AUT is offering academic staff who meet eligibility criteria a voluntary option that would enable them to leave the university. The offer is voluntary only and for a limited time.
The overall number of academic staff is expected to remain unchanged. Vacancies created by anyone wishing to take advantage of the offer will be filled with new appointments.
The move is in line with AUT’s shift to a total research culture. This is to provide our students with the opportunity to learn from research-active teachers at the cutting edge of their area of expertise.
The offer is not about cost-cutting, vacancies created by anyone choosing to take up this offer will be filled with new appointments. AUT is in sound financial health.