Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Social Work

University of Canterbury

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Social Work

Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua/ Ahorangi Tuarua Tawhiro Hapori

Tauwhiro Hapori | Department of Social Work

Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts,

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury

Kia hiwa rā kia hiwa rā! He pūkenga he hiahia nōu ki te mahi Tawhiro Hapori? Tēnei te reo pōwhiri o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha ki a koe. Tukuna mai tō tono mō te tūranga wātea ki te tari Tauwhiro Hapori.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

The University of Canterbury is seeking applications for a continuing (permanent) position commencing in early-2022 in Social Work with potential contributions to Aotahi, School of Maori and Indigenous Studies. Applications will be considered at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level.

Applicants at the higher levels (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor) will be expected to play a leading role in developing interdisciplinary research clusters and/or programmes/qualifications, and in building international academic networks.

This role will have particular responsibilities for teaching social work practice with Māori and significantly contribute to the development and embedding of bicultural competency in the Social Work curriculum at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Te Tari Tauwhiro| Department of Social Work includes a dynamic team responsible for the delivery of Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work (Applied), and the supervision of postgraduate studies. These qualifications are recognised by the Kāhui Whakamana Tauwhiro New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board. Key initiatives embedded in the Department's strategy include: bicultural context; engagement with the Waitaha Canterbury context; transformative practice and research; academic excellence; and, interdisciplinarity. The Department is in the process of implementing its strategic initiatives throughout the curriculum and in our engagement with community. In making this appointment we are seeking a candidate who shares our commitment to fostering transformative learning with Maori and diverse groups of students.

Mōu | 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 social work practice with Māori, lived experience in te ao Māori, proficiency in te reo Māori an advantage, experience in teaching at the tertiary level, and have a passion and desire to help students realise their potential. They will contribute to recognition requirements required by the NZ Social Work Registration Board, and will be a registered social worker. Thesis supervision and research experience is desirable, as is the ability and willingness to contribute to Social Work curriculum development and Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Successful applicants will be expected to take on leadership roles in the Department 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.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The Department of Social Work is part of Te Kura Puna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences. The successful applicant will be closely connected with the Social Work Team and will have connections with staff from the School and Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies. As part of the Te Rāngai Toi Tangata College of Arts they will also be involved in wider committees and collaborations.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ Tauwhiro Hapori | Social Work Department

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

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

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga - we value people and their differences, manaakitanga - we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga - we will enhance and nurture our resources.

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: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 31st October 2021 (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 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 WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Dr Yvonne Crichton-Hill, yvonne.crichton-hill@canterbury.ac.nz

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role.

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