Teaching Fellow - Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori

University of Otago

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Otago


About us/Mō mātou

Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori is positioned within the Division of Health Sciences. Kōhatu is growing and its functions and activities includes teaching of Hauora Māori across all years of the Otago Medical School programme in Dunedin, and delivering a new Hauora Māori curriculum within the Faculty of Dentistry. Kōhatu further teaches papers in the Māori Health Major of the Bachelor of Health Science and a new postgraduate Māori Health paper. Kōhatu is also home to the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit and other strategic, teaching and research functions.

The role/Te mahi

This Teaching Fellow position is involved in a wide-range of teaching activity and is responsible for supporting teaching into the Bachelor of Health Science (undergraduate and postgraduate) Māori health papers, and the Hauora Māori curriculum delivered in the medical and dental health professional programmes and other undergraduate health professional curricula. The Hauora Māori curriculum was developed to give the Health Science undergraduate professional programme students knowledge, skills and competency to work effectively with Māori and to have skills in life-long learning of Hauora Māori.

This position will work as a part of a Hauora Māori team that includes; the Director of Kōhatu/ Professor for Māori Health, alongside a team of lecturing, professional practice fellow and administrative staff. This role will have a particular focus on support for the running of the Hauora Māori teaching in the BHeal Sci alongside the development of resources for use across curriculum years and the building and maintenance of relationships associated with Hauora Māori teaching.

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • An interest in Māori health advancement.
  • A capacity to work within the context of Māori values including manaakitanga, whakawhanaungatanga and mana tangata Sound academic skills including academic writing and referencing.
  • Experience with Māori tauira and a capacity to engage with students and staff.
  • Excellent people skills.

A background in health and / or education is preferred. We are also looking for commitment to Māori Development and the University's Māori Strategic Framework, as well as genuine interest in Hauora Māori teaching and research.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time, permanent position.

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

All enquiries can be directed to Professor Jo Baxter, via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2101674 will close on Sunday, 30 January 2022.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2101674

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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