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Ahorangi Nēhe - Professor of Nursing

Wellington, New Zealand
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • Do you have a completed Doctoral Qualification with a strong international reputation in research?
  • Are you a passionate and innovative academic leader seeking to significantly impact nursing education?
  • Have you got demonstratable knowledge of how the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi can be effectively upheld in academic and health settings?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent, full-time Ahorangi Nēhe - Professor in Nursing to join Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora - The School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice.

Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora - The School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice is seeking a senior academic to join our growing school at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington within the Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora - Faculty of Health as a Ahorangi nēhe - Professor in Nursing. Offering a large postgraduate programme including graduate entry nursing, Master’s and Doctoral programmes along with a Bachelor of Midwifery, the School is uniquely located at Wellington Regional Hospital in New Zealand's capital city and maintains strong relationships with national policy and health service stakeholders. 

In this role you will be expected to provide a high level of academic and discipline leadership to the School and University through initiating, implementing, and participating in research, supervision, teaching, curriculum development and industry engagement. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Provide research leadership within the School.
  • Undertake postgraduate research supervision at Masters and Doctoral level. 
  • Provide strategic nursing leadership and teaching into our Doctoral programmes, Master of Health, Master of Nursing Science with advanced practice pathways and graduate entry nursing programme.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to academic staff.

Key requirements: 

  • Doctoral Qualification. 
  • Extensive experience in teaching and supervising at postgraduate level.
  • Strong international reputation in research.
  • An excellent record of academic leadership and research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a highly organised leader and relationship builder, who relishes working collaboratively in diverse high performing teams. You will be a supportive mentor who fosters an environment of collegiality and excellence in the school and beyond. 

The preferred candidate will have (amongst other attributes contained in the Role Description):  

  • A completed Doctoral qualification in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the seniority of the role.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of how the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi can be effectively upheld in academic and health settings.
  • Demonstrated evidence of academic leadership and experience in teaching and research (e.g., mentoring of colleagues, leading research groups, developing and leading innovative initiatives that encourage or enhance student learning, etc).
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the diversity of our student population and expertise with different approaches to teaching methods and practice.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

You will contribute to an enthusiastic team of health academics who are active researchers, inspiring teachers and committed to addressing health inequities in Aotearoa and beyond. Importantly, the School has a strong commitment to equity and diversity, and specifically to bicultural practice in research and teaching consistent with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We actively encourage applications from Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous scholars. 

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 12 July 2024. Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.  

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Associate Professor Kathy Holloway, Director ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, please include the position title and reference number (Ahorangi Nēhe - Professor in Nursing, #1449). Please note, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the "CV/Resume" button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


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