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Kairangahau/Kairangahau Matua, Researcher/Senior Researcher, Māori education research and development

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

He tūranga tēnei e wātea ana i te Mātauranga Rangahau o Aotearoa. Mēnā e ngākaunui ana koe ki ngā mahi rangahau, ki ngā kaupapa mātauranga Māori, ā, e whānui ana ō hononga ki roto i ngā hapori Māori, tēnā, tirohia ngā kōrero e whai ake nei.

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is an independent research organisation. We conduct research and produce research-based knowledge, products, and services for teachers, learners, policy makers, researchers, whānau and parents.

We are looking for a Kairangahau/Kairangahau Matua to join our Wellington-based Te Wāhanga Māori Research team. This role will suit someone who adheres to kaupapa Māori research principles and is guided by tikanga in their work.  The Kairangahau/Kairangahau Matua Māori will contribute to Māori education and development, and undertake high quality research projects and evaluations.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a combination of skills they are keen to develop further. Evidence of innovation and initiative, and a track record of completion would be a great advantage.

We welcome applications from people with:

  • an ability to build and sustain effective relationships and work productively as part of a flexible team of researchers
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification in education and/or kaupapa Māori or rangahau Māori
  • strong theoretical understanding of, and experience in, Māori education research and/or Māori evaluation and/or Māori development
  • critical thinking, statistical, and analytic skills
  • excellent writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills
  • a passion for making a difference in Māori education and Māori language revitalisation.

Our people have expertise in both research and practice, and we are strongly connected to the education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. We use the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working.

To apply for this permanent, full time (or as negotiated) position, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae showing how your skills match the position description(s)
Kairangahau Matua/Senior Researcher

The appointment level will depend on the appointee’s experience and qualifications.

Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor:

Closing date for applications is 21 May 2019.

29 April 2019