AUT aspires to be the university of opportunity for Māori and Pacific people and is proactively engaged in growing the number of Māori and Pacific academics at AUT. We are determined to increase the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines and in 2014 AUT initiated Eke Tangaroa - AUT’s Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme.
Eke Tangaroa enables new Māori and Pacific scholars who have completed their doctoral studies (or submitted a completed thesis for examination prior to starting) to receive permanent appointments as research-active lecturers. Now in its sixth year, AUT is proud that 24 outstanding Māori and Pacific academics have previously been appointed through this programme’s initiative and we’re excited to now be recruiting for 2021.
Watch the videos below to hear from some of our fantastic current early career academics.
As a permanent research-active lecturer you’ll provide high quality teaching and supervision, undertake research in your field(s) of expertise and contribute in service roles. AUT lecturers play a key role in undertaking effective teaching, supervision and research and are a critical part of our academic community.
Click the links below for role information, eligibility criteria and how to apply:
In your first three years of employment, you will be part of Eke Tangaroa’s support programme. The head of school/department is the person ultimately responsible for an appointee’s academic development and success and will be your key contact. A dedicated senior academic mentor for the three years of the programme will also be assigned to you.
Eke Tangaroa’s development programme and support network will provide opportunities to develop your teaching skills, extend research capability and advance professional skills in supervision and graduate mentoring. Forums are organised for networking and cultural discussions, and informal catch-ups are encouraged.
The intention also is for a kaiurungi (navigator) to provide a clear point of contact and liaison for all stakeholders in Eke Tangaroa. There are targeted professional development programmes, development funding and discussion about your teaching load to help ensure you're not overwhelmed.
We are already a community of over 30,000 comprising teachers, researchers and students who are inspired to test boundaries, challenge established theories, break new ground and discover what is possible! We welcome your application to join us.
Please download the candidate information handbook for more details about Eke Tangaroa, including background to the programme, position description and recruitment process/application details.