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Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua i te Ārahi Ako | Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies

University of Canterbury | Posted 20-05-2021

Christchurch (Government and Military)

Te Kura Ārahi Ako | School of Educational Studies and Leadership
Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development
Ōtautahi, Aotearoa | Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu i ngā akoranga mātauranga? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua rānei i Te Kura Ārahi Ako o Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.

What You Will Do
UC has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies to join our Te Kura Ārahi Ako | School of Educational Studies and Leadership team and teach into the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (BTchLn), Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA Education) and the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership (BYCL). The role's educational studies focus will require expertise in the areas of gender studies, community development, inclusion, and/or critical race theory.

Who You Are
Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Education, or other relevant discipline and will be expected to have:

  • an understanding of and commitment to the politics of biculturalism, inclusiveness, and global learning that advance UC's commitment to equity
  • evidence of effective University teaching experience in two or more of the named specialist areas of the advertised role i.e.: gender studies, community development, inclusion, and/or critical race theory
  • evidence of research publication history, and plans for future research and publication aligning with the expectations of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
  • a research programme that is relevant to the interests of the School
  • able to work independently and collaboratively in their area of research
  • experience in thesis supervision, or capacity to supervise research students

The successful applicant will have a knowledge and experience of the Aotearoa New Zealand education system.

Who You Will Work With
Te Kura Ārahi Ako | School of Educational Studies and Leadership offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home in a world class facility, located in the Rehua building in the heart of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury Ilam Campus. Rehua was opened in January 2019 and offers state of the art digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. The discipline of Education at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS 2019 rankings).

For more information about our team, please visit us @ School of Educational Studies and Leadership

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is 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.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is a leading University in Aotearoa New Zealand, with over 15,000 students. We are located in Ōtautahi Christchurch - the gateway to Te Waipounamu South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand with easy access to Kā Tiritiri-o-te-moana Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 6 June 2021 (midnight NZ time)

How to Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a covering letter including 2-3 page's outlining your research interests, goals, and teaching philosophy. Also including strategies for working with University students and leading the development of a strong collegial team.
  • a 'resume' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to

For further information specifically about the role, please contact the Tumuaki Kura (Taupua) Acting Head of School: Associate Professor Susan Lovett

Important Information
In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed travel restrictions and is currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

Job Details

Reference # 5782

Posted on 20 May 2021
Closes on 06 Jun 2021 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Education & Training
Job level(s) Academic
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time