Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Wellington

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university. Aotearoa New Zealand is of the Pacific and our home is in the Pacific Ocean.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Pūkenga-Lecturer in Biological Sciences to join their team in Te Kura Mātauranga Koiora - the School of Biological Sciences. This role would suit a candidate with research interests in the biological sciences with a particular focus on Māori or Pasifika perspectives that complement our existing areas of strength, and who can contribute to teaching in the School. The role will be supported with start-up funding, a peer-support network, professional development and training, and workload relief during their first two years to enable them to develop their research programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a sustained and disciplinary - relevant research programme
  • Develop and maintain teaching contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Successfully supervise post-graduate students to completion.
  • Contribute to Hautūtanga/leadership, administrative roles, and outreach to the wider community

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be someone who enjoys contributing to teaching and learning in a research-focused environment from a Māori or Pasifika perspective.

Key requirements:

  • An established track record of, or a substantial potential for, a programme of research in a field of biological science
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Māori and/or Pasifika concepts, values, ideas and practices, and an interest in growing mātauranga Māori, or a Pacific perspective to our teaching and research programmes are desirable
  • A strong commitment to effective teaching and to postgraduate student supervision
  • Holds a PhD in a relevant field at the time of your appointment

Te Tūranga - Role Description

Whakapā Mai - Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with the Tumuaki - Head of School, Professor Nicola Nelson, e-mail nicola.nelson@vuw.ac.nz but applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Kia Mataara: Ētahi Tohutohu - Important: Application steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19.

Download and complete the University Application Form

Click the apply now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Friday, 1 October 2021.

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