Kaiāwhina Teaching Fellow

University of Otago

New Zealand

September 29, 2022


Kaiāwhina Teaching Fellow - Psychology-2201470


Te mahi/The role

In this part-time role, you will support the success of tauira Māori (Māori undergraduate and postgraduate students) in the Department of Psychology. This specific role is focused on increasing tauira Māori success by organising and evaluating targeted learning support and events for relevant students, in coordination with academic colleagues, and by facilitating cultural understanding within the Department.

Key tasks of this role include: • Facilitating learning for tauira Māori through engagement, referral to academic and student support services, and providing assistance relating to teaching and learning. • Supporting, communicating, and following up with tauira Māori who may be struggling academically. • Carrying out administrative processes, compliance and reporting related to student engagement with academic material. • Assisting with Departmental activities and events to support tauira Māori engagement, experience, and academic success. • Undertaking any relevant health and safety training to ensure sound health and safety practices are carried out.

Kā pūkeka me kā wheako/Skills and experience

Successful candidates will have: • BA or BSc in Psychology preferred. • Demonstrated ability to work well with Māori students and staff at all levels of the institution. • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and sensitivity of Māori cultural issues. • Have established links and networks with Māori communities. • Familiarity with curriculum and programme delivery in the Department of Psychology and student support functions in the Department and the University. • Aptitude for effective tutoring at tertiary level. • Ability and interest to run study and exam workshops. • Strong organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Proficiency in Microsoft software programmes and competence in technology. • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently. • Ability to maintain a professional approach with both staff and students while under pressure. • Committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), the University's Māori Strategic Framework and Pacific Strategic Framework and to equal opportunity. • Flexibility to work outside normal hours, if required.

Mō te tīma/About our team

The Department of Psychology, the largest at the University of Otago in terms of student numbers, has an international reputation for excellence in research. Our award-winning teaching staff are passionate and innovative. We have a diverse student body and are strongly committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), the University's Māori Strategic Framework and Pacific Strategic Framework, and to equal opportunity.

Pūroko/Further details

This is a permanent, part time (0.5 FTE) position, located in Dunedin.

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

Applications from candidates with Māori and Pacific backgrounds or strong competencies in these areas are warmly encouraged.

For further information, please contact Professor Jamin Halberstadt, Head of Department, via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201470 will close on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Professor Jamin Halberstadt

Position details: Information Statement

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Salary Level and Range

Teaching & Professional Practice Fellow 1 ($63,442 to $74,758)



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