Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Educational Assessment and Education Studies

University of Otago
New Zealand
Salary Not specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Our College

The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (in local, national and international settings).

The role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the College of Education as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Educational Assessment and Education Studies. Appointment to the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer is dependent on academic achievement, skills and experience.

In this role, you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, undertake research and provide leadership for psychometrics in the Educational Assessment Research Unit. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting educational research design, instrument development, and quantitative data analysis.
  • Developing and providing oversight of systems for coding and compilation of data sets collected from large national samples of students, teachers and principals.
  • Contributing to the communication of key findings as well as providing quality control checks for NMSSA research.
  • Teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Supervising postgraduate students.

Your skills and experience

To be successful in this key role you will have:

  • A doctoral degree.
  • Broad understanding of current issues in education particularly in relation to New Zealand curriculum.
  • Experience in assessment, and understanding of how assessment relates to education policy and practice.
  • Experience in psychometrics and large project data management.
  • Experience in tertiary teaching and post-graduate supervision.
  • Commitment to New Zealand education.
  • Commitment to Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV.
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees.

Applications quoting reference number 2100718 will close on Sunday, 23 May 2021.

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To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100718

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.