Lecturer or Professional Teaching Fellow - Te Tai Tokerau | Te Kura Akoranga me Te Tauwhiro Tangata

  • Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Learning,Development&ProfPrac
  • Campus: Tai Tokerau Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55558109

Job Description

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai | Nurture the seed and it will blossom

The University is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive, and international university, as reflected in our global ranking – 81 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 1st in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings.

In the heart of Whangārei, Te Papa Ako o Tai Tokerau offers teaching qualifications and preparation programmes for students wanting to stay in the North and be close to family, work and support. Now is an exciting time to join our small tight-knit team as the university continues to expand its work in the North and where you can be the key to continue to drive momentum forward.

We are seeking a Professional Teaching Fellow or Lecturer to teach in our undergraduate initial teacher education programme. The successful candidate will also cover the duties of the Programme Leader for the campus. This requires oversight over Tai Tokerau campus operations and liaison with Auckland-based Faculty Operations teams and support services.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We work hard to create a friendly and supportive learning environment.  We have been providing teacher-education programmes to the Northland community for nearly 30 years and many of our graduates can be found working in Northland schools and associated education-related industries.

We provide Foundation programmes, as well as three-year Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) and Bachelor of Education Huarahi Māori programmes. From 2022, we will also be offering blended/online one-year Graduate Diploma programmes (for those who already have an undergraduate degree) in Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary education.

As well as teaching on campus, you will be expected to supervise student teachers on practicum and provide professional guidance. If appointed as a lecturer, you may also have the opportunity to contribute to postgraduate programmes.

Learn more about our campus here

To learn more, please click on the links for the applicable position description for a Professional Teaching Fellow and Lecturer.

He kōrero mōu | About you

We genuinely believe this role is pivotal to Te Papa Ako o Tai Tokerau. You will have evidence of strong and effective engagement in teaching in New Zealand, in the primary and/or secondary school contexts. Knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment theory and practice, and experience in key New Zealand Curriculum areas, such as: Mathematics, Language and Literacies, Science, Technology, Social Studies, and/or Arts Education.

Your ability to foster your existing relationships with relevant educational institutions within our wider Tai Tokerau community is central to your success. You will be a registered teacher. If applying for the professional teaching fellow position you must have a Masters degree. If applying for the lecturer or senior lecturer position you must have a completed or near completed doctorate, a research record and a commitment to ongoing research.

In order to deliver to our tauira Maori and contribute to our Huarahi Maori programme, proficiency in Te Reo Māori will be advantageous.  

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

We are committed to providing an environment that is supportive, friendly and conveniently located in the North. With approximately 180 students on campus and small class sizes, you can get to know the staff and fellow students well and become part of our supportive and close-knit community of people who want to make a difference.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities.

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

●         Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)

●         Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme

●         A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

 Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 20th of November to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting your suitability for this position.

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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