COLLEGE of EDUCATION/TE KURA ĀKAU TAITOKA
DIVISION of HUMANITIES/TE KETE ARONUI
Tēnā koutou rau rakatira mā, E rere ana ki kā hau e whā tēnei
karaka mai i Te Manukura o te Kete Aronui i te Whare Wānaka o
Otākou. E pōwhiri ana mātou ki kā tono mō te mahi o te Manutaki o
Te Kura Ākau Taitoka.
Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu,
Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Kia orana and warm Pacific greetings to you
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Humanities invites
applications for the position of Dean, College of Education.
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 learners, educators, and the wider community
(in local, national and international settings).
This position provides an excellent opportunity for an
internationally-respected senior academic to take on the leadership
of the University of Otago's College of Education. The College has
a strong focus on providing excellence and leadership in research
and teaching across a range of Initial Teacher Education and
Education Studies programmes, at both the undergraduate and
The Role/Te mahi
The Dean provides leadership in a collaborative academic
environment, advancing the College's commitment to excellence in
research-led teaching and enriching student experience. As a member
of the Division's leadership team, the Dean also contributes to the
Division's strategy and to the wider University.
It is expected that the appointment will be made at the level of
Professor or Associate Professor.
Responsibilities of the role include:
- Promoting the College's efforts to understand and realise the
letter and the spirit of the University's Māori Strategic
Framework, and te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Providing leadership and advocacy for the College within the
University, local rūnanga, Ngāi Tahu, and in the wider
- Executive responsibility for financial, academic and
administrative matters of the College, reporting to the
- Maintaining research productivity.
The Dean will be supported by a collegial academic environment,
an active and dynamic research culture, and by efficient
professional services across the University.
Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā
To be considered for appointment to this position, candidates
should be able to demonstrate:
- Commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as
guided by Ngāi Tahu, who are mana whenua in the region.
- A distinguished and sustained record of research publication in
- Experience of teaching in an area of initial teacher education
and/or education studies in a tertiary setting.
- Experience of supervising postgraduate research students.
- Evidence of international standing in the applicant's field of
Strong candidates for the position will also have a demonstrated
record of academic leadership, display strong interpersonal skills,
a genuine interest in others, an open communication style, clear
decision-making ability, and a collegial leadership style.
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
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
- Cover letter.
- Names and email addresses of at least three referees.
Applications quoting reference number 2101246 will close
on Sunday, 18 July 2021.
To see a full job description and to apply online go to:
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite