Pūkenga | Lecturer in Educational Psychology

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  • Have you completed a PhD in Educational Psychology, Educational Neuroscience, or a related field and are interested in one of our two available roles?
  • Can you effectively engage and mentor students from different backgrounds?
  • Do you have the ability to work collegially in a team?

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 seeking to appoint two full-time, permanent lecturers into our rapidly growing Educational Psychology programme in the Te Puna Akopa - School of Education.

The successful candidates will have relevant academic qualifications and training in Educational Psychology, or a closely related field, and specific expertise in either:

  1. Evidence-based assessment and intervention for students with ADHD, Learning Disability, and/or Child and Adolescent Mental Health, or
  2. Educational Neuroscience

Experience in and knowledge of culturally responsive practices and knowledge and experience working with Māori and Pacific communities are welcome.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Educational/School Psychology or Educational Neuroscience. This could be within any of the following degrees or post-graduate diplomas; the Educational Psychology major in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Education, the Master of Educational Psychology, and the Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology Practice. The successful applicants will also be expected to seek external research funding, and recruit and supervise Masters and PhD students in research topics related to their area of specialisation.

Contribution to Hautūtanga/leadership to the profession, University, Faculty and School and engagement in scholarly and administrative services is also expected, including leadership of the Postgraduate Diploma of Educational Psychology Practice programme.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Educational Psychology, Educational Neuroscience, or related fields. They will be able to effectively engage and mentor students from different backgrounds and demonstrate the ability to work collegially in a team, contribute effectively to the administration of the programme and provide evidence of a commitment to our obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in an academic and professional context. The School of Education holds a commitment to research and teaching that engages mātauranga Māori and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

Our team of Educational Psychologists and academics consists of internationally recognised scholars with expertise in a range of areas related to the practice of Educational/School Psychology, including Autism, Bullying Prevention, Learning and Motivation, Human Development, and Mental Health. We have a nationally accredited programme for training Educational/School Psychologists at the Masters level. We have strong community connections, including a community-based early intervention centre and autism clinic. You would benefit from joining a collaborative and supportive team of scholars operating within the scientist-practitioner and evidence-based training models.

Role Description 1: Lecturer in Educational Psychology

Role Description 2: Lecturer in Educational Psychology (Neuroscience)

Start date for role 1 is December 2023, and for role 2, early 2024.

Salary range: NZ $83,776 to $99,221 per annum

Close Date for Vacancy: 9 October 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Associate Professor Sue Cherrington, Head of School of Education (sue.cherrington@vuw.ac.nz). But 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.