Lecturer in Mathematics

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Mathematics
  • Advert Closing Date: 10/10/2019
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55556387

Company Description

The Department of Mathematics, which is the largest Mathematics Department in New Zealand, offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a large PhD programme and a vibrant research culture spanning pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education. We strive to provide a collegial work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a stimulating research atmosphere.


    Job Description

    The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a Lectureship in Mathematics (equivalent to an assistant professor in the US) . The position is open to any researcher in any area of analysis, (including Functional Analysis, Topology, Theoretical PDEs and Differential Geometry). The successful candidate will be expected to be a collegial, constructive member of the mathematics department.

    The successful applicant will start in July 2020, though this is potentially subject to negotiation.

    The successful applicant will be expected to

    • Perform high-quality mathematics teaching/lecturing at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level, including service teaching to students with diverse mathematical backgrounds.
    • Establish their own research programme that attracts graduate students.
    • Be well organised and self-motivated.
    • Contribute to creating an environment which is safe, inclusive and accepting of diversity and difference.
    • Perform administrative service roles for the Department of Mathematics and for the Faculty of Science.
    For more information, please refer to the Position Description.


    Our ideal candidate will:

    • Hold a PhD in some major branch of mathematical analysis.
    • Have a track record of publications in refereed journals.
    • Have experience in lecturing mathematics at undergraduate level.
    • Have experience with organising research and teaching.
    • Have had success in attracting external funding for research.

    Additional Information

    The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university.

    • Flexible employment
    • 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.

    Immigration Support

    All University staff working within New Zealand, who are not citizens or residents, must have the correct visa. To make this immigration process as easy as possible fr our candidates, we have licensed Immigration Advisors on staff.

    How to Apply

    Inquiries may be made to the head of the Analysis, Geometry and Topology group, Assoc. Prof. Warren Moors  w.moors@auckland.ac.nz.

    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 Thursday 10th of October 2019 (11.59 pm NZT) to be considered. Please include the following combined as one document. 

    • Your motivation for joining our Department
    • A brief research statement, that presents your future research goals (max 2 pages)
    • A teaching statement, that presents any lecturing or tutoring experience (especially at the undergraduate level), including the design and development of teaching resources, any innovations you have developed, and the results of any evaluations of your teaching.
    • Curriculum vitae detailing a full list of publications, grants, and teaching duties to date together with class sizes and the level of students.
    • Names and email addresses of three academic referees who may be contacted at a later stage in support of your application.

    To be considered for positions at the University of Auckland, candidates must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid New Zealand work visa.

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