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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer for Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts

Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position 

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

UC’s new Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability degree is looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in sustainability policy to be a part of a dynamic team and transdisciplinary teaching team responsible for the delivery of Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, New Zealand’s first comprehensive undergraduate degree in sustainability and for developing digital and online blended post graduate and professional development courses, alongside the supervision of postgraduate studies.

  • In this role, you will foster student learning, provide leadership, and develop/contribute to teaching, administration and research. You will have responsibility for the coordination of normally 3 of the following course topics:
  • A Sustainability introduction course
  • Environmental policy; Science, Technology, futures-thinking; Climate; health & wellbeing or Indigenous policy
  • A new postgraduate/ professional development course (including blended/digital teaching) with a focus on sustainability policy, leadership, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for sustainability transformations, and new, authentic policy narratives.

The appointee would be based in the School of Languages, social and Political Sciences and located in the Department of Political Science and International Relations within the Faculty of Arts. The candidate  may also teach into other related courses as required.

Mōu | Who You Are

Applicants with the experience and skills commensurate with this position are invited to apply. To be successful applicants will normally have a PhD examining an element of sustainability in political science, geography, Indigenous studies or related social science disciplines and experience in teaching at the tertiary level. Research and practice of sustainability in a wide context, including for eg. social enterprises, government, business applications, or partnerships with Indigenous communities, is an advantage. You will have a passion and desire to help students realise their potential as sustainability change makers. Thesis supervision and research experience is desirable, as is the ability and willingness to contribute to coordinating our sustainability curriculum development. 

Successful applicants will be expected to take on leadership roles in post graduate course development and online, and blended learning, (including online, digital story-telling, face to face and field teaching). 

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability includes a dynamic team responsible for the delivery of this undergraduate, transdisciplinary degree and the development of professional post graduate courses and PhD supervision. Key initiatives embedded in the Degree vision include: giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi; engagement with the Waitaha Canterbury context; transformative practice and research for sustainability, comparative policy analysis, and digital story telling and blended learning for professional development. In making this appointment we are seeking a candidate who shares our commitment to fostering sustainability change-makers.  

For more information about our team, please visit us https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/qualifications-and-courses/bachelors-degrees/bachelor-of-social-and-environmental-sustainability/ 

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora -– Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.  

In 2023 UC is celebrating 150 years of accessible education.  The past, the present and the future are intertwined. For more information on our 150th Anniversary visit us here. 

Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

What we offer

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Relocation support
  • Widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • Generous annual leave provisions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Professional development and study opportunities
  • Living in revitalised Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

For more information on our Benefits, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

This role sits within the Academic Staff, Associated Staff and Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement and the following salary scale applies from 2024: Lecturer grade 2.01 $89,645 to Senior Lecturer grade 4.05 $129,098. 

The closing date for this position is: 18 February, 2024 (midnight NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online and should include the following:

  • A cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals and teaching philosophy (combined)
  • A Resume which includes a list of relevant research publications (combined). 

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz 

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Head of School and Professor Lida Jean Kenix, lindajean.kenix@canterbury.ac.nz 

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.

Location: Christchurch - New Zealand
Salary: NZ$89,645 to NZ$129,098
£43,889.83 to £63,205.86 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 18th February 2024
   
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