Pacific Teaching Fellow – Higher Education Development Centre
University of Otago
Dunedin, NZ
2d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description



Turning 150 years old in 2019, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s first and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages.

It is also one of New Zealand’s largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

The Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) is an academic department that provides academic development to the University by contributing to the development of University policy on teaching and learning, as well as offering academic support and advice to staff and students.

HEDC works in partnership with staff and students to advance, preserve and promote the ideals, knowledge and values of higher education.

The role Te mahi

We are looking for a Teaching Fellow to support the delivery professional development courses aimed at enhancing academic pedagogy and practices related to Pacific staff and students in tertiary settings.

In this role you will contribute to teaching on culturally responsive practice under the supervision of an academic colleague.

Key tasks for this role will include undertaking teaching preparation, running tutorials, workshops and assessment on Pacific Awareness and Cultural Competency topics.

This is a rare opportunity to combine a successful academic career with the work-life balance people enjoy at Otago. We foster a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research.

Your skills and experience Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of teaching and student learning at tertiary level as well as :

  • Bachelor’s degree (a PhD would be an advantage).
  • Knowledge and experience of Pacific studies and Pacific peoples in the Aotearoa context.
  • Demonstrated bi-cultural competence in an indigenous Pacific culture.
  • Proven ability to work with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds, from all departments and divisions, and at all levels of the institution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual with a Pacific language preferred, but not required.
  • Further details Pūroko

    This is a full-time, fixed-term position for six months available from June 2022.

    You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

    Application Tono

    To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2200873 will close on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

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