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Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University. With over 6000 academic and professional staff supporting over 46,000 students, we are one of NZ’s largest employers.  We have eight academic faculties and 11 service divisions creating a diverse, dynamic and complex organisational culture that demands excellence.


Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The Faculty of Business & Economics

Housed in the state-of-the-art architecturally designed Sir Owen G Glenn Building, our top-ranked, triple-crown accredited University of Auckland Business School is seeking to recruit established and early career academics to join its world-class faculty. It is the largest business school in New Zealand and has an international reputation for academic excellence. The Business School comprises seven academic departments with a strong reputation across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. We support exceptional, internationally recognised faculty characterised by their desire to make a difference to business in New Zealand, the global economy, and society more generally. The University has recently set a new strategic plan, Taumata Teitei,  which can be interpreted from te reo Māori as pursuing excellence, despite uncertainty. It recognises the exciting challenges posed by the concerns of our age. Applications are encouraged from scholars committed to making an impact through research and teaching and with interests in any area of relevance to business.

Our Business School strives to influence policy development, research, and thought leadership in New Zealand business, focusing on our four strategic research and education themes – innovation and value creation, succeeding in international markets, productivity, sustainable business, and leadership and governance. We also have an ecosystem of well-supported Research centres across the disciplines. Your desire to identify and promote opportunities for industry engagement will further enhance the reputation, relevance, and influence of the Business School.

All academics within the Business School will be based in disciplinary areas that form part of larger academic departments; you will have the responsibility for delivering high-quality, relevant, and impactful learning experiences that maximise employment outcomes for graduates. Your understanding of academic and business environments and engagement in co-curricular activities relating to business will help deliver wider economic benefits. The disciplinary areas are intended to provide a supportive and collegial environment for all researchers and in particular, to ensure focused mentoring for early and mid-career researchers.

The School enjoys excellent international links and leading scholars from top overseas universities often visit the Business School and teach courses in our undergraduate and post graduate programmes.


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Department of Property invites applications for Lecturers in the Department of Property (Real Estate), a leading centre of property education and research in Australasia.

The Department offers a suite of Bachelor, Masters, and PhD programmes with lecturers who provide an holistic perspective on the discipline, enhanced by close links with the property industry. In particular, the Bachelor of Property is highly regarded by industry and accredited by the Valuers Registration Board, the Property Institute of New Zealand, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Department of Property has a vibrant teaching, research, and postgraduate culture. It is known for excellence and innovation in research, learning, and partnership with enterprise. Our strong links with the property industry offer student mentoring experience and collaboration with key players in the property profession.

Academic staff within the department publish in top-ranked international journals across a wide range of areas, including property economics, housing, property finance and investment, disaster management, property management, green buildings, property valuation (appraisal), property technologies, behavioural real estate and property education. Staff value their connection with the industry and are quoted frequently in the media.

Applications are welcomed from those with a minimum of a masters qualification in a recognised area of property (real estate) or cognate discipline and should be able to demonstrate the capacity to conduct high-quality teaching and research.

The salary range is $94,981 to $113,463, dependent upon skills and experience. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week role on a permanent basis. We have two roles available.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Applications are welcomed from academics with potential for high-quality research and teaching in the areas of property finance, property economics, property management, property technologies, property development or other property-related discipline such as the built environment, facilities management, urban planning, property law, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in our property (real estate) programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels across our specialist areas. One of the candidates may also be involved with teaching on the first-year core in subjects such as accounting, finance and/or economics.

The applicant must have a commitment to scholarly research and is expected, depending on the level of appointment, to develop an active research program leading to publications in internationally recognised academic journals or have an established international research profile. In addition, he or she will be expected to assist in developing the profile of the Department within the profession.

In addition, applications will be welcomed from candidates with appropriate, relevant industry experience in their field of expertise.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

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 several other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.


How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 5 July 2024 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 Michael Rehm via for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

For further support on applying and how to write your cover letter or create a CV please see the staff intranet site detailing how to apply for internal roles.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description and visit our website for more detail about the Business School

Immigration & relocation support

To make the immigration process as easy as possible for our applicants, the University has an in-house immigration manager who is licensed by the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority to provide advice and support to staff as they navigate the visa and immigration process together.

Immigration and Relocation Support

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