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Director Te Kotahi Research Institute

Director Te Kotahi Research Institute

Director Te Kotahi Research Institute

University of Waikato

Director Te Kotahi Research Institute
Te Kotahi Research Institute

Te Kotahi Research Institute engages in research that contributes to enhancing the well-being of Iwi, Māori, Indigenous communities and society. The Institute further supports the work of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori to sustain relationships and develop research capacity among staff and students while realising the research needs and aspirations of iwi. Te Kotahi promotes and encourages research with scholars across disciplines.

We are seeking applicants who will play an important research leadership role within the University and maintain interdisciplinary research programmes. The Director will have strong research relationships with iwi, communities and organisations, be well connected to the Māori research network international and indigenous research connections. They will be the strategic and operational leader of the Institute, and will have a strategic long-term focus aligned to the research needs of the University.

You will have a PhD, a proven strong track record in leading multidisciplinary research projects and securing research funding, excellent personal research credibility and reputation, and an extensive working knowledge of the research environment within New Zealand including relevant government and/or industry policies and strategies. Leadership skills in a tertiary research management environment are essential to provide a high level of guidance to staff, and strategic advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, develop and maintain networks in key government and other research organisations, and initiate funding opportunities.

The salary will be dependent on skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai, Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori, email: 

This position is full time (1.0FTE), fixed-term for five years

The position will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 400023

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