Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education

Universtiy of Otago

  • Otago


The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership, and community service, to benefit learners, educators, and the wider community (in local, national and international settings).

The role/Te mahi

We are seeking to appoint a full-time confirmation path Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education. In this role, you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as supervising postgraduate research students.

You will be an active researcher in Early Childhood Education, in areas relevant to the implementation of bicultural curriculum, education policy, and/or early childhood pedagogy, with demonstrated knowledge and expertise related to Pasifika languages and cultures.

In addition, you will be expected to visit initial teacher education students on practicum and contribute to service and committee work of the College, University, and the wider profession.

Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful applicant will have teaching experience related to early childhood education with a current teachers practising certificate or who can be registered as a teacher in New Zealand. You will also have:

  • A working knowledge of Te Whāriki and its implications for practice and bicultural early childhood education, with curricular expertise.
  • Proven capacity to teach at tertiary level.
  • A strong focus on bicultural education in teaching and research including demonstrated knowledge and expertise related to te reo, tikanga, and bicultural practice.
  • A doctoral level qualification or significant progress towards a doctorate is preferred but not essential.
  • A collaborative and collegial approach to work.

Further details/Pūroko

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline, while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic College and University.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three referee contact details

To submit your application please click the apply button.  Applications quoting reference number 2101824 will close on Sunday, 17 October 2021.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2101824

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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