Department of Physics


  • 3MT competition | Science heats | register now
    04 April 2019
    Take one static PowerPoint slide and a passion for your research. Combine and distil down to a three minute pithy, persuasive presentation. Yes – the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is back! Register for the Science heats by 15 May.
  • Equity Initiative Grant open for applications
    18 March 2019
    The Faculty of Science is seeking applications for the Equity Initiative Grant. Applications close 15 April 2019. Read more and download an application form.
  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 January 2019
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Margaret and John Kalman Trust new fellowship scheme | apply now
    08 October 2018
    The Department of Mathematics is delighted to announce that the Margaret and John Kalman Trust is supporting a new fellowship scheme to promote leadership within the mathematics teaching community. Applications close 9 November.
  • Sustainability Research Awards | Round two opens
    25 September 2018
    It is time to apply for round two of the the Faculty of Science's 2018 Student Sustainability Research Awards. Applications open 1 October and close 5 November 2018.
  • Biennial Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems 2018 | $10,000
    21 September 2018
    The $10,000 Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems will be awarded for the fifth time in 2018. Applications close 5 pm, 8 October 2018. Find out more.
  • We are looking for a Physics lecturer
    12 September 2018
    The Department of Physics at the University of Auckland invites applications for a position of a two-year, fixed-term, Lecturer/Senior lecturer (US equivalent: Assistant Professor) in Physics. The likely teaching load will be approximately 50 lectures (or equivalent) per semester. Applications close 7 October. Read more.
  • Faculty postgraduate research showcase and poster competition
    29 August 2018
    We invite our science postgraduates to join us in our 2018 Faculty of Science Research Showcase commencing 10 September. Registrations and submissions are now closed for the annual postgraduate poster competition. Go to the Postgraduate Research Showcase webpage for more information about Showcase activities.
  • Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers
    28 June 2018
    The Science Media Centre offers fully-funded Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers, supported by Curious Minds – He Hihiri i te Mahara. Applications for the next workshop on 3 and 4 September are open now. Find out more.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.
  • New criteria for Science Journalism Fund | applications open
    18 June 2018
    Round three of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism fund is open with new eligibility criteria in place. Applications from science communicators and those with an interest in science-related reporting (but no previous experience) will now be accepted. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Applications close 27 July.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Applications are now closed
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register by 14 May.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Scholarships available for Māori and Pacific statistic students
    20 November 2017
    The Department of Statistics is offering one postgraduate scholarship and three undergraduate fees scholarships for Māori and Pacific students doing courses in statistics in 2018.
  • We are seeking a technical manager
    17 November 2017
    The Department of Physics is seeking a technical manager who will lead the Department's technical team. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent technical, leadership, communication and people management skills. Applications close Wednesday 3 January 2018.
  • PhD Scholarship in "Synchrotron Radiation X-Ray Spectroscopic Studies of Functional Metal Oxides"
    04 February 2015
    The available MacDiarmid Institute Ph.D. project involves the experimental study of the electronic structure of transition metal oxides using a suite of synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopies.