INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
for appointment as
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
(Confirmation Path) (Full-time)
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
About the University and the School of Business
Established in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest and the third largest university in New
Zealand with a total enrolment of 22,139 students in 2013 which is spread over four main divisions,
the School of Business (Division of Commerce), Division of Sciences, Division of Humanities, and
Division of Health Sciences.
The School of Business/Division of Commerce is an autonomous body within the University
structure and comprises seven departments: Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Executive
Programmes, Information Science, Management, Marketing, and Tourism. The School of Business
has maintained its international academic standards by obtaining both the AACSB and EQUIS
accreditations. For more information about the University, see http://www.otago.ac.nz.
About the City of Dunedin
Situated on the south-eastern
coast of New Zealand’s
Island, Dunedin has a
around 120,000 and is the main centre of Otago, a region known for its spectacular scenery. Dunedin
is geographically the largest city in New Zealand, stretching from rural farmland to sandy beaches on
the Pacific. As well as being one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the
Southern Hemisphere, Dunedin is vibrant with fine art galleries, libraries, museums, beautiful parks,
gardens, and many excellent sporting facilities. The University of Otago plays an important part in
the life of the city and provides a campus experience that is unique in New Zealand. Dunedin is
situated on the coast and offers an attractive environment, a comfortable standard of living, with
proximity to mountains, lakes and rivers making skiing, hiking and fishing readily accessible at
Further information on Dunedin may be obtained by accessing the following websites:
Compared with other centres in New Zealand and the rest of the world, Dunedin offers a good
quality of life with moderate living costs.
Details of the teaching programme and research interests of staff can be found on the Department’s
web site: http://www.otago.ac.nz/accountancyfinance/research
The Department of Accountancy and Finance has approximately 900 EFT student enrolments,
providing programmes for the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours),
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce, Master of Business, Master of Commerce, Master of Business
Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Staff are expected to be able to teach at all
undergraduate levels and supervise dissertations and theses at Masters and Doctoral level.
The Department strongly supports the principle that research is an integral part of academic life.
Within the University, grants are available from funds administered by the Otago Research
Committee. Other relevant sources of research support include the Foundation for Research, Science
and Technology, the Marsden Fund and the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Staff
members are encouraged to present papers at national and international conferences and are fully
supported by grants from departmental and endowment funds. Generous provisions are made for
Research and Study Leave.
The Department has a number of productive research projects underway both nationally and
Further information on the Department can be found on the web site:
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a programme of high quality research and
publication, to contribute to the Department’s teaching programme, including courses in
international trade, to supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects and to assume
appropriate responsibilities at Departmental, School and University levels.
The successful applicant will be responsible to the Head of Department and will be required to
contribute to the teaching and examining of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in
Accountancy and Finance.
Appointees would be expected to contribute to 100-level teaching, and be able to take full
responsibility for all lecturing and the co-ordination of tutorials for the equivalent of two (18 point)
200-level or 300-level papers, and to offer a 400-level paper.
The successful applicant will be expected to engage actively in their own research and to supervise
that of research students.
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