7 Apr 2021

Full-Time Lecturer in Māori Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences

University of Otago – Posted by UniofOtagoDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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Job Description


Our School

Based in Dunedin, the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago has a long-standing international reputation as a leader in education, research and community service. The School is one of the New Zealand’s most highly regarded academic units and recently rated as 14th best in the world by QS University Rankings for Sport Related Subjects.

The Schools Te Koronga, a world leading kaupapa Māori research and teaching excellence group that focuses on mauri ora (flourishing wellness). Te Koronga is comprised of two parts: Graduate Research Excellence and Indigenous Science Research Theme. The kaupapa of Te Koronga is described on the Te Koronga website: https://www.otago.ac.nz/te-koronga/index.html

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Māori Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences. In this role you will be responsible for a leadership role in Te Koronga within the School which includes:

  • Te Hononga Tāngaengae: To realise the potential of existing relationships with Māori communities and to strengthen relationships and collaborations.
  • Totara Haemata: To build a national and international profile of excellence as leaders.
  • Mauri Tipu, Mauri Ora: To grow Māori capability and excellence in teaching and research through teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students; developing teaching materials; monitoring and assessing student performance; supervising research students; and mentoring research staff.
  • Te Kupenga: To create a network of researchers and communities invested in research that encompasses Māori values.
  • Te Pae Tāwhiti: To create new opportunities and undertake research defined by communities including contributing to the research activities of the School and Te Koronga, through publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Te Kākano: To secure funding for community-led projects as well as attract external research income.

Your skills and experience:

  • Hold a doctoral degree or a doctoral degree under examination.
  • Ideally have experience teaching and researching in the field of Māori Physical Education, and/or Māori health and wellbeing at a tertiary institution, as well as applying te ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Kaupapa Māori.
  • Te Reo Māori and an understanding of tikanga Māori is desirable.
  • Proven abilities to teach into other areas of physical education, sport and exercise sciences would be advantageous.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a permanent (confirmation path), full-time position. The expected start date for this role is 5 July 2021 (by negotiation).

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Applications quoting reference number 2100727 will close on Friday, 7 May 2021.

How to Apply

APPLICATION INFORMATION To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2100727 Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 18 days.

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