Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Energy

University of Otago
New Zealand
Salary Not specified
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Who we are

The University of Otago, located in the scenic Otago region, is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. Our Physics Department is top-ranked in New Zealand, and has a vibrant research program in both fundamental and applied physics.

We were the first Physics Department established in New Zealand, and one of the foundation disciplines here at the University. A long-term interest in energy research in the Department led to the establishment of an Energy teaching programme (currently made up of a BAppSc (hons) in Energy Management and BSc/MSc/PhD in Energy Science and Technology) 20 years ago. This is a unique programme in New Zealand that provides students with the engineering and applied physics knowledge and skills to be leaders in the sustainable energy transition.

The role

Applications are invited for a full time, permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Energy. In this role you will contribute to the Department's excellent teaching and learning culture and to our diverse, national and international research profile. You will be responsible for:

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of Energy, including developing new course content and teaching materials, participating in collaborative teaching activities, and assessing student performance.
  • Contributing to the energy research activities of the Department, including publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support and supervising research students.
  • Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the Department and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Your skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a PhD in Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline.
  • Have relevant research experience and corresponding publication record.
  • Be an enthusiastic teacher of physics and engineering related topics.
  • Be committed to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues and to supporting the University's Māori, Pacific, and Sustainability strategic frameworks.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.


Candidates are requested to submit:

  • A cover letter.
  • A CV.
  • The supporting application form (please refer to the attached application form and instructions for further details).

Applications quoting reference number 2100650 will close on Monday, 26 April 2021.



To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2100650

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.