14 Oct 2021

Permanent 2 x Positions – Professional Teaching Fellow / Lecturer in TESOL, Literacies and Pacific Education (any combination) – Faculty of Education and Social Work

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

The Faculty of Education and Social Work/Te Kura Akoranga me te Tauwhiro Tangata is committed to promoting Māori presence and participation in all aspects of university life including maintaining and strengthening our core of excellent Māori staff members. We are committed to the development and implementation of policies and processes to improve Māori staff recruitment, promotion, reward, and retention.

The faculty welcomes applications from individuals with a teaching, research and/or academic leadership background that has been informed by knowledge of indigenous education (either in New Zealand or overseas), in order to grow our collective understanding, enhance the diversity of our staff and strengthen our links with diverse communities.

We offer the opportunity for staff to deepen their understanding of Te Tiriti and te reo on our marae, Te Aka Matua o Te Pou Hawaiki, and through our flagship Te Akoranga Kaiarangi staff development programme.  We provide an environment that supports Māori and Pacific learners with specialised support at Te Korowai Atawhai and Pasifika Success.

Te Kura o te Marautanga me te Ako, the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy is focused on research and high quality teaching in the broad areas of curriculum, teaching, learning and pedagogical innovation. We are a large school and the research strengths and publications of staff are diverse. These include Languages and Literacies, Arts Education, Sport, Health and Physical Education, and STeM (Science, Technology and Mathematics) Education. Our school values whakamanatanga, whakawhanaungatanga, toi mātauranga, and taiao ako auaha.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are currently have two permanent full time (1 FTE) opportunities open and are looking to appoint at Professional Teaching Fellow (PTF) and/or Lecturer level with our ideal candidates being able to start between early December 2021 and early 2022.

Professional Teaching Fellow (PTF): This is a teaching position with no research component. The main purpose of this position is to undertake research-informed teaching, professional supervision, and related professional duties, in areas of TESOL, literacies and/or Pacific education.

Salary band is from PTF 1 $90,404 to PTF 4 $118,953.

Lecturer: This is a research and teaching position. The main purpose of this position is to undertake research, research-informed teaching and thesis supervision, and related professional duties, in the areas of TESOL, literacies and/or Pacific education.

Salary band is from L1 $85,274 up to L7 $101,867.

Salary offered will be dependent on experience and please note that start dates can be negotiated.

For further information about the role, please view the job description

He kōrero mōu | About you

Important Skills/ Experience| Nga Pūkenga Motuhake

Professional Teaching Fellow (PTF):

  • Experience of primary /secondary/early childhood schools setting in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Teaching experience in the areas of TESOL and/or Literacies education
  • Strong networks in schools and childhood centres


  • Strong ability to maintain research outputs and a record of publications
  • Strong ability to attract and supervise masters and doctoral students

Applies to both:

  • A commitment to embedding an understanding of the University’s role as a te Tiriti partner, and our responsibility to engage with Mātauranga Māori in our teaching, research and service
  • Working collaboratively with a team of people
  • Strong cultural competencies with Maori and Pasifika communities

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

You will be working closely with a range of Professional and Academic Staff, involved with a variety of subjects and high levels of research, some of which is linked to our Woolf Fisher Research centre and The Marie Clay Research Centre.


Lecturer – Doctorate in Literacies, Languages, Bilingual Education, TESOL /SLA, Pacific Education or a similar field (or near completed).

PTF –  Post Graduate Qualification in Education or a related discipline

New Zealand teacher registration

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

·       The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

·       Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)

·       Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme

·       A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

 Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Inquiries may be made to Tina Singh (Recruitment Consultant) t.singh@auckland.ac.nz

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 Friday, 29th October 2021 to be considered. Please note that your application must include your cover letter, a statement of your approach to teaching and teaching portfolio/CV highlighting your suitability for this position, as well as your teaching evaluations where possible.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Friday, 29th October 2021

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 8 days.

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