Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Teacher Education

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  • Post Date: September 6, 2018
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Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
College of Education, Health and Human Development
University of Canterbury 

Pūkenga Matua/ Ahorangi Tuarua – Te Whakangungu Kaiako (kotahi te tūranga) 

Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako – School of Teacher Education 

Kia hiwa kia hiwa ! 

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu i te ako me te whakaako i ngā reo? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga pūkenga, pūkenga matua, ahorangai tuarua rānei i te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako o Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora. 

We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tangata ora 

Are you a dedicated, motivating and visionary Early Childhood qualified education academic willing to provide strategic contribution to the College of Education, Health and Human Development? 

What You Will Do 

Applications are invited from academics for two Teacher Education positions based in the Early Childhood Sector. These roles are to be appointed at the rank of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, with a focus on contributing to pre-service Teacher Education programmes in this area, and leading and teaching postgraduate programmes in the School of Teacher Education. 

Who You Are 

Applicants will need to demonstrate: 

  • an understanding of, and the ability to apply bi cultural (and/ or cultural) competence 
  • the ability to lead and develop undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of ECE 
  • the ability and willingness to provide leadership to both the sector and the school 
  • evidence of effective supervision of Doctoral level students and a developed track record of research success, including externally funded research grants 
  • some experience in managing people is advantageous, as is demonstration of positive engagement with a range of community stakeholders 
  • an understanding of the status of the three official languages and community languages in Aotearoa New Zealand would be an advantage 
  • an understanding of te reo me ōna tikanga would also be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will have opportunities for international conference travel to support their research and teaching activities and will have the opportunity to network with international leaders in Education, Health Sciences and a range of disciplines through the University’s unique Erskine Fellowship and Canterbury Fellowship Scheme (which enables the University to host world leading academics) and through the University’s academic staff exchange programmes with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK. 

Applicants will require a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education or a related discipline, have experience working in educational contexts and be a leader in scholarly and research achievements related to teacher education, with a particular focus on ECE. Current Teacher Registration in New Zealand will also be an advantage. 

Who You Will Work With 

The School of Teacher Education offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home in a world class facility, located in the heart of the University of Canterbury Ilam Campus. The Education building will be opened this year and will offer state of the art digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. The discipline of Education at the University of Canterbury is consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS 2017 rankings). 

For more information about our team, please visit us at the School of Teacher Education. 

Why UC 

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of ‘People Prepared to Make a Difference’. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. 

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus 

The closing date for this position is: Midnight Monday, 24 September 2018. 

How You Apply 

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. 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 Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator, michelle.davies@canterbury.ac.nz 

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Acting Head of School, Dr Stuart Wise at stuart.wise@canterbury.ac.nz 

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