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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology | University of Auckland


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology


  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Psychology
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent


Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

Ko te whare Putaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Te Kura Matai Hinengaro | The School of Psychology is the largest in New Zealand and ranked #42 worldwide by the QS World University Rankings.  The School has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including organisational and occupational health, social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, and evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We have professional postgraduate programmes in organisational psychology, clinical psychology, applied behaviour analysis, and speech science. The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure, and sits in a new building with state-of-the-art facilities. We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars.

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

Our staff and students can connect with our flagship:
Tuakana, Women in Science, Parenting and Rainbow networks, and our Waipapa Marae.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
We invite applications for a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Organisational Psychology (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor) to join our team of international research leaders in New Zealand's largest School of Psychology.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a track-record of excellence in research, contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, as well as research supervision, in Organisational Psychology at the University of Auckland
This is a fulltime (40 hour per week), permanent role
The expected start date is 1 February 2023, or shortly thereafter.
Remuneration: (L2 – SL6) $86,979 to $130,988 dependent on experience in research, teaching, and services and leadership.
For more information on the role, please view the position description.


He korero mou | About you

Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.  Appointees should have a strong record of publication in Organisational Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research can complement and extend existing strengths within the School (for more information, see our web page at, and who can contribute to the development of our Master of Organisational Psychology programme within the School. We encourage applications from candidates who can strengthen connections with industry partners and the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School. We encourage diversity in our staff and students. Appointees should have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.


Nga ahuatanga kei a matou | 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.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. The University provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family, and caring responsibilities. We invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

Me pehea te tuku tono | How to apply

Apply here:

For more details, contact the Head of the School of Psychology, Prof Suzanne Purdy (
Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday 7 November (11.59pm NZT) to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. Please include a research statement and a description of your teaching philosophy with your application. Teaching evaluations should also be included if these are available.

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, LGBTQITakatapui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to