasanna Gai - Head of Department Economics via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

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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