Piki Ake: Māori Research and Academic Development Coordinator

Lincoln University

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Coordinate the delivery of Pike Ake programme and support early career development of research active Māori academic staff.

Mō te tūnga | The role

We have a vacancy for a Māori Research & Academic Development Coordinator, working in Te Manutaki - Office of Māori and Pasifika Development, Te Waihora Campus at Lincoln University.

The Piki Ake programme is a national programme aimed at redesigning the trajectory for Māori research at NZ Universities.

This newly established role will have two key focuses, firstly it will work closely with Pike Ake National Coordinator to deliver the programme at a local and national level and develop processes and systems for the delivery with a view to its long-term sustainability. The role will also support early career development of research active Māori academic staff.

You will be working in a small, dedicated team on a full-time 37.5 hour per week, permanent contract.

Some tasks of the role include:

  • Pike Ake programme delivery and reporting - working with various staff to ensure the program is delivered successfully across the university
  • Develop new internal processes and systems
  • Engage with staff on campus - identify barriers to Māori research development, progression and retention
  • Reporting on outcomes of the Pike Ake program
  • Supporting Early Career Māori academics and researchers
  • Demonstrates, and encourages others to demonstrate support for the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako | Essential skills/experience for the role

To be successful in this role you will need: To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A postgraduate university qualification (honours or masters level degree)
  • Knowledge and competence in Te Ao Māori (competency in Te Reo Māori is advantageous)
  • Proven ability to identify and source relevant materials (qualitative and quantitative), synthesise large amounts of information, and formulate well-founded strategic advice
  • Excellent relationship management skills and successful experience in dealing with diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Proven ability to successfully work independently in a complex environment

Ngā hua ka riro ki a koe | What's in it for you?

As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working with a supportive team that cares about you.

From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as:

  • Supporting ongoing development
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Five weeks annual leave plus five paid university holiday days per year
  • Access to member benefits with the employer-based health insurance scheme
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees

Mō mātou | About us

As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it does not end there.

With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

Based on the outskirts of Christchurch with the stunning Southern Alps as a backdrop, Lincoln is the ideal location for outdoor adventure as well as city life with access to excellent schools, health, and recreation facilities.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Select 'Apply' to submit your CV online today.

Specific enquiries relating to the role can be made to dione.payne@lincoln.ac.nz

This role is only available to applicants who are currently located in New Zealand.



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