Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Teacher Education (Primary)

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Institute of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

We are now seeking to appoint a dynamic academic staff member at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level. You will have appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to: (i) teach across a range of initial and continuing teacher education qualifications, (ii) contribute to our research interests in teaching and learning.

We anticipate to be undertaking interviews on either Thursday 26tth July or Friday 27th July 2018.

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining University. Our Institute of Education programmes cover the spectrum of general education, professional preparation and continuing education pathways in Education.

We are now seeking to appoint a dynamic academic staff member at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level. You will have appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to: (i) teach across a range of initial and continuing teacher education qualifications, (ii) contribute to our research interests in teaching and learning.

You will be able to evidence a collaborative and collegial work style. As a member of the Institute, you will actively contribute to the Institute’s research initiatives to meet the education needs of a culturally diverse society. You will enhance the Institute’s teaching and research profile nationally and internationally by contributing towards the teaching, research and administrative activities of the Institute.

You will possess a relevant Doctoral degree and a record of research publications appropriate to the level of appointment. Eligibility for registration as a teacher with the New Zealand Education Council is essential. You will be able to provide evidence of the application of cutting-edge pedagogical knowledge in your teaching. Experience with blended learning approaches is essential.

Massey University is committed to being a Treaty of Waitangi-led organisation. It is therefore expected that you will have or be committed to develop an appreciation of the Aotearoa New Zealand context and a demonstrable empathy towards the needs and aspirations of indigenous peoples. The Institute of Education is actively committed to develop a diverse staffing profile that matches that of New Zealand society as a whole.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to Associate Professor Sally Hansen, Institute of Education, Massey University, via email at S.E.Hansen@massey.ac.nz

Job description
Purpose statement
To contribute to the Institute’s teaching and research programmes in primary teacher education, and to help develop world class capability and capacity in these areas.

Responsible to
Head of Institute

Key accountabilities
Teaching/Supervision
• Model exemplary teaching practice in face-to-face and digitally enhanced blended learning environments.
• Develop, teach, review and evaluate major curriculum components of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in primary teacher education.
• Coordinate and administer the teaching of courses and/or programmes in primary teacher education.
• Appraise and participate in the appraisal of students in practicum settings.
• Supervise and assist in the supervision of the research activities of students.

Research
• Undertake an active, appropriate and viable personal research programme and/or participate in team-based research in primary teacher education.
• Publish papers in Q1/Q2 academic journals and/or other scholarly works and review manuscripts.
• Present research and act as a discussant at academic conferences.
• Generate and promote the generation of research funding.

Service to the Community
• Participate in community service activities that further advance the field and/or profession and which are consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.
• Support the Institute to develop an environment which gives practical effect to the obligations of the Treaty of Waitangi in teaching, research and service.

University responsibilities
• Serve on University and/or Institute committees.
• Ensure observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
• Contribute to the development of an Institute working environment of teamwork and cooperation.
• Undertake continuing personal professional development.

Any other duties as required by the Institute Head.

Person specification
Qualifications
For Senior Lecturer level, possess a relevant Doctoral degree and an appropriate record of research and publications. For appointment at Lecturer level, possess or have submitted for examination a relevant Doctoral degree.

Current registration or eligibility for registration as a teacher with the New Zealand Education Council is essential.

Experience
Understanding of the New Zealand education system and biculturalism, or a commitment to develop these, is essential.

Experience as an Associate Teacher of Initial Teacher Education students is desirable.

A research publication record in reputable peer-reviewed academic and/or professional journals is essential for appointment at Senior Lecturer level.

A proven track record in, or evidence of potential to engage in, research supervision up to doctoral level.

Personal attributes and behaviours
• Proven competence in multiple modes and mediums of teaching, including electronic and online appropriate to the level of appointment.
• Clear, confident and skilled online and face-to-face facilitator of learning.
• Proven record of rapport with students.
• Demonstrated collegiality in an academic teaching, research and service environment appropriate to the level of appointment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong research skills.

Additional Pre-employment Checks
NZ Police Vet under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014

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