The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
UoA Department Name: Te Puna Wananga
Campus: Epsom Campus
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Number: 00006015
Tōku reo, tōku ohooho, tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea, tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi
Te Puna Wānanga is the School of Māori and Indigenous Education within the Faculty of Education and Social Work. The school has a national and international reputation in the study of Māori education, along with its links to Indigenous education worldwide.
We are currently looking for an early career academic staff member, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, to take up a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Māori Education.
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
Our next academic will be able to contribute to both English and Māori medium education and initial teacher training courses. You will also be required to undertake practicum visits while also maintaining an active research portfolio with recent publications.
In partnership with our Organisational Development team(OD), you will also design and facilitate sessions that focus on building knowledge and understanding of matauranga Māori for Academic Staff.
We are particularly interested in someone who is able to contribute to the culturally sustainable leadership course which is taught online. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to Ngā toi (Māori visual arts and performing arts).
He kōrero mōu | About you
This role is suited to someone who has current registration as a primary or secondary teacher, given our focus on education and teacher education underpinned by tikanga, te reo and mātauranga Māori, the role requires some proficiency in te reo Māori and knowledge of tikanga Māori.
We are seeking either an established academic or an emerging researcher who has recently completed their PhD or is working towards completing a PhD.
You will be passionate about our kaupapa, ready to support our tauira to grow both at an undergraduate level, as well as supervising postgraduate students.
Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team
The Faculty of Education and Social Work/Te Kura Akoranga me te Tauwhiro Tangata is committed to promoting Māori presence and participation in all aspects of university life including maintaining and strengthening our core of excellent Māori staff members. We are committed to the development and implementation of policies and processes to improve Māori staff recruitment, promotion, reward, and retention.
The faculty welcomes applications from individuals with a teaching, research and/or academic leadership background that has been informed by knowledge of indigenous education (either in New Zealand or overseas), in order to grow our collective understanding, enhance the diversity of our staff and strengthen our links with diverse communities.
We offer the opportunity for staff to deepen their understanding of Te Tiriti and te reo on our marae, Te Aka Matua o Te Pou Hawaiki, and through our flagship Te Akoranga Kaiarangi staff development programme. We provide an environment that supports Māori and Pacific learners with specialised support at Te Korowai Atawhai and Pasifika Success.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer
The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
- Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
- Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
- A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
For more information please visit Staff Benefits.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Inquiries may be made to Helene Connor (Te Puna Wananga - Head of School).
Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 29th of May 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting your suitability for this position.
The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz
In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.
It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website