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Post Doctoral Fellow - The Faculty of Arts Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellowship, university of auckland


The Faculty of Arts Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ's largest employers.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland is committed to the support of high-quality research and teaching across the range of its subjects. We recognise a special relationship with and responsibility to Maori under the Treaty of Waitangi. We are also committed to the growth of a diverse and collegial scholarly community located in the main centre of urban Pacific culture.

With a view to contributing to the development of local capacity in teaching and research, the Faculty of Arts will offer one Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellowship annually, which is a two-year appointment. Applications are invited from Maori and Pacific scholars who have completed their PhD no more than two years prior to the application date in any subject in which the faculty offers a major. Scholars who may contribute to the faculty's Vision Matauranga objectives are especially encouraged to apply. In some years, preference may be given to strong applications from scholars in subjects in which there is an existing shortage of teaching capacity.

Fellows are expected to work towards the publication of research emerging in an existing research programme (the PhD research in the first instance). It is expected that fellows will produce one or more publications (submitted, in-press, published) in each year of their fellowship. Fellows will be obliged to contribute to the teaching programme of the school in which they are appointed. This will normally mean assuming primary responsibility for convening and lecturing one course per year, as directed by the head of the school.

Te Tomokanga refers to a gateway or entry point. Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellows will be supported with an academic and a research mentor to be appointed by the head of school and will be subject to the same annual reporting requirements as other members of academic staff.

Why us?

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 livable cities.

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

  • 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

How to apply

Inquiries may be made Professor Greg Booth (

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

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

Applications close Friday, 14 December 2018.

For further information and to apply online please visit

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