Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Chemical Sciences
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55567123

Company Description

The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and the country’s flagship research institution consistently ranking in the global top 100. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Ko te whare Pūtaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

Te Kura Mātai Matū | School of Chemical Sciences sits at the crossroads between disciplines such as medicine, nutrition, forensics, energy, environmental and materials science. It has a vibrant diversity in its research activities and teaching, with expertise across the traditional areas of fundamental chemical science underpinning specialised programmes in Food Science, Forensic Science, Green Chemical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Materials Science and Wine Science.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites applications for a Lecturer position in inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will have research interests within the broad area encompassing synthetic inorganic chemistry, and will be expected to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemistry.

Once travel begins to open up your duties may also include travelling to China to lecture for up to four weeks a year as part of an articulation agreement with Northeast Forestry University. Your support with this partnership in the short-term will be more focused on digital delivery and student engagement. We welcome applications that will enhance the diversity of our staff and strengthen our links with diverse communities.

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

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The School of Chemical Sciences is the largest chemistry- related department in New Zealand, with over 30 permanent academic staff and over 140 PhD students. It has a vibrant diversity in its research activities and teaching, with expertise across the traditional areas of fundamental chemical science underpinning specialised programmes in Food Science, Forensic Science, Green Chemical Science, Materials Science, Medicinal Chemistry and Wine Science.

Our staff and students can connect with our strong Tuakana programme supporting undergraduate learning. The School has multiple research links with the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

He kōrero mōu | About you

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in chemistry, will have the ability to teach large and diverse student groups, will have a strong track record of research within the broad area of synthetic inorganic chemistry, which will be complementary to our existing expertise, and will be expected to seek opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the School. The ability to supervise a diverse range of research students and contribute to School and University service-related activities is also important.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) 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

Inquiries may be made to Associate Professor Gordon Miskelly, Head of School g.miskelly@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 the 25th of July to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting your suitability for this position.

Shortlisting and reviews of applications begin from the 26th July 2021.

Applicants should apply online and provide a covering letter that includes the strengths you would bring to this role and your motivation for applying, a CV, a 2-3 page research statement that includes research proposals and intended research areas, a one-page teaching statement, and the names of at least three referees. Please submit these as one combined pdf file.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

Additional Information

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