Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor in Psychology

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Mon Jan 29 04:30:14 2024
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  • Do you have expertise in Māori and Indigenous Psychology with demonstrated experience in supervising student research?
  • Have you got a PhD in Psychology or closely related discipline and have knowledge of Māori concepts, values, ideas, and practices?
  • Are you interested in working in a School that is recognised as being within the top echelon of Psychology departments in New Zealand?

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 make permanent appointments at the Pūkenga - Lecturer, Pūkenga Matua - Senior Lecturer, or Ahonuku - Associate Professor level in Psychology with expertise in Māori and Indigenous Psychology.

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s first-ranked university for research, and the Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro - School of Psychology has an outstanding record and reputation in its teaching, public engagement, and research. The School hosts research laboratories in many of psychology’s specialty areas: cognition, learning, social, cross-cultural, developmental, behavioural neuroscience, neuropsychology, clinical, and forensic psychology. Importantly, the School of Psychology has a strong commitment to equity and diversity, and specifically to bicultural practice in research and teaching consistent with the principles of the Te Triti o Waitangi.

Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro has a thriving body of Māori students, and a dedicated whānau space for students, and enthusiasm from both staff and students for building upon our existing bicultural curriculum within our new Bachelor of Psychology and Major in Māori Psychology. We look forward to making an appointment that supports Mai I Te Iho Ki Te Pae - Te Herenga Waka’s Strategic Outcomes Framework for Māori.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful applicant will be familiar with Kaupapa Māori scholarship and the intersection of Māori and Western based knowledge in psychology. You will be able to teach and supervise indigenous and bicultural psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, add to existing strengths in teaching and supervision, and ideally complement existing research concentrations in Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro and more broadly at Te Herenga Waka.

Key Requirements:

  • A PhD in Psychology.
  • Expertise with Kaupapa/Mātauranga Māori and the intersection of the Māori and Western approaches to psychology.
  • Demonstrable expertise in indigenous or bicultural scholarship and/or practice consistent with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
  • A research agenda.
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publication and/or creative work.
  • Evidence of successfully attracting funding for research activities, or distinct potential to do so.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising student research at Honours, Masters and/or PhD level.
  • Evidence of emerging engagement with industry, professions or diverse communities, including whānau stakeholders.

For appointment at Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level, a significant level of leadership in teaching, research and engagement commensurate with these roles will be required.

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

We offer you strong professional development programs and learning and development programs for te reo Māori. You will also have the opportunity to work with the whānau team at the Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro | School of Psychology.

Role Description - Lecturer in Psychology

Role Description - Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Role Description - Associate Professor in Psychology

Close Date for Vacancy: 29 July 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Juan J. Canales, Head of School (juan.j.canales@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 and 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 are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.