The Theology Programme at the University of Otago, Mātai Whakapono Karaitiana, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Māori Theology.
The position is a full time, three-year fixed-term appointment.
We are committed to strengthening our curriculum and research in relation to mātauranga Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi, and in accordance with the University of Otago’s Māori Strategic Framework.
The position offers an opportunity for a suitably qualified scholar to teach from a kaupapa Māori perspective and to conduct research that will be beneficial for Māori communities.
In this role you will be expected to engage in ongoing research, teaching, and undertake postgraduate supervision. You will teach an existing paper on Māori Religion and Theology, contribute a Māori perspective on other papers within the programme, and develop one further new paper in some aspect of Christian theology that draws upon the resources of mātauranga Māori.
In addition, you will undertake research and share the results of your research through appropriate avenues including academic and popular publications, conferences, and workshops or seminars with stakeholders in the wider community.
The successful candidate will be a full staff member of the Theology Programme, and will be expected to take appropriate administrative and service roles within the Theology Programme.
The expectation of academic staff members is that they will devote approximately 40% of their time to teaching and preparation, 40% to research, and 20% to administration and service activities.
Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will be a scholar with research experience and a completed PhD in the area of Christian Theology.