Professor in Maori Designed Environments

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Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

He wānanga a Te Herenga Waka e whakakanohi nei i te ao, ā, ko te marae kei tōna iho. Ko ngā taonga tuku iho me ōna tūrangawaewae ngā tūāpapa o te iho nei. Kua whakairotia tēnei whakaaro motuhenga i tō mātou nohohanga hei Whare Wānanga whakaihuwaka o te tāone matua o Aotearoa, tae noa ki ngā Whare Wānanga o ngā tāone matua puta noa i te ao.

Ko te uri o ngā whakaaro matua e kawea nei e mātou, ko te kauanuanu, rangatiratanga, mahi tika, ngākau tapatahi me te aroha. ka kitea ēnei tikanga matatika i tō mātou manawanui ki ngā mahi toitūtanga, hauora, whanaungatanga, mana taurite, kanorau, whakahoahoa me te āhua o te wairua makere. Nā tō mātou hononga ki te tangata whenua, me tō mātou noho hoki hei tangata whenua, ka maimoatia Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga iho matua o te rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga me te akoranga.


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

Kei te whakamātau a Te Herenga Waka ki te kimi, ki te rapu i tētahi Ahorangi e mātau ana ki ngā āhuatanga o te Hanga Taiao Māori, ka te hono mai ki Te Kura Waihanga. He tikanga whakapoapoa pai tēnei mō te tautōhito ki te kōkiri i tēnei hōtaka hou ka āwhina ai ki te tārei i te huarahi anamata o te waihanga, tae noa ki te Hanga Taiao ki roto o Aotearoa. He tūranga hou tēnei, ā, ko te kaitono ka puta nei te ihu, māna e whakatakoto tikanga mō tēnei kahupeka Māori tauhou ki roto i te Tohu Waihanga me Te Tohu Paerua Waihanga.

Ngā haepapa matua:

  • Ki te hautū me te whakawhanake i tēnei hōtaka hou.
  • Ngā mahi rangahau.
  • Kia eke ngā mahi whakaako e ai ki tā te urupū whakauaua ki roto I ngā tohu paetahi, me ngā tohu paerua.
  • Ka whakaara ake i te tāhūhū ki waenga i ngā iwi, hapū, ahumahi, kāwanatanga, mātanga, me ngā hapori matahuhua.

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Professor in Māori Designed Environments to join the Wellington School of Architecture. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-level academic to lead this new programme and help shape the future of architecture and the Built Environment in Aotearoa. This is a new position and the successful candidate will provide leadership of our new Māori Specialisation within the Bachelors of Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture.

The position calls for extensive experience in academic leadership with a focus on Mātauranga Māori as it relates to designed environments. You will bring a reputation and profile as an accomplished researcher and/ or senior practitioner with the capability to lead the Māori Designed Environments major.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Leadership and development of this new programme.
  • On-going research activity.
  • Academically rigorous teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Actively engage with iwi, hapu, industry, government, professions and diverse communities. 

Ō pūmanawa - About you

E kaingākau ana ki ngā ki te whakaako i ngā tauira matahuhua me te mārama hoki ki te hohonutanga o te Ako (tau whakautuutu) i roto i tēnei momo. Me mārama koe ki ngā kōrero me ngā hiahia mohoā o ēnei rā e ai ki te kahupeka Waihanga, ā, e mātau ana ki te hanga taiao Māori, tae atu ki te ao toitūtanga. Ko te whakawhāititanga ki tētahi, ki te katoa rānei o ngā kaupapa e whai ake nei te manako nui:

  • Waihanga ā-tāone
  • Waihanga
  • Waihanga ā roto
  • Waihanga horanuku
  • Pūtaiao Hanga Whare

Hoi anō, e tuwhera ana mātou ki te whānuitanga o ngā kaitono e tono ana mō tēnei tūranga mēhemea e whaihua ana te kaitono ki te ngā mahi rangahau me ngā mahi whakaako o tēnei momo.

Me ngākaunui ki ngā āhuatanga me ngā whakaritenga katoa o te hanga taiao Maori e ai ki tēnei momo mātauranga, inā rā, kia pūāwai ai koe i roto i tēnei tūranga, ā, me te ngākaunui hoki ki ngā hononga o te pokapū ahumahi, ā, me te āhei ki te mahi tahi e haumako ai ngā wheako me te agitū o te tauira. Ka uru atu koe ki ngā momo kaupapa e hāngai ana, arā, ki te Waihanga Taiao Whare, Waihanga ā roto, me te Waihanga Horanuku, ā, me hora hoki i ō mōhiotanga kia uru atu ki te pūtea mātauranga o ngā kaupapa e āhei ana i roto i Te Kura Waihanga. Ka matomato tō tipu ki te whakawhirinaki koe ki ngā āhuatanga e whai wāhi atu ana ki te mahi tahi, whakaako me te ako. Ka whakahau hoki koe ki te whakaū i te ahurea mākohakoha.

Ngā whakaritenga matua:

  • Kua oti i tō tohu kairangi, ka mutu, e hāngai ana, ā, kua riro rānei i tō tohu paerua, ā, e taunakitia ana taua tohu rā ki te hohonutanga o ō wheako mahi.
  • Kua oti nei te whatu i ngā āhuatanga o te tānga rāngahau, ā, te whakarewatanga rānei o ētahi mahi auaha.
  • Ka taea te tohu mai i ngā paerewa teitei o te whakaako i tēnei peka o te mātauranga, arā, ki te taumata o te wānanga.
  • Ko tō mataara ki te mahi tahi me ngā tauira, kaimahi, nō ngā āhuatanga matahuhua.
  • Ka taea rā ki te mahi tahi me ngā hapori, iwi, hapū.

You are passionate about teaching a diverse range of students and appreciate the importance of Ako (reciprocal teaching and learning) to this environment. You will be familiar with contemporary discourse and demands in the field of Architecture, with expertise in Māori Designed environments. A specialisation and evidence of success in one or more of the following in preferred:

  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Building Science

However, we are open to applications from a wide range of candidates that may contribute to leadership, research and teaching in this area.

An appreciation for both the fundamental and advanced requirements of Māori designed environments as part of the discipline of architecture will help you thrive in this role, as well as an appreciation of iwi, hapu and industry connections and opportunities to collaborate and enhance student successes and experiences. You will engage with allied majors, in particular Building Science, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and be encouraged to share and scaffold knowledge across the other relevant majors in the School of Architecture. A collaborative and open approach to teaching and learning will give you opportunities of growth and diversity. You will also encourage a collaborative and supportive environment.

Key Requirements: 

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field, or a Masters with extensive practice experience.
  • An established track record in research publication and creative work.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
  • Experience of academic leadership.
  • Ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with communities, iwi and hapu.

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

He rua whetū Te Kuara Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa, ka mutu he pokapū tātaki o te ao waihanga-hoaoa ki Aotearoa. Kā whakamihia Te Kura Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa i runga i te rawe o ngā rawa ahumahi ki roto o Aotearoa me Ahitereiria. E tū ana Te Kura ki roto i tētahi whare utanga tawhito ā kua whakawhiwhia ki te tohu whenua i te pokapū o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara.


Victoria University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, Te Wahanga Waihanga-Hoahoa, is a unique and leading centre of architecture and design in New Zealand. The Faculty’s facilities are widely acknowledged as some of the best in Australasia. The Faculty is based in a radically remodelled former cargo building, which is an award-winning landmark in central Wellington.

Role Description

Ko te rā kati ā te 24 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2022

Meheme he pātai āu e pā ana ki te tūranga nei, whakapā mai Professor Robyn Phipps, (robyn.phipps@vuw.ac.nz).

Kia mataara – ngā tohutohu kaitono pukapuka me ngā whakamōhiotanga

Mō ngā tāngata kāore nei i te tanga kirirarau o Aotearoa, ā, kāore rānei noho pūmau ki Aotearoa, me tirohia te pae tukutuku o te Ratonga Manene kōrero whakahahaki e pā ana ki here Kowheori ki te tomo mai ki Aotearoa: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Ka taea te tiki ake i kaitono pukapuka o te whare wānanga ka whakaoti. Perehia te Apply Now pātene kei te take o te pānui ka whaiwhai haere i ngā tikanga ki te whakauru i ō kōrero whakapā me te tāpiri atu i te tātai pūmanawa ki te pepa ipurangi.

Me tāpirihia he kawa reta ki tō kaitono pukapuka, e kōrero ana mōu me te take me tohu ko koe hei whakakī i tēnei tūranga, katahi ka imērā mai i te kaitono pukapka kua oti nei te whakakī, te kawa reta, me ngā pepa taunaki ki erecruit@vuw.ac.nz ka whakahua i te nama rewheri me te titara o te tūranga mai i te pānui ki te wāhi kaupapa.


Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:24 October 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Robyn Phipps, (robyn.phipps@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

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 erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.