Associate Professor/Professor in Māori Medium Education

Hamilton, New Zealand
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Division of Education

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 join this exciting and innovative Division and contribute to teaching, supervision and research in the heart of the Waikato.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato The University of Waikato and Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education has always had a strong affinity with Māori. Many of our graduates are now influential leaders in Māori education working in wānanga, universities, schools and government departments.

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education is seeking to appoint a continuing full-time Associate Professor or Professor in Māori Medium. On appointment, the successful candidate may also be considered for the position of Associate Dean Māori for an initial period of five years.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate academic leadership and a sustained record of scholarly achievement nationally and internationally as well as an active research agenda and the ability to lead in academic research across the Division and University. A PhD is required and a recognised teaching qualification preferred. The University is committed to Māori and Pacific learner success. Proficiency in tereo Māori and knowledge and understanding of tikanga and Mātauranga Māori are essential and an understanding of development as it applies to Pasifika communities would be advantageous.

Predominately based in Hamilton, the appointee will teach in a number of courses in the School’s programmes, in their field(s) of expertise and contribute to Māori medium teaching, including at least one curriculum learning area: Pāngarau, Te Reo, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hangarau, Pūtaiao, Ngā Toi, or HangarauMatahiko. Applicants should indicate their particular areas of curriculum, professional practice and research strengths. Demonstrated ability to provide a major contribution to the graduate and postgraduate programme including the supervision of Honours, Masters, Te TohuPaerua and PhD students is also essential.

Current salary range for Associate Professors is NZ$127,844 to $141,161 per year and Professors is $143,824 and above per year, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Don Klinger, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Education, telephone +64 7 838 4281 or email:

Closing date: 29 January 2021 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 400210

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