Lecturer in Language and Culture - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

Location
New Zealand
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 11, 2019
Ref
119829
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
AUT is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work and is ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide . As one of the world's top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand's second-largest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.

AUT's School of Language and Culture is an interdisciplinary school incorporating the following fields: Applied Linguistics, sociolinguistics, language teacher education, Pacific languages, language revitalisation, language and identity, translation and interpreting, ESOL, Japanese/Chinese/Spanish, Sign Language interpreting, intercultural competency, academic English and communication, English and new media, Modern literature and popular culture. Despite encompassing a wide range of areas, the School has at its heart a core interest in language/s and culture/s. This means that we have a tendency towards research that is critically ethnographic in nature and socially constructionist or post structuralist in philosophical positioning. We also favour plurilingual approaches to communication and the active mobilisation of linguistic and ethnic diversity in education. The School is highly research active and has well networked links both nationally and internationally. Links to industry as also strong, primarily through advisory boards and work-integrated learning.

As the school renovates its undergraduate curriculum to educate a more diverse range of students for complex and currently unknown future roles as citizens, employees and postgraduate researchers, it is important that the academics in the School are well tuned into the lives and experiences of our students.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer in Language and Culture to utilise their doctorate and develop their career in teaching, research and service, whilst also joining AUT's bold, innovative and supportive Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme .

We are seeking Māori or Pacific scholars with expertise within relevant field/s of the School of Language and Culture. You'll teach across programmes as assigned by the Head of School, we embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. You will also publish actively in your specialised field - research is well supported within the School. Over time you'll also seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

Early career academics joining the School of Language and Culture will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the School. We value the input of new colleagues. Strong research and teaching support will be available from the beginning.

A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential! You'll join a highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and we offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support.

Application information

We welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent. We request submission of a full CV, along with a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role and addresses the following key requirements for the role:

Qualification:
  • A completed doctorate (or very close to submission for examination) in any of the following: Applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language teacher education, Pacific languages, language revitalisation, language and identity, translation and interpreting, ESOL, Japanese/Chinese/Spanish, Sign Language interpreting, intercultural competency, academic English and communication, English and new media, Modern literature and popular culture.
  • Doctoral graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively, you will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020
  • A tertiary teaching qualification and/or a language teaching qualification would be advantageous

Research and Scholarship:
  • Research interests and the basis of a solid research pipeline, within any of the fields listed above
  • More experienced candidates may already have a proven research track record with quality publications and possibly already success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:
  • Ideally some prior teaching and mentoring experience
  • Teaching interests within any of the fields listed above
  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You must also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider

Start Date: You must be able to start by 10 February 2020

Lecturer appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on mike.wood@aut.ac.nz . An information pack is also available with more details on the programme itself, recruitment timeline and the process.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 23:55pm
  • Interviews will take place in October/November.

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

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