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Professional Teaching Fellow - Pacific Performance and Culture

Job details

The University of Auckland
15 Dec 2019
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Pasifika


School of Pacific Studies - Te Wānanga o Waipapa

Permanent, part-time 20 hrs/week (0.5 FTE)

About the role

Te Wānanga o Waipapa is looking for a Professional Teaching Fellow to teach Pacific performance and culture courses in our stage 1, 2 and 3 Pacific Studies programme. As well as teaching, you will support the coordination of the undergraduate programme and provide guidance and advice to students on the programme. You will also play a key role in curriculum development and being a champion and leader of Pacific performance and culture on campus and in the community. You will also guide and support Pacific culture and practice on campus and get involved in community, campus and other activities that further advance Pacific languages and cultures.

About Te Wānanga o Waipapa

Our Pacific Studies programme is varied and holistic, offering students study options in Pacific indigenous knowledge, society and culture, music and dance, history, health and wellbeing, gender, identities, as well as Pacific languages.

As one of the global leaders in Pacific Studies, we pride ourselves on our world-leading research and scholarly enterprise. We advance interdisciplinary knowledge in Pacific histories, health and wellbeing, social anthropology, languages (Samoan, Cook Islands Reo, Tongan), indigenous epistemologies, dance, performance, material culture and film.

You can find more information about us by here:

Our ideal candidate:

  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Pacific Studies or Teaching Pacific performance and cultural acquisition content courses
  • A deep knowledge of Pacific and indigenous worldviews, performances and cultures
  • Experience of successful Pacific-centred teaching, preferably in a tertiary context
  • Experience working with diverse student groups
  • Ability to innovate and willingness to use new technology
  • A commitment to high quality teaching, underpinned by a knowledge of blended and innovative teaching practices

Why work with us

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page on our careers site.

How to apply

How to apply

Applications close Sunday, 15 December 2019.

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date and include an up to date CV and cover letter.

For further information and to apply online please visit https://smrtr.io/3D5Tp

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatapui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.

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