Academic in Māori and Indigenous Studies

University of Canterbury

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Maori and Indigenous Studies

Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies
College of Arts, University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

He pūkenga/pūkenga matua

Nei rā te reo pōwhiri ki a koutou o Aotearoa whānui, nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. He tūranga pūkenga/pūkenga matua e wātea ana. Ko koutou kua eke pānuku ki te taumata o te ao Māori me tōna mātauranga, me tō te ao tangata taketake, tono mai!

The University of Canterbury is seeking applications for two continuing (permanent) positions commencing in 2021 in Māori and Indigenous Studies, and applications will be considered at either the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor level.

What You Will Do

This role will have particular responsibilities for into the Māori and Indigenous Study programme. Distinctive responsibilities will be targeted to the level of appointment. At Associate Professor and Professor level, we would expect significant contributions to leading collaborative research initiatives and securing external research funding.

Aotahi is in a dynamic phase, having recently launched a range of initiatives to strengthen our relationships, contributions and service to Māori and Indigenous communities, including a new Masters in Māori and Indigenous Leadership and the Māui Lab, that facilitates students working on real projects emerging from Iwi Māori organisations. In making this appointment, we are seeking a candidate who shares our commitment for contributing to Māori aspirations and will provide leadership in advancing the impact of our programmes and related research with and for Māori communities.

Who You Are

Applicants with the experience and skills commensurate with this position are invited to apply. To be successful applicants will have proven experience in teaching at the tertiary level and have a passion and desire to help students realise their potential.

Thesis supervision and research experience is highly desirable.

Successful applicants will be expected to take on leadership roles in the School in either teaching, research or school administration.

Staff provide leadership in a range of professional fields and are active in the community. There is a strong emphasis on developing students as critical thinkers and responsible members of society.

For more information about our team, please visit us here.

Why UC

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

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

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.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 15,000 students across five colleges. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

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:

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 24th January 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 Aotahi team, and
  • a 'resume' 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

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Sacha McMeeking, Head of School,

Apply here

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