Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education
University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development
New Zealand

Position Overview

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education
Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua Te Whakangungu Kaiako

School of Teacher Education | Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position 
Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu i te ako me te whakaako i ngā reo? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga pūkenga, pūkenga matua, ahorangai tuarua rānei i te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako o Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora. 

We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tū, tangata ora

The School of Teacher Education’s Early Childhood team is a committed group of academics who make a difference by supporting the development of future teachers through their teaching, research, and partnerships with the early childhood sector. This team is excited to add a new colleague who will share their passion for inclusive education, commitment to bicultural education, and a community orientation in their work.

Applications are invited from academics for a Teacher Education position based in the Early Childhood Sector. The role will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, with a focus on contributing to pre-service Teacher Education programmes in early childhood, and leading and teaching postgraduate programmes and research initatives in early childhood education within the School of Teacher Education.

Who You Are

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 the area of early childhood education;
  • evidence of an emerging or established record of research success with capacity to grow as a research leader within the early childhood sector;
  • evidence of effective supervision or co-supervision of masters or doctoral level students;
  • hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education or a related discipline with a particular focus on the early childhood sector (consideration may be given to applicants who are very near the completion of a doctoral degree if the candidate has an emerging record of scholarship). 

The following will be an advantage for applicants:

  • some evidence of leadership roles
  • demonstration of positive engagement with a range of community stakeholders
  • an understanding of Te Whāriki
  • an understanding of te reo me ōna tikanga,
current teacher registration (or eligibility to apply for teacher registration) in New Zealand will also be an advantage.

The School of Teacher Education

The School of Teacher Education has a world-class staff who specialize across a variety of disciplines and theoretical areas. The college supports several research hubs and laboratories. The scholar in this position will also have working colleagues across the college as well as the university and within our communities.

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 Rehua building (where the School of Teacher Education is situated) was opened in 2019 and offers  state of the art digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working.
For more information about our team, please visit us @ the School of Teacher Education

Why UC
The successful applicant will have opportunities for national and 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.

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.


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