Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Architectural Studies Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

College of Art, Design and Architecture

Permanent 1.0 FTE

We seek a dynamic architecture educator to contribute to the delivery of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. Teaching areas include Building Services, Architectural Documentation including Revit, Construction, documentation and compliance. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to lead or contribute to the delivery of BIM, Energy performance modelling and Building science. A combination of relevant industry and tertiary teaching experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will understand the applied research environment, be research active and able to support and supervise research-based final year projects.

Strong organisational skills coupled with a demonstrated ability to work towards achieving a shared vision in a collaborative work environment are essential. At the College of Art, Design and Architecture, students work in an applied learner-centred studio environment that is responsive to industry and community needs and has a strong focus on sustainability. Students enjoy a personalised learning experience where they are encouraged to solve problems creatively, work collaboratively in teams and communicate clearly using a range of media.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver innovative and high quality teaching at undergraduate level. Applicants must hold a professionally recognised qualification in architecture or building science and/or have relevant industry experience. Professional registration (e.g. NZRAB, RIBA or AIA) would be an advantage.  You will have a tertiary teaching qualification or the willingness to complete such a qualification within 2 years of employment.

Negotiable start date of Feb - April 2018.   Applications close 5pm, 29 January 2018.

For specific information contact Caroline Terpstra phone 021 735 489 

To apply please visit our website

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Accounting Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, full time 

We see an academic to teach Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Taxation to our diploma and degree students. You may also be required to teach in these same areas on courses/training delivered to external parties.

This position will allow you to share your knowledge with students who want to make a career in business, accounting and/or management.

Experience in business and particularly proven success in your field of expertise is essential. A relevant tertiary qualification is also required, and it is anticipated you will have an interest in research. Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience in student/learner centred education, have a passion for teaching/ training, excellent communication skills and who will be positive and constructive team players.

A Chartered Accountant designation would be an asset in this role.

To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level you would need to hold a tertiary teaching qualification

For specific information please contact Lesley Smith, 0800 762 786 or email lesley.smith@op.ac.nz 

Applications close: 5pm, 30 January 2018

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Midwifery Kaiako/Lecturer

Wellington City - Wellington

School of Midwifery

0.4 – 0.6 FTE negotiable,

Fixed Term Feb-Dec 2018 

This position is to support Wellington students studying the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Our Bachelor of Midwifery programme enables students to undertake the majority of their study in their own area through a blended delivery model of education. Students are grouped into ‘satellites’ where we employ a local midwife as a Kaiako (teacher) with responsibility for student support, teaching, assessment, liaison with local midwives and maternity services and as a member of the wider midwifery teaching team. This role is for a kaiako to support student learning and practice for students in the Wellington region. There is also an expectation of attendance and some teaching during the ‘intensive’ block courses which are delivered in Paraparaumu and some staff meetings via video conferencing. Tutorials, intensives and meetings are timetabled; other work can be managed flexibly.

We invite applications from practising midwives with extensive midwifery practice experience, including LMC experience, who are interested in midwifery education and actively involved in the wider midwifery profession in New Zealand and who hold a current midwifery Annual Practising Certificate.  A postgraduate qualification would be an advantage as would computer literacy and familiarity/experience with E-learning. This position will suit midwives seeking part-time work to combine with part-time practice.

For specific information please contact Prof Sally Baddock, Co- Head of School, on 0800 762 786 or sally.baddock@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

Applications Close: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Proposed Interview Date: 31 January via Skype for business

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