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

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pacific Library Liaison to join our Library team. Based in our Macmillan Brown Library, you will deliver library services and provide specialist knowledge and expertise to support the library with its development. In this role, you will have a particular focus on Pacific staff and students and provide learning, teaching and research support.

Mōu | Who You Are

You will have a passion and enthusiasm for people and knowledge, combined with experience in the library or cultural heritage sector. Attributes required to be successful in this role include:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies or equivalent experience working in education sector libraries is desirable.
  • RLIANZA (Registered member of the New Zealand Library and Information Profession) or equivalent is desirable.
  • 5+ years’ work experience in a library, preferably in a tertiary environment.
  • An in-depth knowledge Pacific library resources, knowledge of Pacific cultural values, and experience working in Pacific communities on campus or within the wider Pacific community.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with a committed library team who care about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research. The Macmillan Brown team treasures, protects and facilitates access, as appropriate, to our unique collections now and in the future. The Library management team works collaboratively to provide direction and leadership for Ngā Puna (the UC libraries) consistent with the UC strategy, vision, and values.

You will be part of a Pacific staff network within UC that focus on improving Pacific student engagement, retention, and completion. Acknowledging the aspirational goals of the UC Pasifika Strategy 2019-2023, you will also be expected to be committed to the wider UC Strategy of Tangata Tu Tangata Ora.

For more information about the Library and our team, please visit our website.

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 benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit: 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 14th November 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.