15 Jan 2018

Casual Hourly paid – Academic – Teaching Assistants

AUT – Posted by AUTAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Hourly paid – Academic – Teaching Assistants

Hourly Paid Teaching Assistants

School of Social Sciences & Public Policy


The School of Social Sciences & Public Policy is looking for Teaching Assistants to undertake tutoring and marking for the papers below. The total hours in each paper varies but all will be part-time at less than 0.5 FTE.

The successful applicants will have a relevant undergraduate qualification and current post-graduate students will be given preference. A high level of academic literacy and familiarity with referencing (APA) is required and previous tutoring experience would be an advantage.

CLSY500 – Culture and Society

Students will be introduced to various disciplinary approaches to the concepts of culture and society. Building on Aotearoa New Zealand as a case study and their own diverse cultural backgrounds, their exploration of these concepts will widen to global comparisons. It will include values and beliefs underpinning key universal issues such as cultural and social change, multiculturalism, and international and indigenous concepts of human rights. Experiential learning activities will enable students to reflect on their own cultural and social identities, how these influence their worldviews and their interactions with others, and provide opportunities for them to increase awareness and appreciation of different cultural and social perspectives.

CLSY504 Knowledge & Inquiry

This is an introduction to the nature, evaluation and construction of knowledge & information within social science and everyday life. Related topics include perspectives on what we can know about; objectivity and subjectivity; how we decide that we know; types of knowledge; criteria and approaches for evaluating knowledge and ways of producing new knowledge. Also examined in this course are views of various critical social theorists and the ways in which knowledge is influenced by social, cultural and political factors.

CONF400 Giving Peace a Chance

Introduces students to basic human rights concepts and develops understanding of New Zealand’s role as a peace nation. Includes practical skills building for interpersonal conflict resolution.

SOSC481 – Analysis of New Zealand Social Data

Familiarises students with basic social data and the fundamentals of social theory in the context of current social issues in New Zealand. Focuses on the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of information and statistics related to New Zealand society.

PSYC580 – Introduction to Psychology A

Introduces the student to the methods and concepts of psychology. The strengths and limitations of the various perspectives that have been developed to explain human behaviour will be critically examined using relevant experiments and studies. The course content is designed to illuminate the complementary nature of psychological models and the workings of the scientific method.

CRIM780 – The Police and Crime Prevention

This paper is designed to engage students with contemporary issues relevant to policing and crime prevention. The relative failure of traditional reactive policing to have any impact on the problem of crime will be discussed at length and the styles of policing that emerged in response to this realization will be examined. The paper considers the ideological shift towards the acceptance of more proactive styles of policing, which emphasise crime prevention over crime detection. Students are then introduced to the theory and practice of other approaches to crime prevention (e.g., environmental and developmental) and how crime prevention may evolve in the future.

 CRIM580 – Criminology and Criminal Justice

Introduces students to the patterns and regularity of crime and how the criminal justice system operates in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It provides a description of crime and emphasises the societal response by providing insight into the workings of the criminal justice system. This will be achieved by providing the student with a journey that starts with the offender’s initial contact with the police, the courtroom process involved in being convicted and on to the offender’s experience of prison.

PSYC783 Advanced Psychological Inquiry

Students are provided with an advanced understanding of research design and analysis in psychology. Emphasis is on methods of dealing with threats to valid inferences in psychological research. Covers design and interpretation of experimental, correlational and quasi-experimental methods. Focus will be on parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques including (but not limited to) chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance (including multi-way and mixed designs), correlational techniques, and linear regression.

AUT University is the University of the Changing World.   The School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT covers the disciplines of conflict resolution, criminology, economics, policy studies, psychology, sociology, and political science. We study society at many levels from individuals, families, communities, whānau, aiga, iwi, groups, organisations, governments and cultures through to the global system in which we live.

You must be eligible to work in NZ to be considered for this position.

Please indicate in your covering letter which position(s) you would like to teach.

AUT is a smoke free environment

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please contact Jessica Webb jessica.webb@aut.ac.nz. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

How to Apply

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 23.55pm. For more information about this position contact the People & Organisation Team by telephoning (09) 921 9995 or emailing us at hr.enquiries@aut.ac.nz. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process. To view a copy of the position description and / or to APPLY NOW, visit our website. AUT is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Casual.

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