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Researcher vacancy - exciting opportunity to join NZCER

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

Exciting opportunity to join a leading educational research organisation.

We are looking for a researcher to join our dynamic team. In this role you will either lead or be part of research teams which deliver high-quality education research and evaluation. You may be early in your career or looking for a change. We work across a wide range of areas from curriculum development and student wellbeing, to te reo Māori language revitalisation, Pacific learner success, and policy evaluation.

NZCER is a vibrant, independent educational research organisation based in Wellington. We have multiple education research, evaluation, and advisory projects on the go at any time. We also provide and support a suite of educational assessments, tools, and services, and have a publishing arm, NZCER Press.

We welcome applications from people with:

  • a Master’s degree in a relevant area, or well on the way to achieving this
  • research or evaluation experience
  • experience with research methodologies; experience with Pacific methodologies or kaupapa Māori research would be an advantage
  • a knowledge and understanding of education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • critical thinking and analytic skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • a passion for making a difference for all learners.

We are particularly interested in strengthening our team in Pacific education research and early learning.

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.

View the position description attached below. Or if you’d like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Heleen Visser, General Manager Research and Development, on 04 802-1449.

To apply for this permanent, full time (or part-time, as negotiated) position, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor:

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2020.

09 December 2019