Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies

Dunedin, New Zealand
Nov 22, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 20, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


He karere tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Otākou kia tono mai te hunga i te Tūranga Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua i Te Tumu. He tūranga i tētahi kura uki nei ngā mahi, e rere arorangi ana hoki; whakahīhī ana i āna mahi akoako, rangahau.

Kia mātua whiwhi kē ngā kaitono i te Tohu Kairangi i roto i ngā kaupapa Māori, Poronēhia, iwi taketake hoki. Me taea e te tangata te mahi takitahi, takitini hoki. Me tangata ū ki te whakatutuki mahi ahakoa whakahaua e tētahi atu, kāore rānei. Me tangata kaha ki te whakaako, ki te rangahau hoki. Me mātua whakaako te kaimahi i ngā pepa e toru ia tau, me kaitohutohu ākonga rangahau, me rangahau, me hāpai hoki i ngā tini kawenga a Te Tumu, a Te Whare Wānanga. Kātahi rawa te pai mena he tangata mātau hoki ki te hāpai me te whakaako i ngā mahi kapa haka, i te reo Māori, i ngā kaupapa whanaketanga iwi-taketake.

Whakapā mai ki a Ahorangi Poia Rewi, Te Tumu, Te Wāhanga Aronui, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Waea 64 3 4798677, Īmēra poia.rewi@otago.ac.nz


Our school

Founded in 1990, Te Tumu has rapidly gained an international reputation as one of the preferred places in New Zealand to learn about Māori, Pacific and Indigenous languages, cultures and societies. Our multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, students, research and teaching is reflected in our name Te Tumu, a pan-Polynesian term which is often used in Māori in the phrase te tumu herenga waka - a post for tying up canoes. We liken ourselves as a foundation which staff, students and guests can anchor themselves to for the duration of their stay at the University of Otago.

Our School offers undergraduate and postgraduate study to PhD level in three programmes: Māori Studies, Pacific Islands Studies, and Indigenous Development, as well as the Master of Indigenous Studies, tailored especially for distance students. Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture.

The role

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. The position offers an academic career in a well-established and progressive School with a proud teaching and research record. This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

The successful candidate will teach three papers related to their fields of expertise relevant to Māori Studies and develop and maintain a programme of high quality research and publication. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School and to service the School, the University and communities.

Te Tumu has a strong postgraduate research culture, you will also be expected to undertake the supervision of students' research.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A PhD (or close to completion) in a field relevant to Māori Studies.
  • Fluency and advanced proficiency in the Māori language.
  • Teaching experience of Māori language from beginners to advanced levels (preferably at tertiary level).
  • A strong research record and peer reviewed publications in high quality venues, and ideally be able to provide evidence of successful supervision of research students and experience applying for research grant applications.
  • Evidence of an ability to work with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues.

Please note experience in performing and teaching kapa haka would be an advantage. We encourage applications from researchers in areas such as indigenous development (environmental, social, cultural and health from an indigenous perspective).

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees.

Applications quoting reference number 1902328 will close on Friday, 31 January 2020.​