Lecturer in Political Science

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Wed Jul 27 00:05:19 2022
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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.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

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.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Te Kura Aro Whakamuri, Rapunga Whakaaro, Matai Tōrangapū me te Ao – the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations is one of the largest Schools in the University. The three disciplines within the School represent important fields of study, each with their own set of concepts and perspectives. Many students take courses in each of them. Graduates develop skills in critical and creative thinking, leadership, communication and research. The School is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Our Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) Programme is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest and oldest department of politics. It is in the top 100 in the world in the QS rankings. The programme has 23 academic staff and is responsible for teaching two majors within the Bachelor of Arts and one major within the Bachelor of Communication. The programme also offers four taught Master’s degrees, and attracts a significant number of research Master’s students and PhD students. Our research and teaching routinely engages with government due to our capital city location, and many of our staff are involved in international research collaborations and are on externally funded research projects. The programme has links to Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies, which also offers courses on politics that students can take towards Political Science majors. The diversity of our Programme’s research, teaching, engagement and leadership activities make it a dynamic and stimulating place to work and study.

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 (xavier.marquez@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

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