Lecturer in Māori Studies -2001821
University of Otago
TE TUMU - SCHOOL of MĀORI, PACIFIC and INDIGENOUS STUDIES
TE WHARE WĀNANGA O OTĀGO ŌTEPOTI, AOTEAROA
He karere tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Otākou kia tono mai te hunga i te Tūranga Pūkenga i Te Tumu. He tūranga i tētahi kura uki nei ngā mahi, e rere arorangi ana hoki; whakahīhī ana i āna mahi akoako, rangahau. He tūranga ukiuki, motuhake hoki nei.
Me mātua whakaako te kaimahi i ngā pepa e toru ia tau e hāngai ana te kaupapa ki āna mōhiotanga i ngā kaupapa Māori. Kātahi rawa te pai mena he tangata mātau hoki ki te hāpai me te whakaako i te reo Māori me ngā kaupapa whanaketanga iwi-taketake. Me kaitohutohu ākonga rangahau, me rangahau, me hāpai hoki i ngā tini kawenga a Te Tumu, a Te Whare Wānanga.
Kia mātua whiwhi kē ngā kaitono i te Tohu Kairangi i roto i ngā kaupapa Māori, Poronēhia, iwi taketake hoki. Me taea e te tangata te mahi takitahi, takitini hoki. Me tangata ū ki te whakatutuki mahi ahakoa whakahaua e tētahi atu, kāore rānei.
Whakapā mai ki a Ahorangi Michael Reilly, Te Tumu, Te Wāhanga Aronui, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Waea 64 3 4798676, Īmēra email@example.com
Founded in 1990, Te Tumu has rapidly gained an international reputation as one of the preferred places in New Zealand to learn about Māori, Pacific and Indigenous languages, cultures and societies. Our multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, students, research and teaching is reflected in our name Te Tumu, a pan-Polynesian term which is often used in Māori in the phrase te tumu herenga waka - a post for tying up canoes. We liken ourselves as a foundation which staff, students and guests can anchor themselves to for the duration of their stay at the University of Otago.
Our School offers undergraduate and postgraduate study to PhD level in three programmes: Māori Studies, Pacific Islands Studies, and Indigenous Development, as well as the Master of Indigenous Studies, tailored especially for distance students. Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture.
Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Māori Studies position in Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. The position offers an academic career in a well-established and progressive School with a proud teaching and research record. This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.
The successful candidate will teach three papers related to their expertise relevant to Māori Studies, and develop and maintain a programme of high quality research and publications. The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake service roles, including administration, appropriate to the School, the University and wider Indigenous communities.
Te Tumu has a strong postgraduate research culture, and you will also be expected to undertake the supervision of student research.
Your skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Fluency and advanced proficiency in the Māori language.
- Teaching experience of Māori language from beginners to advanced levels (preferably at tertiary level).
- A PhD (or close to completion) in a field relevant to Māori Studies.
- Ideally, some peer reviewed research publications and experience of postgraduate supervision.
- Evidence of an ability to work with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues.
Expertise in any of the following areas would be an advantage:
- Experience in performing and teaching kapa haka.
- An indigenous perspective on the environment, climate change, globalisation, well-being or economic development.
- Ngāi Tahu culture.
The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
- Cover letter.
- Names and email addresses of at least three referees.
Applications quoting reference number 2001821 will close on Sunday, 6 December 2020.
To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2001821
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.