Lecturer in Division of Education University of Waikato, Division of Education New Zealand

1. GENERAL
The Division of Education constitutes Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education, Wilf Malcom Institute of Educational Research, Te Whai Toi Tangata Institute of Professional Learning and Poutama Pounamu. It boasts a richness of research led teaching and professional learning in education in areas including initial teacher education, education and society, counselling, human development, educational leadership and digital learning.
This position is based in Kura Toi Tangata School of Education, and will involve teaching at both our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers academic programmes in social sciences in education and initial teacher education at undergraduate level, and a range of programmes from counselling to educational leadership across both taught and research postgraduate. The school caters for approximately 2000 domestic and international students with programmes managed and delivered through high quality academic staff.


 
2. POSITION PURPOSE

To contribute to the teaching, postgraduate supervision and administration requirements of the Division in accordance with workload norms, maintain and develop original scholarship and research, and undertake professional/community/iwi service activities relevant to the profession or discipline. 

 
 
3. ACCOUNTABILITY 

The Lecturer is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor through their Head of School who in turn is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor Division of Education.
 
 
4. KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Division of Education Head of School Deputy Head of School Other Divisional staff Students Relevant Research Institutes and Centres and external research agencies  External stakeholders
 
 
5. KEY TASKS


Having regard to the aims, objectives and long-term strategic goals of the Division and the University, the primary objectives required of a Lecturer include the following:
 


Teaching and Learning 

 Prepare and deliver research-informed lectures and/or seminars and, as appropriate, conduct and/or co-ordinate tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, or workshops.

 Contribute to or be responsible for paper co-ordination and delivery.  This includes: administration; initiating and developing material; appraisal, review and evaluation of programmes and papers; development of the curriculum; developing and delivering on-line papers, where appropriate; and updating teaching resources and materials.

 Carry out marking and assessment activities including the setting of examinations. 

 Be readily available to advise and meet with students including maintaining regular office hours.

 Supervise honours, graduate and postgraduate students. 
 

Research

 Maintain an active research programme and conduct quality research and contribute to knowledge development through scholarship and publication.  This will include involvement in research projects and attendance and presentation at academic conferences, and may include leadership of a research team and/or obtaining internal or external research funding for specific projects.

 Build and maintain national, and preferably international, research collaborations which enhance the profile and reputation of the University.

 Where appropriate, contribute to applications for external research funding and knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities.
 

Service and Administration 

 Participate in professional and/or community/iwi and/or outreach activities relevant to the School and Division.

 Carry out broad administrative functions including active and constructive participation at Programme, School and Divisional meetings and undertake administration, planning and/or committee work where appropriate.
 

Other

 Participate in the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for self and others including students.  Comply with and undertake responsibilities set out in the University’s Health and Safety Policy.

 Any other duties that are consistent with the position held, other than in exceptional circumstances such as rehabilitation after injury or sickness.
 


NOTE: Staff have an annual professional goal setting interview with their manager.  New staff normally attend such an interview approximately three months after taking up their appointment.
 
 
6. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The Lecturer will be performing satisfactorily when:

 Teaching and associated duties are fulfilled to a high level as defined by Programme/School/Division expectations including paper appraisal and teaching evaluation.

 Student learning, at all levels, is appropriately facilitated in accordance with the Programme/School/Division and University goals and objectives.

 Personal and/or team research and scholarship activities yield demonstrable outcomes normally evidenced by continued publications in books and refereed journals, presentation or publication of conference papers and/or performance/works of art/other non-print media outcomes, where appropriate.

 Research collaborations are developed.

 Regular contributions are made to appropriate professional and/or community/iwi groups and/or in a public service or University or national representation capacity.

 Regular contributions are made to the Programme, School and Divisional administration, as appropriate, relative to workload norms and expectations.

 Safe and healthy work practices are followed.  University policies and procedures, relevant work standards and statutory obligations are complied with.
 

PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
 
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Essential

 
 A Masters qualification in a relevant discipline  A PhD enrolled/ working towards completion.  Appointment may be made subject to completion of a doctoral degree within a defined time frame.
 


Preferred

 A PhD in a relevant discipline. ● A recognised teaching qualification. ● A current practicing certificate or willingness to renew certification.
 
 


TRAINING, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential 
 
 Broad and in-depth knowledge of education, social and historical aspects of education, educational policy.  Ability to support students to recognise local and global cultural diversity and to work in culturally appropriate ways with others in contexts where educational outcomes are sought.  Demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching including the ability to lecture to large numbers and conduct small group seminars and tutorials effectively.  Ability to contribute to the graduate and postgraduate programme including the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.  Demonstrated commitment to using innovative teaching methods and materials e.g. distance delivery techniques, team teaching skills.  A proven ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.  An active programme of scholarship and evidence of ability to conduct and publish research demonstrated by conference presentations and the quality of doctoral/masters research.  An interest and willingness to contribute to departmental and university administration matters.  Demonstrated ability to master existing and new theories, models and approaches in the relevant discipline.  Ability to apply information and communication technologies to achieve desired outcomes and maintain and update those skills.  Time management skills.


 
Preferred 

 Understanding of bicultural approaches and knowledge of Māori perspectives.  Understanding and knowledge of Pasifika perspectives and development as it applies to Pasifika communities.  Demonstrated knowledge and experience of evaluative visiting of students on practicum.  Demonstrated success in attracting and supervising high quality postgraduate research students.  Demonstrated success in attracting external research funding and in completing grant applications.
 
 
PERSONAL QUALITIES

 Self-motivation and a pro-active approach including a demonstrated commitment to innovation.   Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of a team.  Proven ability to maintain a professional approach while under pressure.  Ability to relate effectively and sensitively to students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Commitment to a culture of openness, flexibility and cooperation to achieve excellence in academic programmes, research and service.  Commitment to equal opportunity and to the University’s partnership with Māori as intended by the Treaty of Waitangi.
 


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