Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor, Maori Education

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Position: Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor, Maori Education

Location: Christchurch

Application Deadline: 18/04/2017

Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor, Maori Education

School of Teacher Education, College of Education, Health and Human Development
Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Applications are invited from senior academics who have a strong teaching and research profile in the area of Maori Education. This position will share in the teaching of Hoaka Pounamu (Bilingual and Immersion Teaching) programmes in the School of Teacher Education, contribute to the teaching and continued development of initial teacher education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and undertake post-graduate supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop postgraduate courses and undergraduate courses related to Maori Education, including te reo Maori me ona tikanga.

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 building, which will be opened in October this year, will offer state of the art digital technologies, 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).

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 have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education, or a related area, aligned to the needs of Teacher Education with respect to culturally responsive teaching and learning and Maori Education. Proficiency in Te Reo Maori to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level will be essential, as well as experience in working with local iwi and hapu. The successful applicant will have demonstrated effective teaching at a tertiary level, and be a leader in scholarly and research achievements related to Maori Education within the context of Teacher Education and/or Education more broadly. A Tertiary Teaching qualification is desirable or the commitment to undertake such a qualification with the support of the School.

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The closing date for this position is Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume (and any additional attachments) combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you have queries in relation to the application process please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator,

Informal enquiries about this role should be directed to Professor Letitia Fickel,, formal applications should be uploaded to

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