Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Educational Assessment and Education Studies
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
10h ago

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Educational Assessment and Education Studies-2100718

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF HUMANITIES

Our College

The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (in local, national and international settings).

The role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the College of Education as Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Educational Assessment and Education Studies.

Appointment to the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer is dependent on academic achievement, skills and experience.

In this role, you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, undertake research and provide leadership for psychometrics in the Educational Assessment Research Unit.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Supporting educational research design, instrument development, and quantitative data analysis.
  • Developing and providing oversight of systems for coding and compilation of data sets collected from large national samples of students, teachers and principals.
  • Contributing to the communication of key findings as well as providing quality control checks for NMSSA research.
  • Teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Supervising postgraduate students.
  • Your skills and experience

    To be successful in this key role you will have :

  • A doctoral degree.
  • Broad understanding of current issues in education particularly in relation to New Zealand curriculum.
  • Experience in assessment, and understanding of how assessment relates to education policy and practice.
  • Experience in psychometrics and large project data management.
  • Experience in tertiary teaching and post-graduate supervision.
  • Commitment to New Zealand education.
  • Commitment to Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Further details

    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 full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

    Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Jeff Smith, Dean - College of Education or David Berg, Co-Director EARU, College of Education, University of Otago, via the contact details below.

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