Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

  • Three-year fulltime fixed term role through to May 31st 2027
  • Work-life balance & Hybrid working conditions
  • Personal Development Leave Entitlement

Kia hiwa rā!

At Unitec, we're passionate about the power of education to positively change the lives of our learners, their family and wider communities. We make sure our learners are well equipped for the future needs of employers, by providing them with a mix of hands-on and classroom-based learning.

Te āheinga: The opportunity

As a senior researcher you will have the opportunity to provide academic and research leadership to continue to grow kaupapa Māori research at the interface of vocational and community education. Ngā Wai a Te Tūi (NWaTT) is an established Māori and Indigenous led research centre based at Unitec, Mt Albert. This role is a senior researcher/lecturer position. You will be responsible for developing research ideas and teams; leading research proposal writing; maintaining an active research and publication portfolio; contributing to Unitec research specific committees that are relevant to NWaTT's core business; support postgraduate supervision and co-supervision of Māori students where appropriate; provide leadership of NWaTT including strategic planning and growing productive collegial relationships.

Please refer to the Position Description  for further information about the position.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You'll have:

  • An understanding of te reo Māori, and feel comfortable with engaging in tikanga Māori, and the values and practices of kaupapa Māori research and the Maori community under Te Noho Kotahitanga principles.
  • Evidence of active engagement in building diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces/environments including active academic leadership and contribution to research appropriate committees.
  • A commitment to contributing to the wider Te Pukenga (or its next formation) network of Māori research.
  • Advanced communication skills including academic and research writing expertise
  • Strong research and academic networks across a range of fields, institutions and research contexts
  • An active research and publication portfolio, with capability and passion to contribute towards growing Unitec's industry and community driven research eco-system
  • Experience in applying for, securing and carrying out to completion externally funded research contracts.
  • The ability to foster productive postgraduate co-supervision relationships with academics across the institution.
  • A record of successful postgraduate research supervisions and a willingness to act as primary and / or co-supervisor of Master degree students.  

Tā mātau rourou: What we offer

We might be biased but joining us at Unitec will mean you're committing to a work culture that you'll want to be a part of! You'll be working within a close-knit team and will also work closely with other teams across Unitec, giving you plenty of opportunities to get to know the wider group and the chance to give back to tomorrow's generation.

Tono mai: How to Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must be a NZ Citizen or NZ Permanent Resident.

Click apply. Application will close on Tuesday 28 May 2024 at 11.00am.

Unitec is a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Unitec is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and celebrate diversity and are committed to building a supportive and inclusive environment for all.



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