Benefits - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The University is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. We assist staff with relocation and resettlement. Support on arrival is dependant to individual needs but can include airport pick-up, temporary rent-free furnished accommodation, campus tours, cultural support and regional orientation for staff and their families.

Employee benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible sabbatical entitlements with extra funding in addition to full salary
  • International conference attendance support and funded exchange programmes with top international institutions
  • College funded assisted start-up funds
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • A subsided superannuation scheme
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Subsidised parking and University gym membership

Academic exchange opportunities

Academics benefit from international partnerships and have access to international staff exchange programmes, including the unique Erskine Programme. The Erskine Programme at UC allows academics to travel to overseas institutions each year on a generous grant. The same scheme also allows academics to bring in specialists from all over the world to the University to teach and research, providing additional international expertise to the teaching of our programmes.