Lecturer | Senior Lecturer | Associate Professor in Māori Health

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

  • Full Time
  • Canterbury

Pūkenga | Pūkenga Matua | Ahorangi Tuarua i te hauora Māori 

School of Health Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand | Ōtautahi, Aotearoa

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

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! 

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mātai hauora ā-hapori whānui? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua rānei i Te Kura Mātai Hauora i Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.

What You Will Do
Applications are invited for an academic continuing position in Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences in the area of Maori Health. The holder of the position will provide contributions to the delivery of coursework, research supervision, and administrative duties related to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Health Sciences. Priority will be given to those with expertise in the following areas: community focused health services, health programme design and evaluation, epidemiology, health informatics and/or population health in the areas of nutrition, diverse populations and/or addressing health inequities, however those with strengths/expertise in other areas are welcome to apply.

In addition the successful candidate will be active in research and scholarship, and where appropriate, be involved in applications for funding to support that work. You will develop a track record of peer reviewed research publications, acquiring peer recognition for your research and scholarly work is also important. 

Who You Are
An active commitment to continuing professional development, including bicultural professional development, and applying that learning in everyday practice is expected. This includes a commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua. Ability in te reo Māori me āna tikanga would be an advantage.

For information on our team, School and our current undergraduate and postgraduate programmes follow the links School of Health Sciences, the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, and the Postgraduate qualification in Child and Family Psychology.

Who You Will Work With
Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health sector and its workforce. These include the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Health Sciences. Other postgraduate programmes include Child and Family Psychology, Counselling, Nursing, Sport Science, and Specialist Teaching. You will develop relationships with Amokapua Pākākano | Amokapua Māori, Pacific and Equity working with UC's Maori Development Strategy and UC's Bicultural Competence and Confidence Framework.

The School offers these exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home, the Rehua building, a world class facility located in the heart of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury Ilam Campus with modern digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. UC is also a partner with space in Manawa, the new health research and education facility in Christchurch's Te Papa Hauora / Health Precinct; bringing together health researchers and PhD students to collaborate and innovate alongside Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)clinical staff. 

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

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 15,000 students across five colleges. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

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, 6 September 2020 (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 Health Sciences team, and
  • a 'curriculum vitae' 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 Professor Philip Schluter, philip.schluter@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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