Associate Professor/Professor

Waikato (Region) (NZ)
20 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education

Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies is one of three schools in the Faculty of Education. The focus of our School is enhancing well-being through educational and relational practices and the optimising of human experience and capabilities across the lifespan from early childhood to later life. Our work includes inclusive and relational practices, policies and pedagogies, human development, sport, health and human performance, counselling and disability studies.

The School is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Human Development who can contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision as well as offer research leadership in areas related to human development. The position requires the successful applicant to contribute to the teaching and administration requirements of the School, and in particular the Human Development programme, to maintain and develop original scholarship and research, and to undertake community service activities relevant to the discipline.

A research record of sustained excellence and a recognised contribution to the academic field at a national and international level are essential. We seek a leader whose strengths will complement the existing programme, and who will lead the team in extending this multidisciplinary subject. The appointee will have demonstrated research expertise in areas relevant to human development, ideally with a focus on adolescence, youth and/or adult development and aging. An understanding of Maori perspectives on development will be an advantage.

A relevant PhD and the ability to lead research teams are required; success in winning external research grants and a teaching qualification would be advantageous. Applicants should indicate their particular discipline areas of strength.

Current salary range for Associate Professors is NZ$113,421 to $129,212 and Professors is NZ$132,083 plus, dependent 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 Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies, telephone +64 7 8562889 ex 8386 or email:

Closing date: 24 March 2017 (NZ time)              Vacancy number: 370005

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