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

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Pou Tuatahi? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

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

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

We are seeking a professional and experienced librarian to join, and to lead, the Puna Mātauraka | UC Library team as the Pou Tuatahi | University Librarian. In this position, you will lead the library in innovative style, and drive the strategic direction to enhance and improve upon UC Library’s services. You will work alongside the Pou Tuarua | Associate University Librarians and the UC Library team to meet the diverse needs of students and staff, enhancing capacity for academic achievement, contributing positively to the all student experiences, and supporting the university research agenda. UC is believed to be the first university in Aotearoa New Zealand to acknowledge mana whenua as treaty partners; this position will honour and align to that aspiration.

The role will include:

  • Ensure that Library services are student centric, biculturally robust, and there is continuous evolution of services reflective of current student needs within the Library and UC to enhance the student experience.
  • Ensure appropriate resources are available to support the progress, impact, and wide dissemination of university research.
  • Strategically planning and driving policy initiatives across the University by engaging with senior leaders, academic staff and student groups across campus
  • Collaborating with Library Managers to share knowledge and expertise to deliver holistic and innovative services
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure Library offerings and services enable academic research capacity to be fully optimised

Mōu | Who You Are

Naturally, you will have a passion and enthusiasm for working in the library and education sector. To be successful in this role you will also ideally have the following:

  • Exceptional leadership skills and a proven ability to effectively lead innovative change across libraries or other large, complex organisations.
  • Knowledge of mātauranga Māori and the relationship with Ngāi Tūāhuriri (the UC mana whenua).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, including a willingness to learn and desire to communicate in a bicultural and bilingual environment.
  • Commitment to equity and intercultural skills.
  • Substantial work and leadership/management experience in a library or education related environment.
  • An “out of the box” mindset and ability to challenge thinking through a constructive approach consistent with the University’s values.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with a dynamic library team who are passionate about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research. The team delivers on-campus and online library engagement services, and oversees library learning spaces such as Te Rua makerspace for the student community.

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 biculturally competent and confident, engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world. We are also committed to producing and disseminating world-class research that has both local and global impact.

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 22nd May 2022 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Please click “Apply” and include a cover letter and resumeWe do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz