Free open Job in Australasia Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Global Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland seeks applications for a senior scholar and teacher in the newly established Bachelor of Global Studies programme. This position is expected to be appointed at the level of Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, to begin during 2019.

The Bachelor of Global Studies is the first and only programme of its kind in New Zealand.  It is a university-wide initiative led by the Faculty of Arts with specializations that embrace courses in the faculties of Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering, Law, and Science. The programme’s four majors prioritise the development of engaged global citizens, whose studies are inherently transdisciplinary and issues-based. Language and area study are required for all students. The programme actively encourages overseas study and exchange. A Master’s of Global Studies is planned for the near future. 

The new appointee will work closely with the Programme Director and will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of the programme’s core courses, as agreed with the Director.  The successful candidate should articulate a vision for future directions of the programme and may be called upon to lead the programme in the coming years.

The University seeks applicants who possess a strong record of scholarship and teaching and who have demonstrated academic and administrative leadership potential, who have broad interdisciplinary interests in pressing global issues and who are interested in engaging with local manifestations of these issues, including the Faculty’s commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and Vision Mātauranga (Māori perspectives on knowledge and learning).

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Asia-Pacific region and have competence in comparative area studies. Familiarity with or interest in international experiential learning initiatives is also desirable as is competence in an additional language.

The candidate will have and maintain collaborative relations with organisations and agencies involved in international research and practice, as well as initiating, applying for and participating in externally funded research projects. Proficiency in mixed-method research approaches, combining various qualitative and quantitative methods, with an established international publication record, preferably with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region (including Latin America) are essential. 

Inquiries may be made to Greg Booth  

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. 

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 23rd December by 11.59 pm (NZST)  to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.  

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. 


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