Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor, Early Childhood

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Oct 2023

Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education
Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako | School of Teacher Education
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

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

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Te Kaupeka Ako| Faculty of Education at the University of Canterbury is seeking to appoint a new colleague specialising in Early Childhood Education. This position is a full-time and continuing (i.e., permanent) position. The successful applicant will mainly contribute to teaching and research in early childhood programmes based at our Christchurch campus.

Mōu | Who You Are
Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of their expertise in areas that align with the needs of Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako | School of Teacher Education, including being Te Tiriti o Waitangi conversant and culturally responsive.

The person appointed to this position will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Hold a relevant doctoral degree, with a research agenda aligned with educational practices in ECE; note that a doctoral degree is not required at Lecturer level but applicants at this level should be well-advanced in their doctoral study.
  • Have research experience beyond doctoral study, as evidenced in publications, conference presentations, or research engagement with practitioners.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to culturally responsive and collaborative teaching.
  • Competence and confidence in using te reo Māori, or a willingness to develop this competence.
  • Hold working knowledge of how to apply curriculum frameworks and professional standards to processes of teacher education; in Aotearoa New Zealand these include Te Whāriki, Te Whatu Pōkeka, Code of Professional Responsibility, and the Standards of the Teaching Profession in New Zealand.
  • Have successful experience of teaching at a tertiary level, including the ability to integrate digital technologies into course design and teaching.

The following are desirable but not essential criteria:

  • Expertise in teaching and/or research in Pasifika contexts will be advantageous.
  • Applicants at Senior Lecturer or above should have a record of supervision of Masters and/or doctoral students.
  • Current New Zealand Teaching Council certification to enable visits to students on professional placements in early childhood services.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Staff of Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako | The School of Teacher Education share a common commitment to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy in initial teacher education. This role will involve working with colleagues across Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education, the University, and within our communities.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora -- Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference. 

In 2023 UC is celebrating 150 years of accessible education.  The past, the present and the future are intertwined. For more information on our 150th Anniversary visit us here.

Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

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

  • relocation support
  • 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
  • living in revitalised Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 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.

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

This role sits within the Academic Staff, Associated Staff and Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement and the following salary scale applies:  

The salary range for this position is: Lecturer grade 2.01 ($86,197) to Associate Professor grade 6.04 ($154,242).

The closing date for this position is: 1 October, 2023 (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 WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke, tehurinui.clarke@canterbury.ac.nz

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website , to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 

Job Details
Reference # 16992
Posted on 08 Sep 2023
Closes on 01 Oct 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Associate Professor, Education & Training, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer
Job level(s) Academic, Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document)
Position description 1 PD Lecturer September 2023.pdf
Position description 2 PD Senior Lecturer September 2023.pdf
Position description 3 PD Associate Professor September 2023.pdf
Position description 4

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