Free open Job in Australasia Tourism at University of Otago

Who We Are

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand’s largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

The University offers a world-class education in Tourism. Tourism at Otago goes beyond conventional thinking and explores all aspects of the industry, focusing on local and international tourism perspectives so that students understand the ‘big picture’ as well as the day-to-day tourism operations. The Department of Tourism was established in 1989 and is one of the most innovative providers of tourism education and research in New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

The Role

As a Lecturer you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as supervising postgraduate research students. You will be required to develop research-informed teaching programmes and be encouraged to contribute to ongoing curriculum innovation.

In addition, you will be an active researcher in the areas of Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality and/or Events. As such, you will regularly publish in leading journals and other relevant outlets, and actively seek external research funding. You will also actively engage with the general and academic communities at the local, regional, and global levels. This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

This is a unique opportunity for a creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Department and University.

Your Skills and Experience

As a Lecturer it is expected that you will have:

  • A PhD in Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality, Events, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level.
  • A record of research and publications with evidence of publications in top quality international journals and/or books.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise Masters, DBA and PhD students.
  • Evidence of potential to gain external research funding.
  • Excellent collegial approach: pro-active and responsive in collaborative research and teaching.

Further Details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

Applications quoting reference number 1900121 will close on Sunday, 10 February 2019.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi. 


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