Associate Professor/Professor in Early Childhood Education

Tauranga, New Zealand
Monday, 13 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Division of Education

(Based in Tauranga)

The University of Waikato's Division of Education is renowned for innovative approaches to both education and educational research and committed to enhancing education through the three interconnected disciplines of teaching, research and professional learning. This is an opportunity to contribute to teaching, supervision and research in this exciting Division. Whilst the position is based at our Tauranga campus, teaching will also be expected at our Hamilton campus.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate academic leadership in teacher education and research and have a sustained record of scholarly achievement nationally and internationally. They will have an active research agenda and the ability to lead in academic research across the Division and University, appropriate to the level of position. It is expected that the appointee will play an active role in the Division’s Early Years Research Centre. 

A PhD is required and a recognised teaching qualification is essential. The appointee will have a broad and in-depth knowledge of Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand, and of teaching and learning in early childhood education (ECE) settings. They will also have the ability to connect with ECE employers. The University is committed to Māori and Pacific learner success and it would be strongly desirable to have understanding of bicultural approaches and knowledge of Māori and Pasifika perspectives.

The appointee will demonstrate the ability to provide a major contribution to the graduate and postgraduate programme including the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.

Current salary range for Associate Professors is NZ$124,726 to $137,718 per year and Professors is NZ$140,316 and above per year, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Sally Peters, Head of School Te Kura Toi Tangata, telephone +64 7 838 4466 ext 8386 or email:

Closing date: 22 February 2020 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 390409

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