Kaupapa Māori Lecturer (A343-17MA)

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for a Kaupapa Māori Lectureship in Psychology.

He tūranga wātea ki te Kura Mātai Hinengaro o Te Kura Pūkenga Tangata. Mehemea he tohu kairangi tāu mō te Mātai Hinengaro, (tata rānei te whakatutuki). Mehemea koe kua tū hei kaiako i roto i ngā kura tuatoru, kua rangahau, kua tā kōrero mō te mātai hinengaro ki tā te Māori titiro. Nau mai, tono mai.

The position of Kaupapa Māori Lecturer is available in the School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. If you have a PhD in Psychology (or are extremely close to PhD completion), if you have taught at the tertiary level, researched or published about psychology from a Māori perspective, we welcome you to apply.

The purpose of this position is to develop and disseminate knowledge, ideas and theories in the area of indigenous psychology with a specific focus on mātauranga Māori. The successful candidate will play a part in developing Massey’s School of Psychology vision to be the defining Applied School of Psychology for Australasia and the South Pacific; that makes a difference in individual and collective lives. The appointee will have an interest in and expertise suitable for teaching and research in Māori and indigenous psychology, and relating this to other perspectives in psychology.

The appointee will have a commitment to developing a research programme that complements the research strengths of the School of Psychology and is manageable within the resources available, as well as having the potential to attract external funding. It is strongly advised that applicants familiarise themselves with the School of Psychology by examining its online profile. Applicants should be aware that teaching in the School includes both online and kānohi ki te kānohi (face to face) delivery modes.

Collaborative teaching and research on School of Psychology programmes offered across our campuses will be a priority. Staff may be required by the Head of School to teach for short periods on any campus of the University.

The School offers degree programmes to doctoral level in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and in the College of Science. As part of Massey University’s obligation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi , the School of Psychology is committed to incorporating mātauranga Māori into its programmes.

We seek a teacher who will inspire all undergraduate students, but particularly Māori students, to continue on to graduate study, and provide inspiration and nurturance to those they supervise at the graduate level, facilitating their growth into skilled researchers.

It is expected that this position will be available from March 2018. Appointment will be on the Lecturer scale at a competitive level relative to qualifications and experience.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor James Liu, Head of School, School of Psychology, telephone +64 9 414 0800 ext 43279, e-mail j.h.liu@massey.ac.nz. Information about the School of Psychology and the University can be accessed at http://psychology.massey.ac.nz/.

Job description
Purpose statement
The purpose of this position is to develop and disseminate knowledge, ideas and theories in the area of indigenous psychology with a specific focus on mātauranga Māori. The successful candidate will play a part in developing Massey’s School of Psychology vision to be the defining Applied School of Psychology for Australasia and the South Pacific; that makes a difference in individual and collective lives. The appointee will have an interest in and expertise suitable for teaching and research in Māori and indigenous psychology, and relating this to other perspectives in psychology.

Responsible to Head of School

Key accountabilities
Research

• Initiate and undertake an original programme of research in your own area of expertise, so as to contribute to the School’s scholarly outputs in quality assured publications.
• Disseminate knowledge through scholarly research activities, publications and public dissemination activities; it would be expected that you would be working toward publishing at least 2-3 articles per year in refereed journals.
• Submit research funding applications to appropriate bodies.
• Participate in conferences to advance research interests.
• Engage fully in the supervision of postgraduate students’ research at the Honours, Master’s and Doctoral level as appropriate to experience.

Teaching and Administration

• Undertake the teaching and administration, for the Albany (Auckland) offering of 175.210 Ngā Tirohanga Rua o te Taha Hinengaro: Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology.
• Contribute to the ongoing curriculum development of all offerings of 175.210 Ngā Tirohanga Rua o te Taha Hinengaro: Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology in collaboration with other coordinators.
• Supervise and assess student work, and contribute to Māori student retention and achievement in the school and for the university.
• Offer reasonable assistance with Māori cultural elements of research to graduate students and colleagues.
• Cooperate within the School and share School objectives to advance the knowledge and practice of Psychology, particularly in the areas of indigenous psychology and mātauranga Māori.
• Undertake professional development activities consistent with developing outstanding expertise in teaching and supervision.
• Participate in the University’s formal procedures for evaluating teaching and course delivery.
• Adhere to the rules and regulations of the University.
• Comply with the University’s obligation under its Charter regarding equal employment and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Key Competencies:
• Plan/organise and administer own work.
• Undertake and publish research.
• Facilitate student learning, supervise and assess students’ work.
• Deliver, evaluate, and improve course content and teaching.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues.
• Seek to make a difference in individual and collective lives with teaching, research, and service.

Person specification
Qualifications
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Psychology (or be extremely close to completion).

Experience
• Experience in indigenous psychology, mātauranga Māori, bicultural issues and teaching, research, and administration in Psychology.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research with Māori.

Personal attributes and behaviours
• Ability to design and conduct research in applied settings with Māori and other groups.
• Demonstrated ability to publish in peer reviewed journals.
• Ability to disseminate research through community and public dissemination activities.
• Competence in developing teaching materials and administering courses.
• Ability to contribute to curriculum design.
• High level of oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Skills and knowledge of Te Ao Māori.
• Competency in Te Reo Māori is valued, but not mandatory.

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