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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A277-17VP)

School of Management, Massey Business School

We seek two outstanding scholars: one Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Strategy; and one Lecturer in Management, to teach across all levels, conduct excellent research, supervise research students, and develop a suite of co-curricular activities to enhance experiential learning.

Grade:Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 1 October 2017

Position overview

Massey Business School is one of the largest business schools in New Zealand, with over 11,000 students and around 300 academic and professional staff. The School is accredited by a wide range of national and international organisations for the quality of its teaching and research; accreditations by AACSB (in both business and accounting), AMBA (Association of MBAs), ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) and we are also a CFA® partner school. We are also ranked by QS in the top 100 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance and top 200 for Management and Business Studies. The School of Management, which is housed in the Massey Business School, invites applications from academic scholars who are researching in one or more of the areas of management: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business Strategy; and Management. These full-time permanent positions are based at the University’s Auckland campus, in Albany. Having presence across three campuses; Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington, you will be expected to deliver cross-campus teaching across all levels and supervise research students.

To be successful in appointment, you will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, demonstrated teaching and research expertise in one or more of the above areas and a track record of research outputs. You will also have experience and/or commitment to engaging with the business community to create research and learning opportunities. A proven ability to secure external research funds and/or engage effectively with business audiences would be an advantage. As a successful Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business Strategy applicant, you will also have an understanding of regional development processes and foundations.

Enquiries of an academic nature regarding the position should be directed to the Associate Head of School, Associate Professor Bevan Catley, via email: For more information on the School of Management, view:

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 Albany 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.

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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