Professional Teaching Fellow (Physics)

University of Auckland, New Zealand - The Faculty of Science - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Auckland invites applications for the position of Professional Teaching Fellow, a teaching-focused academic role to deliver and support introductory classes at the Foundation and Stage One levels. Duties will include instruction, coordinating tutorials and teaching laboratories, and participating in the delivery of the Tuakana programme, which supports Māori and Pacific students.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in physics, physics education, or a closely related field, and demonstrate significant experience with modern, research-informed approaches to physics education.

The Department of Physics is undertaking a major, multi-year revision of its undergraduate pedagogy and curriculum with the goal of producing a truly superb undergraduate experience in physics. The Department is part of the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland; the Faculty is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand and is ranked among the 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings.

This is a fixed-term position for the 2018 academic year. The position will start late 2017 or early 2018 and finish December 2018.

Why work for us?
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. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. For more information on moving to New Zealand.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer over 300 different career development courses, a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

Applications close Saturday 30 September 2017.

All applications must be made online via the university website –

Job code: 19086.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, summary of teaching experience, and the names of at least two referees.

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, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to

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