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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Summer Internships

Are you a Māori pre-doctoral student who is interested in advancing your skills and capacity in Indigenous research, and wanting some paid work over summer? Or do you know someone who may be interested? Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga have 27 Summer Internships on offer.    Closes 10 October.


Employment Opportunities for Māori and Pacific PhD graduates.

The following has been received from AUT, with employment opportunities for new Māori and Pasifika PhD graduates.


Recruiting Now – Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

  • Permanent Lecturer appointments available for Māori and/or Pacific scholars
  • Utilise your PhD and begin your academic career
  • Variety of disciplines sought across three outstanding facultie

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) aspires to be the University of opportunity for Māori and Pacific people and is proactively engaged in growing the number of our Māori and Pacific academics. AUT is dedicated to increasing the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines.  We are a young university with an innovative, student centric academic environment with a strong focus on research-led teaching

The 2019 Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme offers Māori and/or Pacific scholars’ permanent, full-time appointments as research-active lecturers.

  • Click HERE visit our dedicated programme page on the AUT Careers site. Watch videos of some of our current early career academics speak, access individual job links for further information and make an application!

We are currently recruiting the following subject areas:

A full programme information pack for the programme is also attached to each job advert. For an initial confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on +64 9 921-9185 or

Professional development and networks

In all roles you can expect to be surrounded by an extensive support programme designed to develop your teaching skills, extend research capability and advance your professional skills in supervision and graduate mentoring. This includes a dedicated development programme and cultural support network, access to approved expenditure on research, a commitment from the school to your personal professional development, as well as ongoing support from your line manager, a dedicated senior academic mentor and a member of the University’s Strategic Leadership Team in your development as an academic.

Important programme eligibility criteria:

  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You will also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider.
  • You must have a completed PhD within 3 years of application to this programme, or will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 22 February 2019
  • Programme is open to applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent
  • You must be able to start before 25 February 2019

AUT already has over 30,000 adventurous, energised, innovative educators, researchers and students that have been drawn to test boundaries, challenge established theories, break new ground and discover what is possible… Join us!

Please Note:

  • Closing date for applications is Sunday, 30 September 2018
  • Interviews will take place throughout October 2018

The Maraea Project: Indigenous Health Solutions

Dr Lisa Chant (Ngāti Whātua, Senior Fellow at Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research) is our guest presenter at the next Te Tumu Seminar, speaking on the Maraea Project and Indigenous-based health solutions.  The seminar will be in Te Iringa Kōrero [3rd floor] of Te Tumu, 3pm on Friday 21 September.  Everyone is welcome.

10 questions with . . . Jenny Bryant-Tolalau

Last week we featured Lyn Carter’s new book on Indigenous Pacific responses to Climate Change and her 10-question interview with the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Jenny Bryant-Tokalau has researched collaboratively with Lyn, and until her recent retirement, was a member of Te Tumu’s Pacific Islands Studies programme.  Jenny has published Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change, as a companion volume to Lyn’s as part of the Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology series.  Click here to download Jenny’s book.   ASAA/NZ also asked Jenny the 10 questions.  Click here to see.