Professional Teaching Fellow – Chemical Science

About the role

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites applications for the position of Professional Teaching Fellow.  The successful candidate will have particular responsibility for the Tuākana programme, which provides learning support for Māori and Pasifika students.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for the coordination and contribute to the delivery of two first-year courses in the area of physical and/or inorganic chemistry in Chemical Sciences. The candidate’s duties may also include teaching other courses in the School.  The successful candidate will develop content and materials, investigate novel strategies and technologies to enhance student learning and engagement, support diverse styles of teaching and learning and deliver high-quality course materials.

Our ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in chemistry, chemical education, or a closely related field, and/or demonstrate significant experience with modern, research-informed approaches to university-level chemical education.

Why work with us

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. It 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. In particular, we invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the physical sciences.

For more information please on our benefits visit our Staff Benefits page.


Applicants should provide a CV, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names of at least three referees.  General enquiries can be made to Associate Professor Gordon Miskelly, Head of School, (

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Monday 26th August 2019.

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