Massey University Auckland

Postdoctoral Fellow - Pasifika Education


Learning languages, Te reo Māori, 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 11:47 am 18 September 2020
Closes 11.30pm 05 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABN4

We are seeking a suitable candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position to contribute to projects focused on Pāsifika education. You will be a team member in the Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) project.

The DMIC programme was initially developed more than fifteen years ago through collaboration with teachers in schools in high poverty urban areas in Auckland with predominantly Māori and Pāsifika students. The essence of this project is a model of ambitious mathematics teaching founded in equity and social justice, which incorporates an advanced form of complex instruction.

The focus has been on developing teacher expertise, culturally responsive learning, pedagogical leadership, what it takes to develop in-class mentoring expertise, and conditions for sustainability and ongoing improvement. This approach drives the kind of productive collaboration that is critical for accelerated achievement in mathematics’ classrooms and in communities of learning. 

The successful candidate will need to engage with the extensive data gathered over recent years as well as collaborate in projects related to Pāsifika funds of knowledge and other areas related to Pāsifika education. 

Our ideal candidate will have or be about to complete a PhD in Education or a related discipline. You will be keen to publish collaboratively with other members of the team.

The salary will depend on experience and an appointment will be for a term of two years. 

Enquiries about this position should be addressed to the project leader’s Dr Jodie Hunter ( and/or Professor Bobbie Hunter (

How to apply

When submitting your application, you need to please include a full CV, cover letter and the names of at least 3 referees. Submit your application through our careers site

Dr Jodie Hunter
(06) 951 9000 extn 86000

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HABN4

Listed 11:47 am 18 September 2020
Closes 11.30pm 05 October 2020

Tertiary provider details

Massey University

Type: University

Physical address:
Tennant Drive, Palmerston North

Postal Address:
Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, 4442