Vacancies for Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Economics at AUT close 5 May

  • Utilise your passion and academic expertise for Applied Economics
  • Excellent research environment and generous research support
  • AUT is now ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s newest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.  AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland­ – consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The School of Economics

AUT’s School of Economics (part of our Faculty of Business, Economics and Law) has a reputation for outstanding research that is contemporary and relevant. AUT’s ambition is to be the best empirical economics research school in New Zealand and AUT offer research support consistent with this ambition. AUT are climbing the rankings and are now within the top 300 in the world (Economics and Econometrics, QS World University Rankings 2019), have thirteen full-time staff and growing numbers of PhD, Masters and Honours students. The School specialises in applied economics, with staff routinely publishing in top-ranked international economic journals and their research regularly informing government policy. The School has an on-site Datalab, with secure access to Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), and close affiliation with AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute. AUT also prides itself on its high-quality teaching, which is informed by AUT research and provides students with rigorous analytical skills.

The Role

AUT have permanent, full-time opportunities for Lecturers or Senior Lecturers of Economics to develop their career in teaching, research and service. AUT are specifically seeking expertise in one or more of the following fields: Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics and Urban Economics.

A Lecturer (respectively, Senior Lecturer) on the Research Track is roughly equivalent to an Assistant Professor (respectively, tenured Assistant/Associate Professor) in the North American system.

You will be expected to publish actively in your specialised field. Research is well supported within the School. You’ll also teach across economics programmes as assigned by the Head of School, which may include one evening class per week. AUT embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. It is also expected that over time the successful candidate will seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential. You’ll join a small but focussed, open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and AUT offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

Application information

AUT welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants and request they submit a full CV (including a full list of publications and contact details for three referees), plus a cover letter addressing the following key requirements for the role (listed below).  Applicants without a publication record should also submit a job market paper.

Key requirements for the role


  • PhD (or very close to submission for examination) in Economics – preferably specialising in Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics

Research and Scholarship:

  • Research interests should be in either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics.
  • An early career academic will have the basis of a solid research pipeline and a job market paper available.
  • More experienced candidates will already have a proven research track record with quality publications and ideally also success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:

  • An early career academic will ideally have at least some previous teaching assistant experience.
  • More experienced candidates will have previous lecturing experience, evidence of curriculum development and also ideally experience supervising Masters and/or PhD students.

Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Start Date: The successful candidates will start as early as possible, and preferably by January 2020.  

For academic enquiries: Contact Associate Professor Saten Kumar, Head of the School Economics – For recruitment enquiries: Contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner –

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

AUT’s School of Economics is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all, including in particular, suitably qualified individuals from under-represented groups.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the AUT online application process – click here to for access.