Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Early Childhood Education (ECE)

University of Canterbury

  • Canterbury

Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako - School of Teacher Education
Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora - College of Education, Health and Human Development

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu i te ako me te whakaako i ngā reo? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga pūkenga, pūkenga matua, ahorangai tuarua rānei i te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako o Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.

We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tū, tangata ora

What You Will Do

The School of Teacher Education's Early Childhood team is a committed group of academics who make a difference by supporting the development of future teachers through their teaching, research, and partnerships with the early childhood sector. This team is excited to add a new colleague who will share their passion for inclusive education, commitment to bicultural education, and a community orientation in their work.

Who You Are

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of, and the ability to apply bicultural (and /or cultural) competence in an Aotearoa New Zealand context;
  • the ability to both lead and develop/contribute to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of early childhood education;
  • recent, relevant experience in the ECE sector;
  • evidence of an emerging or established record of research success (dependent on appointment level) with capacity to grow as a research leader within the early childhood sector;
  • evidence of effective supervision of masters and/or doctoral level students where applicable;
  • hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education or a related discipline with a particular focus on the early childhood sector (consideration may be given to applicants who are very near the completion of a doctoral degree if the candidate has an emerging record of scholarship).

Please note that as the role is based in Christchurch, applicants would need to demonstrate their interest in relocating if not already based here.

The following will be an advantage for applicants:

  • some evidence of leadership roles;
  • demonstration of positive engagement with a range of community stakeholders;
  • experience working with Pasifika and/or Māori communities;
  • an understanding of Te Whāriki;
  • an understanding of te reo me ōna tikanga;
  • a current teacher registration (or eligibility to apply for teacher registration) in New Zealand.

The School of Teacher Education

The School of Teacher Education offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home, the Rehua building which offers state of the art digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. The School of Teacher Education has world-class staff who specialise across a variety of disciplines and theoretical areas.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ the School of Teacher Education

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Monday, 9 November 2020 (midnight NZ time)

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 'cover letter' including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful Teacher Education team, and
  • a 'curriculum vitae' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Head of School, Dr Misty Sato at misty.sato@canterbury.ac.nz

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government-approved isolation/quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate will be able to participate in the recruitment process, particularly an on-site interview. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


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