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's growing research expertise
rankings

Results of the government's research quality assessment, the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), show an increase in AUT researchers.

News story: 62% increase in AUT researchers

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21 Jan, 2020
Short-term gain or long-term pain: What is the price of juniorisation in the workplace? Professor Kate Kearins weighs the pros and cons.
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New face mask addresses air pollution
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BioDesign Lab helps address growing air pollution with new face mask
Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Elaine Rush
Big bodies need big servings of 5+ a day
14 Jan, 2020
New study recommends greater variety and colour in food dietary guidelines, and serving sizes in direct proportion to body size.
Dr Ali Seyfoddin
Medicinal cannabis research
13 Dec, 2019
AUT and Zeacann Ltd have received approval from the Ministry of Health for medicinal cannabis research and development.
Dr Andrew Gibbons
Early Learning Action Plan
13 Dec, 2019
Our nation discourages a career in early childhood education by its social and structural discriminations in status and pay, writes Dr Andrew Gibbons.