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Pūkenga | Lecturer in Māori Studies

Pūkenga | Lecturer in Māori Studies (920) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you looking for a permanent, full-time role starting July 2024?
  • Do you have a passion for te reo Māori, Māori Studies, and Māori Resource Management?
  • Can you comfortably supervise postgraduate students and have a willingness to teach in core papers of our undergraduate majors?

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.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Pūkenga - Lecturer to join our kāhui at Te Kawa a Māui – the School of Māori Studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate and teach courses in Māori Studies or Māori Resource Management. You will also pursue and develop a unique research agenda that contributes to te Ao Māori.

Kaupapa Matua – Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and potentially postgraduate courses.
  • Supervise post-graduate students to completion.
  • Develop and maintain kaupapa rangahau that build mātauranga and contribute positively to te ao Māori.
  • Publish, disseminate, and communicate your mahi to various audiences.
  • Contribute to Hautūtanga/leadership responsibilities, administrative roles, strategic endeavours, and outreach to hapori.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You are:

  • Motivated, student-focused and collegial.
  • Comfortable in tikanga and kaupapa Māori settings, including the marae, and you are passionate about te reo Māori.
  • Able and willing to teach in core papers of our undergraduate majors.
  • Be comfortable and keen to supervise postgraduate students.

Your research will contribute to te Ao Māori and complement the mahi of the school. Ideally, you will have a PhD or be working towards one. You can think strategically, work collaboratively, take initiative and work independently, and you are value- and mission-driven. You thrive upon the various tasks and opportunities that academia has to offer.

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

Our team is dynamic and friendly, and you will flourish intellectually in the whānau of Te Kawa a Māui and Te Herenga Waka. You’ll find satisfaction and reward from supporting tauira Māori to thrive, learning from hoa mahi and being in a reo, mātauranga and kaupapa Māori environment at Te Herenga Waka. You’ll enjoy flexible working arrangements and you’ll thrive on the options of working both collaboratively and independently. You’ll benefit from professional development opportunities and satisfying options for career progression, click here to read more.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 22 April 2024. We can only consider applicants who are citizens or residents of New Zealand or Australia or on a current working visa. 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 Francine McGee (04 463-5818, But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, please include the position title and reference number (Pūkenga | Lecturer in Māori Studies, #920). 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.