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Kaihautū Rangahau Māori—Chief Researcher Māori

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Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao!

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NZCER is looking to appoint a Kaihautū Rangahau Māori—Chief Researcher Māori to strengthen our research leadership and ensure we deliver innovative, credible, high-quality Māori educational research. NZCER is a recognised leader of educational research, evaluation, and development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we wish to continue to build on that proud history.

The Kaihautū Rangahau Māori will use their recognised expertise to provide strategic and thought leadership to our programme of high-quality educational research. They will conceptualise, oversee, and deliver streams of work and projects that will influence policy and practice, and contribute to transformational educational change for Māori.

The successful applicant will have current knowledge of Māori education and expertise in kaupapa Māori methodologies.

We’re looking for someone with strong leadership skills and experience in supporting the growth of researchers. They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly together with strong report writing skills. An ability to work at pace, deliver on time, and work across multiple projects and teams, is essential.

We welcome applications from researchers:

  • with a sound knowledge of Te Tiriti of Waitangi and what it means and how it applies to our education context in Aotearoa
  • who have a proven track record of delivering high-quality education research
  • whose research is acknowledged and respected by their peers in the wider Aotearoa research community, and have an ability to win research funding
  • who can lead teams, manage and mentor researchers, introduce innovative ideas, and identify areas for improvement in research practice
  • who have a deep understanding/command of te reo and tikanga Māori, and mātauranga Māori
  • who have a passion for making a positive difference for ākonga Māori.

To view the position description, see here

Or if you’d like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Sheridan McKinley, Tumu Māori—General Manager Māori, on 04 802-1621. 

To apply, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, Kaitohu Pūmanawa Tangata - HR Advisor: 

Applications close February 10, 2023.