Senior Tutor in Health Sciences

Christchurch, NZ
$65 - $80
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Tutor in Health, Physical Education & Sport Coaching (2 positions)

School of Health Sciences, College of Education, Health and Human Development

Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Are you a dedicated, motivating and visionary tertiary educator willing to provide strategic contributions to the College of Education, Health and Human Development?

Applications are invited for two positions within the School of Health Sciences:

  • Position 1: Senior Tutor in Health and Physical Education with a focus on teaching Health, Physical Education and some Sport Coaching courses plus undertake practicum visits
  • Position 2: Senior Tutor in Sport Coaching with a focus on teaching exercise science, performance analysis, sport psychology and sport management courses plus undertake practicum visits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Senior Tutor positions in the School of Health Sciences. These positions involve teaching courses that form part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Sport Coaching. Successful applicants will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health, sport and education sector and its workforce. The School fosters health related interdisciplinary and collaborative initiatives within the University, with other tertiary education providers in Canterbury and beyond and with the health sector.

The School of Health Sciences offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home in a world class facility, located in the heart of the University of Canterbury Ilam Campus. The Rehua building will be opened in early 2018 and will offer state of the art digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. The discipline of Education at the University of Canterbury is consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS 2017 rankings).

Candidates are expected to have a minimum of a Master's degree, although relevant previous experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will have:

  • knowledge of the education, sport and teacher education sectors
  • the ability to teach and mentor students
  • experience in teaching topics relevant to Sport Coaching or Health/Physical Education
  • knowledge in developing course curriculam
  • competence in computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • the capacity to work positively in a multi-disciplinary environment with a commitment to collegiality
  • an understanding of the obligations created by the Treaty of Waitangi (or a willingness to acquire such an understanding)
  • NZ teacher registration (Position 1)

Download the full Position Description from our website.

Please note the position description is in draft form and may be amended following an organisation-wide update of position descriptions.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangatatū, tangataora.' You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

To apply and for information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

The closing date for this position is: Monday, 14 August 2017.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Georgia Arthur, Recruitment Coordinator,

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Professor Mike Robb,

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.