10 Aug 2018

Fixed-term Hynds Entrepreneurial Fellow – Professional Teaching Fellow

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland University

Job Description

Hynds Entrepreneurial Fellow

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Are you excited and knowledgeable about innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • Do you have the talent to develop creative curricula initiatives?

An opportunity has emerged for someone who is passionate about working with academic colleagues to identify, design and execute curriculum interventions related to innovation and entrepreneurship concepts.

The role

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) mission is to unleash the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland. We do this by providing the knowledge, environment and inspiration to all staff and students through experiential programmes, events and workshops.

We need an outstanding Professional Teaching Fellow, the Hynds Entrepreneurial Fellow, who will help embed innovation and entrepreneurship into the curricula in all faculties, at the University of Auckland.

Based in the Unleash Space, the University of Auckland’s Innovation Hub and Makerspace, this role will work with academic staff to identify, design and execute curriculum interventions related to innovation and entrepreneurship concepts. Such interventions will be sensitive to the student’s disciplinary context, and be delivered in a way that is familiar and resonates with them and, where appropriate, utilizes the resources and tools of the Unleash Space.

You will also establish, oversee and manage a Community of Practise of academic staff who incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship concepts and experiences into their teaching, and provide them with continuing professional development opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

  • You will be postgraduate degree-qualified, with a strong understanding of education/instructional design, entrepreneurship pedagogy and context, and technology.
  • Ideally you’ll have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, preferably in tertiary teaching, in particular related to innovation and entrepreneurship or working in an entrepreneurship support or learning design context.
  • You will also need to have excellent communication, relationship management, organisational, analytical and problem solving skills.

Unleash Space

The Unleash Space, run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the University of Auckland’s iconic multi-functional space for creative, cross sector and cross-disciplinary innovation. This space is an inspirational flagship for making, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Officially opened by the Prime Minister in February 2018, the Unleash Space is multi-purpose with flexible areas for events, workshops and meetings; it has a range of making and prototyping equipment such as 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, CAD stations, CNC routers; and working spaces equipped with whiteboards.

Designed specifically to engage students and staff from all faculties, and to encourage them to create, make, take risks, form teams, ideate, and to successfully “commercialise” their ideas – be they for economic or social impact.

The Unleash Space’s integrated programmes combine mentoring, workshops and events for students to ideate, prototype, and eventually launch their ventures.

The University

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University, and New Zealand’s most innovative university – as ranked by Reuters.  In 2014, the University of Auckland was acknowledged by acclaimed Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the “Top 5” most highly-regarded entrepreneurial universities operating in challenging conditions.

The University’s position is supported by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which has been established to support, profile and be the hub for innovation and entrepreneurial programmes and activities.  For over a decade, the Centre has created courses and extra-curricular activities promoting innovation and entrepreneurship including those of its highly rated Velocity Entrepreneurship programme.

This is a full time position, available for a fixed term of 5 years.

Applications close on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

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, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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.  Search by the Job ID number: 19994. 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: Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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