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Updated Jul 16, 2021

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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Like a curate's egg

    Jul 16, 2021 - Associate Professor in Dunedin, Otago
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    Pros

    Great colleagues and physical environment

    Cons

    Senior management obsessed by neoliberalism

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Don't! After a decade I have yet to meet a single happy person here.

    Jun 29, 2021 - Associate Professor, College Or University in Dunedin, Otago
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    Pros

    no COVID-19, good investment plan if you can afford it.

    Cons

    Worst academic experience, dreadful to students, staff and faculty.

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Fallen prey to the HR wormtongues

    Jul 29, 2018 - Associate Professor in Dunedin, Otago
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    Pros

    Very smart colleagues and great collegiality to get new research and teaching into the lecture theatre. Ancillary support very proactive and great general staff who go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Very parochial governance - Christchurch and Wellington campuses neglected in infrastructure and real support. HR allowed to have too much say - (eg. Support Services Review a disaster) and they offer little in actual staff support or help to departments. Current VC should be replaced.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    This is a sinking ship

    May 30, 2018 - Associate Professor in Dunedin, Otago
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    Pros

    There are some terrific people working at this university. Dunedin is a great small city.

    Cons

    Fear of change -- and bumbled management of change. The humanities division has been imploding. There is no such thing as tenure in New Zealand -- as even "confirmed" academic staff can have their jobs eliminated . There is also rampant agism -- with top notch older faculty being pressured into retirement when they are still incredibly productive researchers and effective teachers. While research is supposed to be of primary importance, the undergraduate enrolments determine everything in the humanities. Highly productive research departments have been destroyed recently, and many top faculty are looking to move elsewhere. The general atmosphere is very depressed.

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