Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education

Dunedin, New Zealand
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time


Our College

The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (in local, national and international settings).

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a full-time confirmation path Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education. In this role, you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as supervising postgraduate research students.

You will be an active researcher in Early Childhood Education, in areas relevant to the implementation of bicultural curriculum, education policy, and/or early childhood pedagogy.

In addition, you will be expected to visit initial teacher education students on practicum and contribute to service and committee work of the College, University, and the wider profession.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be an early childhood teacher with a current teachers' practising certificate or who can be registered as a teacher in New Zealand. You will also have:

  • A working knowledge of Te Whāriki and its implications for practice.
  • Experience teaching in a range of early childhood settings.
  • Proven capacity to teach at tertiary level.
  • A commitment to Te Reo and Tikanga.
  • A strong focus on bicultural education in teaching and research.
  • PhD degree or significant progress towards completing a doctorate degree.
  • A collaborative and collegial approach to work.

Further Details

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. 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.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline, while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic College and University.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

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

Applications quoting reference number 1802008 will close on Sunday, 18 November 2018.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802008

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.