Māori and Pasifika Legal Academics (2358) Pipitea, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have a high-level understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori concepts (including tikanga Māori)?
  • Are you a motivated academic or practitioner with solid legal qualifications and a desire to enhance the learning of students?
  • Do you have a strong understanding of Pasifika culture and values that inspires and supports our students?
  • Are you someone with research-level knowledge and a commitment to delivering high-quality research-led teaching?

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.

Seeking applications from aspiring or established Māori or Pasifika legal academics

Ko te waka hei hoehoenga mō koutou i muri i ahau ko te Ture, mā te ture anō te ture e aki…
[The waka for you to paddle after me is the law. Only the law can challenge the law]

Kei ngā maunga whakahī, ngā tai mihi tangata, ngā awa e rere nei, ngā mana whenua, toitū ki a koutou. Ko tēnei te tono atu kia whakaeke mai tētahi tangata ngākaunui, matatau hoki, ki te ture, ki te ao Māori hoki, ki i te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture o te Herenga Waka. He mahi nui mā mātou kia rangona te wairua Māori kei roto i ngā mahi katoa. He mahi pai, he mahi nui. Kia tau tētahi waka, tau atu, tau atu, tau atu.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, Kia ora, Warm Pacific Greetings

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is seeking applications from aspiring or established Māori or Pasifika legal academics or professionals for positions at any level from Pūkenga/Lecturer to Ahorangi Tuarua/Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicants.

Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture/Faculty of Law has a commitment to enhancing and strengthening our Faculty’s Māori staff profile with inspiring and culturally competent academics to teach and support our students with a focus on tikanga and the law and Pasifika staff profile by showing the way for our Pasifika students to reach their full potential. We are recruiting several Māori or Pasifika legal academics at one time to encourage a supportive environment in which to flourish. The Faculty has a thriving Māori Law Students’ Society, Ngā Rangahautira, and Pasifika Law Students’ Society.

Help bring a Pasifika / te ao Māori and tikanga lens to our programme.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have solid legal qualifications, preferably with postgraduate qualifications or a commitment to further education. You will be a motivated academic or practitioner with a desire to enhance the learning of students particularly with regard to te ao Māori concepts (including tikanga Māori), and/or Pasifika perspectives. Experience in research and teaching will be advantageous.

A commitment to delivering high-quality research-led teaching in the core New Zealand Council of Legal Education courses (for instance, Criminal Law and Contract Law) as well as specialist elective courses (including the Law of Evidence) and postgraduate offerings, is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have comfort with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te ao Māori concepts (including tikanga Māori), and/or a strong understanding of Pasifika culture and values enabling our students to thrive and achieve our common goals.

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

Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture/Faculty of Law is a leading Faculty of Law in Aotearoa. The Faculty has a reputation for excellence in research, topping the PBRF in the latest rankings and ranked 65th in the 2021 QS World Rankings. As the second-largest Law School in Aotearoa New Zealand, we provide an excellent environment for both aspiring and established scholars. Our scholars are committed to providing an outstanding experience for our students in both our undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Role Description - Lecturer in Law

Role Description - Senior Lecturer in Law

Role Description - Associate Professor in Law

Closing Date for Vacancies: 31 October 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Carol Sorenson, Faculty Operations Manager at carol.sorenson@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

 

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