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Lecturer – Chemistry

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Job description

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Sciences

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Inorganic or Environmental Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a quality track record and a commitment to excellence and innovation in research and teaching.

The Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS) is a large multi-disciplinary research and teaching unit within the College of Sciences at Massey University, Auckland. The Institute is composed of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer Science. The Chemistry discipline is currently expanding its BSc major in Chemistry and requires additional staff.

As a Lecturer in the Chemistry team, you will be expected to pursue independent research, develop collaborations with researchers across the Institute and the wider community; make significant contributions to the Institute’s research excellence; attract major research grants; and teach at any level in organic and general chemistry as may be required. You will also be expected to support in the development of the BSc Chemistry major at the Auckland campus, and teach into the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate papers.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Dianne Brunton (Head of Institute, email:

Information about the College of Sciences and the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences can be found at

Job description
Purpose statement

To prepare, teach and administer relevant educational programmes.

To develop a strong research programme and participate in existing research activities, service to the national and international community, university administration, and other responsibilities.

Responsible to

The appointee will be accountable to the Head of the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

Key accountabilities

Preparing and presenting lectures, seminars, and tutorials, for undergraduate and postgraduate students in programmes offered, or contributed to, by the Chemistry group.

Providing research and skill training for postgraduate students as appropriate.

Helping to develop the content, presentation and scope of subjects to be taught by the Chemistry group.

Contributing actively to advance the academic functions of the Institute by engaging personally in research by:
devising research projects;
• seeking funds and other resources to conduct research projects;
• engaging in collaborative research ventures;
• encouraging and supervising postgraduate student research;
• presenting research findings at conferences and meetings;
• preparing and publishing research findings in high-impact refereed journals;
• conducting other research-related activities as appropriate.

Ensuring that all teaching, research and other activities conform to the Massey University Code of Ethical Conduct.

Contributing to meeting the administrative needs of the University, internally and externally, by participating in Institute, College and University functions as may be required or approved from time to time by the Institute Head.

Contributing to continuing education and professional development in appropriate areas of expertise.

Complying with the University’s obligations under the University’s Charter regarding equal employment and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Other duties as specified by the Institute Head.

Person specification

A Doctorate in Chemistry or a related discipline is mandatory.


Demonstrated teaching and research experience at postdoctoral level is highly desirable. The applicant should already have a strong publication record.

Personal attributes and behaviours

Candidates for the position should have excellent academic credentials and be building an international reputation in their specific field of chemistry (e.g. Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry), to enhance the Chemistry curriculum and INMS programmes and to embrace the theme of innovation at Massey’s Albany campus in Auckland.

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