Senior Lecturer – Professor, Māori and/or Pacific Housing at University of Auckland, New Zealand

March 13, 2024

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Job Description


  • Further develop your academic career in Aotearoa’s leading university.
  • Contribute to the positive impact of MĀPIHI in addressing housing inequity for Māori and Pacific communities.

We welcome interest from Māori and Pacific scholars seeking to further develop their
academic career at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland, Aotearoa’s highest ranked (THE Impact Rankings #12, QS World University Ranking #68) university.

We have recently established a new University Research Centre MĀPIHI: Māori and Pacific Housing Research Centre which is committed to improving housing quality and supply for Māori and Pacific communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific through impactful research that is manaaki-centred (uplifting mana) and based on tikanga Māori, Pacific values, Te Tiriti and Vision Mātauranga principles, expert knowledge and transdisciplinarity.

This is a unique opportunity to join MĀPIHI’s multidisciplinary researchers all of whom are Māori and Pacific academics committed to housing equity for Māori and Pacific communities. MĀPIHI’s partners and stakeholders include Māori and Pacific communities, local and central government agencies, NGOs, professional practices and other research centres.

The successful applicant will be committed to undertaking high-quality research and research-informed teaching as a key member of Te Pare School of Architecture in our innovative and diverse Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, where MĀPIHI is hosted.

PhD qualified, you will bring expertise in a discipline relevant to MĀPIHI, including, but not exclusively, the built environment, housing, housing tenure, wellbeing, construction, whenua Māori, climate change adaption.

Reporting to Professor Deidre Brown, Deputy Dean and Co-Director MĀPIHI, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with top scholars from across the breadth of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland and international networks, while mentoring and supporting colleagues and supervising our excellent PhD students.

The appointment will be made at the appropriate academic level according to the Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland academic standards which guide both recruitment and promotion. These standards take a holistic view of an individual’s contribution across the dimensions of research, teaching, and service.

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland aspires to contribute to a fair, ethical and sustainable society, reflecting our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our foundational relationship with tangata whenua. We are committed to a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential in an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars.

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland is committed to meeting its obligations under Te Tiriti o 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, LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other personal circumstances please visit www.equity.auckland.ac.nz and view Te Ara Tautika | Equity Policy.

Further detail is available in the Candidate Booklet.

Applications must be submitted by 24 April 2024 noting Position Reference: REF24733Q

For a confidential discussion, please contact

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, +64 274 989 135 Email: c.litten@auckland.ac.nz 

Talent and Recruitment Team

Supporting an environment inclusive of Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work.

He wāhi ora, he wāhi whakamana, mō te ako me te mahi.





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