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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Literacy

University of Waikato - Division of Education

Location: Hamilton - New Zealand
Salary: NZ$79,337 to NZ$144,690 or £40,736.69 to £74,293.11 (converted salary*) per year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 19th October 2021
Job Ref: 410292

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Division of Education

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

The University of Waikato's Division of Education hosts Te Kura Toi Tangata, the School of Education which is ranked in the top 150 for education worldwide and offers a wide range of study options for students that in turn lead to fantastic opportunities for staff to engage with innovative approaches to both education and educational research. The Division is committed to enhance education through the three interconnected disciplines of teaching, research and professional learning.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This position provides an opportunity to bring your passion and drive to enrich and empower students throughout their academic journey. You will bring your knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and current literacy practices in schools to our teacher education programmes. Whilst your position will have a focus on Literacy Education, opportunities exist for staff to contribute to other areas that benefit from their knowledge and expertise.

To succeed in this position, you will have a record of quality scholarly achievement with the ability to lead research activities and you will be expected to contribute to the graduate and postgraduate programmes including the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.

For additional information about the Division of Education please see

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

To be successful in this position you will have a broad and in-depth knowledge of initial teacher education, specifically in primary school year 0-8 literacy education. It is essential to have current knowledge of the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Your ability to evaluate and mentor initial teacher education students in their professional experience will contribute to an essential component of the students' journey.

The University is committed to Māori and Pacific learner success and it would be strongly desirable to have an understanding of bicultural approaches and knowledge of Māori and Pasifika perspectives.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, or be in the final stages of completion if applying at Lecturer level, and preferably a teaching qualification and proven successful teaching skills at tertiary level.

We strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

Anyone applying from overseas should be aware of immigration guidelines which can be found here:

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions. In addition we provide future focused and privileged opportunities to contribute to the education of future teachers and their students.

The Lecturer range is NZ$79,337 to $95,551 per year, Senior Lecturer range is NZ$98,280 to $129,402 per year and Associate Professor range is NZ$131,040 to $144,690 per year. The salary will be commensurate with the level of appointment.

Enquiries of an academic nature should directed to Associate Professor Sally Peters, Head of School, email:

Applications close on Tuesday, 19 October 2021.

Vacancy Number: 410292

For further information and to apply online, please visit: here.

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