Research Capability Team Leader

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Wed Jul 27 20:33:48 2022
  • 4703

  • Do you have experience in academic professional development in a tertiary environment?
  • Are you outgoing and enjoy training others?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?

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 a Research Capability Team Leader.

Based in the Centre for Academic Development, the Research Capability Team Leader is responsible for leading researcher professional development programmes and key digital research services within Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. The role’s primary focus is to promote and support the utilisation of digital technology to enhance the research lifecycle, in order to help Te Herenga Waka achieve its strategic goal of ambitious research for transformative impact.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading the programmes of professional development that are aligned, and directly contribute to, the Rangahau / Research pathway, standards, and indicators within the Academic Career Framework.
  • Co-designing academic professional development/support activities and events.
  • Leading the development and increased use of Rāpoi, Te Herenga Waka’s high performance computing facility.
  • Ensuring the effective evaluation, and continuous improvement, of research professional development, events and initiatives.
  • Engaging across Te Herenga Waka to promote and scale-up research professional development.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, creative individual who has a passion for research and education. You enjoy working in a fast-paced, flexible and diverse team, while taking the lead to support the enhancement and creation of educational experiences for researchers, professional staff and students across the university.

You rise to the challenge of an ever-changing work environment focusing on enabling transformational research through capability development and research innovation. You are outgoing, have no problem learning new skills and enjoy training others on your areas of expertise.

Key Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated experience of academic professional development in a tertiary environment.
  • Experience in the use of high performance computing services, infrastructure, and associated capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work closely with academic staff across all disciplines and levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral communication.
  • Organised, efficient and with a good attention to detail.

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

Our team is fast-paced, likes sharing ideas, and working in a collaborative style. We offer you flexible working arrangements, learning & development programs, and the ability to shape your own skills and knowledge. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be strongly involved in the development of education and modern research practice.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 16 August 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Jonathan Flutey Jonathan.flutey@vuw.ac.nzBut 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 erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.