Research Officer

Massey University

  • Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

About us - Ko wai mātou

The Centre for Indigenous Psychologies is an inclusive physical and intellectual space where, through our teaching and research, Indigenous Psychologies are embraced, experienced, understood and developed in ways that can benefit all communities.  A key part of this role is the ability to co-operate with the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies to proactively share objectives and practice of Indigenous Psychologies and the discipline of Psychology, in an inclusive and open-minded manner.

The opportunity - Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are now seeking to appoint a Research Officer for the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies in an ongoing full-time role based on our Manawatū Campus. 

Applicants will need to possess a relevant PhD (or equivalent) in Psychology or other post-graduate qualification. It is important to note that should an appointment be made where the required qualification is close to completion, it will require completion within a specified timeframe as a condition of appointment. The successful candidate will also hold demonstrated research experience in the Psychology discipline, is a collaborative researcher and has demonstrated experience in applying for external funding.

The salary range for this role is between $81,172.00 and $103,595.00 based on the preferred candidates’ skills and experience.  

Massey University is committed to being a Tiriti-led organisation. It is therefore expected that applicants will have, an appreciation of the Aotearoa/New Zealand context and a demonstrable understanding of the needs and aspirations of Māori. The School of Psychology is actively committed to develop a diverse staffing profile that matches New Zealand society.

In addition to a competitive salary, Massey also offers the following:

  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme 
  • Five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family 
  • Special staff rates available for campus gym membership
  • Staff purchasing privileges and discounts at many commercial and retail businesses across NZ.
  • Access to a wonderful on-Campus crèche /day care facilities for dependents of staff on our Manawatū and Auckland campuses 
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programmes

The employment setting will involve work with people across the lifespan and applicants will be required to comply with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015.  

Information on The School of Psychology can be accessed here

How to apply - Me pēhea te tono

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to Associate Professor Kirsty Ross at


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