Lecturer in Political Science

Victoria University of Wellington



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Lecturer in Political Science


  • Kelburn

  • Permanent

  • Mon Oct 25 23:27:47 2021

  • 2032

  • Do you hold a PhD in Political Science or a related field?
  • Are you someone with good interpersonal skills and can work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Do you have an emerging or established research agenda and teaching experience in Political Science?

Mō Te Herenga Waka – About Our University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer to join the Political Science and International Relations Programme. The role would include designing and delivering courses in human rights and migration and citizenship politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in addition to contributing to the research profile of the Political Science and International Relations Programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Ō pūmanawa – About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Political Science or a related field and demonstrate a commitment to/existing track record of a research programme in migration and citizenship politics. The appointee will be an enthusiastic teacher and active researcher, be able to effectively engage and mentor students from different backgrounds and supervise student research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The appointee will also demonstrate the ability to work collegially in a team, contribute effectively to the administration of the programme and evidence awareness of our obligations to the Treaty of Waitangi in an academic context.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 5 November 2021
Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Xavier Marquez, Head of School at [email protected] . But applicants should follow all steps listed below.
Important – Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form .

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to [email protected]  along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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