Associate Professor/ Professor - Literacy Education

at Massey University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Auckland, New Zealand

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand's defining University. Our Institute of Education programmes cover the spectrum of Initial Teacher Education and Postgraduate pathways in Education.

We are now seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic academic staff member at Associate Professor/Professor level. You will have appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to (i) teach across a range of general and professional literacy education qualifications, (ii) help to build our strategic research capacity in literacy education; and (iii) lead a diverse group of early and mid-career academics with diverse interests in literacy education. The person appointed should bring a commitment to literacy teaching methods which are holistic, child focused, differentiated and evidential.

You will be able to evidence a collaborative and collegial leadership style. As a senior staff member of the Institute, you will actively contribute to the Institute's long-term research capability and succession planning initiatives to meet the education needs of a culturally diverse society. You will enhance the Institute's teaching and research profile nationally and internationally by contributing towards the teaching, research and administrative activities of the Institute as a leader, adviser and mentor.

You will possess a relevant Doctoral degree and a record of international research publications appropriate to the level of appointment. A major expectation of the role is that you will lead a world-class programme of research and associated teaching across a range of professional education and lifelong learning qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will be able to provide evidence of the application of cutting edge literacy education knowledge in your teaching, preferably in both professional and general education programmes. Experience with blended learning approaches is essential.

It is expected that you will have an appreciation of the New Zealand or a similar education context and a demonstrable empathy towards the needs and aspirations of indigenous peoples.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to Professor John O'Neill, Head of the Institute of Education, email:

Closing date: 21 October 2018

Reference number: A245-18

For further information and to apply online, visit:

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