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Lecturer-Senior Lecturer Dance Studies - The University of Auckland

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Wed 19 Jun 2019, 12:00 am


Sun 14 Jul 2019, 05:00 pm


University of Auckland


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Applications close 14 July


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Dance Studies

The University of Auckland

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is the centre for creative research, teaching, and practice at the University of Auckland. We offer the undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines within our Schools of Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music, and the Dance Studies Programme. In all areas, the emphasis is on creative exploration and discovery and on interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. Dance Studies, University of Auckland, is NZ’s leading tertiary dance institution, and regarded as one of the leading research led dance programmes in the world.

The Opportunity

Dance Studies, University of Auckland is expanding. We are seeking applications from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in dance studies and /or international choreographic experience. These roles include: teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to dance education, community dance, dance vocabularies, choreography, dance therapy, cross disciplinary and cultural specific creative pedagogies; postgraduate supervision; conducting high level research; and undertaking departmental administrative services.

About the Role

We are seeking 3 Lecturers/Senior Lecturers who want to foster student’s research and creativity. We want persons skilled in teaching diverse dance styles, experienced in offering postgraduate supervision and experienced in completing research projects. The successful applicants will be committed to inclusive, creative and culturally sensitive dance pedagogies that foster diverse scholarship, careers and community engagement.  The successful candidates will be confident in offering leadership and able to nurture diverse students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidates will have research skills and be developing a strong research portfolio. To find out more about the three positions, please view the position descriptions at –  by clicking the "View Position Description" button (please note, the three position descriptions are saved as one attachment).

Why work with us?

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and beautiful parks make this a great place to study and work, whilst the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major performance and event venues enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners. The pace of life is relaxed, the people are friendly and Auckland’s diverse culture and sense of hospitality makes this an exciting and welcoming place to work.

The University of Auckland provides an inclusive working environment and is committed to staff engagement and development. We offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave,
  • An employer 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.

All three roles are full-time and permanent positions. 

How to Apply

Please apply online by the closing date Sunday 14 July 2019 (11.59 NZT). All applications must be submitted online.

Applications must include a cover letter, evidence of qualifications, an updated recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference may be requested for shortlisted candidates. We look at holding interviews for this position around 1 and 2 August 2019 (TBC).

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