Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Mental Health Nursing

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jan 2024

Faculty of Health | Te Kaupeka Oranga
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wananga of Waitaha
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

  • Full-time up to 37.5 hours per week (0.5 - 1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
  • Generous annual leave provisions and professional development opportunities

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Our Nursing Team within Te Kaupeka Oranga | the Faculty of Health are looking for a new colleague to join us within our exciting new nursing pre-registration graduate entry programme. Applications are invited for a full time, permanent position at Lecturer | Pūkenga or Senior Lecturer | Pūkenga Matua for a registered nurse with experience in and a passion for mental health nursing. The successful candidate will work in theory and clinical courses and may be involved in teaching in our broader health sciences programmes depending on their interests and experience. This is an exciting opportunity for a new or seasoned scholar to make a significant contribution to research and teaching within the newly established Faculty of Health where the Nursing Team are a key academic group. The successful applicant will provide major contributions to teaching and the delivery of academic courses and programmes, engage in the full range of research activities, including postgraduate supervision, and undertake academic leadership and service duties within the health programmes, Faculty and University. 

Mōu| Who You Are
The successful candidate will be a New Zealand registered nurse, or eligible to meet the requirements for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and either an emerging researcher/teacher (Lecturer | Pūkenga), or a more experienced researcher/teacher (Senior Lecturer | Pūkenga Matua).  You will have experience in the mental health sector and demonstrate a good understanding of the Aotearoa-New Zealand context. You will also be able to connect this with a strong understanding of bicultural confidence and competence.

The successful candidate will drive research in a mental health area of their choice, as well as develop and extend partnerships/collaboration with external clinical stakeholders, Faculties across UC, with Māori communities and develop international collaborations.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Hold registration as a nurse (or be eligible for registration) with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
  • hold a doctoral degree, or commitment to completion of a doctoral degree, in nursing or another relevant discipline.
  • have extensive clinical experience in mental health nursing.
  • Preference for relevant and effective teaching experience in their specialist area(s).
  • ability to both develop and lead postgraduate pre-registration courses via blended delivery.
  • competency and confidence in bicultural practice, including a commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua. Ability in te reo Māori me āna tikanga would be an advantage.
  • at the senior lecturer level should have a record of successful supervision of research students.
  • an appropriate research publication history, and plans for future research, grant funding and publication in nursing and / or mental health consistent with appointment at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer rank.

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 their field through the University's unique Erskine and Canterbury Fellowship Schemes (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.

Support can be negotiated for completion of a doctoral degree.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health and sport sectors and their workforce. We offer undergraduate programmes in Sport and Health Sciences as well as postgraduate programmes in Counselling, and Child and Family Psychology, Nursing, Health Leadership as well as various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Health Sciences. For more information on our Faculty please visit us at Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health

The Faculty offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home, the Rehua building, located in the heart of UC's Ilam Campus with modern digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces. UC is also a partner in Manawa, the health research and education facility in Christchurch's Te Papa Hauora/Health Precinct ; bringing together health researchers and doctoral students to collaborate and innovate alongside Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) clinical and research staff.

For information on our team and qualifications, click on the links to, the Faculty of Health and Postgraduate qualifications in Health Sciences .

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.

What we offer
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • relocation support
  • a unique bequest funded endowment (Erskine fund) that supports an extensive visiting Fellowship programme
  • widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • generous annual leave provisions
  • flexible working arrangements
  • supportive working environment
  • professional development and study opportunities
  • a unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

The salary range for this position is: Lecturer | Pūkenga ($89,645 to $108,144) or Senior Lecturer | Pūkenga Matua ($113,826 to $129,098).

For more information on our Benefits, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

Please note, the University of Canterbury will be closed from the 22/12/23 - 2/01/24. During this period, we will be unable to respond to queries regarding this role. We will follow up with you at our earliest convenience once we return.
The closing date for this position is: 14th January 2024 (Midnight NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include the following:

  • a cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals and teaching philosophy (combined)
  • a Resume which includes a list of relevant research publications (combined).

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at [email protected]

For further information specifically about the role, please contact our Executive Dean: [email protected]

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website  to review the latest visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 


Job Details
Reference # 18007
Posted on 30 Nov 2023
Closes on 14 Jan 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Health
Job level(s) Academic
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document)
Position description 1 Lecturer PD.pdf
Position description 2 Senior Lecturer PD.pdf
Position description 3
Position description 4


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