Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Māori Education Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua / Ahorangi Tuarua i te Akoranga Māori

Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora – College of Education, Health and Human Development Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! He hiahia, he pūkenga nōhou i te Akoranga Māori? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua, Ahorangi Tuarua rānei i Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha – University of Canterbury has a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tū, tangata ora

Our staff of Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education are looking for a new colleague to join a vibrant and well-established Māori Education whānau. This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week; 1.0 FTE) and will be a continuing (i.e. permanent) position. This position will be appointed at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience. The role will contribute to teaching and research in Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education, with a focus on initial teacher education. Depending on the level of the appointment, there will be opportunity to contribute to teaching and supervision in postgraduate qualifications such as the Masters in Education, Education Doctorate, and PhD.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha – University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of Tangata tū, tangata ora: people prepared to make a difference. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and will have opportunities to enrich your own professional and personal development.

Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – The School of Teacher Education has a staff who share a common commitment to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy in initial teacher education. Additionally, the college supports several research hubs and laboratories including Te Rū Rangahau – Māori Research Laboratory: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/education/research/maori/. The aims of this research group are to support and promote Te Rautaki Whakawhanake Kaupapa Māori Strategy for Māori Development of the University of Canterbury. In particular, this research group supports the advancement of indigenous postgraduates in the College and research that is responsive to Māori and indigenous needs and aspirations. The scholar in this position will also have working colleagues across the across the College as well as the University and within our communities.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Applicants will have completed or be working towards a Doctorate in education or a related area. A focus on areas that align with the needs of Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education such as culturally responsive and sustainable teaching and learning, Akoranga Māori Māori Education, mātauranga Māori, te reo acquisition, teacher learning and development, or school curriculum areas is desirable. The successful applicant should demonstrate a commitment to develop or maintain a research programme related to Akoranga Māori – Māori Education as appropriate to the level of their application.
  • Confidence in working with local iwi and runānga is required, together with an active commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua.
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori is expected and experience teaching te reo Māori will be a strong advantage.
  • Applicants need to have an understanding of effective teaching methods. Experience in teaching at a tertiary level would be preferred. Ability to gain or hold registration as a New Zealand Registered Teacher is desirable.

Why choose to work at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha – University of Canterbury?

You will be located in Rehua in the heart of our Ilam campus. Established in 2019, Rehua is the central hub for education, entrepreneurship and executive development, where students from all disciplines are supported in their studies and their professional and personal growth. Facilities include meeting and project rooms, breakout areas, a cultural function space, health clinics, a café, social spaces throughout the building’s seven floors, and a light-filled atrium connecting the north and south blocks.

For information about Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education programmes please see here.

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How you Apply

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and a 2-3 page statement outlining the research interests and goals. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single PDF or Word file.

Unfortunately 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

The closing date for this position is: Monday, 18th November 2019 (midnight, NZ time)

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.