AUT Maori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme accepting applications

AUT’s Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme is accepting applications, the programme enables new Māori and/or Pacific scholars to use their doctorate (or equivalent in some disciplines) and join AUT as permanent, full-time, research-active lecturers. Operating since 2014 it is a one of very few initiatives addressing the severe underrepresentation of Māori and Pasifika in Aotearoa’s university staffrooms.

 

 

Rresearch papers ‘Why isn't my professor Māori?' and ‘Why isn't my professor Pasifika?’ found Māori academics make up roughly 5 percent of the workforce, while Pasifika academics make up 1.7 percent.

 

Researcher Dr Tara McAllister says data collection was an issue because of the lack of open and comparable reporting by universities about the ethnicity of those that they hire and fellow researcher Dr Sereana Naepi says that while universities may not be intentionally excluding Māori and Pasifika, the institutional habits and structures are set up as such that it may discourage or exclude them.

 

The research concluded that universities need to be held to account for their lack of diversity and need to make dramatic structural changes if they're to meet their own and national commitments to Māori and Pasifika communities.

 

AUT’s Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme is one institutions attempt to change the trend, the programme enables new Māori and/or Pacific scholars to use their doctorate (or equivalent in some disciplines) and join AUT as permanent, full-time, research-active lecturers.

 

Operating since 2014 it is a one of very few initiatives addressing the severe underrepresentation of Māori and Pasifika in Aotearoa’s university staffrooms.

 

Now in its fifth year, AUT has produced at least 20 Māori and Pacific academics appointed through the programme’s initiative and are now recruiting for 2020.

 

The university has permanent, full-time opportunities for research-active lecturers to develop their career in teaching, research and service in the following disciplines.

 

Role information and how to apply:

 

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

 

Lecturer in Management

 

Lecturer in Law – Aiono Matthew 9 Lectureship

 

Faculty of Culture and Society

 

Lecturer in Hospitality, Tourism or Event Management

 

Lecturer in Language and Culture

 

Lecturer in Psychology

 

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

 

Lecturer in Architecture

 

Lecturer in Communication and/or Media Studies

 

Lecturer in Spatial Design and/or Communication Design

 

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

 

Lecturer in Public and Environmental Health

 

 

There are eligibility criteria:

 

• A doctorate (or equivalent in specific disciplines) is required. Graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively you will have submitted a completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020

 

• This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You will also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider

 

• Programme is open only to applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent

 

• You need to be able to start by 10 February 2020

 

• Specific criteria may vary slightly depending on discipline, as listed within each individual advertisement

 

For more information and to download a candidate information pack go here: https://www.aut.ac.nz/about/careers-at-aut/working-at-aut/maori-and-pacific-early-career-academic-programme
 

 

02/10/19