Professional Practice Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Surveying

Updated: 18 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

Professional Practice Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Surveying-2300103



About our team/Mō te tīma

We are the University of Otago School of Surveying | Te Kura Kairūri o Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou – recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our graduates and the impact of our research. The School supports a comprehensive undergraduate programme in Surveying and Spatial Science leading to the BSurv, BSc or BAppSc. We mentor students who conduct excellent Honours, MSc, and PhD research, as well as graduate diplomas and MAppSc projects.

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. It is a leader across all fields of academic endeavour, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in the sciences, health sciences, commerce and humanities. Our Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world and the city offers a great array of activities, ranging from arts and literature to outdoor adventure.

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University of Otago is committed through its Strategic Direction to local national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. We are committed to furthering the aspirations Māori and of communities across the Pacific.

Te Poutama Māori, the University’s Māori staff caucus, offers mentorship and a cross-divisional Māori perspective for Māori academic excellence to be realised. Te Huka Mātauraka, the University’s Māori student centre, offers comprehensive support services and oversees Māori pre-graduation ceremonies. Each division of the University has an Associate Dean Māori who provides additional leadership on application of the University’s Māori Strategic Framework and success of Māori students and staff.

The School of Surveying is proud of its history and ready to grow in new ways. This is a unique opportunity for energetic, creative and committed individuals to shape something new while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic academic community.

The role/Te mahi

We seek to appoint two full time academic staff with expertise in Land Planning, Urban Design, and Development in the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as these topics connect with te ao Māori and the surveying profession.

Responsibilities of the roles include:
•    Teaching in the areas of Land Planning, Urban Design and Land Development in the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, embracing the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand communities. Teaching responsibilities will be determined collaboratively across the two advertised positions, to include core papers in statutory planning and urban design (SURV130, 205, 455, 303 and 453 in our curriculum) and allied areas in which the candidates have expertise and interest.
•    As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, growing an active research programme that inspires students, attracts competitive funding, and aligns with the aspirations of Māori communities. Publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and partnerships that lead to outputs of value to Māori are both important in this role.
•    As a Professional Practice Fellow, maintaining an active and forward-looking professional profile, and growing meaningful, productive partnerships in areas of mutual interest for community benefit. Applicants interested in completing a postgraduate degree alongside the PPF appointment are encouraged to note this in their covering letter.
•    Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the School to meet its responsibilities within the University and wider community.
•    Contributing to support of the University’s Māori, Pacific, Equity & Diversity and Sustainability strategic frameworks.

The two advertised positions are a unique opportunity to join an academic team who are committed to the School’s role as a Treaty partner, and to collaborate in shaping and growing that commitment for future generations.

The School has a long-standing commitment to teaching the history of land management, planning and tenure in Aotearoa New Zealand and a strong focus on the practice of land planning through local authority and resource consenting processes. Our urban design vision is forward-looking, recognising the important role of surveyors and spatial scientists in shaping sustainable, equitable and just futures for all communities. We aim to connect teaching and research that make a difference in Aotearoa New Zealand, with the world.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
•    Hold or be close to completing a PhD in an appropriate discipline
•    Active research and engagement portfolio, as evidenced by publications and other outputs

Professional Practice Fellow
•    Relevant Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree and 5+ years’ professional experience, post-degree
•    Leadership and project co-development experience with a record of accomplishment, delivering excellent outcomes for communities and clients
•    Excellent communicator with a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring and research supervision at both the undergraduate and (in the case of the Lecturer) postgraduate levels;
•    Collaborative, collegial and inclusive approach to teaching, research/practice and service.

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the School and we seek colleagues who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

Further details/Pūroko

There are two full-time (1.0 FTE), permanent positions available, located in Dunedin. Both positions are on the confirmation path.

The salary for each appointment level will be based on the following scales:
Professional Practice Fellow
•    Ranges from $66,942 to $92,308 per year

•    Ranges from $87,152 to $103,550 per year

Senior Lecturer
•    Ranges from $108,732 to $124,555 per year

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for these positions.

Enquiries about the role may be directed to Professor Christina Hulbe, School of Surveying, via the contact details below.


Applicants are asked to provide:

  • A cover letter addressing these three criteria:
    • Leadership and (in the case of the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) research excellence in the advertised areas, including as they relate to Māori values and interests, and with the potential to grow at Otago.
    • Excellent communicator with a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring and research supervision at both the undergraduate and (in the case of the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) postgraduate levels.
    • Collaborative, cooperative and inclusive approach that supports mātauranga Māori and that embraces multiculturalism.
  • A CV of no more than 6 pages (we may ask for longer ones from shortlisted candidates).
  • Names and addresses of at least 3 referees.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300103 will close on Sunday, 5 March 2023.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor Christina Hulbe     Tel: +64 3 479 7613

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Salary Level and Range
 Lecturer / Research Fellow ($87,152 to $103,550) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($108,732 to $124,555) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow above the bar ($127,395 to $134,432)
 School of Surveying
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