Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua/Ahorangi Tūhono in Māori Studies (Lecturer/Senior
TE TUMU ─ SCHOOL OF MĀORI, PACIFIC & INDIGENOUS STUDIES
TE WHARE WĀNANGA O OTĀGO ŌTEPOTI, AOTEAROA
He karere tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Otākou kia tono mai te hunga i ngā
Tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua, Ahorangi Tuarua rānei ki Te Tumu. Arā, e rua
ngā tūranga nei, i roto i tētahi kura uki nei ngā mahi, e rere arorangi ana
hoki; whakahīhī ana i āna mahi akoako, rangahau. He tūranga ukiuki, motuhake
Me mātua whakaako ngā kaimahi i ngā pepa e toru ia tau e hāngai ana te kaupapa
ki te reo Māori, ki āna mōhiotanga hoki ki ngā kaupapa Māori, iwi taketake
rānei. Kātahi rawa te pai mēnā he tangata mātau hoki ki ngā kaupapa
whanaketanga iwi-taketake. Me kaitohutohu ākonga rangahau, me rangahau, me
hāpai hoki i ngā tini kawenga a Te Tumu, a Te Whare Wānanga.
Kia mātua whiwhi kē ngā kaitono ki te Tohu Kairangi i roto i ngā kaupapa
Māori, Poronēhia, iwi taketake hoki. Me taea e ngā tangata te mahi takitahi,
takitini hoki. Me tangata ū ki te whakatutuki mahi ahakoa whakahaua e tētahi
atu, kāore rānei.
Whakapā mai ki a Ahorangi Tuarua Karyn Paringatai, Te Tumu, Te Wāhanga Aronui,
Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Waea +64 3 479-8122, Īmēra
About us/Mō mātou
Founded in 1990, Te Tumu has rapidly gained an international reputation as one
of the preferred places in New Zealand to learn about Māori, Pacific and
Indigenous languages, cultures and societies. Our multi-cultural and multi-
disciplinary staff, students, research and teaching is reflected in our name
Te Tumu, a pan-Polynesian term which is often used in Māori in the phrase te
tumu herenga waka - a post for tying up canoes. We liken ourselves as a
foundation which staff, students and guests can anchor themselves to for the
duration of their stay at the University of Otago.
Our School offers undergraduate and postgraduate study to PhD level in three
programmes: Māori Studies, Pacific Islands Studies, and Indigenous Studies, as
well as the Master of Indigenous Studies, tailored especially for distance
students. Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise
and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture.
The role/Te mahi
Applications are invited for one of two positions as Lecturer, Senior
Lecturer, or Associate Professor in Māori Studies in Te Tumu, School of Māori,
Pacific & Indigenous Studies. The positions offer an academic career in a
well-established and progressive School with a proud teaching and research
record. This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.
The successful candidates will teach three papers, including language-
acquisition papers and other papers related to their expertise relevant to
Māori Studies and/or Indigenous Studies, and develop and maintain a programme
of high quality research and publications. The successful candidates will also
be expected to undertake service roles, including administration, appropriate
to the School, the University and wider Indigenous communities.
Te Tumu has a strong postgraduate research culture, and you will also be
expected to undertake the supervision of student research.
Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako
To be successful in this role you will ideally have:
• Fluency and advanced proficiency in the Māori language.
• Teaching experience of Māori language from beginners to advanced levels
(preferably at tertiary level).
• A PhD (close to completion) in a field relevant to Māori Studies.
• Some peer reviewed research publications and experience of postgraduate
• Evidence of an ability to work with students and staff from differing
academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with
Expertise in any of the following areas would be an advantage:
• Ngāi Tahu history and culture
• Experience in performing and teaching kapa haka
• Māori and/or Indigenous societies, cultures, history, politics, economic
development, or well-being.
• Māori and/or Indigenous perspectives on the environment, climate change, or
The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with
living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent
work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15
most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent
schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to
This is a permanent, full-time (1 FTE) position.
The appointment range for a Pūkenga/Lecturer is $83,652 to $100,050 per annum,
for a Pūkenga Matua/Senior Lecturer the appointment range is $105,232 to
$121,055 per annum and for an Ahorangi Tūhono/Associate Professor the
appointment range is $136,421 to $150,081 per annum.
If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn
more about joining our team, then please contact Associate Professor Karyn
Paringatai, Acting Dean, Te Tumu, Division of Humanities; via the contact
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• Cover letter
• Names and email addresses of at least three referees
To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications
quoting reference number 2201610 will close on Sunday, 16 October 2022.
Contact: Karyn Paringatai Tel: +64 3 479 8122
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Salary Level and Range
The University is offering a remuneration level commensurate with the
responsibilities of the position.
Te Tumu/School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies