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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Urban Planning (Design)
University of Auckland

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2018
Title Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Urban Planning (Design)
University University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Department The School of Architecture and Planning
Application Deadline Jan. 9, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Urban Studies and Planning

The School of Architecture and Planning

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Urban Planning (Design)

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor to teach and research in the fields of urban planning and design. The School is design-led and is seeking an outcomes-focused person with practical experience to contribute to our urban planning programmes.

The School of Architecture and Planning in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is New Zealand’s leading educator of architects, urban designers, and urban planners and is highly regarded for its advanced interdisciplinary study and research, innovative design focus and studio-based pedagogy. We have a diverse and internationally recognised academic staffing body and strong connections with professional communities. Our teaching and research are supported by outstanding library collections and databases, excellent digital and traditional workshops, and specialist studio facilities.

We are seeking applications from candidates who can provide innovative and high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including doctoral supervision.

We are seeking an individual who:

  • has evidence of a strong research and publication programme
  • has practical experience in delivering urban planning and urban design, ideally within the New Zealand context
  • holds a professionally recognised qualification in urban planning (or planning)
  • has a PhD in urban planning (or planning), and a research interest in urban design and built form issues.

Preference will be given to applicants who are experienced in teaching, including studio teaching in the area sought, with a strong record of publication and postgraduate supervision and practical experience in dealing with urban planning and design matters.

Why us

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

How to apply

Further information on the School of Architecture and Planning and the position are available from the School Director of Urban Programmes, Dr. Lee Beattie –

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

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

Applications close Wednesday, 9 January 2019.

For further information and to apply online please visit

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. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to

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