Lecturer position – Department of Tourism, University of Otago, NZ

The Department of Tourism at the University of Otago is advertising for a new lecturer. Details are below and can also be found via the following link (following the link will also direct applicants to where to apply online): https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2000299




Who We Are

The University of Otago Te Whare Wānanga o Otākou is New Zealand’s oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand’s largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

The University offers a world-class education in Tourism and Hospitality. Tourism at Otago goes beyond conventional thinking and explores all aspects of the industry, focusing on local and international tourism perspectives so that students understand the ‘big picture’ as well as the day-to-day tourism operations. The Department of Tourism was established in 1989 and is one of the most innovative providers of tourism education and research in New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region. It has a growing reputation for Māori and Indigenous tourism research and we welcome applications from this field.


The Role

As a Lecturer you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as supervising postgraduate research students. You will be required to develop research-informed teaching programmes and encouraged to contribute to ongoing curriculum innovation.

In addition, you will be an active researcher, in areas related to Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality and Events. You will be regularly publishing in leading journals and other relevant outlets, and actively seeking external research funding. You will also actively engage with the general and academic communities at the local, regional, and global levels.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Department and University.


Your Skills and Experience


  • A PhD awarded (or very near completion) in Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality, Events, or a related field.
    • Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level.
    • A record of research and publications with evidence of publications in top quality international journals and/or books.
    • Demonstrated ability or potential to supervise Masters, DBA and PhD students.
    • Evidence of ability to engage with external partners, and potential to gain external research funding.
    • Excellent collegial approach: pro-active and responsive in collaborative research and teaching.


  • A teaching and research focus on hospitality.
    • A teaching and research focus on technology in relation to Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality and/or Events.
    • The ability to teach quantitative methods and data analysis.
    • The ability to teach within a kaupapa Māori context and/or Indigenous research methodologies.
    • The ability to engage in cultural contexts including Māori or Pasifika language settings.


Further Details

This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

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 is 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.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Professor Neil Carr, via the contact details below, for a confidential discussion.



To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2000299 will close on Sunday, 1 March 2020.


Additional Information

Contact: Neil Carr

Position details: Information Statement

Guidelines for Academic Positions: Guidelines

Further Information: Department Website

Location: About Dunedin

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