11 Sep 2019

Full-Time Lecturer in Public & Environmental Health – Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

AUT – Posted by AUTAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Seeking early career Māori or Pacific academics
  • Make the most of your doctorate and launch your academic career
  • Excellent teaching and research environment

AUT is a vibrant, achievement-oriented and rewarding place to work and is ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s second-largest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to health professions, Government, business and industry.

AUT’s Department of Public & Environmental Health (part of the School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies) is based at AUT’s South Campus and is committed to supporting Māori and Pacific communities as a priority whilst growing and developing a unique and successful programme in this inter-disciplinary field. This is based on an aspiration to build the capacity of Māori or Pacific students as future leaders in public and environmental health in Aotearoa and to explore opportunities for research. The School has been successful at retaining and supporting the development of our early career academics and is seen by Māori and Pacific staff as a supportive environment in which to work. There are considerable untapped opportunities at AUT South in this field for growing teaching and research, and inter-disciplinary study, and that which incorporates a planetary health, sustainability and indigenous ontology agenda which is of growing importance in academia, and to which the School is supportive. The current leadership of the School is supportive of “honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi” (AUT Directions, theme 3, point 1), and to supporting mātauranga Māori as well as Pacific epistemologies in teaching and research.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity based at our South Campus for a Lecturer in Public & Environmental Health to utilise their doctorate and develop their career in teaching, research and service, whilst also joining AUT’s bold, innovative and supportive Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme.

We are seeking Māori or Pacific scholars who can teach and undertake research within public and environmental health, which broadly interpreted includes a range of interventions and actions involved in health-related prevention, promotion and protection. Recently this has embraced the agenda of planetary health to address climate change. We embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. You will also publish actively in your specialised field – research is well supported within the School. Over time you’ll also seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential! You’ll join an open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and we offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

Application information

We welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent. We request submission of a full CV, along with a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role and addresses the following key requirements for the role:

Qualification:

  • A completed doctorate (or very close to submission for examination) in broadly interpreted public and environmental health.
  • Doctoral graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively, you will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020

Research and Scholarship:

  • Research interests, and the basis of a solid research pipeline, within one or more of: Māori or Pacific Health; health policy and systems; social epidemiology; programme evaluation and management; communications and e­health; disaster risk management and development; health promotion, prevention, and protection. An interest in the new agenda of planetary health, sustainability, and the role of indigenous traditions and ontology would be welcomed.
  • More experienced candidates may already have a proven research track record with quality publications and possibly already success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:

  • Ideally some prior teaching and mentoring experience
  • Teaching interests in one or more of the subject areas listed above
  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You must also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider

Start Date: You must be able to start by 10 February 2020.

Lecturer appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on mike.wood@aut.ac.nz. An information pack is also available with more details on the programme itself, recruitment timeline and the process.

  • Closing Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 23:55pm
  • Interviews will take place in mid-late October/early November. 

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 send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. 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

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.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on mike.wood@aut.ac.nz. An information pack is also available with more details on the programme itself, recruitment timeline and the process.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 23:55pm
  • Interviews will take place in mid-late October/early November. 

Job Categories: Academic Services and Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 13 days.

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