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School/CompanyUniversity of Canterbury
Job TitleAcademic Appointment in Leadership
CountryNew Zealand
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

Academic Appointment in Leadership
UC Business School
Te Kura Umanga

  • Newly created academic position
  • Develop leadership courses for innovative executive education
  • Join a Business School ranked in top 5% of world

The University of Canterbury celebrates people prepared to make a difference: tangata tū, tangata ora

Its mission is to contribute to society through knowledge in chosen areas of endeavour by promoting a world-class learning environment, known for attracting people with the greatest potential to make a difference.

The UC Business School is in the top five per cent of business schools in the world, as evidenced by the accreditation by AACSB International. The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship within the School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor with expertise in leadership, preferably studying the impact of digital advancement on organisations. This position has arisen as a response to the challenge's leaders face in transforming their organisations to meet the demands of the 4th industrial revolution, disruption and the future of work.

In 2020 the new executive education programmes/MBA will be launched by UC Business School, with an emphasis on digital technologies that drive organisational success. In your academic position, your primary focuses will be to pursue purpose-driven research and engagement with industry, teach into executive programmes such as the MBA as well as infusing a common theme of leadership/digital leadership throughout other courses within the Business School. This will be a truly rewarding position with an applied leadership focus, where you will help develop future entrepreneurs, innovators, changemakers, and industry professionals.

Holding a relevant PhD or equivalent research experience, you will demonstrate excellence in research in the discipline of leadership/digital leadership gained either through previous academic positions or senior level industry/professional career experience.

You will hold an excellent record of international scholarly achievement in a relevant area of leadership, combined with a demonstrated active research agenda and a record of successful engagement with industry. A passion for excellence in teaching and research, a strong commitment to bi-culturalism, combined with a keen interest in creating an outstanding student experience and desire to make a difference will be key for success in this role.

For more information about the UC Business School

The Process to Apply

Please do not apply directly through our UC careers website.

To apply in confidence, please go to fisherleadership.comand click "APPLY ONLINE" using reference UCAldr0619 and include your application as detailed in the 'How to Apply' section of the Candidate Information Book; or for a confidential discussion call Kirsten Henderson on +64 9 282 4240.

To receive the Candidate Information Book, please email Kirsten Henderson at

Applications close: Sunday 14 July 2019

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Expiry date2019/07/14