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Lecturer in Political Science

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  • Do you have a strong commitment to effective teaching?
  • Are you interested in political science from a Māori perspective?
  • Do you have an established track record of, or a substantial potential for, a programme of research in a field of political science or international relations?

Mō Te Herenga Waka – About Our University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Pūkenga-Lecturer in Political Science to join our team in Te Kura Aro Whakamuri, Rapunga Whakaaro, Matai Tōrangapū me te Ao – the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. This role would suit someone with research interests in political science or international relations with a particular focus on Māori perspectives, and who can contribute to teaching in the School. The role will be supported with a peer-support network, mentoring, and workload relief during their first two years to enable them to advance their research programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advance a sustained and disciplinary – relevant research programme.
  • Develop and maintain teaching contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Successfully supervise post-graduate students to completion.
  • Contribute to Hautūtanga/leadership, administrative roles, and outreach to the wider community.

Ō pūmanawa – About you

You will be someone who is knowledgeable about political science from a Māori perspective and enjoys contributing to teaching and learning in a research-focused environment.

Key requirements:

  • An established track record of, or a substantial potential for, a programme of research in a field of political science or international relations.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Māori concepts, values, ideas and practices, and an interest in growing mātauranga Māori for our teaching and research programmes are desirable.
  • A strong commitment to effective teaching and to postgraduate student supervision.
  • Holds a PhD in a relevant field at the time of appointment, or is near completion of a PhD.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 23 September 2022 

Whakapā Mai – Contact details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with the Tumuaki – Head of School, Associate Professor Xavier Marquez ([email protected]). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important – Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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