Te Tomokanga Postdoctoral Fellowship - Faculty of Arts

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: English and Drama
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55568393

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

As part of our commitment to the development of local capacity in research and teaching, the Faculty of Arts offers an annual Te Tomokanga Postdoctoral Fellowship. Te Tomokanga refers to a gateway or entry point, in this case for a recent Doctoral graduate to develop their research and experience academic life while seeking further academic opportunities. This opportunity is open to Māori and Pacific PhD graduates of all Arts disciplines to join one of our four Schools as relevant to their scholarly area. These four Schools are Social Sciences; Humanities; Cultures, Languages and Linguistics and Te Wānanga o Waipapa (the School of Māori and Pacific Studies).

Reporting to the Head of School and supported by world-class academic colleagues, you will conduct supervised research, contributing to the Faculty of Arts’ diverse and high-quality research programme. You will grow your academic network and build a tūrangawaewae (credible foundation) within your discipline. You will also contribute to teaching, gain exposure to research funding processes and the internal workings of the Faculty to aid in your development into future academic roles.

This position is full-time and fixed-term for 24 months. 

For more detailed information on this role, please view the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Suitable applicants will have completed a doctoral qualification in a relevant Arts discipline in the last two years and will display a high potential for the utilisation and development of mātauranga Māori (Vision Mātauranga) and/or Pacific knowledge.

Te Kura Tangata | The Faculty of Arts

The University of Auckland is home to the leading and most comprehensive arts faculty in New Zealand. It is ranked 28 in the QS World University Rankings by faculty for 2018. The Faculty of Arts is committed to the support of high-quality research and teaching across the range of its subjects. We recognise a special relationship with and responsibility to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. We are also committed to the growth of a diverse and collegial scholarly community located in a main centre of urban Pacific culture.

Find out more about us here:

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 25th November 2021 to be considered. Please include your updated cover letter and CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Melika Carlson (melika.carlson@auckland.ac.nz) if you have any questions about the role. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

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