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< img src="" class="ff-og-image-inserted" > TE REO INARIHI ME TE MĀTAI WETEREO/ENGLISH and LINGUISTICS PROGRAMME


Established in 1869, the University of Otago is the earliest University in New Zealand. We like to think of the English and Linguistics Programme, nevertheless, as both the oldest and the latest with regard to the range of our mentor and research, with offerings from Medieval literature through to narrative fiction and poetry in digital media. We have creative writing offerings at all undergraduate levels, with papers the engage with fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, travel writing, and imaginative composing for videogames and multimedias.

The function – Te mahi

The English and Linguistics Programme is inviting applications for a Lecturer position in innovative writing. This position involves a combination of teaching, research, publication, and service. This is a full-time and irreversible (verification path) position. We are open to the possibility of half-time (0.5 FTE) visits.

The function will be informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an engagement with te reo, tikanga, and te ao Māori. The successful prospect will have knowledge and know-how in creative writing of Aotearoa New Zealand in general, and understanding and knowledge in Māori and Pasifika composing in particular. They will have self-confidence and competency teaching in diverse cultural environments.

The effective candidate will coordinate, teach, and/or co-teach a series of our innovative writing documents from first- to third-year level. They will also develop their own fourth-year offering and contribute towards and establishing curriculum at MA-level. They will want and able to add to teaching across the larger writing programme in addition to into literary research studies offerings.

They will monitor creative/critical research at Honours, MA, and PhD levels, while developing and maintaining a strong research study profile of their own. They will seek external research study funding, meet administrative functions, and undertake expert service activities that contribute to the overall effectiveness and standing of the program, consisting of outreach with neighborhood partners such as the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

Your skills and experience – Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The effective prospect is anticipated to have a Masters (MA or MFA) or PhD-level degree in Creative Writing or related field.

You will likewise have a clear track record of publication in innovative writing, and the capability two teach a minimum of 2 genres, types, or modes of innovative writing.

Suitable candidates will possess the following abilities and experience:

  • A commitment to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially;
  • An excellent imaginative portfolio and research profile;
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in providing premium teaching;
  • A commitment to promoting collective teaching and research relationships with Māori and/or Pasifika neighborhoods, and showed multi-cultural proficiency in mentor;
  • A commitment to a curriculum that includes gender-diverse, racially diverse, and neuro-diverse authors and subjects in their teaching.

More details – Pūroko

This is a permanent (verification path), full-time position.

Application – Tono

Candidates are asked for to submit the following:

  • CV (including education and work history)
  • Application letter (maximum two pages), detailing how you fit the role
  • names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees

To send your application please click the use button listed below. Applications quoting referral number 2200935 will close on Sunday, 26 June 2022.


Level playing field in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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