Research Manager - Vision Mātauranga

University of Auckland

  • Full Time
  • Auckland

The opportunity - Te Whiwhinga mahi

Te Tari Rautaki Rangahau, Matatika - Office of Research Strategy and Integrity (ORSI) is seeking a Research Manager to support the achievement of the University's strategic research priorities to deepen and strengthen relationships with Māori communities; grow Māori and Pacific scholarship in areas of transdisciplinary priority; and to provide outstanding researcher training and capability building in areas such as Vision Mātauranga.

You will work in partnership with the University's Kaiarataki and other key stakeholders to develop and embed Mātauranga Maori and responsiveness to Māori.

A key part of your role will be to support major research initiatives aligned with the University's strategic research priorities.

This role is full-time 37.5 hours per week, fixed-term for 29 months. The salary range is $89,400 - $98,000.

For more detailed information, please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION


About you - He kōrero mōu

You will need to have excellent relationship building skills, astute communication to enable our research community to better reflect and respond to the aspirations, contributions, or needs of Māori.

It is preferred that you come with an understanding of the NZ research funding landscape and experience working with Māori stakeholders - iwi, enterprises and community groups.

Important skills - Nga Pūkenga Motuhake

  • An indepth knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A good understanding of tikanga Māori
  • Flexible approach to working with different groups and individuals to achieve a goal
  • Self-Motivator with strong organisational and project management skills

Additional information

About the team - Mō tō mātou rōpū

Te Tari Rautaki Rangahau, Matatika - Office of Research Strategy and Integrity (ORSI) established in 2018 to support the work of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and the University's Research Committee in:

  • supporting the achievement of the University's strategic research priorities
  • developing and implementing strategies and policies to maintain and increase the University's research funding
  • facilitating a vibrant, productive and ethical research environment
  • shaping the University's response to a changing research landscape; and enhancing Auckland's standing as a research-intensive, world-leading institution

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please reach out to Alex Thomas for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Wednesday, 6 July 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and/or CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Overseas applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


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