Association of
Leadership Educators

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

Fletcher Building Employee Education Fund Chair in Leadership-The University of Auckland

10 Aug 2017 1:54 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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We welcome interest from scholars who have developed research expertise and a significant record of high quality publications in the discipline of Leadership, and wish to continue their career with New Zealand’s leading Business School, located in the commercial heart of the largest city. Applicants for the endowed Fletcher Building Employee Education Fund Chair in Leadership will be motivated to provide leadership to the discipline and develop strategic relationships with industry to apply their research and improve leadership understanding, capacity and performance. This is a continuing academic position based in the Graduate School of Management.

Affiliated with the highly regarded New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI), an integrated research, education and development institute within the University of Auckland Business School; the Chair will be an excellent communicator, able to disseminate research across academic, business and not-for-profit communities. Our academics appreciate the ease with which they are able to access and engage meaningfully with practitioners and business leaders to positively impact the New Zealand economy, whilst being supported to remain connected with international research communities.

The University of Auckland’s ranking in the top 100 of the 2018 QS World Universities Ranking (ranking top in New Zealand in 37 out of 40 subject areas including Business & Management and Economics) confirms both its status as New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led university and its place amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide.

The Graduate School of Management (GSM) enhances our well-established reputation for delivering high value, relevant and challenging learning experiences that maximise the employment outcomes for graduates. Contributing to the development and delivery of applied and practice-based, demand-driven curriculum for MBA, executive education and other pre- and post-experience postgraduate programmes, it is essential you have experience engaging with internationally diverse postgraduate student cohorts.

The GSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty who are characterised by their desire to make a difference to business and leadership in New Zealand, and the international perspective and industry connections they foster. You will continue to develop your outstanding research and supervision record that focuses specifically on leadership. You will work collaboratively, and mentor others to reach their full potential as leadership scholars.

For further information please contact:

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, DDI: +64 9 923 9096, email:

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, email:

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Applications close: 25 September 2017

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