Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua/Ahorangi Tūhono in Māori Studies (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor)

University of Otago

New Zealand

October 16, 2022


Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua/Ahorangi Tūhono in Māori Studies (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor)-2201610


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 hoki nei.

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 karyn.paringatai@otago.ac.nz.

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 supervision. • 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 colleagues.

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 globalisation.

Further details/Pūroko

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 outdoor activities.

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 details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following: • CV • 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.

Additional Information

Contact: Karyn Paringatai Tel: +64 3 479 8122

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