Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

AUT aspires to be the university of choice for Māori and Pacific communities. AUT is dedicated to increasing the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines, and to improving our staff profile to reflect that of our student population. In a clear intention to provide positive and specific support to members from these groups and to help us work towards equality, in 2014 AUT initiated the Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic programme.

About 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 doctorate (or equivalent in some disciplines) and join AUT as permanent, full-time, research-active lecturers. We have a strong focus on research-led teaching and an innovative, student-centric academic environment. AUT’s mission is to produce great graduates who enter the workforce able to challenge routine thinking and offer innovative solutions.

Now in its fifth year, AUT is proud that 20 outstanding Māori and Pacific academics have previously been appointed through this programme’s initiative and we’re excited to now be recruiting for 2020.

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

Recruiting lecturers now

We have permanent, full-time opportunities for research-active lecturers to develop their career in teaching, research and service in the following disciplines.

Role information and how to apply:

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Faculty of Culture and Society

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

Dedicated professional development and support network

You'll join a dedicated development programme and cultural support network, have 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 and a dedicated senior academic mentor.

Eligibility criteria

  • A doctorate (or equivalent in specific disciplines) is required. Graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively you will have submitted a completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020
  • 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
  • Programme is open only to applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent
  • You need to be able to start by 10 February 2020
  • Specific criteria may vary slightly depending on discipline, as listed within each individual advertisement

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!

Candidate info pack

You can download the candidate information pack for more details about the Early Career Programme including background, position description and application details.

Download info pack

Recruitment timeline

  • Applications open 9 September 2019
  • Interviews will take place in October or November 2019
  • Offers will be made to preferred candidates in late November 2019
  • Successful appointees to begin their roles before 10 February 2020