Lecturer in Anthropology

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Thu Nov 25 05:23:31 2021
  • 3087

  • Do you have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field?
  • Are you able to teach across various undergraduate levels, as well as teach and supervise postgraduate students?
  • Do you have a commitment to scholarly research and publications?

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

Cultural Anthropology at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for two permanent lecturer posts. The successful applicant would ideally commence work in January 2022. These appointments are on the university’s usual academic pathway, so the workload includes teaching, research and administration.

The School aims to appoint a dynamic educator who complements the current staff’s expertise and our excellent teaching and research profile. We hold a commitment to equity and diversity, and specifically to teaching and research that engages mātauranga Māori and is consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field, and will have experience in teaching across various undergraduate levels. Capacity to teach and supervise postgraduates will also be required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to research and publication. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialism in economic anthropology and/or the anthropology of ethics (one post) and anthropological studies of food, migration and gender (the other post).

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 3 December 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dr Eli Elinoff, Director of the Cultural Anthropology programme (eli.elinoff@vuw.ac.nz) or EJ Park, Senior HR Advisor, ej.park@vuw.ac.nz.

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

Applications should include a letter of interest addressing research and teaching interests, and a curriculum vitae with the name of three referees.

Please note that our system only allows for one supporting document to be uploaded with an application so please consider combining files in pdf format prior to uploading.


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