14 Jun 2019

Fixed-term Pūkenga/Lecturer in law

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Wāhanga Ture o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau

About us 

Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities. Te Wāhanga Ture – The Auckland Law School is ranked as one of the best law schools in the world in the QS World University Rankings. It is the largest law school in Aotearoa New Zealand and has an international reputation for academic excellence.

The Law School has considerable teaching and research strengths in areas related to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori legal issues and Indigenous peoples’ rights law. The Law School hosts the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law; publishes Te Tai Haruru’s Journal of Māori and Indigenous Issues; and has a thriving Māori legal academics and support staff group (Te Tai Haruru), Māori Academic Programme for Māori law students, and Māori Law Students Association (Te Rākau Ture).

Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, the Law School has strong links to the legal profession and the judiciary, including the Waitangi Tribunal. The Law School aspires to provide a complete legal education, preparing students for legal practice as well as many other careers in an internationalised world. Its thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer the largest range of courses of any law faculty in Aotearoa New Zealand (including in Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues and Tikanga Māori) and attract high calibre students (including a large number of Māori students).

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Law within The Auckland University is currently seeking to appoint a Pūkenga/Lecturer.

The role has two main components: first, to provide an opportunity to develop a career in academia through teaching and research. This role will include tutoring and lecturing into appropriate courses. The successful candidate will receive appropriate support in order to develop a research agenda. The second major component of the role is to provide academic leadership and support of the Māori Academic Programme (MAP) for Māori law students. Key responsibilities include appointing MAP tutors, providing oversight of the MAP programme and tutors, providing student academic support and organising pre-test and pre-exam wānanga. The role, if carried out on a part-time basis, can also be combined with postgraduate study, with the potential for the Law Faculty to contribute towards some postgraduate course tuition fees in the Law Faculty for a successful candidate.
The role can either be held by one person as a full-time position (1 FTE) or can be offered as a job share between two people (0.5 FTE).

The appointee will have:

The successful candidate will have proven excellence in working with and establishing relationships with a diverse range of people, including students and academics and be comfortable in a dynamic and complex environment. You will also have a good understanding of, and competence in, tikanga Māori and the responsibilities of both Māori students and staff to te ao Māori (the Māori world).

In addition:

  • as the successful candidate will provide academic support to our Māori law students, prior work experience in a tertiary setting will be advantageous;
  • candidates must be flexible with tasks as required for the role, have excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, and excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • candidates must have an interest in, and desire to learn and promote, new learning methods, models and approaches; and
  • candidates must have an ability to use digital communication platforms to disseminate information about the MAP.

Why work for us?

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

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • Company superannuation scheme, 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.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 7 July 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter, responding to the selection criteria, and CV combined as one document. To speak to a member of Te Tai Haruru regarding the role, contact Tracey Whare: t.whare@auckland.ac.nz

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

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: 20817. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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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, 7 July 2019

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term and Full-Time.

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