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Māori Research Kaiārahi


University of Canterbury

Closing Date : 02 Feb 2018

Research & Innovation

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

Our Commitment

To develop graduates and staff that can live and work in a bi-cultural Aotearoa and a multi-cultural world as well as delivering leading edge Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement strategies through the growth of academic Māori research.

Our Vision

UC’s strategy for Māori research capability is one of the key initiatives of our Research & Innovation department, with a vision to become a vibrant contributor to indigenous knowledge economies regionally, nationally and internationally. We are dedicated to supporting the development of academic researchers to incorporate Mātauranga Māori and Vision Mātauranga policy into their research and in assisting Māori academics to gain research funding.

Your Role

Reporting to the Acting Director, Research Services, Research & Innovation, you will be responsible for growing UC’s success with contestable research grants and consultancies of relevance to Māori and leading the facilitation of Māori consultation processes for research proposals and engagement with Māori iwi and organisations. You will be a dedicated, proactive and experienced Kaiārahi who can drive this strategic development for three threads of knowledge - people, society and Whenua - across the colleges.

A key focus of the role will include tautoko Māori academic staff to identify appropriate funding sources and ensure professional applications are submitted to New Zealand and international contestable funding agencies and businesses. You will also work with key Māori leaders and stakeholders internally in the development of strategy and action in the Māori postgraduate and research arena.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • a Postgraduate degree as well as significant professional work experience in a similar role
  • experience working with academic staff (Māori and non-Māori) in order to create cultural change
  • a successful record of proposal generation for securing contestable and negotiated research funding
  • high level of competence and knowledge in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori
  • excellent knowledge and connection within Te Ao Māori
  • knowledge of New Zealand’s research funding agencies and mechanisms, especially those relevant to Māori research, including international funds.

If this sounds like you, we want you on our team!

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: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus or click this link.

The closing date for this position is: Friday, 2 February 2018.

Please note, we will be reviewing and considering applications as they’re received, so we encourage you to apply early.

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

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


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