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Teaching Fellow

Teaching Fellow (866) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you interested in a fixed-term, part-time position as a Teaching Fellow for 12 months?
  • Have you got demonstrated teaching knowledge that is informed by an understanding of research on teaching and learning in higher education?
  • Do you have a PhD degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering mathematics or data science and have experience lecturing and tutoring at undergraduate level?

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 Kaiwhakaako | Teaching Fellow on a fixed-term, part-time contract to provide undergraduate teaching delivery of mathematics, statistics, engineering mathematics and or data science at School of Mathematics and Statistics (SMS), Faculty of Engineering.

Key Responsibilities 

Commitment to learning and teaching as evidenced by:   

  • Commitment to teaching with academic rigour and to promoting students’ learning in the SMS discipline in general and in your specialist area.
  • Successful teaching, as evidenced by peer and student feedback.
  • Developing and maintaining a high standard of learning and teaching through professional development initiatives such as regularly seeking feedback and evaluation of your teaching practice and using this to review and update your teaching practice.
  • Conducting learning and teaching in accordance with University policy, including assessment, course co-ordination and course materials.
  • Regularly reviewing courses to ensure continuing relevance and incorporation of new research.
  • Where possible, incorporating Maori and Pasifika perspectives in course content and teaching practice.
  • Familiarity with innovation in learning and teaching practice and technology and adoption of new technologies and other appropriate innovations in support of teaching development.
  • Contributing to innovations in learning, teaching and assessment within the discipline and more widely across the University, including demonstrating digital fluency.

Commitment to leadership/hautūtanga as evidenced by some of the following indicators:   

  • Contributing to the collegial development of the Programme, School and Faculty through respectful and transparent interactions with colleagues.  
  • Contributing to School, Faculty or University administrative or committee roles.  
  • Contributing to the University’s Treaty of Waitangi and equity obligations and/or objectives.  

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Our preferred candidate will have: 

  • A PhD degree mathematics, statistics, engineering mathematics or data science.
  • Experience in university lecturing and tutoring at undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of teaching techniques and technologies to deliver an excellent student experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching that is informed by an understanding of research on teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Ability to motivate, enthuse and inspire students.
  • An understanding of equity concerns, and New Zealand’s diverse cultural population.
  • Commitment to quality teaching.

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

We are looking for a talented and ambitious Kaiwhakaako | Teaching Fellow who is looking at developing their skill set in a challenging complex organisation.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 23 February 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Prof Lisa Orloff Clark, But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form. Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.