Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (2228) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have a PhD in Education or related field?
  • Are you someone with good interpersonal skills and can work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Looking for an opportunity to prepare future primary and secondary teachers for Science in the New Zealand Curriculum?

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

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer /Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education with a specialisation in Secondary Science education. We are looking for someone who is an experienced educator and who could also teach Primary Science education.

Applicants will be New Zealand registered teachers (or be eligible for teacher registration) who can undertake visiting student teachers on practicum in schools. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and be able to teach in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes, ideally for primary as well as secondary student teachers. We are looking for a team player who is able to collaborate with colleagues in teaching and research, and can establish positive, respectful relationships with students.

The appointee will also supervise Masters and PhD students, maintain a programme of research, secure external research funding, and provide service to the School, Faculty, University, community, and profession. We welcome applications from people with research and/or teaching experience in Māori or Pacific communities and schools. The School of Education maintains a strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Education or related field. The appointee will have experience and knowledge successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level. The appointee will also have good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Current or eligibility to gain teacher registration is required.

Please note that

  • This is a permanent position and only applicants who are legally entitled to work in NZ on a permanent basis, will be considered;
  • Our system only allows for one supporting document to be uploaded with an application so please consider combining files in pdf format prior to uploading.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 5 November 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with, please contact Hiria McRae, Hiria.McRae@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

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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