Job ID: 235793

Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Literacy and TESOL

University of Waikato

  • May 9, 2024
  • Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Literacy and TESOL
  • Te Wānanga Toi Tangata Division of Education
  • University of Waikato
    Hamilton, Waikato
    New Zealand
  • Jun. 4, 2024
  • Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • English Education
    Reading/Developmental Education
    English as a Second Language

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education invites applications for this exciting opportunity. You will have the opportunity to bring your enthusiasm and experience as an additional language or literacy teacher to make a difference to students' learning in our new Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) and initial teacher education programmes. The position may also include supporting the academic literacy of university students.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who will bring professional and academic experience to be part of a team dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and postgraduate supervision. You will maintain and develop original scholarship and research, lead postgraduate supervision, as well as undertake professional/community/iwi service activities relevant to Literacy and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Along with teaching, your well-defined programme of research will help to advance research capacities, develop strategic cross and inter-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage with school and other communities. Appointment at Senior Lecturer or above requires a record of academic leadership that includes mentorship, guidance,encouragement, and support for other academic staff in the pursuit of their academic objectives and the development of their professional careers.

The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The salary for a Senior Lecturer will be in the range from $103,303 to $135,517 per year or the salary for Associate Professor will be from $137,213 to $151,343 per year.

Please see the links for detailed position description for a Senior Lecturer here and an Associate Professor here. For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Professor Sally Peters, Head of School on email at

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

In addition to a PhD qualification in a relevant field you will have a passion for teaching our students, preferably have ESOL/EFL/TESOL teaching experience, and knowledge of the NZ Curriculum in Literacy.As a team player you will be actively involved in shaping the future of our programmes through your knowledge of literacy and teaching English as a Second Language.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an understanding of how your research could enhance professional practice in education and/or the community. As a Senior Academic professional, you will be expected to have a research and scholarship record of excellence at a national and international level, along with demonstrated excellence in teaching and successful postgraduate supervision experience.

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

Te Wānanga Toi Tangata Division of Education provides innovative approaches to both education and educational research. Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers quality academic programmes at undergraduate level, and a range of programmes from across both taught and research postgraduate. Our programmes are research-informed and delivered through high quality academic staff catering for domestic and international students.As a leader of education in New Zealand, we are committed to enhancing education through teaching, research and professional services.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

We want you to be part of our success! Our University stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research. Our rankings reflect these strengths. Working with us means you'll enjoy a satisfying work environment with many benefits.

At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, we embrace equity and diversity; therefore, we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply.

Ko te Tangata - For the people

The University of Waikato prides itself on the quality of its engagement with the communities that it serves, the provision of a world-class education and the national and international impact of its research. Our policies are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and equal opportunity for all.

E herea ana te Whare Wānanga ki te kaupapa kia whakaratohia te mea angitū ōrite ki ngā tāngata katoa.

Applications close on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

Requisition number 1001599

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Contact Information

  • Sally Peters
    Te Wānanga Toi Tangata Division of Education
    University of Waikato
    Hamilton, Waikato
    New Zealand

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