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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 be part of a team which delivers high-quality education research, evaluation, and resource development. 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:

  • an Honours or Masters degree in a relevant area
  • research or evaluation experience
  • experience with research methodologies; experience with kaupapa Māori research or Pacific methodologies would be an advantage
  • a knowledge and understanding of education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • critical thinking and analytic skills; a combination of qualitative and quantitative skills would be ideal
  • excellent communication skills
  • a passion for making a difference for all learners.

We are particularly interested in someone who is able to support our management of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI), so experience in commissioning research or project management is desirable. We are also looking to strengthen our team in Pacific education research.

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. We offer te reo Māori classes in-house.

The position description is available below.

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 position, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor: hr@nzcer.org.nz

Closing date for applications is 19 October 2020.

29 September 2020