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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A271-17CA)

School of Management, Massey Business School

We are seeking to make three appointments to the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the area of management with interests and/or expertise in at least one of the following: human resource management; employment relations; leadership; entrepreneurship and small business management; management with an agri-focus.

Location:Palmerston North
Grade:Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 24 September 2017

Position overview

Massey University, located in New Zealand (NZ), is one of the world's top 400 universities, with campuses at Albany, Manawatu, and Wellington and a long tradition of academic excellence and innovation in blended learning. Massey University was ranked as the NZ education sector’s most attractive employer in the 2013 and 2014 Randstad awards. Massey Business School, which houses the School of Management, is AACSB and AMBA accredited and has NZ’s longest running MBA.

The positions are located within the School of Management at Massey University’s Manawatu Campus which is the heart of the university. The school performs exceptionally well in research and has an innovative approach to teaching. We pride ourselves on having a positive culture that enables scholars to thrive in their teaching, research and professional service, including engagement with industry.

We invite applications from individuals who are researching in at least one of the areas of human resource management; employment relations; leadership; entrepreneurship and small business management; management with an agri-focus; and are able to teach across all levels and supervise research students. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or commitment to engaging with the business community to create research and learning opportunities and to secure external research funds. Suitable candidates can apply for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (level of appointment will depend on experience and publication record).

All positions will involve the delivery of internal, distance and blended courses and may include large classes of over 200 students. We encourage applications from all excellent candidates, but are especially looking for candidates familiar with research and practice in at least one of the above areas.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, or to have submitted their thesis for examination, and a track record of research outputs. Enquiries of an academic nature regarding the position should be directed to Dr Joanne Bensemann, Associate Head of School (

Job description

Purpose statement

To enhance the learning and qualification outcomes of Massey's students and the scholarly outputs of the University by undertaking an effective programme of teaching; undertaking research including research supervision of students; engaging in the pursuit of external funding; providing administrative and professional service to the University and broader academic or professional communities, developing a programme of co-curricular activities to enhance experiential learning.

Responsible to

Head of School through Associate Head of School

Key accountabilities

1. Provide leadership in curriculum innovation in Management to the school in general and the Manawatu campus in particular. (Senior Lecturer)
2. Undertake teaching and associated administrative tasks of paper(s) at undergraduate and postgraduate level to which you are requested to contribute in ways that are consistent with the University, College and School expectations. This may include block mode/campus courses/regional courses on a different campus to where you are normally situated and use of the designated Learning Management System.
3. Develop and teach major curriculum components of courses, in conjunction with colleagues in the discipline group.
4. Undertake continuing personal and professional development.

1. Provide research leadership to the school. (Senior Lecturer)
2. Undertake an active, appropriate and viable personal research programme or participate in team-based research.
3. Publish papers or other scholarly works in academic journals and review papers.
4. Present research and act as a discussant at academic conferences.
5. Generate research funding eg through submission of funding applications to appropriate bodies.
6. Undertake professional development activities consistent with research.
7 Supervise the research activities of graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the supervision of students/ research projects at a postgraduate level.
8. Work collaboratively with colleagues.

1. Undertake administration of paper(s) to which you are requested to contribute.
2. Undertake professional development activities consistent with administration as directed by the Associate Head of School and/or Head of School.
3. Cooperate with colleagues within the School and beyond and share School objectives to advance the knowledge and practice of management.
4. Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Community Engagement
1. Participate in community service activities that further advance the profession or field, create learning and research opportunities, and which are consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.
2. Assist the School to develop an environment which gives effect to the obligations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

University Responsibilities
1.Serve on University and/or School committees.
2. Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
3. Comply with the University's obligation under its Charter regarding equal employment and the Treaty of Waitangi.
4. Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.
5. Any other duties as required by the Head of School.

Person specification


Relevant PhD or equivalent qualification and demonstrated teaching and research expertise in Management or related discipline.


A track record in research including the ability to produce refereed journal articles, along with a willingness to pursue external research funding.
Demonstrated teaching expertise in relevant discipline at tertiary level or equivalent professional experience .
Demonstrated engagement with practice and co-curricular activities

Personal attributes and behaviours

Initiative, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills, and competence in course design.
Good interpersonal and administration skills along with the ability to work independently and take initiative and responsibility.
Effective and appropriate communication and relationships with academic and general staff and students.
Effective management of time and timely compliance with appropriate administrative requirements.
Skills in teaching and research in management, internally and at a distance, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Ability to relate effectively to students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Ability to supervise research projects effectively.
Ability to develop and implement a research programme and/or research projects and to manage research projects effectively.
Ability to collaborate in a complex, multi-campus environment and to work cooperatively across disciplines.
Ability to work with a variety of organisations in teaching, consulting and research.
Ability to assist with administrative functions at School and College levels.


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