Academic careers at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand

At AUT – one of New Zealand's largest universities – we have a strong focus on research-led teaching and an innovative, student-centric academic environment. Our mission is to produce great graduates who enter the workforce able to challenge routine thinking and offer innovative solutions. As an academic at AUT you help to turn this vision into reality.

What it's like to work here

Half of AUT's workforce is made up of academic staff. They provide an exceptional learning experience for our students, are passionate about education and take every opportunity to collaborate with students and colleagues.

AUT offers support, resources and activities to help researchers develop their skills and connect with others, and our research centres and institutes provide excellent opportunities for research staff and students.

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Benefits, applying and information about NZ

Read about the benefits we offer at AUT, and get an overview of our recruitment process and what it's like to work and live in New Zealand.

Faculty and school structure

AUT has 5 faculties and 17 schools. Our teaching and research is conducted across a range of academic departments within these - from areas like marine biology and radio astronomy to economics and public health.

Research opportunities

Our research achievements reflect the variety of our research efforts. With more than 60 research centres and institutes, we collaborate locally and globally, and provide excellent opportunities for our postgraduate students.

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A new tourism and hospitality accord
21 Mar, 2023
There is hope that working conditions in tourism and hospitality are set to improve, thanks in part to research by AUT.
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"Gender lens” investing supports women
08 Mar, 2023
Here’s how to support companies that have made the change towards greater gender equity – and encourage others to do the same: invest with a “gender lens”.
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How to manage upwards
20 Feb, 2023
Managing up is not about blindsiding or sidestepping your manager. Nor is it about doing the work of a poorly performing manager. So, what is it about?
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Health leaders hail “impactful” study
15 Feb, 2023
A government working group is hailing new AUT research as insightful, applicable, and impactful.
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What if your colleague is a bot?
13 Feb, 2023
New AUT research examines how employees really feel about sharing the workplace – and workloads – with robots.
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