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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

University of Otago

Closing Date : 01 Dec 2019


We are seeking two outstanding individuals to join our world-class academics in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago, in Te Wai Pounamu, the stunning South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Department of Psychology is committed to strengthening its curriculum and research in relation to kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori, the University of Otago's Māori Strategic Framework, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi). These positions afford an exciting opportunity for interested scholars to research and teach from a kaupapa Māori perspective, and to conduct research that is transformative and beneficial for Māori communities.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Completed or nearly completed PhD with established research focus in any area of Psychology.
  • Outstanding record of research and teaching, or demonstrated potential for development of such.
  • Commitment to rigour and ethics in research and teaching as well as collegiality, respect, and diversity.

In addition, one or more of the following is required:

  • Familiarity with Māori concepts, values, ideas and practices as they relate to Psychology.
  • Interest, and preferably experience, in research or teaching from a kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori perspective.
  • An ability to contribute to teaching and learning environments that support engagement of students and staff with te ao Māori, te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori.
  • Established, or commitment to developing, relationships with national and local iwi and rūnaka.
  • Commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tahu, who hold mana whenua in the region.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in Psychology by the time of appointment, and researchers in the final stages of their PhD are encouraged to apply. Applicants should also have demonstrated excellence - or potential to develop excellence - in research and teaching in any area of psychology.

Further details

These are full-time confirmation-path (tenure track) positions at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, based in Dunedin.

The successful applicant will take up the appointment at a date to be arranged, after discussion with the Head of the Department of Psychology.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Mike Colombo, Head of Department, Department of Psychology | Te Tari Whakamātau Hinekaro, via


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV, including employment history.
  • A letter of application addressing the Person Specification / Personal Attributes.
  • 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1902067 will close on Sunday, 1 December 2019.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.


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