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Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

This is a pivotal time to join the University as we implement Taumata Teitei, our new strategic plan. Taumata Teitei identifies our purpose as “recognising globally transformative impacts through our distinctive strengths in world-leading research, scholarship, teaching and collaborative partnerships inspired by our unique position in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific” consistent with our Te Ao Māori principles of Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Kaitiakitanga.

Ko te whare Pūtaiao/The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia. It undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological, and computational sciences. More than 8,000 students’ study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally renowned lecturers.  As a School, we  strive to provide a School that reflects the demographics of our student base and Aotearoa. Our staff and students can connect with our: Rainbow and Women in Science networks, Parenting support, our Waipapa Marae and our flagship Tuākana Māori and Pacific support programme.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Te Kura Mātai Rorohiko | Department of Computer Science at Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland is currently looking for 4 early-career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned school at Lecturer level. If you are passionate about research and teaching, want to build lasting collaborations, and value diversity, we encourage you to apply.

We are seeking candidates with an Aotearoa Indigenous background with a preference for any of the following areas of expertise: Indigenous approaches to Machine learning and AI; Māori Data Sovereignty; Diversity in tech. The ideal candidates should also have some knowledge in one or more of the following areas: cloud computing, cyber security, data privacy, applications of Machine learning and AI.  

The candidates will join a rapidly growing School, with strong research groups in Cyber security, Network and Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Machine Learning, and Software Engineering.

The School values interdisciplinary research and teaching and is actively involved in several cross-faculty research projects and educational programmes. There is a Māori staff network—Te Taura Here Pūtaiao—that spans the Faculty of Science, which provides support and collaborative opportunities for teaching and research. Successful candidates must be capable of and interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary interactions both within Computer Science and across the university.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows. The successful applicant must also contribute to the School activities including world-class research, high-calibre teaching of large undergraduate courses and smaller postgraduate courses, as well as the supervision of dissertations at the Honour’s, Master’s and PhD levels. You will have excellent teaching skills and be a highly-motivated, team player with leadership potential. You will have a strong interest in providing learning support for Māori and Pasifika students; engage and in engaging with Industry and stakeholders including Māori and Pasifika communities.

This is a full time, 40 hours per week, permanent role. The salary range for this role is $91,328-$109,099 per annum depending on experience and qualifications. 

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Alternatively, the candidate ideally, should have 5 or more years of experience in the technology industry.
  • Has demonstrated excellence and independence in research relative to opportunity.
  • Is committed to high-quality research-informed teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Has experience working in and with Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and
  • Has the ability to build strong relationships for and with Māori at whānau, hapū and iwi levels

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

Te Kura Mātai Rorohiko | The School of Computer Science is the country’s largest, most diverse, and most accomplished. The School was founded in 1981. It now has more than 65 academic staff and 70 PhD students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates. The School has been ranked at 121 of the Computer Science Departments in the world according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject. It performs research in a wide range of computing fields: software engineering; data science; algorithms and theoretical computer science; cyber security; communication and information technology; and systems development and evaluation. It teaches into Bachelors of Science, Technology, and Engineering programmes as well as supporting a vibrant postgraduate programme which attracts quality Masters and PhD candidates.

As a School, we are striving to provide a working environment that reflects the demographics of our student base in Aotearoa.  Our staff and students can connect with our: Rainbow and Women in Science networks, Parenting support, our Waipapa Marae and our flagship Tuākana Māori and Pacific support programme. We strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates belonging to these groups.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

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

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 20 August 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Giovanni Russello via [email protected] for a confidential Kōrero. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information


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 Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

The University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment where everyone can thrive. For further information see Te Ara Tautika | the Equity Policy and visit

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