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Professional Teaching Fellow in Theory

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  • Campus: Auckland City Campus

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Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

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.  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

The School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland is currently looking for an early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned school as a Professional Teaching Fellow. If you are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and want to build lasting collaborations, and value diversity, we encourage you to apply.

The appointee will be in charge of (1) developing, coordinating, and teaching theoretical courses in the undergraduate programme for Computer Science, and (2) coordinating and supervising undergraduate projects. Duties will include lecturing large classes and working with small groups of students in a laboratory setting. Experience in engaging and teaching students in any area of computer science is essential.

Applicants should have expertise in the area of algorithms and theoretical computer science and have a strong mathematical background. Some expertise in programming and basic knowledge of Computer Systems will be appreciated.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are important.  Experience with students, supervision of projects, and lecturing is essential. Preference will be for applicants from under-represented groups – such as female, Māori, and Pasifika.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD degree (or close to submission) in Computer Science or relevant fields
  • Experience in university lecturing at undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of teaching techniques and technologies to deliver an excellent student experience
  • Demonstrated teaching that is informed by an understanding of research on teaching and learning in higher education
  • Ability to motivate, enthuse and inspire students
  • An understanding of equity concerns, and New Zealand’s diverse cultural population
  • Commitment to quality teaching

The School of Computer Science is the Aotearoa largest, most diverse, and most accomplished. The school was founded in 1981. It now has around 70 academic staff and 100 PhD students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates. The University of Auckland is ranked 85th according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings and the school is among the top 8 Computer Science Departments in the Oceania Region.

This is a full time (40 hours per week), permanent position based on the University of Auckland’s City Campus. Note that this is a teaching-only position.

Remuneration: PTF1-PTF2, $96,823-$107,016 per annum

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

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 22 October 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 Head of School, Giovanni Russello via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. 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 personal circumstances 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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