Professional Teaching Fellow - School of Biological Sciences

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Jan 2021

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The University of Auckland/Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau is inviting applications to join our team in the School of Biological Sciences/Te Kura Mātauranga Koiora (SBS) as a permanent academic staff member in the position of Professional Teaching Fellow (1.0 FTE).

In this role, you will:

  • Teach and coordinate courses at undergraduate level and participate in curriculum development, laboratory/tutorial teaching and coordination, assessment and academic pastoral care. Teaching may be required at international partner institutions including in China for a period of approximately one month at a time.
  • Contribute to service-related activities (University and community).

Professional Teaching Fellows work in a collegial and collaborative teaching environment to deliver excellent student learning experiences, framed by Te Tiriti accountabilities. A key priority is to deliver accessible, equitable, lifelong higher education opportunities. The focus is on student-centric learning that is research informed, transdisciplinary, relevant and with impact for the world. The successful applicant will teach into and lead the coordination of undergraduate courses using pedagogical practices informed by an understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning and engagement with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The role involves pastoral care, as well as other relevant duties across undergraduate levels.

For more information regarding the role, please see the Position Description

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

SBS is home to the University of Auckland’s first and oldest Tuākana programme (est. 1991) which focuses on Māori and Pacific student academic learning success and more than 40% of our academic staff are women. The University of Auckland/Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau is committed to a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential in an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars. We welcome applications that will enhance the diversity of our staff and strengthen our links with diverse communities. Our staff and students can connect with our flagship Tuākana, Women in Science, Parenting and Rainbow networks, and our Waipapa Marae.

He kōrero mōu | About you

A postgraduate tertiary qualification in biology (or a related discipline) and experience in teaching is required. A teaching qualification is preferred but not required. Experience in quantitative biology, statistics and modelling, or related discipline is preferred. A commitment to inclusiveness and experience in teaching students with diverse backgrounds is required, particularly with Māori and Pasifika. Skills and experience in kaupapa Māori pedagogy and mātauranga Māori that foster inclusion of te ao Māori in programmes, teaching and the student experience are highly desirable. Candidates will be engaged with (or interested in contributing to) the scholarship of teaching and learning. Experience with on-line learning spaces, learning management systems and the design of innovative teaching and learning resources is preferred.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through. 

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits  page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Inquiries may be made to Dr Julie McIntosh (Julie.mcintosh@auckland.ac.nz ).

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday January 22nd 2021 to be considered.


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