Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in mātauranga Māori in Early Childhood Education

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Kia hiwa rā!

At Unitec Institute of Technology Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, we are grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are committed to Tiriti based partnership. We are focussed on the aspirations of our diverse student communities. We are passionate about the power of education to positively change the lives of our students, their whānau, and the wider community. Our students are well equipped for the future needs of employers, having experienced a mix of practice- based and classroom-based learning.


He angitūtanga

The opportunity 


Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, anei he tūranga e whakakōrero ana i ngā mātāpono o Te Noho Kotahitanga, waihoki e hāpai ana i te whakakitenga o Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, arā ko te Manaakitia te Rito. Kei raro iho nei ētahi whakamāramatanga mō te tūranga nei.

Our teaching team are a group of dedicated educators. We now have an exciting opportunity for someone new to join the team. At Unitec, we're passionate about the power of education to positively change the lives of our ākonga, their whānau and the wider hapori.

We are proud of the history of our Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) as a strong field-based degree, where students spend 12 hours a week in an early childhood centre. Our graduates are well equipped for the future needs of employers, through the mix of field-based and on campus learning

You will join a dynamic whānau committed to student success and to creating an exceptional learning environment. This role is centred on teaching and supporting our ākonga while they are on their study journey with us in early childhood education. We are proud of our student success rates of above 90% and of our exceptionally high graduate employment. 


Core responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Lead the implementation of our Early Childhood Education Rautaki te reo Māori strategy
  • Lead mātauranga Māori throughout the programme
  • Teach across our early childhood degree courses
  • Provide leadership in developing an understanding of Māori values and tikanga within our Kete courses to support the success of tauira Māori and all students.


Please see the position description for more information. The additional Senior Lecturer Position Description can be provided on request. 



He kōrero mōu

About you

You will:

  • Have a sound understanding in respect to ako practices which lead to improved educational outcomes, alongside an understanding of the importance of these practices within the Early Childhood Curriculum: Te Whariki


  • Be an experienced teacher, passionate about ako and the important place it holds in our education system. It is an advantage if you also have tertiary teaching and research experience.


  • Have an understanding and capability of te reo me ngā tikanga, and being able to share the beauty of Te Ao Māori is important to be able to lead and grow such ako for our students. Fluency in te reo Māori would be an advantage.


  • Have strong relationship building skills; effective at communicating with a range of different groups and individuals, and an understanding of how to teach in a range of settings.


A post-graduate qualification or working towards one is advantageous. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou:

What we offer 

The role is a permanent, full-time role working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.  We offer a range of benefits and discounts including Life and Income Insurance, health insurance and more. You will be located at our beautiful green campus in Mt Albert and join a highly motivated team, who are passionate about the mahi they do and the results they achieve together.


Tono mai:

How to Apply

Please apply online. The closing date is 3 July 2022.

Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering new applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early.

COVID-19 Vaccination Certification

As part of Unitec's recruitment processes, to ensure we meet all of the COVID-19 policy settings, new staff will continue to be required to provide confirmation of vaccination status prior to employment being confirmed, where the role would reasonably expect a requirement of proof of vaccination.

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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