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

Listed 7:50 PM 28 September 2021
Closes 11:59pm 17 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQ28

We are seeking to appoint a permanent full-time professional practice fellow in primary education; our hope is to attract candidates who can teach from an integrated curriculum perspective. The successful candidate would ideally bring special expertise in the English and mathematics curriculum areas and in te reo and tikanga Māori in the primary education sector.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Supporting teaching in the primary education curriculum of the Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning degrees
  • Supervising students on professional experience placements
  • Contributing to campus whanaungatanga, and the department’s academic goals
  • Recognising kā hapū o Ōtākou rūnaka - values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions of our manawhenua and Kāi Tahu iwi, and valuing Te Reo Māori me kā tikaka in course content. 

You will be supported through a collegial academic environment, an active and dynamic research culture, and through efficient professional services across the university. 

To be successful in this key role, you will have:

  • New Zealand teacher registration and current full practising certificate
  • Relevant professional qualification in teaching
  • A Master’s degree
  • Ability to teach the pedagogical content knowledge related to the learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum, with preference given to the English and mathematics curriculum
  • Relevant professional experience in a primary school setting
  • Evidence of an ability to work well with students and staff, especially from differing academic and cultural backgrounds
  • A demonstrated commitment to te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tangata whenuatanga, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership and relationships in teaching and learning and to equal opportunity
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori and knowledge of Māori and/or Pasifika education is desirable.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries via the vacancy link :


Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQ28

Listed 7:50 PM 28 September 2021
Closes 11:59pm 17 October 2021

University of Otago NZ

Tertiary provider details

University of Otago

Type: University

Physical address:
362 Leith Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 56, Dunedin, 9054