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Academic careers at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand

At AUT – New Zealand's second largest university – 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.

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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AUT Ventures awarded funding
29 Nov, 2022
AUT Ventures has been awarded commercialisation funding for its green surfactant technology.
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HRC career development awards
29 Nov, 2022
Seven AUT research projects have received funding in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) annual Career Development Awards.
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas
What makes a treasure, a treasure?
29 Nov, 2022
Art and law expert Rod Thomas tells The Detail why New Zealand should keep a list of protected artworks to strengthen the country's cultural heritage.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan speaking at a lecturn in Abu Dhabi
Ethically leveraging data insights
21 Nov, 2022
Governments are increasingly wanting to learn how to ethically leverage data insights, Professor Rhema Vaithianathan says.
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Lesley Ferkins honoured by SMAANZ
18 Nov, 2022
Professor Lesley Ferkins has been named the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Distinguished Service Award winner.
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