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    Does anyone know where to find NZ academic jobs advertised. In the UK they are normally found on a site called jobs.ac.uk. Have NZ got something similar? If they have I certainly can't find it. :icon_cry:

    Any help would be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Of the few that I have seen the wages are really really low compared to what I get now. As in half :icon_eek: I must say this does concern me. I know people say it is cheaper to live in NZ but by my calculations I dont think that it is much different from the Uk.

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    Thanks Welshgirl, but I've tried all of those. Except the univerity link all the other although offering professional jobs do not have academic jobs. I was looking for a specialised site where all universities advertise lectureships and post-doctoral reasearch posts.

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    Hi Goss,

    It's been a while since I've posted, but I still check out the boards now and then...

    I've spent most of the year searching for academic jobs and haven't found a site with a central listing yet. I'm sure you must have already seen it, but the Education in New Zealand site http://www.enzed.com/sch.html has a list of all academic institutions with hyperlinks to their webs. I've found the [i:a219ffda3c]best[/i:a219ffda3c] way to search is to scan each site...

    I've sent off half a dozen applications for academeic jobs this year. No luck with any of them, although two or three did say [i:a219ffda3c]"Call us when you're here"[/i:a219ffda3c]. With that in mind, we're heading over in September to give me time to make lots of visits before the new teaching year starts in Feb 2006.

    Are you still in the UK? I'd be interested to see how you get on if/when you start applying.

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    Hi Kokopeli :006: , nice to see you're still kicking around the forum and things are progressing for you. I always wonder what's happening with once-frequent posters who suddenly go quiet. It's a case of 'Has something changed their minds and they've decided not to go' or 'Have they already reached NZ?' Good to know everything's OK with you anyway. :023:

    Fingers crossed that you can sort out a job, but I reckon the 'Call us when you're here' statement more or less sums up the situation.

    Meanwhile.....

    This site has some links which may or may not be useful. Scroll down to Vacancies New Zealand for uni vacancies.

    This is the Education Gazette .

    On this job site you can select New Zealand as the country. I didn?t venture in to see how many jobs are on offer.
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    Hi Kokopeli

    I am still in the UK. Although we do have our visas in the passports. My eldest son has decided not to come with us :icon_cry: He has got himself an apprenticeship here and wants to stay and do it. Plus friends etc. which I suppose when you are 16 is very important.

    Our visas are to be active by 7th March but unfortunately I am tied to a contract in work until August 07. I am travelling to Melbourne in October to attend a conference but will not have the kids with me so can't activate the visas then. I am therefore intending to travel to NZ in Feb 07 with both kids to do it then. A lot of expense but I have no option. I will also take this opportunity to travel NZ a little, to see where I fancy settling, as I have never been before.

    I am having lots of trouble finding academic jobs. I am wanting academic research rather than lecturing, although I guess either would be a start. And what is the pay. Have you got any idea. I did go onto one uni website and looked at their pay scales but they have different names for us than we use here in the uk. :icon_confused: I am expecting a wage decrease over there but I would like to have an idea of just how much.

    So are you making the BIG move in September or just visiting?

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    Hi Mother Bear - thanks for remembering me! I haven't had much to say lately hence no posts.... We got the blue stickers last December (2005) after submitting our EOI in February 2004! Having waited that long, there didn't seem much point in rushing, so we've been waiting for the sunnier weather and the World Cup. That also lets the kids finish their school year and enjoy the summer before heading off for a second summer in NZ.

    My wife and I have spent the last four months debating about whether to sell the house here or rent it out. Everything else has [i:088c6d8c8d]fallen into place [/i:088c6d8c8d](the Spiritualists out there will know what that means) so we've put the house on the market, just in case. (I've also put ?50 on England to lift the World Cup, but that might be trying my luck a little too far....)

    Gossage,

    I have spoken to a few senior academics in NZ during my trawl for work. One of the common things they said was that they get innundated with applications for every job from the [i:088c6d8c8d]"same group of people wanting to get into NZ" [/i:088c6d8c8d]. I hoped that having already sorted PR would be an advantage, but now think that Colleges are worried about the costs of international relocation. I added a line to my CV stating that I was self-funding the move, but it sounded a bit desparate, so I took it out again. I reckon I'll have more chance once we're in-country, so have decided to hold any future applications until then.... That doesn't stop me looking and anyone reading this should contact me straight away if they need a first-rate lecturer in leadership development and management education! :icon_lol:

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