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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies

Lincoln University

Closing Date : 30 Sep 2019

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury

As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with agriculture but it certainly does not end there. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 700 staff. 

The Faculty of Environment, Society and Design (ESD) has major teaching and research programmes across a wide range of associated disciplines, and currently seeks a suitably qualified Lecturer in Māori Studies to join the Department of Tourism, Sport and Society. 

Members of the Department examine how people, individually and collectively, live well, flourish and succeed in the places they inhabit and visit, in the activities and pursuits they value, and through the land that supports what they do. We achieve this through application of integrated theoretical and practical expertise, drawn from multiple disciplines, to critical inquiry into the issues and problems that our national and international colleagues and our partners in iwi and hapū, communities, agencies, and sectors see as significant and current. Our approach to education and research is collegial, inclusive and supportive both within and beyond the Department. We carry out all our efforts with awareness of and responsiveness to manawhenua and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Lincoln University has an active teaching and research profile in Māori studies, with particular strengths in Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Māori history and Māori environmental planning. With the expansion of the Māori Studies programme into areas such as Te Reo Māori and mahika kai, the appointment of a Lecturer in Māori Studies will add to and complement our current Māori Studies expertise. The enhanced capability provided by the position is also in line with Lincoln University’s 2019 – 2028 strategic plan, which includes a focus on increasing our engagement with iwi and Māori communities, developing partnerships with Māori entities and providing a bicultural campus experience.

Overall, the successful applicant for the position will have an active research profile and teaching experience that demonstrates expertise in Māori Studies. The core prerequisite qualifications and skills for this role are: 

  • A completed PhD demonstrating expertise in an area of Māori Studies or in a closely related field
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate level
  • A strong publication record, appropriate to the level of appointment
  • A demonstrated capacity to engage and inspire students
  • Demonstrated fluency in Te Reo me ona tikanga
  • Demonstrated practical experience and knowledge in mahika kai
  • Strong relationships with Māori communities across New Zealand
  • Strong relationships with mahika kai practitioners across New Zealand

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312.

Applications close on Monday 30/09/19 at 9am.  

Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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