Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Teacher Education

Christchurch, New Zealand
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
07 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

TeRāngaiAko me te Hauora
College of Education, Health and Human Development

Pūkenga Matua / AhorangiTuarua /
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor - Teacher Education (1 role)Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Teacher Education (1 role)
School of Teacher Education

We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangatatū, tangataora

Are you a dedicated, motivating and visionary teacher education academic willing to provide strategic contribution to the College of Education, Health and Human Development?

Applications are invited from academics for two positions within the School of Teacher Education:

  • One Teacher Education position - Learning and Teaching Languages. At the rank of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor with a focus on contributing to pre-service Teacher Education in this area, and leading and teaching postgraduate programmes in language learning, including contributions to a TESOL degree.
  • One Teacher Education position – Teacher Learning / Professional Inquiry and Practice. At the rank of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, with expertise and research in teacher education and teacher learning with an additional subject specialism in an area aligned to secondary curriculum (e.g. the Creative Arts, Geography, Social Studies, Technology or English).

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of and the ability to apply bicultural (and / or cultural) competence;
  • the ability to lead and develop undergraduate and postgraduate courses in their area(s) of expertise;
  • evidence of effective supervision of Doctoral level students and have developed a track record of research success, including externally funded research grants;
  • some experience in managing people is advantageous, as is demonstration of positive engagement with a range of community stakeholders.

The School of Teacher Education 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 Education building will be opened this year 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).

The successful applicant will have opportunities for international conference travel to support their research and teaching activities and will have the opportunity to network with international leaders in Education, Health Sciences and a range of disciplines through the University’s unique Erskine Fellowship and Canterbury Fellowship Scheme (which enables the University to host world leading academics) and through the University’s academic staff exchange programmes with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK.

Applicants will require a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education or a related discipline, have experience working in educational contexts and be a leader in scholarly and research achievements related to teacher education. A Tertiary Teaching qualification is desirable or the commitment to undertake such a qualification with the support of the School.

To view the full Position Descriptions, please visit our careers site: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: 15 May 2018 (NZ time)

Applications for this position should include a brief cover letter; a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees; a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and how you propose to contribute to the Teacher Education programme at the University of Canterbury. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

Should you have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to the Recruitment Advisor, Rochelle Golby at rochelle.golby@canterbury.ac.nz.

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Acting Head of School, Dr Stuart Wise at stuart.wise@canterbury.ac.nz.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz

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