Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

AUT aspires to be the university of opportunity for Māori and Pacific people and is proactively engaged in growing the number of Māori and Pacific academics at AUT. AUT is dedicated to increasing the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines.

We are a young university with a strong focus on research-led teaching and an innovative, student centric academic environment.

The Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

The Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme enables new Māori and/or Pacific scholars to use their PhDs and join AUT as permanent, full-time, research-active lecturers. Now in its fourth year, AUT is proud that 16 outstanding Māori and Pacific academics have previously been appointed through this initiative and we’re excited to now be recruiting for 2019.

Watch the videos below to hear from some of our fantastic current early career academics.

Recruiting lecturer roles now

Awesome opportunities are available to kick-start your academic career. You’ll teach classes at a range of levels as determined with your line manager, publish from your doctoral and new research and support student achievement initiatives. We have different disciplines still recruiting across our exceptional Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

Role information and how to apply:

Professional development and support networks

In all roles you can expect to be surrounded by an extensive support programme designed to develop your teaching skills, extend research capability and advance your professional skills in supervision and graduate mentoring. This includes a dedicated development programme and cultural support network, access to approved expenditure on research, a commitment from the school to your personal professional development, as well as ongoing support from your line manager, a dedicated senior academic mentor and a member of the University’s Strategic Leadership Team in your development as an academic.

Eligibility criteria

  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You will also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider.
  • You must have a completed PhD within 3 years of application to this programme, or will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 22 February 2019
  • Programme is open to applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent
  • You must be able to start before 25 February 2019

AUT already has over 30,000 adventurous, energised, innovative educators, researchers and students that have been drawn to test boundaries, challenge established theories, break new ground and discover what is possible. Come join us!

Recruitment timeline

  • Applications open now
  • Interviews will take place throughout October 2018
  • Appointments are expected to be made in late-November, with successful appointees to begin their roles in early 2019 (before 25 February)