Kaiāwhina Teaching Fellow - Psychology-2201470
DIVISION OF SCIENCES TE ROHE A AHIKĀROA
PSYCHOLOGY TE TARI WHAKAMĀTAU HINEKARO
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
• 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
• 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.
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
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.
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
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Location: About Dunedin
Salary Level and Range
Teaching & Professional Practice Fellow 1 ($63,442 to $74,758)