14 Sep 2018

Fixed-term Research Fellow – The Manaiakalani Programme

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

Woolf Fisher Research Centre

Faculty of Education and Social Work

The Woolf Fisher Research Centre

The Woolf Fisher Research Centre is an internationally recognised centre for the development of education and schooling success for diverse communities within New Zealand. The Centre advances evidence-based educational interventions and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most successful projects to improve educational results for Māori, Pacific and children from low socioeconomic communities.

The opportunity

The Centre is seeking a full-time Research Fellow to join the Manaiakalani Programme on a fixed-term basis for a period of 2.5 years.

The Manaiakalani Programme is part of an ongoing research-practice partnership that seeks to improve learning outcomes for students in mainly low-decile schools through digital learning approaches. The position will suit a candidate who:

  • holds a doctoral degree in education
  • is passionate about the potential of research and development to achieve equity outcomes for diverse learners from low-SES communities
  • is knowledgeable in both quantitative and qualitative analyses and mixed-methods research
  • is experienced in the design of multi-site educational interventions in low-SES communities
  • has sophisticated interpersonal skills for developing and maintaining productive relationships with diverse groups of individuals
  • is adept at communicating complex analyses to both academics and non-academic partners
  • takes an organised, systematic and thorough approach to their work

The Research Fellow will be expected to follow an independent line of research in a related field during their time at the Centre.

Work with us

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

Applications close:  30 September 2018 (Sunday)

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: 20119. 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 30th September 2018.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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