University of Otago Otago

Professional practice fellow – primary education


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 10:38 AM 03 September 2020
Closes 27 September 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAA_v

Division of humanities

The University of Otago College of Education is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time professional practice fellow in primary education; our hope is to attract candidates who can teach in an integrated curriculum approach, and who would ideally bring special expertise in the arts and in Māori education. Flexibility in teaching in a variety of areas of the curriculum is highly desirable.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Supporting teaching in the primary education curriculum of the Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning degrees. This includes preparation, assessment, teaching and paper administration duties under the supervision of the course coordinators and the programme coordinator (primary).
  • Supervising students on professional experience
  • Contributing to campus whanaungatanga, and the department’s academic goals by applying and sharing expert knowledge in the professional discipline of education
  • Recognising Te Ao o kā hapū o Ōtākou rūnaka – values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions, and valuing Te Reo Māori in course content
  • Consulting and working with the College of Education Māori studies coordinator and appropriate staff to ensure courses develop cultural confidence and competence in graduates.

Your skills and experience:

  • New Zealand teacher registration and current full practising certificate
  • Relevant professional qualification in teaching
  • A Masters degree
  • Ability to teach the pedagogical content knowledge in several areas of the New Zealand Curriculum with preference given to art and Māori studies
  • Relevant professional experience in a primary school setting
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori and knowledge of Māori education is desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate and articulate effective pedagogy and educational theory
  • A strong commitment to te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tangata whenuatanga, and te tiriti o Waitangi partnership in teaching and learning and to equal opportunity.

How to apply

Specific enquiries may be directed to:

Professor Jeff Smith
(03) 479 5467

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAA_v

Listed 10:38 AM 03 September 2020
Closes 27 September 2020

Tertiary provider details

University of Otago

Type: University

Physical address:
362 Leith Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 56, Dunedin, 9054