Pūkenga/Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology

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Pūkenga/Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology
  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Wed Feb 22 00:24:13 2023
  • 6007

  • Do you have a completed PhD in a relevant field at time of application, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role?
  • Are you able to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Do you have demonstrated evidence of some successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role


Base salary range:NZ$83,776-$99,221 per annum

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting one permanent full-time Lecturer (equivalent to tenured assistant professor) to join the Cultural Anthropology programme. The appointed lecturer will ideally begin in July 2023, though a later start date can be negotiated.


We seek a scholar conducting innovative teaching and research in medical anthropology. Additional expertise in human rights, humanitarianism, or visual/multimodal ethnography is desirable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of core courses in the Cultural Anthropology programme.
  • Develop new curricula and research in their areas of expertise.
  • Supervise MA and PhD researchers to completion.
  • Contribute to Hautūtanga/leadership, administrative roles, and engagement with the wider community.
  • Be part of an active, collegial team committed to equity and diversity, and aspiring to research and teaching that engages mātauranga Māori and upholds our responsibilities to te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a collaborative scholar-educator, committed to high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, who is developing an innovative independent research agenda.

Key requirements:

  • A completed PhD (in hand at time of application) in Cultural Anthropology or a similar discipline (including, but not limited to, Māori Studies and Pacific Studies).
  • Some experience in teaching at a tertiary level.
  • A developing research profile, with evidence of scholarly publications.
  • Capacity to work as part of a collegial team.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Cultural Anthropology at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s most active anthropology programmes, with a focus on socially engaged research and innovative teaching. We have a strongly collegial culture which actively supports early-career academics. We aim to become a leading centre for anthropology in Australasia and beyond. The successful applicant will be actively involved in shaping the Programme’s future directions.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 31 March 2023 (NZ time).

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dr Grant Otsuki, Programme Director, at grant.otsuki@vuw.ac.nz

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