Te Tari o te Tumu Tuarua Rangahau | Deputy Vice Chancellor Research

  • Part-time at 18.75 hours per week (0.5 FTE) for four months. Then 7hours per week (may vary) for the following 12 months
  • Fixed term position until March 2023

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

Work with the University of Canterbury (UC), Auckland Council Libraries (ACL), CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians) and NZLPP (New Zealand Library Partnership Programme) to manage and deliver the NZLPP research project ‘He Kupenga Horopounamu – a programme of work to inform and change Libraries’ practice and service design to achieve better outcomes for Māori communities.’ The purpose of this project is to undertake research that informs library practice and service design that supports Māori wellbeing and educational success, increases understanding of how Māori whānau engage with libraries, and informs an action plan for public, school and university libraries.

Together with the project governance group, you will help set up the project and monitor the work of the project. In consultation with the research and design leads, you will coordinate project schedules and communications and you will also work with NZLPP and UC’s Research & Innovation unit to coordinate finances and reporting.

Mōu | Who You Are

To be successful in this position, you will ideally have the following:

  • Experience working with Māori and/or have high bicultural competence
  • Minimum of 5 years project management skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience in research management in a medium-sized organisation, with an emphasis on coordinating research efforts across different groups and preferably in an inter-disciplinary environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree (NZQA Level 7) or above in a related subject or equivalent community or industry experience

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with a small project team, including a UC-based research lead and the ACL project manager. You will also liaise with UC’s Research & Innovation team, and UC Library and ACL staff.

The UC Library are a dynamic team who are passionate about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga – we value people and their differences, manaakitanga – we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga – we will enhance and nurture our resources.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 5 Dec 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resumePlease note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Due to current border restrictions, you must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.