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Public Policy Lecturer

University of Canterbury
New Zealand
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Posted Date
May 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Te Kura Matapuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts Located in Otautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) Continuing (i.e. permanent) position Au Mahi | What You Will Do Te Kura Matapuna Tangata | the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences (LSAP) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Public Policy. In this position, you will teach public policy at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. You will also contribute to cross-disciplinary undergraduate specialisations including the Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, community/youth leadership and a politics, economics and philosophy major. Your postgraduate course will be a core paper in the Master of policy of governance. Other responsibilities will include pastoral care of students, postgraduate thesis supervision, research, administrative tasks, outreach, and supervision of tutors. The University is committed to developing biculturally competent, community-engaged and globally aware graduates and teaching which supports students' ability to understand and interact effectively. Your teaching and professional development will reflect these values. Mou | Who You Are The successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in theories and practice of public policy, policy evaluation and assessment, as well teaching public policy in a comparative perspective. You will be proficient in teaching and developing reflective pedagogical practice, with experience at tertiary level. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of recent developments in both research/scholarship and professional practice in this field. You will have an established research portfolio, or be developing a research portfolio and trajectory. The University is committed to building Maori scholarship capacity, and knowledge of tikanga and depth of engagement with te ao Maori would be an advantage, along with experience working in vision Matauranga and Pasifika methodologies. You will be motivated to promote UC's values which include whanaungatanga - valuing people and their differences; manaakitanga - extending care and empowering others; and tiakitanga - enhancing and nurturing our resources. Mahi Ngatahi | Who You Will Work With Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts is academically vibrant and culturally diverse, comprising of Aotahi: the School of Maori and Indigenous Studies; the School of Humanities and Creative Arts; and the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences. The College has a very broad research base including ten research centres and offers a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates. There is a strong emphasis on developing students as who are competent in Te Ao Maori, a plural diverse society, and confident critical thinkers and responsible members of society. Nga Uara | Our Values We value manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Nga Uara challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study. Nga Painga o UC | Why UC Tangata Tu, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference. The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world. We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: For more information about Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit The closing date for this position is: 26 June 2022 (midnight NZ time) Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date. Pehea te tono mai | How You Apply Please visit click 'Apply' and provide the following: a cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals and your teaching practice and philosophy; a resume which includes a list of relevant research publications. We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Dr Pascale Hatcher, Head of Department, Political Science and International Relations: Important Information In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website View the position description here
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