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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Teacher Education & Practice, Māori Education Focus)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Teacher Education & Practice, Māori Education Focus)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Teacher Education & Practice, Māori Education Focus)

University of Canterbury

School of Teacher Education, College of Education, Health and Human Development

Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Applications are invited for a senior academic position in the subject area of Teacher Education and Practice: Māori Education Focus at the level of Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor. This position will share in the teaching, continued development and leadership of initial teacher education programmes and postgraduate courses/programmes offered in the School of Teacher Education, as well as undertake post-graduate supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. The successful applicant will be a leader in scholarly and research achievements related to Māori Education within the context of Teacher Education.

The School offers research activities and programmes that include undergraduate, graduate and Masters level initial teacher education programmes, including The Masters of Teaching and Learning (ECE, Primary or Secondary Endorsed) as a new initial teacher preparation pathway that is currently being implemented through a contract with the Ministry of Education. The school also offers a range of Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters of Education in: Hoāka Pounamu (Bilingual & Immersion Teaching), TESOL, Literacy, Teaching and Learning Languages, Curriculum and Assessment, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).

Applicants will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education, or a related area, aligned to the needs of Teacher Education with respect to culturally responsive teaching and learning and Māori Education. Proficiency in Te Reo Māori to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level will be highly desirable.

Considerable confidence in working with local iwi and runānga is required. The successful applicant will have an understanding of effective teaching methods and demonstrated experience in teaching at New Zealand tertiary level.

For information about the Teacher Education programmes please refer to

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

This role will be open until filled

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume (and any additional attachments) combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you have queries in relation to the application process please forward these to Georgia Arthur, Recruitment Coordinator,

Informal enquiries about this role should be directed to Professor Letitia Fickel,, formal applications should be uploaded to

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.


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