Senior Tutor in Biological Sciences

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Fri Jul 29 00:37:35 2022
  • 4595

  • Do you have demonstrated experience, and evidence of successful teaching and tutoring in a relevant field at tertiary level?
  • Are you able to work independently with a minimum of supervision?
  • Do you have enthusiasm for teaching and familiarity with innovation in learning and teaching?

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

The School of Biological Sciences is currently recruiting a Senior Tutor to join our teaching team. Reporting to the Head of School, the primary responsibilities in this position are:

  • Leading the delivery of laboratory classes at 100-, 200- and 300-level.
  • Leading or participating in the recruitment, training and management of laboratory demonstrators.
  • Contributing to the development of new laboratory classes.
  • Providing teaching support for one or more course coordinators, with respect to student support, assessment and blended learning.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Role Description.

Please note this is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

We are seeking a passionate, enthusiastic Senior Tutor who can work independently and also contribute positively to the wider teaching team. You will:

  • Have a postgraduate qualification in molecular or cellular biology, microbiology, or similar.
  • Have experience in successful teaching and tutoring at tertiary level, ideally in the context of undergraduate laboratory classes.
  • Have enthusiasm for teaching, and familiarity with innovation in learning and teaching practice.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoy working with a range of people including students and staff.

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

The School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and diverse workplace. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across all of Biology. This role gives you the chance to make a valued contribution to the quality and relevance of our teaching programme. You will connect with a wide range of students, professional staff and academic staff, and you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills as an inspiring educator.

The University is committed to supporting your employment through flexible working arrangements, eligibility for the UniSaver superannuation scheme and four weeks annual leave per annum. More information about staff benefits can be found here:

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 28 August 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with A/Prof Wayne Patrick (Deputy Head of School) at 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:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.