Senior Lecturer 0.6FTE

Ara Institute of Canterbury

  • Part-time
  • Canterbury

Senior Lecturer

Ako me te tiaki i te taiao / Sustainability and Outdoor Education (SOEP)

City Campus 

Part-time (0.6FTE), Permanent

The Ara Sustainability and Outdoor Education programme is seeking to appoint a 0.6 permanent senior lecturer in the fields of sustainability, education, and research methods.

What you will do

The successful candidate will be research active and will be able to facilitate high quality learning experiences in a tertiary context which values applied theory and practice.

In this important role you will do the following:

  • Contribute to teaching in the Master of Sustainable Practice and Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education programmes. Specifically, you may teach in courses related to sustainable theory and practice and Mātauranga Māori; research methods; and sustainability policy, monitoring, and reporting. Other experience related to sustainability learning is an advantage
  • Undertake supervision of student research and special topic projects at postgraduate level
  • Advance a programme of research which aligns with the strategic goals of Ara and the Postgraduate Sustainable Practice programme

Who you are

The successful candidate will have active research interests related to the broad area of sustainability, along with demonstrated experience in applying sustainability in practice and facilitating high quality learning and teaching in tertiary contexts.

Essential criteria for this role include the following:

  • Research and scholarship in fields relevant to sustainability
  • Relevant teaching experience, with the ability to work in online or blended teaching environments an advantage
  • Experience with student research projects
  • A high level of cross-cultural competency, particularly in tikanga Māori and te Reo
  • Recognition of the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Mātauranga Māori, and mana whenua values and practices, in advancing a more sustainable, just and equitable Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A research based Masters degree and pathway to a PhD, or a PhD in related fields

Who you will work with

The Sustainability and Outdoor Education Programme (SOEP) consists of a unique suite of qualifications from level 3 to level 9. There are 14 full-time staff and numerous part time staff working across the programmes. The Master of Sustainable practice programme has research active academic staff from across Ara, including Architecture and Engineering, Business, Adult Education, and Health Practice.

The combination of on-line and face to face teaching, coupled with staff deployed across multiple programmes creates a stimulating work environment. The suite of qualifications is future focused, hinged upon a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and seeks to equip graduates with the skills to both navigate and contribute to our communities and environments in a rapidly changing world.

The SOEP sits within the Department of Humanities alongside other programmes in Te Reo Māori, Teacher Education, International Languages, English Language, and Foundation Studies.

Why Ara?

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Ara has an excellent reputation for the delivery of high-quality programmes and has well established positive relationships with industry and professions.

As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga, Ara is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and delivering services in a manner that responds with excellence to the needs of Māori learners and their whānau, as well as the aspirations of iwi and Māori communities throughout our catchment (including Māori employers).

Enjoy excellent employment conditions, professional and skill development, a great central city location and access to modern on-site facilities including Gym/Recreation Centre with free staff yoga and group fitness sessions, Library, Visions on Campus Restaurant, two Childcare Centres and a Health Centre.

To apply

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and/or to apply online please visit -

If you have any queries in relation to the vacancy or application process, please contact the People and Culture team via or 03 940 8623. Emailed applications will not be considered.

Applications close Sunday, 3 October 2021.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 6171MH

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