Looking for research collaboration partners, consultants or paid or unpaid roles? Contact us and place a notice here.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic or Criminological Psychology

The  School  of  Psychology  is  seeking  to  make  a permanent,  fulltime  appointment at  the  Lecturer  or  Senior  Lecturer level. 

The  area  of  content  specialisation  for  this  position  is  Forensic  or  Criminological  Psychology  and  we  welcome applications from individuals who have specialist knowledge in these and aligned areas, such as, human aggression, eye  witness  testimony,  offender  rehabilitation,  forensic  risk  assessment,  forensic  mental  health,  desistance, intellectual  disabilities,  substance  misuse  or  investigative  psychology. 
This  is  an  exciting  opportunity  to  join  an energetic  forensic  psychology  group  with  international  research  and  teaching  expertise  within  a  world  leading university.
The  purpose  of  this  position  is  to contribute  to the School’s research, service  and  teaching,  in  the  broad  area  of forensic and criminological psychology. The staff member will be expected to add to the School’s existing strengths in  these  areas,  in  addition  to teaching  forensic  psychology  courses  at  both  the  undergraduate  and  post-graduate level. In particular, they  would teach into the MSc in Forensic Psychology and coordinate courses on this programme.

The  successful  applicant  will  have  a  PhD  in  psychology,  a  strong  research  and  publication  record,  experience supervising post-graduate research, and in teaching in forensic psychology, or an area of psychology related to this, at the university level.
The  University  has  an  excellent  research  culture  and  the  School  of  Psychology  is  recognised  as  the  leading  Psychology Department in  New  Zealand.  The  School hosts research  laboratories  in  many  of psychology’s specialty areas: cognition, learning,  social,  cross-cultural,  developmental,  behavioural  pharmacology,  neuropsychology,  organisational,  clinical,  and forensic psychology. It is also home to the Victoria Psychology Clinic, the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families, and Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research.

As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is home to parliament, key government agencies and judicial courts, providing excellent  opportunities  for  developing  research  and  professional  partnerships  with  Government  and  NGOs. It  is  a vibrant, scenic and creative city making it a wonderful place to live and work.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Louise Dixon, School of Psychology.
Please do not send applications to this email address.
Applications must be submitted online by 5th of June


Department of Political and Social Sciences, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Tenured Professorship in Political Teaching and Political Education

salary grade W 2
reference code: Politikdidaktik und Politische Bildung

The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz, BerlHG).

Candidates will have a PhD in political teaching or political education as well as professional teaching experience of three years (cf. Article 100, Section 3 BerlHG). She or he will have profound experience in the university teaching of students who want to become teachers. The selectee will have experience in supervising internships and have international teaching experience and excellent research activities. The candidate will have a track record of relevant research on the topics of migration and/or diversity as well as relevant participation in teaching and research in the field of political education for students with a migrant background. Knowledge in the area of right-wing extremism, also embedded in a historical dimension, is desirable. Additionally, experience with third party funding is required.

The appointee will collaborate closely and interdisciplinarily with colleagues of the Department of Political Sciences and Social Sciences as well as with the teacher training institutions of other departments and the Dahlem School of Education of Freie Universität Berlin. The professor will be committed to the technical training and continuing education of teachers in the various subjects of political education. Additionally, she or he will collaborate with colleagues of the Margherita von Brentano Center.

Applications quoting the reference code should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of professional teaching experience in school, involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects; and externally funded projects.

All materials, including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically (in one PDF file) Email: [email protected] no later than May 10th, 2017 at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Frau Mrozek
Ihnestr. 21
14195 Berlin, Germany

Assistant Professor in Political Science 890603

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for one or more assistant professor positions in Political Science.

The assistant professorship is a full-time and fixed-term three-year position starting on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement.

Job description
The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and activities. We expect you to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard, which contributes to developing the academic field in question. You are required physical attendance at the department at least three days a week and we expect active participation in the activities of the department and the relevant sub section.

Your qualifications
To qualify for the position as assistant professor in Political Science you must hold a relevant PhD or have equivalent qualifications within the fields covered by the department. You must have some teaching experience. The department will prioritize applicants who have demonstrated the ability to perform solid and original research results and whom we believe will contribute to the further development of the department’s research and teaching.

Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community.

The department covers the following sub disciplines:

•Comparative Politics
•International Relations
•Public Administration
•Political Sociology
•Political Theory
•Studies in Research/Research Policy

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

The research carried out at the department covers a variety of political science disciplines, and it represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please visit our website

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department, Professor Peter Munk Christiansen Tel.: +45 30115340

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Johanne Sejersen, Tel.: +45 87152497

International applicant? Find information about entering and working in Denmark here

Place of work
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Alle 7, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


  • Aarhus BSS refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
  • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. AC.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
  • Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
  • Teaching portfolio, degree certificate (copy), curriculum vitae, complete list of publications (including annotations for not enclosed items) and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any) must be submitted with the application together with no more than 3 selected publications. Please note that co-authorship statements including detailed information on applicant’s contribution must be enclosed for joint research.
  • Scientific publications and other application material which cannot be uploaded together with the application can be sent in hard copy (5 copies) by surface mail to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Taasingegade 1, building 1447, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark and must have reached the office no later than the application deadline. All hard copy application material must be marked with the ID number in the email you receive after having submitted the online application.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by: 15.04.2017

Please apply online here

Professor/Associate Professor in Social Science, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

The Professor / Associate Professor of Social Science will have a strong research leadership role in the discipline of Social Work and Human Services and within the wider School of Public Health and Social Work, and will contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate supervision and teaching.
Position Title:     Professor/Associate Professor in Social Science
Vacancy Reference No:     17122
Closing Date:     30 April 2017
Organisational Area:     School of Public Health and Social Work Faculty of Health
Campus:     Kelvin Grove


Level D (Associate Professor): $AUD160,476 to $AUD176,807 pa (inclusive of $AUD135,504 to $AUD149,404 pa salary, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation);
Level E (Professor): $AUD206,729 pa (inclusive of $AUD174,688 pa salary, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation)
Status: Ongoing, full-time

Contact: Professor Hilary Bambrick Head, School of Public Health and Social Work +61 7 3138 3835
HR Contact: Amy Brutton Senior HR Advisor +61 7 3138 4167
Open to: Domestic and International applicants. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

When applying for this position you should upload the following:

A current resume

A cover letter, which includes:

  • A short statement outlining whether you are seeking to be appointed at Level D or Level E;
  • A brief narrative (approximately half a page) describing your research and its real world significance and impact, including your agenda for future research. Why is this future direction exciting and important?
  • A list of your research grants (including any consultancies) obtained in the last five years;
  • A list of your publications in the last five years and associated Scopus quartile ranking, and with a short statement on the significance of each; and
  • A list of your collaborations (including inter-disciplinary and international engagement).

View Position Description

Preview Application Form

Apply Online here


Work Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator | Sport Waitakere

Closing Date: Applications close 5 pm, Monday, 20 March 2017

Sport Waitakere is experiencing a period of growth and is looking to appoint a motivated person as the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (Fixed term until June 2018).

About the role

Do you have a passion for evaluation??
This role could be for you, the primary focus is to lead the development and implementation of the local evaluation plan for Healthy Families Waitakere including coordination of evaluation activities for Sport Waitakere. The Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator will be required to guide the implementation of a comprehensive M&E System in collaboration with the Healthy Families Waitakere and Sport Waitakere management teams; ensuring timely and relevant reporting is delivered to all stakeholders.

Please see full position description here.

How to apply

For further information and an application form, please contact Rebecca Andrell on 09-966-3120 or [email protected] or visit our website www.sportwaitakere.co.nz

Apply in writing with your resume and the completed application form by 5.00pm Monday 20 March 2017 to:

The Chief Executive
Sport Waitakere
PO Box 21065, Henderson, Auckland

Applications close
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 March 2017.


International Council for Science: Vacancy: Social Media/Web Editor

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a part-time Social Media/Web Editor for a 6-month replacement.

ICSU is a non-governmental scientific organization with a global membership. ICSU members include 122 national scientific bodies (mostly National Academies of Science), 31 International Scientific Unions, and 23 International Scientific Associates. ICSU’s activities focus on three areas:

  • International Research Collaboration
  • Science for Policy
  • Universality of Science.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Social Media/Web Editor manages the organization’s overall digital image and its website.  This covers social media accounts, newsletter, regular communications with members such as surveys and information updates, content creation and editing, and providing communications support to events and activities.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a leading international science organization with a vast network that is currently navigating an institutional change process. The assignment requires a candidate who is comfortable working across an existing international team of 17 staff, as well as staff from another organization that is part of the change process. In addition to the skills requirements below, the candidate should demonstrate good social skills, diplomacy and an ability to adapt to a changing environment.

Some international travel (especially to the ICSU General Assembly in October) may be required.

ICSU is seeking candidates with the following:

Qualifications and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and a general interest in science, especially sustainability science, the environment, and science for policy issues
  • At least 2/3 years’ experience in one or more of these areas: internal/external communications, marketing, public relations, public affairs, online advocacy, journalism
  • Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively using social media for impact, especially Twitter and Facebook. Web management experience including familiarity with CMS software, especially WordPress
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software and HTML/CSS is a plus
  • Skills in web design, online typography and photography are a plus


  • Capacity to work productively and contribute across different teams
  • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to produce engaging content around complex issues in international science management and science policy
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a constantly changing workflow
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders such as ICSU members, partner organizations and the media
  • Experience living or working internationally is a plus

The start date will be in the second half of June 2017. Salary will be dependent on the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Contract hours will be 24 hours a week.

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, cover letter and the contact details of three referees (preferably in one combined PDF file) via e-mail, with ‘Social Media/Web Editor’ in the subject line, to [email protected].  The cover letter should be addressed to Denise Young, Head of Communications at ICSU and should demonstrate the fit between the candidate’s profile and the above description.

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2017.


2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy

Faculty / Portfolio:    Faculty of Arts, Philosophy Graduate Research Program

Location:                    Clayton campus, Monash University

Supervisor:                 Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad, Philosophy, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash

Remuneration:          The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance for two years. Current value: $26,682 p.a. 2017 full-time rate (tax-free stipend); (indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGS stipend conditions)

The Opportunity

A Master of Arts position is being sought in the topic of women and freedom in the history of philosophy, or a related topic in philosophy more generally.

The student’s research will be connected to a larger project, ‘Women on Liberty:  From the Early Modern Period to the Enlightenment (1650-1800)’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (project no. DP140100109). The main purpose of this ARC project, headed by Jacqueline Broad (Monash), together with Karen Green (Melbourne) and Karen Detlefsen (Penn), is to further our understanding of moral, political, and metaphysical concepts of freedom in women’s philosophical writings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We examine women’s ideas about liberty as freedom from external interference, freedom from domination, and freedom as self-determination. We also examine the interconnections between women’s moral and metaphysical conceptions of free will and their political views.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out independent research that is related to this larger project in some way, and to complete a thesis of approximately 40,000 words within the two-year period.

Applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in philosophy, politics, history of ideas, and/or feminist theory.

Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for postgraduate admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake an MA in the Faculty of Arts are available here

Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which include English-language skills. Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus.

Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by 1 August 2017. There may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.

Enquiries concerning intended topics for research and other academic matters should be directed to Associate Professor Jacqui Broad, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University, +61 3 9902 0017
Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

  • a cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability
  • a research proposal not exceeding 1000 words in length
  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works
  • a full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • contact details of two referees
  • evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only)

EOIs shall be sent, preferably in the form of a single attachment to an e-mail, to Ms Merci Ikeda, Graduate Research Admissions Officer, Faculty of Arts
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 28 April 2017, 11:55 p.m. AEST

Presenters wanted: TEDX Wellington Applications / nominations now open – what’s your big idea?

We’re looking for the Wellington region’s best speakers to join us on Sunday 18 June and step onto the magnificent St James Theatre stage to be a part of the biggest ever TEDxWellington event.

Applications close at 6pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Here’s how we choose the speakers / performers (on top of the principles TED outlines).

If selected, speakers will take part in a five-week coaching course before taking to the TEDxWellington stage on 18 June. Those applying need to be available during the following times (all 6-9pm and Tuesdays): 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June and 13th June—these coaching sessions will be be held at a central city venue and at least three of the five sessions must be attended.

What are you waiting for…?

More information here.


The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand is calling for Expressions of Interest for submissions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) form helps potential nominators to do an initial assessment of their documentary heritage against the Memory of the World criteria. The Trust uses the EOI form as background for discussion with the potential nominator. Nominators who decide to continue will be offered support to complete the full nomination form.  It is not compulsory to complete an EOI form prior to making a nomination.

Expressions of interest close on 31 March 2017.  The Expression of Interest 2017 form is available now.

Nominations for inscription close on 31 August 2017. The Nomination Form 2017 is available now.

The Memory of the World New Zealand register currently lists 20 inscriptions of significant documentary heritage.  Their custodians include heritage institutions in our main cities, small towns and private collections. All greatly contribute to the story of our nation’s history and heritage and are significant to the identity of New Zealanders today.

Advantages of inscription on the New Zealand/Aotearoa MOW register include:

  • Ensuring that our history and our stories are not forgotten
  • Highlighting the significance of the information /knowledge contained in collections
  • Recognition by an independent organisation (UNESCO)
  • Public recognition of the importance of documentary heritage
  • Publicity and promotion for your institution
  • To be part of an international network of the most important documentary heritage in the world
  • Increased possibility of attracting resources (to care for, preserve and promote the collection)
  • Raised awareness of the work done by custodians of documentary heritage

The criteria for inscription and the process for submission (including a nomination form) can be found under the “Nomination” tab above.  If you are uncertain whether your documentary heritage meets the criteria or have any questions please email UNESCOMOW and a member of the Committee will contact you.

The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme is grateful for the support of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.

Associate Professorship in Sociology, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Sociology. The position is available from September 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Appointment as Associate Professor requires research and teaching qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent.

Emphasis will be put on the applicant’s qualifications in relation to

  • The proven ability to consolidate a strong research profile, including publications in leading international, peer-reviewed journals, possibly supplemented with research monographs with high ranking academic publishers
  • The proven ability to deliver high quality teaching
  • Attracting and conducting externally funded research projects
  • The ability to support the department’s ambition to strengthen its international standing and outreach through participation in international networks and international research collaboration
  • Experience in research dissemination to the public and relevant stakeholders
  • The ability to contribute to the development of the department’s different study programmes

Job description

General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor are:

  • Research within the field of sociology.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, post-graduate  and Ph.D students
  • Administrative tasks related to the position as associate professor
  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society
  • Research and teaching management
  • Fundraising

Profile of the applicant(s)

Research and teaching in the department is methodologically and theoretically diverse, and we expect associate professors to be able and willing to engage in intellectual exchanges across a range of topics in the discipline and to be able and willing to teach a reasonably broad portfolio of courses at all levels. The position is open to any specialization in sociology.

The academic life of the department is organized around three broad research groups, and we wish to consolidate our strengths in those areas in the future. The research groups are titled:

  • Welfare, inequality and mobility
  • Knowledge, organization and politics
  • Culture and civil society

Descriptions of the research groups as well as their current members can be seen at the department’s webpage.

Applicants are encouraged to reflect in their applications on how their research can contribute constructively to future development and consolidation of one or more of the research groups and the profile of the department in general.

For additional information about associate professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found here (associate professorships, see 3.1).

Conditions of employment

Terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary as Associate Professor is about DDK 450,000 (EUR 59.500 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad.


Applications must be in English and must include the following information and documentation:

  • A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international
    research cooperation.
  • A complete and numbered list of publications. The publications enclosed in the application – maximum 6 – that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Documentation of experience with managing research and/or teaching.
  • Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Faculty’s rules
  • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large.

The parts must be clearly labelled with the above mentioned numbers.

If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors or the head of the institution or office at which the work was completed should be enclosed as well.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process here.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The Department of Sociology is situated in the center of Copenhagen, and is a highly research-oriented department within Denmark’s premier university. The Department conducts education at BA, MA and PhD level and has approximately 700 BA and MA students and 20 PhD students. The Department has a number of exchange programmes with other universities, and has a big inflow of non-Danish students every year. The Department employs approximately 50 researchers within different fields of sociology.

Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Janus Hansen, +45 35336937.

Information about the Department can be found here.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is March 16, 2017 (at midnight 23.59 Danish Time).

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

Please note: Applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted.

Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Monash University

Job No. 558338

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Arts School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Location:     Clayton campus
Employment Type:     Full-time
Duration:     Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $92,074 – $109,339 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics  seeks to fill a continuing position to be taken up (preferably) by July 2017. As the appointee to this position, you are expected to have a dynamic research and teaching profile.

We seek candidates with a strong track record in applied linguistics/linguistics with research expertise in English as an International Language, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics has a long history and an outstanding track record of ground breaking research in English as an International Language. In general it is expected that the research interests of the appointee would complement those of the current staff members of Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

We expect candidates to show evidence of a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Candidates must have previous experience of teaching applied linguistics subjects that focus on English as an International Language, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the tertiary level. It is expected that the successful candidate will be actively involved in recruiting and supervising graduate students, in particular PhD students.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for Monash Jobs

Professor Farzad Sharifian, Chair in Cultural Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, +61 3 9902 4898

Feb PD – Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics #558338

Closing Date

Sunday 19 March 2017, 11:55pm AEDT

Expressions of Interest Sought – Invisible Farmer Scholarships, Monash University

The Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. It will combine personal narratives and academic research to map the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in Australian agriculture. A creative partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations, the project will

  • Create new histories of rural Australia
  • Reveal the hidden stories of women on the land
  • Learn about the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in agriculture
  • Stimulate public discussions about contemporary issues facing rural Australia and its future
  • Develop significant public collections that will enable far reaching outcomes in research, industry and public policy.

Funding is available for scholarships to support two postgraduate research projects. We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who must be available to commence on 1 May 2017. Formal position descriptions and information on high to apply will be made available as soon as possible.

Postgraduate project 1: A history of the Australian Rural Women’s Movement in the late 20th century.

The successful candidate will conduct research that draws upon archival material created during previous studies to document the history of the Australian Rural Women’s Movement. They will also collect life history interviews to expand and develop existing collections. Using an innovative mix of oral history, digital technologies and material culture the candidate will contribute to the larger ARC funded project as it reframes the narrative of Australian history to highlight the role of women on the land.

The candidate’s research will be situated at the intersection of multiple fields: oral history and collecting/curating methodologies, gender/women’s studies, public policy, sociology, social and cultural informatics and digital humanities. They will be co-supervised by Professor Joy Damousi in the history programme in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne and Liza Dale-Hallet, Senior Curator, Museum Victoria

Candidates would be required to meet the entry requirements of a PhD – that is  an honours degree (H2A and above) in History, or in related fields such as Gender studies, Heritage and Museum studies.

Candidates must be able to commence their enrolment on February 27, 2017.

Postgraduate project 2: An analysis of the contemporary position of rural women

The successful candidate will conduct research with rural women to understand women’s continuing contribution to rural areas, to their agricultural industries and to our understanding of contemporary gender relations in rural areas. The research will complement the history project and build on our understanding of the contributions of rural women. The candidate will add to previous studies of rurality and gender and conduct original interviews and focus groups. Using a mixed methodology the candidate will contribute to the larger ARC funded project as it reframes the narrative of Australian history to highlight the role of women on the land.

The candidate’s research will be situated at the intersection of multiple fields: sociology, social work, gender/women’s studies and social policy. They will receive targeted training in gender studies and feminist analysis. They will be co-supervised by Professor Margaret Alston at Monash University and a research focused member of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

Candidates would be required to meet the entry requirements of a PhD – that is  an honours degree (H2A and above)) in Sociology or another related social science discipline.

Candidates are to commence their enrolment as early as possible in 2017.

Candidates interested in applying for either scholarship should forward their expressions of interest to Dr Nikki Henningham via email at [email protected]

Expressions of interest should include:

  • clear identification of which scholarship the application wishes to apply for
  • a 1-2 page document outlining formal qualifications, work experience and any other features that support the applicant’s suitability for candidature
  • in the case of applicants for Scholarship 1, a statement indicating their availability to start on 1 May, 2017. In the case for Scholarship 2, a statement indicating their earliest starting date.

Closing Date

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11.55pm AEDT

Digital Humanities Internship: Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies

The Digital Humanities programme at the University of Canterbury is working with Canterbury Museum to improve the information available to researchers and the public in the Museum’s Collections Online. In 2017, the internship will focus on the G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies, a collection of more than 12,000 cards bearing detailed biographical information on early Cantabrians. The intern will complete 150 hours of practical work (on-site at Canterbury Museum and at UC). The dictionary is mainly organised by male heads of households. The intern will work on tagging names mentioned in the dictionary in an effort to bring women and children to the forefront. The project will including helping develop a framework for collating the structured data gathered during the project. The intern will also work with Museum staff and researchers to understand how the Macdonald collection can best be used for online research, and will complete academic work on related aspects of digital cultural heritage.
One internship contributing to this project will be available in 2017, and may be undertaken in either semester through either PACE395 or PACE495. All students are eligible to apply. Prior study in Digital Humanities, History or Art History/Curatorial Studies will be an advantage.
For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Thomson (Digital Humanities), or Dr. Stephen Hardman (International and Internships Coordinator).

Social Scientist – Social and Cultural Research – Scion

Scion is a Crown Research Institute specialising in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.                                 

In this role you will deliver high quality science through Scion social and cultural research projects, particularly those on risk, community resilience and natural hazard research. Your initial role primarily will include implementing participatory action research approaches to engage communities in natural hazard planning with a wildfire focus to increase community resilience. Future opportunities will exist to co-design new research using Kaupapa Māori approaches with a strong focus on excellence and impact.

To be successful in role you will have:

  • A PhD or Master’s Degree in a social science or other appropriate discipline is preferred, plus experience in a relevant environment;
  • Proven experience in community, Iwi, agency, end-user and/or client engagement.
  • An in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social science methods and approaches, preferably Kaupapa Māori approaches;
  • An understanding of the New Zealand cultural environment;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective external relationships, including those with Māori; and

We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. You will work within our Forest Systems team, which consists of a vibrant mix of social scientists, economists and political scientists, plus forest and environmental scientists.

Scion is proud to offer:

  • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for Aotearoa/ New Zealand;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • Enviable work environment; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles.

Closing Date: Monday 20 February 2017

For further information and to apply online, please refer to our website: www.scionresearch.com.

Job Details
Crown research institute Scion
Reference # 20729
Posted on Jan 20, 2017
Closes on Feb 20, 2017
Location(s) Christchurch, Rotorua
Expertise Social Sciences
Job level(s) Scientist
Work type(s) Permanent
More details (Position Description)


PD Social Scientist_Cultural Dec 2016.doc


Research Analysts & Interns

Applications for research analyst and intern positions are now OPEN and are due on 29 March 2017.


We look for outstanding students in economics, statistics, or a related field who will have completed an Honours or Masters’ degree by time they take up employment. Applications for research analyst positions to start at the end of the 2017 academic year are now open and we welcome expressions of enquiry.


Motu also offers different types of internships to excellent students who are interested in further study and research:

  • Summer internships
  • International internships
  • Stanford University SEEPAC Fellowship for environmental economics internship at Motu

Our internships are for researchers starting their careers to work with high calibre research and policy experts.

Motu’s internship programme is designed to apply and extend students’ empirical skills and assist with their development as researchers. Its underlying aim is to build research capability, improving the skills of young researchers and the quality of New Zealand research. Motu interns work on research projects led by one of the Senior Fellows, and are encouraged to think critically about the public policy and research issues involved. Internships build students’ skills, as well as providing our researchers with useful research assistance. Ultimately we hope our interns will be better equipped to consider a career in research or public policy analysis.

All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

Summer internships

Summer internships are paid full-time positions that usually run for 8–12 weeks between November and February. Applications for summer internships are now open, and you can find out more information about these positions.

Work Opportunity: GeoNet Social Science Operations Specialist – GNS Science

A new year, a new challenge!

At GeoNet, we are vibrant, fast-paced public-good science team. It can go from quiet to chaos in less than 20 seconds.

An average day working at GeoNet as the Social Science Operations Specialist could include: developing a survey, analysing social media analytics,  planning a focus group, communicating about an earthquake, writing a story, meeting with volcanologists, and discussing landslides. Actually, there isn’t an average day at GeoNet; the environment is changeable and exciting, just like New Zealand itself.

If you are interested in utilising your research to improve the way in which we communicate and engage, this may be the role for you.

The person we are looking for will have:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Science, Humanities, Education or similar (Ph.D. preferred, can be in progress)
  • Experience in conducting and supporting social science research, including applying for human ethics approvals.
  • Understanding of quantitative or qualitative research methods
  • At least three years’ experience working in communications roles
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and
  • An ability and willingness to work in highly changeable and stressful emergency situations.

If you can only tick most of the boxes above but not all, apply anyway. We are looking for a unique person to fit in the team.

At GeoNet, you’ll find a highly supportive team environment. This is a great opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, innovative organisation for the right type of person, who is ready for that new challenge in 2017.

For further information about this position and to apply online please visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/gns-science/gns-science-jobs

Closing date:  Sunday, 19th February 2017

Job Details
Crown research institute GNS Science
Reference # 21146
Posted on Jan 27, 2017
Closes on Feb 19, 2017
Location(s) Hutt Valley, Wellington
Expertise Administrative Services, Analysis & Impact Evaluation
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent
More details (document) JD – GeoNet Social Science Operations Specialist.pdf

Work Opportunity: Senior Evaluator Strategic Operations | NZDF

Closing Date: Applications close 4.30 pm, Thursday, 26 January 2017

If you are looking for a new challenge, or wanting to broaden your evaluation skill set in a Defence environment, then this might be the opportunity you are looking for!

Job Summary:

Position: Fixed Term Vacancy – Senior Evaluator Strategic Operations

Position number: NZDF – 1612017

Unit: Performance and Evaluation / NZDC

Location: Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

Reports to: National Manager Performance and Evaluation
The New Zealand Defence College (NZDC) is responsible to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for providing training and education support services that ensure personnel are trained effectively and efficiently to meet NZDF outputs as directed by the New Zealand Government.

The NZDC has its Headquarters at Hokowhitu in the Manawatu; and this headquarters is supported by teams who are resident on every camp and base throughout New Zealand.

About the role
This role forms a key part of the NZDCs, national performance and evaluation team by providing leadership, strategic advice and guidance to stakeholders.

Based at NZDC HQ in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
This role requires work and travel to every camp and base throughout New Zealand
12 month fixed term role

Knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be successful in this position:

  • Able to build highly effective working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to translate technical language for a diverse range of target audiences
  • Advanced expertise to deliver evaluation briefings/presentations to a range of audiences based on sound knowledge of evaluation training and education policy and practices
  • Strong quality assurance skills with the ability to lead and develop quality assurance processes
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead and provide oversight support across the team to drive for results and produce quality outputs
  • Well developed people management skills with a track record of developing capability to provide ongoing development
  • Highly developed and demonstrated experience in conducting course or programme evaluation analysis with application of current evaluation theory and methodology (particularly in relation to Adult Learning)
  • A good understanding of strategic and business drivers, and also the current environment, and reflecting this context in the positioning of performance and evaluation advice
  • Proficient expert in the use of Microsoft Suite, databases, and evaluation system software and/or applications
  • At least 3 years leadership or supervisory experience in evaluation and review/audit experience in education organisations and/or at least 3 years leadership or supervisory experience in a communications and/or quality assurance and/or project management role

A relevant Bachelors Degree qualification or equivalent would be highly desirable.

How to apply
Please quote NZDF-1612017 in all correspondence.
To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online’, please visit the NZDF website, www.defencecareers.mil.nz.

For further information, contact Jenny Lupton on (06) 352 8511, quoting NZDF-1612017.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

Most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years,
is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

Applications close
Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 26th January 2017.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology – Macquarie University

Apply now Job no: 500221
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

Faculty of Arts

Department of Sociology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology

·  Full-time, continuing position

 Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.
The Role

The Department of Sociology is currently seeking to employ a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) in Sociology.

Any area of specialisation will be considered but we are especially interested in individuals whose research builds on the Department’s areas of existing or emerging strength in cultural, political and economic sociology, social theory and social policy. (See http://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-centres/department-of-sociology/research.) Applicants with a strong interest in quantitative research methods and capacity to teach quantitative methods are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in the full range of academic activities including teaching, academic advising, research, supervising research projects, seeking research funding and participating actively in the collective life of the department, including its administration.

The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

 To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach written responses as a separate document in the application process, in addition to your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter. Please be sure to specify which level/position you are applying for when you address the selection criteria.
Essential Selection Criteria both levels (Lecturer Level B & Senior Lecturer Level C):

·  A PhD in Sociology, or that uses a sociological framework in a closely related discipline.

·  A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality journals or other appropriate outlets in sociology and/or closely related disciplines

·  Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments.

·  Demonstrated capacity to teach units in quantitative research methods and/or evaluation in the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and in the core units of the Bachelor of Social Science

·  Demonstrated capacity to supervise higher degrees by research (Masters of Research, PhD)

·  Track record of collegial scholarly activities such as workshop or panel convening, collaborative research or international collaborations

·  Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public

·  Demonstrated experience in making a useful contribution to the collegial academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work

·  A demonstration of professionalism, sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University, Faculty and the Department
Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Senior Lecturer (Level C):

·  Track record in successful higher degree research supervision

·  A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
Desirable Selection Criteria Lecturer (Level B):

·  Experience and interest in quantitative sociological research

·  Capacity to teach quantitative methods to intermediate level
Desirable Selection Criteria Senior Lecturer (Level C):

·  Experience and interest in quantitative sociological research

·  Capacity to teach quantitative methods to intermediate level

·  Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with external organisations, including industry, government and the non-government sector/civil society organisations
Salary Package: From $99,879 – $118,174 p.a. (Level B); from $121,953 – $140,246 p.a. (Level C) based on a 30 March start rate.  In addition, 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading is added to this package.

Appointment type: Full-time, continuing (permanent) available from March 2017

Enquiries: Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Gabrielle Meagher, on [email protected].

For general enquiries please contact HR Consultant, Alyssa Hayes on [email protected]  or +61 2 9850 9765.

Applications Close:  Sunday 29 January 2017 at 11.55 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)


Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Quantitative Sociology – Macquarie University

Job no: 500222
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sociology

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, and one of the top 100 Arts Faculties globally, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Level C/Level D) in Sociology. We are specifically seeking a person whose research uses advanced quantitative methods within any of the Department’s areas of existing or emerging strength in cultural, political and economic sociology, social theory and social policy. (See http://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-centres/department-of-sociology/research.)

The successful applicant will assist in strengthening the national and international profile of the Department in academic research and teaching in Sociology. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in the full range of academic activities including teaching, academic advising, research, supervising research projects, seeking research funding and participating actively in the collective life of the department, including its administration.

The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach written responses as a separate document in the application process, in addition to your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter. Please be sure to specify which level/position you are applying for when you address the selection criteria.

Essential Selection Criteria both levels (Senior Lecturer Level C & Associate Professor Level D):

·  A PhD in Sociology, or that uses a sociological framework in a closely related discipline.

·  Demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative methods, including one or more of multilevel modeling, structural equations, social network analysis and/or time series analysis.

·  A well-established, well-articulated research agenda, with a strong track record of publications in high quality journals or other appropriate outlets in sociology and/or closely related disciplines

·  Proven ability to attract industry funding or competitive grant funding

·  Demonstrated record of high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervision of higher degrees by research

·  Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public

·  Demonstrated experience in making a useful contribution to the collegial academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work

·  A demonstration of professionalism, sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University, Faculty and the Department.


Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Associate Professor (Level D):

·  A national and international reputation in research

·  Demonstrated willingness to undertake management responsibility at a senior level in the Department, and to contribute at the faculty and the University levels

·  Demonstrated capacity and willingness to mentor junior colleagues in all aspects of academic life.

Salary Package: from $121,953 – $140,246 (Senior Lecturer, Level C) to $146,462 – $161,099 p.a. (Associate Professor, Level D) based on 30 March start rate, plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Gabrielle Meagher, Head of Department, Sociology, on [email protected].

General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on [email protected]

Applications Close: Sunday 29 January 2017 at 11.55pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time


Created to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, the Electoral Commission’s Suffrage Scholarships cover fees for post-graduate research into voter participation. These scholarships encourage research that furthers our understanding of voter participation and the factors that motivate voters to take part.
Students are eligible to apply if they:
• are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
• have achieved a recommended B+ average in their university studies.
• are enrolled as a full time student at a New Zealand university in an Honours or Master’s programme for the year of tenure of the scholarship and engaged for a substantive part (ie. at least half) of their enrolment in research which satisfies the purposes of this scholarship.
• Up to three scholarships may be awarded each year.
• Each scholarship will fund the New Zealand domestic fees for one year up to the value of 1 EFTS for study at Honours or Master’s level.
• The scholarship award will not fund any non-tuition fees or levies for which the scholar is liable.
Decisions made late February. For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit www.universitiesnz.ac.nz.

2 x funded PhD positions available at Massey University – Pacific land & economic development project

Two PhD positions are offered as part of the Marsden-funded project, ‘ “The land has eyes and teeth”: customary landowners’ entanglements with economic systems in the Pacific’.  Each student will work under the supervision of two of the following project investigators, Professor Regina Scheyvens, Professor Glenn Banks and Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu, including doing 4 months of case study field work in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu or Papua New Guinea during the second year of study. Also assisting with this study is Professor Vijay Naidu, University of the South Pacific.

Start date: 10 April 2017 (or soon thereafter), for a 3 year period

Candidate requirements

  • A first class honours, postgraduate diploma or Master’s degree (i.e. GPA equivalent to at least an A- average) in an appropriate area e.g. human geography, social anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics.
  • A strong understanding of Pacific Island cultures: students with Pacific Island heritage are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For non-native English speakers, IELTS Academic test score of at least 7.0
  • A strong interest and/or experience in cross-cultural research
  • Excellent written communication skills and enthusiasm for publishing research findings with the team
  • A good team player who will enjoy collaborating and sharing responsibilities with others involved in the project.

PhD student entitlements under the project

  • NZ$27,500/year scholarship for three years
  • Enrolment fees for three years of full time study
  • Reasonable research-related fieldwork costs
  • Attendance at one national and one international conference to present research findings.

Research Project Description

External commentators regularly assert that customary practices around land are a ‘constraint’ to economic development in the Pacific. This project turns this proposition on its head, exploring how Pacific communities have been able to establish distinctive models of engagement that allow them to pursue economic development while retaining control over customary land and upholding community processes and values. While land is conventionally understood as a commodity, we draw upon the notion of land as ‘assemblage’ (Li 2014) which counters this narrow economistic perspective. Pacific people view land in a holistic manner which embraces cultural, social and spiritual elements. Implicitly “the land has eyes and teeth” points to people’s deep understanding of the power of the land and its ‘mana’, which demands respect. This fundamentally influences how customary land development is negotiated. Our project seeks to explore the diverse relationships that adhere around such business engagements to illuminate what makes for success for businesses on customary land. A scoping survey will help to identify four case studies of successful cooperatives and family businesses which will be researched, utilising a Vanua Research Framework and Critical Appreciative Inquiry. Our goal is that this research will contribute to a new way of theorising Pacific economies.

Applicants must provide

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • 1 page discussion of how your research interests align with the project as described above, and how you could take this project forward.
  • Names of two referees, at least one of whom is an academic.


Regina Scheyvens 

Tohu Puiaki – Doctoral Completion Scholarship

Tohu Puiaki are offered through a partnership between Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, to build capacity and capability in Māori language research and support revitalisation. These scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance and incentive to doctoral candidates who are not in receipt of any other significant income to complete their doctoral study and thesis submission.

There are up to 5 Tohu Puiaki – Doctoral Completion Scholarships available, up to the value of NZD20,000, plus costs for thesis binding ($500), over a 12 month tenure.

Doctoral candidates must be currently enrolled and in the final year of a doctoral degree. Candidates must be completing their thesis in English on Māori Language Revitalisation, or, writing their thesis in Te Reo Māori on any subject.

Find out more information here!

Applications close February 28, 2017

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – ‘Kia Ita 2017 Scholarship’

The purpose of Kia Ita scholarships are to support the advancement of Māori language revitalisation through;

building capacity and capability
building on and increasing access to a knowledge base
increasing the number of Māori Masters graduates throughout New Zealand.

There are up to six Kia Ita scholarships available, up to the value of $10,000 over a twelve month tenure.

The scholarships are open to Māori students who on taking up the scholarship would be enrolled in a recognised Masters programme of study and research at a tertiary institution in New Zealand and are completing their thesis/dissertation in English on Māori Language Revitalisation or on any subject written in Te Reo Māori.

Find out more information here!

Applications close February 28, 2017

Post-graduate thesis scholarship: Turakina Maori Girls’ College

The Friends of Turakina Maori Girls’ College Association is offering a $6000 scholarship to a student who can make the history of the recently closed 110-year-old school an element of their master’s or doctorate degree. Contact janick@inspire.net.nz for further information.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures” at the National University of Singapore

Newly established by the Max Weber Foundation’s (MWS) German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and a team of researchers (Lin Weiqiang and James D Sidaway from the Department of Geography and Vatthana Pholsena from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore, the Max Weber Foundation Research Group is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the Research Group’s activities on Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures.

Motivated by an increase in border disputes across a variety of territories in Southeast Asia, quickened mobilities and interactions among peoples, and an acceleration of trade in (legal and illegal) goods across the region, the Group is seeking candidates whose research demonstrates a focus on either:

‐ Changing borderscapes in Southeast Asia: air, land, and sea.

‐ Cross-border infrastructures in Asia and new scales and spaces of interaction.

The Group’s understanding of borders and mobility is not limited to traditional geopolitical borders, but includes also multi-dimensional (re)imaginations of territories (including maritime and vertical ones), as well as an array of social, economic, and cultural spaces. Similarly, the definition of infrastructure encompasses both physical and non-physical networks (social, business, and cultural) that have a bearing on the uneven (im)mobilities of people, goods, knowledge and capital. Our focus is contemporary, but not at the exclusion of historical perspectives.

For full details and application procedures, please see:


Lectureship in Human Geography at the University of Reading

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography in any area that supports our current teaching and research activities. We wish to appoint a candidate who aspires to research and teaching excellence and who can contribute to collaborative grant applications, administration and outreach.
We are a dynamic department that expects to grow in strength over the next few years. We are inviting applications for the post of Lecturer in Human Geography and seek candidates who can contribute to this growth and to the research and teaching in the department. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Human Geography or a related discipline.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Science is part of the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES). The School and the Department have an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research, and members are collaborating with colleagues from schools across the university.

The Human Geography Research Cluster is a leading part of the university’s Global Development Research Division. Our research focuses on three inter-related themes: caring societies, environment, resilience and transformation and participation and social impact. Further information on the Department and its people and activities may be found at our website.

Please see our Participation Lab blog for more information on the participation and social impact theme.

Closing date: 8th January 2017. 

Masters Scholarship Opportunity, Uni of Auckland – “Welfare capital and the new welfare state”

Are you interested in researching how private investment is transforming welfare politics, policy, and services?

Applications are invited for a one-year Masters scholarship as part of a research project entitled “Welfare capital and the new welfare state: A comparative study of privately financed welfare services in the Anglophone world”. This project is led by Dr. Tom Baker and funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund.

The research project examines privately financed models of welfare provision, such as crowd-funding and social impact bonds. It includes qualitative case studies based in New Zealand as well as Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, and the United States. The project aims to better understand the ways in which private investment—or ‘welfare capital’—is shaping the welfare state. It will generate insights by (1) analysing how and why privately financed welfare services have come about, and (2) assessing changes, challenges, and implications that are unfolding as a result.

The successful applicant will develop their own empirical and/or theoretical focus within the broader research project. A wide range of topics can be negotiated, but topics of particular interest include (1) crowd-funding as a method of financing welfare provision, and (2) the roles and perspectives of Māori organisations toward privately financed welfare provision.

The student will be based in the Geography program within the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. The scholarship includes tuition fees and a living stipend valued at NZ $17,000 p.a. (tax exempt) for one year. The preferred start date for the scholarship is March 2017, but July and December start dates will be considered. There is scope for two scholarships to be awarded if suitable applicants are found.
It is expected that the candidate will hold a high quality Honours degree in human geography, sociology, politics, or a cognate field, have experience or interest in public policy, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for qualitative research. Both New Zealand and Australian applicants are eligible to apply. Applicants from a Māori background are particularly encouraged. Applicants must meet the University’s selection criteria for entry into a Master of Arts or Master of Science
Please direct any enquiries to Tom Baker.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae (including contact details for two referees) with a one-page cover letter and academic transcripts to Tom Baker. Applications will be reviewed from 12 December, but applicants are encouraged apply after that date.

Associate Professor/Professor of Indigenous Studies & Co-Head, Te Wānanga o Waipapa

Job ID: 18480

Campus: Auckland City Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent

Faculty of Arts

Te Wānanga o Waipapa

Te Wānanga o Waipapa is seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies.

Te Wānanga o Waipapa, in the Faculty of Arts, was created in 2014 comprising Māori Studies and Pacific Studies. It is a multi-disciplined School reflecting the University of Auckland’s special relationship with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the special characteristics of being New Zealand’s leading university in the Pacific. The staff of Te Wānanga o Waipapa include nationally and internationally acclaimed researchers and experts in the Māori and Pacific worlds who actively support Māori and Pacific development by promoting and advancing our knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Pacific world views through our teaching and research.

In addition to the substantive, permanent academic position of Associate Professor/Professor of Indigenous Studies, you will also serve as Co-Head of School – Te Wānanga o Waipapa for a three year renewable term. Indigenous Studies is located in Māori Studies, a small department with strong growth potential having launched a Master of Indigenous Studies programme this year and with aspiration for an Undergraduate Major in the near future.

Te Wānanga o Waipapa is committed to appointing a Professor of Indigenous Studies who demonstrates strong engagement with the international research community and an appreciation of the strength and importance of tangata whenua.  She/he will be attracted to working within a very well recognised indigenous community.  Te reo is at the heart of Māori Studies, with programmes centred on the language, how it is core to the culture and how it is taught, thus candidates will also demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of indigenous languages. Applicants with expertise in any area of Indigenous Studies whether it’s Politics, Media, Environmental, Law, Health, Criminology or another appropriate discipline are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be enthusiastic about the opportunities to collaborate with the James Henare Maori Research Centre and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM – National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement) which commenced its new CoRE contract in 2016 and will continue the legacy built over the 13 previous years. Further detail regarding NPM’s forthcoming international Indigenous Research Conference can be found at http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Applications close 9 December 2016

Any queries or further information about the role, please contact:

Clare Litten, DDI: +64 9 923 9096

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, DDI: +64 9 923 9006

Historian/Senior Historian – 28th Māori Battalion D Company Fellowship

Full time/Fixed term for 2 years

Vacancy 2016/34

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage, in partnership with the Ngarimu VC & 28th Maori Battalion Scholarships Board, the Ministry of Education and the 28th Māori Battalion D Company History Trust, is seeking an historian to research and write a major print history of D Company of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Second World War. The book is envisaged as a large-format and richly illustrated work of c 100,000 words, designed to appeal to a general audience.

This project will build on and benefit from the kaupapa Māori methodology developed for Ngā Tama Toa, the history of C Company of the Battalion published in 2008, and the B Company history that is currently underway. It will complement those histories as well as the planned work on A Company of the Battalion. It is important, however, that this history reflects the unique character and broad geographical spread of D Company, whose members were drawn from the whole South Island and much of the west and lower North Island, as well as the Pacific Islands.

The historian would be expected to work closely with the D Company History Trust and other contributors to D Company research, and to collaborate and share information with other historians and institutions working on related projects. The historian would also work with Ministry staff to help develop digital resources for the www.28MaoriBattalion.org.nz website, as appropriate.

Applicants should have a proven track record in researching, writing and preparing New Zealand history material suitable for a general audience. An understanding of and interest in the Second World War and early-mid 20th-century Māori political and social history is desirable. The candidate should possess a proven ability to access Māori-language sources and engage effectively with institutions, iwi and families holding relevant historical resources. A whakapapa connection to at least one of the iwi from which D Company was drawn would be an advantage.

The position is intended to be filled as a fixed-term employee, and may be based in Wellington or some other suitable location.

A position description and associated person specification for this vacancy is attached or alternatively contact Lyn Belt on 04 499 4229 ext 223, or [email protected].

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and application form by clicking this link.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 2 December, 2016

Lecturer – Master International Relations

Job No. 552991
Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences
Politics and International Relations
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $92,074 – $109,339 pa Level B
(plus 17% employer superannuation)
  • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
  • Where international collaboration is pursued
  • Come work with world-class

If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic Lecturer to contribute to the Politics and International Relations teaching and research program.

You will have an established reputation for research excellence in the Politics and International Relations field. You will be an excellent and inspiring teacher and will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of the program’s undergraduate Politics major. You will have an ability to teach into the program’s postgraduate coursework offerings.

Supervision of postgraduate research in this program as well as in Higher Degree Research Programs (MA and PhD) will also be expected.

If you believe you have a suitable background to undertake this role, we welcome your application.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File “How to apply for Monash Jobs


Dr Ben MacQueen, +61 3 9903 4599

Position Description

Download File PD – Lecturer – MIR

Closing Date

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11:55pm AEST

Work Opportunity: Senior Market Researcher

Closing Date:  Applications close Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Senior Market Researcher

  • Consumer Protection focus
  • Large Government Agency
  • Permanent – 20 hours per week
  • Our client is looking for a Senior Market Researcher to work in partnership across this large agency, other government agencies, and non-government partners in the consumer protection sector to develop an information programme that can pull together all sector information and communicate the bigger picture. You will be able to apply appropriate market research principles and fundamentals to develop and own a new market research and analytics programme.We are seeking a results driven and enthusiastic self-starter with exceptional communication skills, and sound judgement.  You will develop market research and analytics products and services for a wide range of customers from management, policy and operational teams within this agency to external sector partners.You will have:
    • Strong analytical skills with a problem-solving approach
    • Experience establishing and developing market research and analytics frameworks
    • Ability to consider how insight can be applied operationally
    • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships

    The following may be an advantage:

    • A tertiary qualification or comparable relevant experience
    • An understanding of market research and analytics within the public sector.

    Apply below or for additional information contact Johnny Gowland 04 9781825

University of Melbourne: Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Education

Employment type: Full-time fixed term position available for four years.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia’s education system.

The MGSE is seeking a Research Fellow who will contribute across the Youth Research Centre (YRC) drawing on expertise in quantitative analysis and where appropriate, to teaching programs (particularly in relation to quantitative research). As the successful candidate, you will contribute to the suite of research projects in the YRC, with a primary focus on the Life Patterns longitudinal program (Transitions, Pathways and Mobilities). Where required, you will also support other research programs in the Centre.
As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Have an expertise in the field of the sociology of education, labour markets, in quantitative analysis and an outstanding track record in research and teaching.
  • Contribute to research performance of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education through the publication of articles in the fields of education, youth studies and young people’s wellbeing
  • Be involved in the supervision of research higher degree students at Masters and PhD levels.

The MGSE is interested in applicants with the capability to publish in leading refereed journals and develop their own independent, competitively-funded research


–  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

–  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

–  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

–  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

Close date:  4 Oct 2016

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

Download File 0041621.pdf

For more information visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

University of Melbourne: Research Fellow in Disability and Inclusion

Salary: $66,809 – $90,657 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

The Research Fellow will undertake high level research under the direction of the University-Scope Professorial Fellow in Disability and Social Inclusion.

The incumbent will need to be able to work independently, manage competing demands, prioritise tasks effectively, ensure attention to detail, be self-directed in managing work assignments and be adept in dealing professionally with a range of people from diverse backgrounds. It is expected that the Research Fellow will have experience of the disability sector and research related to the interests of people with disability.

The Research Fellow will also be expected to have, and be able to independently utilise, a current working knowledge of the disability sector; including current policy trends, and government and community agencies, and working relationships with these key stakeholders.

Close date:  3 Oct 2016

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

Download File 0040874.pdf

For more information visit the University of Melbourne careers page.


University of Melbourne: Head of School, Culture and Communication

Salary: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies.

The School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, wishes to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, Culture and Communication. The successful applicant will have a strong research, teaching and engagement record and a proven track record in leadership.

The Dean and Heads of School constitute the senior leadership team of the Faculty of Arts, and the successful applicant will both manage her or his School as well as assist with the running of the Faculty.

PLEASE DO NOT apply via the University website. Applications should be submitted to The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants. Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be emailed to Dr Les Kilmartin at [email protected]

Dr. Leslie Kilmartin of The Insight Group is managing enquiries relating to this appointment and can be contacted: Tel. +61 418 590842 or email

Close date:  6 Oct 2016

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

Download File 0027144_revised_6 Sept 2016.pdf


University of Melbourne: Lecturer in Politics, Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship

School of Social and Political Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The School of Social & Political Sciences is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia. We have a team of dedicated academic and professional staff in the disciplines of Political Science, Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology as well as our allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment. The School offers a wide range of courses and programs in areas including criminology, development studies, gender studies, international studies, political science, public and social policy, social theory, socio-legal studies, sociology and anthropology.

The School of Social and Political Sciences is currently seeking a Level B Lecturer in Political Science through the Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship program (MECAF) as defined in section 27 of The University of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement 2013. The successful applicant will complete a structured development programme provided by the University within their workload allocation. This programme provides training, supervision and appropriate career and professional development opportunities towards establishing an academic career. Those who have previously held permanent/continuing academic positions are ineligible to apply.

The successful applicant will undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers in the field and will teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As well as teaching in their areas of interest the successful candidates will have the ability to teach core subjects in the Political Science curriculum including quantitative research methods. The successful candidate will supervise student research (at honours, postgraduate coursework and RHD levels), and will undertake administrative tasks associated with the appointees’ responsibilities in teaching and research, and foster links with external networks.

Close date:  28 Sep 2016

For a copy of the job description and more information visit the University of Melbourne website

University of Melbourne:  Lecturer, International Relations

Social and Political Sciences  

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences teaches a broad suite of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and courses. It has a strong research higher degree culture, and an internationally-recognised research profile. The discipline has particular strength in International Relations, especially at the postgraduate coursework level in the highly successful Master of International Relations. The School now seeks a Lecturer to further develop the discipline’s teaching and research programs in International Relations.

The Lecturer in International Relations will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach International Security at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and in another major area of the discipline. The Lecturer will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences and in the Melbourne School of Government. The Lecturer will supervise honours and postgraduate coursework theses and participate in supervisory panels at the research higher degree level.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The incumbent will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

Close date:  25 Sep 2016

For more information visit the University of Melbourne website

Labour History Project 2017 Scholarship

The Labour History Project offers a one-off $2000 scholarship towards a MA degree on an aspect of New Zealand labour history.  We give particular consideration to applicants who have been active in the workforce and plan to study an aspect of labour history in the post-World War Two era.

Applications for the Scholarship must be lodged with the Labour History Project by 1 December 2016.

For more information visit the Labour History Project website.

Cards Against Humanity Scholarship

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack—a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Zach Weinersmith and Phil Plait.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

How to Apply
The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.
  • Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience.
  • Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic.
  • Your video should be three minutes, no longer.
  • You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.
Please note that you must be in college in fall of 2017 to be eligible. The videos will be reviewed by a board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering.Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.
When’s the deadline for my application?
Applications close on December 11th, 2016 at midnight central time. We’ll email you in January to let you know if you’re a finalist. Finalists will then submit additional materials, due in late February. Finally, we’ll announce the winner in March 2017.
Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States.
Does my video have to be about my field of study?
Nope! You can talk about any scientific topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement.
Can I apply if I’m a graduate student?
The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school students at this time.
Which fields of study are eligible?
All fields within science, technology, engineering, and math are eligible. For a full list of STEM fields, click here. STEM must be your major field of study (not minor).
I haven’t decided on a major, but I’m definitely going to study a STEM field. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.
I’m a teacher/professor/guidance counselor. How can I tell my students?
You can link to ScienceAmbassadorScholarship.org and download this flyer to print out. If you’d like us to send you other promotional materials, email us at sas@cardsagainsthumanity.com.
How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?
You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible high school and college students as possible—we always want to reach more students. You can also support the scholarship financially by grabbing a science pack. All proceeds directly fund the scholarship’s growing trust.
Who won last year’s scholarship?
Sona Dadhania was awarded the 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship from over one thousand applicants. Sona is studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. You can watch Sona’s incredible winning video here, and read more about her here.Finally, here’s a fun video of the day we told Sona she won.For more information visit the Science Ambassador Scholarship site.

Victoria University of Wellington School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Lecturer in Media Studies

Base Salary Range: NZ$71,806– $86,507 per annum

Permanent full time position

The Media Studies Programme aims to appoint a dynamic junior scholar who complements the current staff’s expertise and who can contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: popular culture; media and creative industries; and interactive media. The ability to teach large introductory courses is essential.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Media Studies or closely related field, a record of scholarly productivity, and the capacity to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced Media Studies courses, as well as supervise MA and PhD candidates.

Applications should include a letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals and a curriculum vitae with the name of three referees. A writing sample, teaching evaluations, and a research plan will be required for the next phase of the process but can be submitted initially. For more information visit the Victoria University of Wellington’s Careers page. Applications close 19 September.

Victoria University of Wellington School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Base Salary Range: NZ $91,408 – $115,087 per annum

Permanent full time position
The Political Science & International Relations programme seeks to appoint a permanent Senior Lecturer in International Relations (equivalent to tenured assistant or associate professor). The starting date is 1 July 2017 (negotiable).
The Senior Lecturer in International Relations will have expertise in one or more areas of International Security studies. Applications are welcome from research-active candidates who specialise in traditional or transnational security issues, regional security studies (including in Asia or the Middle East), maritime security, cyber security, or global security perspectives. Strong candidates in other areas of International Security are also encouraged to apply. A PhD and an established research and teaching record are required for appointment as Senior Lecturer.
The successful appointee will be expected to make significant teaching contributions in central undergraduate International Security courses as well as to postgraduate teaching in Strategic Studies and International Relations. Candidates with an interest in contributing to the university’s engagement with the policy and diplomatic communities are warmly encouraged to apply by 18 September.

For further information visit the Victoria University of Wellington Careers page

The Friends of the Turnbull Library offers an annual research grant available to scholars whose research involves use of the Turnbull.

Research Grant

In 2003 the Friends of the Turnbull, using a substantial bequest from David Bilbrough, established an annual grant for researchers who plan to make significant use of the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

The grant is intended to emphasise the distinctive contribution that a research and heritage library makes to public knowledge. It celebrates the significant role of ongoing research and publication based on the Turnbull Library collections and the knowledge of the staff.

From 2007 to 2016, thanks to the generous bequest of Wesley (“Bill”) Secker, the Friends were able to increase the size of the annual research grant to NZ$10,000. From 2017, the grant will be up to $15,000.

No research grant was awarded for two years during renovations to the National Library but it has been offered each year since 2012.

Applications for the 2017 Research Grant must be submitted by 7 October 2016.

Applications for 2017 fellowships are open August 1st-September 15th, 2016.

Bitch Media, an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization now in its 20th year, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler.

Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful response to mainstream media and pop culture. We strive to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We publish the award-winning magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, daily online articles and opinions, weekly podcasts, and offer lectures and workshops around the world through Bitch on Campus.

We are pleased to kick off the second year of our fellowship program. We seek fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices for these four fellowships, each of which pay a stipend of $2,000 for the three-month period.

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Reproductive rights & justice
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism

During the 3-month fellowships, our fellows will:

  • Produce a minimum of six online articles for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive follow-up support with placing future articles and essays, and make great connections within the feminist-media community.
  • Have access to the Bitch Media library, which houses more than 2,000 books on feminist theory and activism; gender, race, and queer studies; pop-culture criticism, and social-justice history.
  • Receive a $2,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship.

Who should apply?

This fellowship was created in order to cultivate and amplify new voices. If you are a writer who has minimal publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a writer still figuring out what subjects obsess you, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Applications must be submitted through our submission manager. Click the button below for full guidelines and to submit your application!


Work Opportunity: Centre for Program Evaluation Tutor Positions | University of Melbourne

Closing Date:  Applications close Friday, 05 August 2016

The Centre for Program Evaluation at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education currently has several short term casual positions for skilled tutors online and face to face in our Master of Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Evaluation. These programs offer professional qualification catering to the needs of those who wish to prepare for roles in evaluation theory, method, and practice at local, national and international levels.

The Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) is Australasia’s premier university-based evaluation centre focused on teaching, research, and consultancy (http://education.unimelb.edu.au/cpe). As the University’s first fully online graduate program, we continue to lead the university and evaluation community in design and delivery of high quality online training in evaluation that is aligned with international professional evaluator competency sets.

For full position descriptions and further information please open this document – CPE Tutor Position Description 2016

Casual appointments only, fixed-term contracts available for persons living outside of Australia.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email indicating the positions and subjects of interest, your CV and a cover letter to Stephanie Watson at [email protected]

18066 Researcher, Environmental Social Science – Landcare Research

If you… 

  • Are adept at conducting research investigating complex and interacting processes to develop integrated solutions to questions of resource and environmental management, and delivery of ecosystem services, 
  • Understand the use of social science theories, methods and frameworks to develop integrated solutions to pressing social-environmental problems,
  • Want to work at the interface between research, practice and policy

then this is the job for you.

Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation.  We are always looking to find new ways improve the quality of life and economic well-being of New Zealanders through healthy land environments.

Our Governance and Policy Team seeks an experienced social science researcher to join them in advancing the frontiers of knowledge about social-environmental systems and sustainability. This is a great opportunity to actively link social, economic and biophysical research; support citizen science initiatives and generate new insights into decision-making processes; and foster inter- and trans-disciplinary research to support our growth and effective engagement with the primary, natural resources and Māori sectors.

More details here.


Curator History

Te Papa
Job category
Wellington – Wellington
Job type
Ongoing – Full Time
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For nearly two decades, Te Papa has nurtured the legacies of Aotearoa and its people. We are built on a foundation of innovation and co-creation. As our journey continues, we embrace the idea of renewal and the opportunity to once again delve into Aotearoa, its past, present, and future. We are looking for a new generation Curator, New Zealand History. You will be the newest member of a hard working team that produces public history in a museum setting, working with national collections and other forms of cultural heritage. In this role you will help tell stories and interpret New Zealand’s past for audiences that are local and global, real and virtual, and who want to know more about where we have come from and where we are going.

This role requires:

  • a PhD or equivalent experience and skills in historical or material culture research in relation to New Zealand
  • expertise in colonial NZ or another historical area that complements the current team
  • a personal record of research and inquiry in your chosen field or speciality
  • experience of working with objects, collections and forms of intangible knowledge
  • experience and comfort in communicating in a range of forms and media to diverse audiences
  • familiarity with digital platforms and social media
  • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams on a range of museological outputs across exhibitions, digital channels, research publications, and public programmes
  • a network of experts, communities and stakeholders you can bring to complement the team’s existing contacts

If you are you ready to take part in one of the most important, challenging and inspiring evolutions in both New Zealand and the museum sector worldwide, then we would love to hear from you.

For enquiries, please contact Dr Bronwyn Labrum, Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures: [email protected] or 021 2615 102.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  Applications close on 10 July 2016.


Evaluator Wanted: Red Cross New Zealand

We are seeking proposals from experienced evaluators to investigate the effects of the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Appeal and Recovery Programme (CEARP). The CEARP spans an extensive range of activities over a variety of timescales, and has operated in a complex and rapidly changing environment. Evaluators can apply to undertake one, several, or all of eight broad programme areas, which will then be synthesised into a whole of programme overview.

We want to identify areas of particular success, any unexpected results, and key lessons learned for the future. Findings will inform reporting both internally and externally, to multiple stakeholders including IFRC, government agencies and NGOs, donors, and the general public.
To be successful you will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of evaluation methods;
  • Experience in the appropriate evaluation technologies and methods;
  • A track record of undertaking the requested services for social sector agencies in New Zealand; and;
  • A robust business account management process such as an experienced account manager allocated to the relationship between the Provider and NZRC.

For further information and how to apply
Please email [email protected] for a copy of the full Request for Proposals.

PhD Project in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research (University of Auckland)

The role of culture and artistic practice in contributing to sustainability research and science communication is becoming increasingly recognised. Artistic methods of community engagement have the potential to engage diverse publics in debating, understanding and contributing to vital decisions about the management of oceans, waterways and public spaces.

We offer a PhD Scholarship in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research between the departments of Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, and School of Environment, Faculty of Science. This scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) towards the project; Sustainable Seas; Navigating Marine Social-Ecological Systems.

This position provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking and practice in the field of art-science collaboration toward environmental sustainability, particularly in regard to public perceptions of trust in regard to marine eco-systems.

The art-science element of this project involves developing creative means for public engagement, with the aim of contributing to a paradigm shift in the way New Zealand views, governs and manages its marine estate. This shift is needed to balance the enhanced use of marine resources and good environmental stewardship, while meeting the aspirations and rights of society.

Candidates suitable for this position will have proven ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries. They must have an Honours or Master’s Degree with a substantive research thesis component. We are seeking applicants with a background in either arts or environmental sciences, able to contribute to the development of practice-led, transdisciplinary sustainability research, that involves working with artists, general public, iwi and social scientists. Specialisation may lie in performance research, science communication, digital media expertise, environmental humanities, social sciences, intercultural engagement, narrative research, relational ontologies. We will select a candidate who is self-motivated, with good verbal and written communication skills, has an excellent academic record and the background necessary to successfully undertake this research.

The School of Dance Studies and The School Environment at the University of Auckland both provide an excellent forum for trans-disciplinary research. Our Schools have extensive collaborative research relationships with other academic departments within the University, with other universities both in New Zealand and overseas and with key research institutes. This research project is trans-disciplinary; candidates will be required to develop their research against a background of art-science collaboration, thinking between creative practice, social sciences, critical theory, policy development and marine science. Support for the PhD project includes: a stipend of NZ$30,000 per annum for up to three years (this includes fees and an annual stipend of approximately $24,000NZD); a Postgraduate Research Student Support scheme designed to facilitate academic and professional development through conference attendance and short term hosting by relevant institutions. The advisory team will comprise Dr Alys Longley (Creative Arts and industries), Dr Karen Fisher (School of Environment), and Dr Carolyn Lundquist (Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland).

How to apply: Potential candidates must have an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent). The nature of the research project means that candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds may be considered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter outlining their background and a CV to Dr Alys Longley [email protected] or Dr Karen Fisher [email protected] by 1 July 2016.

Lego International: Anthropologists/Human Geographers wanted to enable workspace design

This is a wonderful opportunity to travel the world 50+ days per year. To use your understanding of cultures and users to support the end-user perspective in the design of world class workplaces, which cater to employee well-being, everyday creativity and help make work fun.

Facilitate co-creation

In this new role, you facilitate people-centric design solutions for workspaces across the LEGO Group. This covers new office spaces, refurbishments and rethinking existing facilities. Your role is to help our architects and designers learn and interpret our employees’ different needs and use of space across the globe. But it is also to enable co-creation in the design process and foster active engagement, ownership and stewardship, in order for people to be truly happy about their workspace.

To do so, you:
– Conduct observations and interviews to create socio-spatial analyses of existing workplaces, thereby delivering the best conditions for the design of future workplaces
– Present your analyses of end-user needs as either a report, brief or slide show
– Use your analytical skills to bridge user needs and the global LEGO concepts and standards
– Join architects, designers and landscape architects on both medium and large scale projects centred on offices, factories, sales offices, employee housing and employee amenities

Work should be fun

You join the Global Design & Engagement department, where innovation, user focus and collaboration are high on the agenda. Every day we do our utmost to bridge people and design to make work fun and rewarding – for you, us and at the more than 35 LEGO locations across the globe, housing approx. 16,000 employees. Workspace design is the physical embodiment of the creative, collaborative and supportive LEGO culture. And as you help us learn more, we will be sure to support you in developing your talent, as we succeed together.

Cultural awareness and a flair for user-driven design

You will face unique cultural set-ups that have a significant impact on what defines a great workplace. Understanding how to embrace cultural differences within a global multicultural company with a strong, value-based brand is your job, but it will also be your challenge. Thus, you need to be a good listener and observer, who can uncover the unsaid, in order to facilitate our interdisciplinary design projects.

Your qualifications:
– You hold a degree within anthropology, cultural analysis, human geography or the social sciences
– You understand user-driven design – maybe through some hands-on experience with user-involvement or co-creation from participatory urban design or end-user product development
– You understand how cultural and social mechanisms impact social and spatial behavior, and you have the analytical and methodological skills to back up your findings
– You may have some understanding of layout software such as InDesign or similar programs
– You have preferably worked in a international context, and you communicate effortlessly in English, Danish and perhaps even Chinese or Spanish

Bringing it to life

“This is a great opportunity to work with experienced design experts. And as part of both small and large scale projects, your learning curve will be off the charts. Join us and dream up awesome workplaces for the people in the LEGO Group, so they can keep on inspiring and developing children all over the world,” says Bianca Hermansen, Director of Global Design & Engagement.

Join the global LEGO® family
In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family, where you can use your creativity and enjoy a fun working environment. We look forward to reading your application – please remember to attach a motivated cover letter and a current CV in English, when you apply.

If you would like to know more about the position, please call Bianca Hermansen on +45 51 29 69 24

This position was posted 03-06-2016 and may be online up to 10 weeks following this date. We do not have application deadlines on any of our positions. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and close the position down once we have found the right candidate. Job details here.


2017 HRC career development awards

Applications open on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 8am for the HRC’s career development awards (2017 funding round). This includes applications for career development awards in their general health research category (e.g. Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Fellowship) and those awards in their Māori and Pacific health research categories. Application forms and guidelines (2017) will be available on the HRC website shortly.

Work Opportunity: Senior Advisor – Strategy and Organisational Performance | Te Puni Kōkiri

The core purpose of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships that enable iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking to appoint to a position in our Organisational Knowledge team in the Strategy and Organisational Performance Te Puni.

The Strategy and Organisational Performance Te Puni is responsible for developing Te Puni Kōkiri’s organisation strategy, and business plans and supporting project planning, resourcing and monitoring across the organisation, Te Puni Kōkiri’s performance monitoring, developing and delivering research and evaluation programme and identifying and monitoring departmental risk.

The work programme of the Organisational Knowledge team includes:

  • Develop and lead the delivery of Te Puni Kōkiri’s research programme
  • Monitor other government agency programmes and their effectiveness for Māori
  • Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of Te Puni Kōkiri initiatives and programmes, including reporting the achievements and learnings from the Whānau Ora approach
  • Share and promote knowledge across government agencies, research institutes, and iwi, hapū and whānau Māori

Reporting to the Team Leader, Organisational Knowledge you will work as part of the team, across research, evaluation and monitoring workstreams to carry out tasks required to effectively maintain and develop Te Puni Kōkiri’s organisational knowledge

Successful candidates must have:

  • High level of experience and expertise in evaluation
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the machinery of government
  • Proven experience in project management  to oversee large projects

If this role sounds like you, we want to hear from you. The links for the job description and application form are available below:

Job Description

Application Form

To apply, email your CV, Covering Letter and a completed Application Form to [email protected].

Applications close 15 May 2016.

Work Opportunity: Evaluation or Research Internship Opportunity

Allen + Clarke is offering 1-2 internships over the 2016/17 university summer recess to graduate(s), or person(s) entering their last year in University, to work with our evaluation and research team for a 2-3 month period.

Persons with an interest and aptitude for Kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation modalities would be preferred, but we encourage all those with an interest to apply.

The internship is an unsalaried position, but Allen + Clarke pays a weekly stipend to assist with accommodation and other expenses.

The successful candidate(s) will be someone who wants to make a career in the evaluation or research area.  He or she will have the opportunity to work with our six evaluation and research team members, as well as our wider policy team, on a number of projects, gaining valuable experience in a range of evaluation and research methodologies.  They will be exposed to different sectors and clients including both our paying and pro bono clients.

Allen + Clarke’s company purpose is to “mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing society”.  We welcome applications for internships from people with a similar ethos, who are hard working and flexible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please contact Philippa for a job description, at [email protected].

Work Opportunity: Experienced Evaluator or Researcher for Consultancy Role

Allen+ClarkeAllen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluator or researcher to join our Evaluation and Research Practice.  The Practice’s team of six is looking for a colleague with extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation and research methods and approaches.  We are seeking candidates with the ability to plan, manage and implement evaluation and research projects and clearly communicate findings to a range of audiences.

Knowledge of and experience in Kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation would be a significant advantage.

We are looking for people who will fit in, who have experience in managing and delivering evaluation and research projects (not just commissioning them), and who can capably handle working on multiple projects, including working with various specialist partners on those projects.  We are also looking for people who can be “thrown in the deep end” and work with our clients to identify their needs and deliverables.

Our company purpose is: “To mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing our society”.

We provide the opportunity to work on a range of stimulating evaluation and research projects in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, aimed at helping our clients to make better decisions that improve people’s lives.  We also provide the opportunity to work as part of a team that is determined to build its technical capability and an enduring body of knowledge and practice.  Allen + Clarke offers flexible working arrangements.

We service government, NGO and private sector clients.  Our people are flexible, hard-working and committed.  They know how to work with pace.  They never lose sight of quality.  They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure a project’s success.

Applicants for the role must have 5+ years’ experience.  All applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Please contact Philippa for a job description, at [email protected] or [email protected].

$100,000 to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Board of Te Māngai Pāho has made available up to $100,000 to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. This funding is available to fund the execution of the best idea(s) to support the launch of Māori language week. With this fund there is no requirement that there is actually a broadcast outcome but there is an expectation that the idea will become an online sensation. DOWNLOAD THE RFP

Please note that while the RFP has been posted on the website, the pplication form is not yet available in Te Pūahatanga, our online funding system. It will be available for Registered Providers to access and complete from the 26th April 2016 until the RFP closes.

The RFP closes at 5:00pm on Friday 6th May 2016.


Work Opportunity: Evaluator – Short Term Contract With IRD

An evaluator with an economic bent is required to scope and prepare the evaluation plan for Inland Revenue’s tax property compliance programme.  An overview of the property programme can be found here http://www.ird.govt.nz/ property/

You will work with the Research and Evaluation team which is based in Asteron House in the Wellington CBD.  Some travel may be required as a number of key stakeholders are outside Wellington.

You will be adept at identifying the information needed to evaluate the success of a programme that is subject to a wide range of external influence, economic, fiscal and social and developing approaches that tease out the impact of Inland Revenue’s activities.

The evaluation plan is required by 30 June 2016.

If you would like to be considered for this interesting role please send your expression of interest to [email protected] by 9 am April 26th.  You should include a CV, details of relevant experience in scoping and developing evaluation plans and an outline of how you would approach this task.

For further information contact Valmai Copeland on 04 8901834 or [email protected]


The challenge
Assessing the environmental sustainability of alternative future development paths requires an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to understand the complex interrelations between water, energy, food, land use and climate. In the upcoming Horizon 2020 project MAGIC, a consortium of European research groups uses a holistic approach to study the feasibility, viability and desirability of different policies. The approach will be based on systems understanding involving balances of resource use and availability at regional to global scale.
The project will provide insight in regional and planetary boundaries to growth as well as interregional dependencies. In the project, the Water Management Group of the University of Twente will contribute its expertise on water systems and water management, focusing on the links of water use to food and energy production. Researchers from the Water Management Group published extensively on globalization of water, water footprints and water scarcity in the world’s leading journals. The project offers the opportunity for two new PhD students to join our team and expand this research in challenging and internationally appealing directions.
The positions
One PhD student will focus on the water – energy nexus.
A comprehensive analysis of water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in energy production will be made, considering the water and carbon footprints of different forms of fuels and electricity and of energy transformation and storage. Both water consumption (green and blue water footprints) and water pollution (grey water footprint) are covered. Research will yield a new global gridded component of the energy sector for the Water Footprint Assessment tool Aqua21, which the group is currently developing. Results are used in scenario studies assessing EU energy and water policies.
Another PhD student will focus on the water-land-food nexus.
Water and food security, appearing in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, are operationalized and assessed in scenario studies employing the water and land footprint concepts. Research will contribute to the global Aqua21 tool, including a new module to trace water and land footprints along supply chains, allowing the assessment of international resource dependencies.
Results are used in scenario studies assessing EU policies on water, food, trade and fertilizer use in agriculture.
Our offer
We offer a position as a PhD student. The salary for PhD research starts at € 2174, – gross per month for the first year and extends to a maximum of € 2779, – gross per month in the fourth
year (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive fringe benefits.
Your profile
We are looking for two enthusiastic PhD students with an open mind, strong communicative qualities and excellent comprehension of English, both in spoken language and in writing.
Prerequisite for both of the positions is an MSc degree in environmental sciences, hydrology, civil engineering or a related specialization. Candidates should have affinity with conceptual thinking from a holistic view, ample skills in modelling and geo-information systems, and be flexible in acquainting themselves with knowledge from new scientific fields and working in multi-disciplinary teams.
Information and application
For more information please contact Dr.Maarten Krol, telephone +31 53 4892615, or prof.dr.ir. ArjenHoekstra, +31 53 4893880.
The start of the project is as soon as possible.
Your written application, with a CV and, if applicable, a list of publications and references should be sent before 15 May 2016 through the vacancy website of the University of Twente:

LSA Seeks Applicants for Summer Internship

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of student intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the summer 2016 semester (June – August).

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital. Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks.

The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field. Funding is available to support one part-time position @ 32 hours per week (stipend = $5000). In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references via e-mail, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” Cover letters and other materials may be addressed to Alyson Reed. The deadline for full consideration is April 15, 2016.

Head of Matauranga Maori

For nearly two decades, Te Papa has housed, nurtured and empowered the legacies of Aotearoa and its people. We are built on a foundation of innovation and co-creation – where community and culture  has transformed our history and our heritage into something tangible, something engaging. As our journey continues, we embrace the idea of renewal and the opportunity to once again delve into Aotearoa, its past, present, and future. We pride ourselves on what our predecessors have created, something that is contemporary, cutting-edge, and unique to our country.

Here is an opportunity that is unlike any other. As our Head of Mātauranga Māori, you’ll play a vital role in the Collections, Research and Engagement Directorate, developing and delivering a sound intellectual and strategic direction for Mātauranga Māori and the management of its exhibitions and collections.

As Te Papa embarks on a monumental renewal process, you will lead a proposition that drives the further reach of Māori culture and heritage, bringing education and learning within a Māori medium to a place where it is embedded in everyday practice. You will have overarching management across the entire approach, from acquisition policy and risk management to collection and exhibition supervision. Conducting independent research on a regular basis will ensure you are at the forefront of any emerging trends, and with a heavy focus on bringing our collections into the digital era, you’ll create a successful and interactive structure that will enhance our online offering. You will also lead the curatorial team, fostering their creativity and innovative minds, enabling them to bring your strategies and ideas to life.

Your subject matter expertise is second to none and it’s likely that you have a relevant PhD to your name. You’re one to inspire and mentor, encouraging people to be inventive and imaginative. You have a number of high quality national and international networks with which you can connect to at a curatorial level, and you’re well renowned for your successful and innovative research outputs. That ambassadorial bent of yours will motivate key stakeholders and partnerships as well as the wider community to engage with your concepts, meaning that what we present to Aotearoa and the world is beyond compare.

Now is your time to bring your exceptional abilities to an organisation that is constantly breaking new ground and will allow you to fully immerse yourself in some of the most amazing work in the world – work that is both tangible and incredibly rewarding.

If you’re ready to take part in one of the most important and inspiring evolutions in both New Zealand and the museum sector worldwide, we would love to talk to you.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  Applications close 21st March 2016.

Te Papa
Job category
Wellington – Wellington
Job type
Ongoing – Full Time
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Everyday Feminism Seeks Contributing Writer, Pays Up to $150 per Blog Post

Everyday Feminism, a digital feminist magazine, is currently seeking contributing writers for their blog. They pay $75 per blog post to contributing writers. They pay $150 to “investigative writers.”

Their goal is “to help people develop a better understanding of how systemic issues of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, ability, size, and other social identities affect them personally and how to address them in their everyday life and communities through an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression framework.

They get over 4 million visitors a month to their website.

They pay $75 per blog post, with a bonus for high traffic posts. They also hope to raise their rates when they can.

According to their application page:

“We look for 1) expertise in certain issues and 2) online writing ability that matches our unique style. Given the current composition of the team, we are only accepting applications from contributors who have a strong intersectional feminist anti-oppression analysis on disabilities, race, class, queer, trans, work, parenting, and/or organizing-related issues at this time.

Successful applicants will be expected to write 1-2 posts a month.

To learn more, visit their website.

Deep South Challenge Contestable Funding – Request for Proposals

The Deep South Challenge is pleased to announce its first Contestable Funding round.

The Deep South Challenge has built an effective Mission-centred core research plan centred on five research programmes:

  1. Engagement
  2. Vision Mātauranga
  3. Impacts and Implications
  4. Earth System Modelling and Prediction
  5. Processes and Observations.

Contestable funding request for proposals
In addition to programme-oriented funding, the Deep South is now conducting an open “Contestable Fund” process that invites ideas for focal area-based research aligned to any, including possibly two or more, of the five programmes. More information on the programmes, focal areas, and the contestable funding process can be found in the below documents.

Deep South Contestable Funding Process

Deep South Challenge Status Summary

The deadline for submissions is 6 April, 2016. Please submit all proposals to Emma Hawthorne at Niwa

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Te Pūtahitanga Comprehensive Innovation Evaluation

Deadline for Proposals
12 Noon, Wednesday 16 March 2016

Tendering documents

• Request for Proposals (PDF)

• Response Form (PDF)

• Evaluation Brief (PDF)

If you have any questions or queries please refer them to [email protected]
Te Pūtahitanga is seeking an experienced evaluator to work with whānau applicants to evaluate the impact of 2014/2015 whānau innovations programmes that are delivered across Te Waipounamu. This evaluation will have a dual purpose, both to evaluate the process of commissioning and supporting success in the context of the Whānau Ora approach. We want to build the capacity of our whānau by ensuring they have the practical skills to plan to continually improve their programmes, so the provider must be able to work closely with whānau, and engage in the process of ako (the reciprocity of knowledge).
We are looking for evaluators who:

• Are experienced in developing evaluation plans that are suitable for implementing with whānau initiatives and consistent with a kaupapa Māori approach,

• Are innovative and are able to adapt their practise to suit the project, not force the projects into a way of working that is not consistent with their kaupapa,

• Have demonstrated in-depth experience of evaluation processes and practice,

• Are familiar with the Whānau Ora approach; the Whānau Ora outcomes as expressed by the Whānau Centred Taskforce (2010) and the application of Results Based Accountability,

• Are trustworthy, transparent, and can work alongside whānau to build capability,

• Are able to work collaboratively with Māori, and respect the importance of our partnership with the nine iwi of Te Waipounamu (Te Taumata).

• Are able to reflect our values and philosophy in their work,

• Understand that you are acting in the best interests of Te Pūtahitanga, and therefore your actions need to enhance (does not compromise) the relationship between the project and the agency,

• Are excited about social innovation and whānau, hapū, iwi led change initiatives.



While we value theory, in this evaluation we are not looking for a highly theoretical proposal, we are looking for a practical evaluation that can be implemented alongside our whānau initiatives. We prefer not to have overseas evaluation models, but rather a local approach that reflects the dynamics of whānau, ground up innovation and the importance of intergenerational outcomes and cultural revitalisation.
This is an opportunity to contribute to building the knowledge base in understanding innovative and self-determining approaches to whānau wellbeing. In many of the projects, the agency is working in uncharted waters supporting innovation, social enterprise and whānau transformation from the ground up. It is an exciting time for whānau development in Te Waipounamu. It is envisaged that the outputs from this work will:

• Contribute to the wider understanding of Whānau Ora, how investment in whānau brings about sustainable change and how this is best distributed,

• Provide guidance to Te Pūtahitanga about how they can best support innovation and social enterprise in the context of the Whānau Ora approach,

• Assist stakeholders to understand what it means to build whānau capability and how they can design and fund projects that will achieve this,

• Bring clarity and understanding with regard the dynamic interaction of the whole of investment.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu was launched in July 2014 as the South Island Commissioning Agency for Whānau Ora. Te Pūtahitanga has implemented an
innovative approach to bringing about Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu. The name, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, represents the convergence of the rivers of Te Waipounamu, bringing sustenance to the people, and reflecting the partnership’s founding principle of whanaungatanga.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu represents a legal partnership of Nga Iwi o Te Waipounamu – the nine iwi of the South Island. It is a unique initiative – the first time, ever, that the nine iwi have come together for a common cause. Te Pūtahitanga is a partnership between the nine Iwi of Te Waipounamu: Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Rangitāne and Ngāti Rarua.

Over the next three years, we will invest up to $15 million in bold approaches to building sustainable whānau capability. We believe in flax roots innovation and whānau writing their own futures. As the commissioning agency for the South Island Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is dedicated to the fulfilment of the Whānau Ora Outcomes, namely that whānau within Te Waipounamu are:

• Self-managing;

• Living healthy lifestyles;

• Participating fully in society;

• Confidently participating in Te Ao Māori;

• Economically secure and successfully involved in wealth creation; and

• Cohesive, nurturing and resilient.

Visit website for more information.

Resource Developer [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

Huia (NZ) Limited

Closing Date : 04 Mar 2016

Titiro mai! Kei te kimihia e Huia Publishers he tangata, kei a ia anō ngā pūmanawa, pūkenga, mōhiotanga hoki e tika ana mō ēnei tūranga mahi.

Huia (NZ) Ltd has a vision to deliver leading edge educational resources and to ensure that Māori stories and perspectives have a place in both local and international literature. We are now seeking new talent to ensure our vision continues to be achieved.

Resource Developer [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, Māori language proficiency and practitioner experience are essential competencies for this role. You will be a member of a team that conceptualises and champions educational resources across multiple platforms within both the Māori and English Medium sectors. Huia produces educational resources by ensuring effective relationships with a range of external providers are both developed and maintained. The ability to critique and provide constructive feedback to our providers is a key element to the success of our resources.

Application information

If you have admired Huia’s contribution to publishing and would like to be part of this small yet progressive company, we look forward to receiving your application.

Please go to www.qjumpers.co.nz for both a role description and to submit your application.

Applications close Friday 4th March 2016. Please click here to view the job description.


Teaching Fellow

University of Waikato, School of Māori and Pacific Development

Closing Date : 07 Mar 2016

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao / School of Māori and Pacific Development

Kei te kimi Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, the School of Māori and Pacific Development, i ētehi kaitono, he pukenga kounga nui mō te whakaako ki te taumata whare wānanga, he matatau hoki ki Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga Māori.

Me whai Tohu Paerua, wheako rānei ki taua reanga; me ngā taunahatanga o te whakaako ki ngā taumata o te Paetahi me te Paerua; tae noa ki ngā pukenga o te manaaki ākonga; ka mutu kia whai wāhi anō ki ngā whakahaeretanga o te kura.

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao offers a wide range of papers which build on tradition while responding to contemporary issues. Academic staff of the school are respected leaders in their fields at all levels holding iwi/Māori national and international profiles. We are distinctive in that we actively promote Māori, Pacific and indigenous people’s cultural and development issues through our teaching, research, conferences and publications.

We are seeking applicants with proven high quality teaching skills at tertiary level with strong knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

You will be suitably qualified with a Masters degree or equivalent professional experience, with demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate level, and have the ability to provide student support while contributing to the administration of the school.

Current salary range for Teaching Fellows is NZ$62,147 to NZ$88,684 per year. Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and skills.

For more information about the School please visit: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd/

This position is fixed term July 2016 to November 2016.

Closing date: 7 March 2016 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 360053 For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz


Whakauae Pae Tawhiti Scholarship Programme

Whakauae Research Services Ltd (Whakauae) is the only iwi-owned and mandated health research centre in Aotearoa. Since its establishment, Whakauae has gained a reputation for conducting high quality health research that makes a difference for Māori; building the capability of Māori communities to drive their own research agendas, and building the Māori health research workforce.

To further progress their aims of developing Māori health research capacity, in 2016 Whakauae will offer post-graduate research scholarships to support Māori students interested in pursuing a career in health research, where health is understood in its broadest sense. These scholarships are offered as part of Ngati Hauiti’s broader Pae Tawhiti Scholarship Programme and will be known as the Whakauae Pae Tawhiti Scholarships for Māori Health Research. Applicants for the scholarships should be enrolled in a Masters (by thesis) or PhD programme that will contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi. They encourage applications from students who are engaged in academic study and research activity that aligns to the broad streams of Whakauae’s work programme, namely health services, community development and public health research. They are particularly interested in applications from those who affiliate to Ngāti Hauiti or the wider confederated iwi of Mōkai Pātea including Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāti Tamakōpiri and Ngāi Te Ohuake. However applications from Māori who whakapapa to other rohe will also be considered.

Value and No. of recipients:
Two (2) scholarships at $25,000 per year for PhD study
One (1) scholarship at $10,000 per year for Master’s study.

The scholarships will be for a maximum of three years up to and including 2018. Successful applicants may also be entitled to receive a contribution to university fees, attendance at a relevant conference or Whakauae sponsored event, and production costs for the thesis (if applicable) up to a maximum of 40% of the value of the scholarship.

Applications close at 4.30 pm, Friday, 1 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2016. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.maorieducation.org.nz/images/scholarships/2016paetawhitiapp.pdf

Work Opportunity: Experienced Evaluator for Consultancy Role

  • Evaluation and research role
  • Use your relationship and time management skills
  • Work on a variety of projects, for a range of clients
  • Join a flexible, hard-working and committed team
  • Help us to make a difference

Are you looking for a new challenge? Allen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluator to join our team. We need a person with extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation methods and approaches. We are seeking candidates with the ability to plan, manage and implement evaluation projects and clearly communicate findings to a range of audiences. Knowledge of and experience in kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika evaluation is an advantage.

We are a consultancy company that services government, NGO and private sector clients. Our projects can be long or short term. They can be individual or team-based. They may involve working in-house with a client or at our offices. Our people are flexible, hard-working and committed. They know how to work with pace. They never lose sight of quality. They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure a project’s success.

We are looking for people who will fit in, who have experience in managing and delivering projects, and who can capably handle working on multiple streams of work. We are also looking for people who can be “thrown in the deep end” and work with our clients to identify their needs and deliverables.

Come join us if you are:

  • Experienced in undertaking high quality evaluations and research
  • Have a high ability to self-manage and to manage multiple pieces of work at once
  • Able to lead projects, and work successfully within a team
  • Have experience in managing diverse relationships and a strong client focus

Applicants for the role must have 5+ years’ experience.

All applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the position description, please email Philippa Tinetti or call 04 890 7300.

To apply please email a cover letter and your CV to Philippa at the above address.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 29 February 2016. Interviews are likely to be held on 3 and 4 March 2016.

‘Antarctica Online’, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

Featuring lectures that were filmed on the Ice, this course examines contemporary Antarctic scientific research, placing it in a wider scientific, historical, social and cultural context and includes 5 two-week modules called:

·         Antarctic Science History

·         Geology of Antarctica

·         Investigating the Deep South

·         The Governance of Antarctica

·         Antarctic Arts & Communication

To get a taste of what the course is about, please take a look at the promotional video.

To enrol go to http://cce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/443-antarctica-online. Or to enrol by phone +64-4 463 6556


Otago Polytechnic

Closing Date : 12 Feb 2016


We are seeking an inspirational leader as our new Kaitohutohu, to take Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago to new heights in our quest to meet the vocational education needs and aspirations of Māori in our community, and throughout New Zealand.

Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago is one of New Zealand’s top performing educational institutions. As Kaitohutohu you will be a member of the Polytechnic Leadership Team, holding a key leadership position in ensuring that our commitment to our Māori learners is embedded into our strategies, programmes and practices.

You will be responsible for working collaboratively with Otago Polytechnic, Kā Papatipu Rúnaka o Araiteuru and the Māori community to achieve our aspirations for Māori educational achievement.

As a strategic thinker, you’ll support, coach and partner our staff to ensure our Māori Strategic Framework is actioned within teaching and learning, and service provisions; and that we deliver on the aspirations and objectives encapsulated within that Strategic Framework.

Along with a demonstrated record of outstanding leadership and management, preferably within a tertiary educational context, you’ll have academic qualifications at a level appropriate to the role, preferably at post graduate level. You will have a high level of competency in Te Reo Māori and Tikaka, and proven experience working within a kaupapa Māori framework, as well as being knowledgeable of vocational education and training and of the NZ tertiary sector.

For further information, please email Cheryl Moeke HR Services Manager or call (03) 471 6875 (DDI). For a position description and to apply visit the Otago Polytechnic website and click on Job Vacancies.

Applications close Friday 12 February 2016.


Rangahau Māori Research Development position

Unitec (Auckland)
Closing date: 17 January 2016

Senior Māori Historian/Content Editor

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Wellington)
Closing date: 15 January 2016

PhD Thesis in Criminology Scholarship

As part of a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington offers one PhD Thesis in Criminology Scholarship. The thesis will examine issues of human rights, culture and criminal justice. In particular, the thesis will focus upon how Māori understand and facilitate human rights in relation to either offenders/prisoners or children in trouble. It is hoped that the work will chart positive cultures and practices.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the Criminology PhD programme. Māori students and those with an interest in critical qualitative methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply.
Number of awards offered: One
Total value: $25,000 plus tuition fees.
Tenure of award: Commencement date in early 2016 is negotiable. The PhD must be completed by May 2019.
Closing date for applications: Friday 29 January 2016.

How do students apply? Applicants should send the following to Elizabeth Stanley:
·         CV (including contact details of 2 referees)
·         A short summary of how they would like to position the PhD thesis (1-2 pages)
·         An example of previous written work (5-10 pages)
For any other enquiries on the scholarship or the wider project, please contact Dr Stanley, holder of the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, on the above email address.

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Research Fellows

The University of Auckland Business School is seeking expressions of interest from Post-doctoral research active candidates to appoint as Research Fellows in the following areas related to Māori and Pacific issues:
1. Information Systems & Operations Management
2. Accounting & Finance
3. Economics
4. Property
5. Marketing
6. Commercial Law

Candidates ideally possess, or are in the process of achieving, some proficiency in te reo and/or a Pacific language, and are committed to making a difference to Māori and Pacific through education and research. Candidates will have completed a PhD (or be in the final stages of completing one) in one of the fields of research areas above, or in an allied field, with an established publication record. Candidates must be committed to developing their skills as a career academic within the Business School. Roles will report to the appropriate Head of Department according to areas of academic expertise, and departmental mentors will be assigned. These positions are for a two year fixed term appointment.

This is an exciting opportunity for people who show the capacity and desire to develop a strong national and international teaching and publication record in Māori and Pacific business issues and who are committed to working with iwi and relevant practitioner communities. You may already have experience teaching at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level and have the ability to proactively initiate opportunities for postgraduate co-supervision. Although teaching experience is desirable it is not an essential requirement. An understanding of equity issues in New Zealand, especially with relation to Māori and Pacific peoples; as well as an understanding and awareness of the University’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the Equity Policy is essential.

Candidates should submit the following (combined in one document):
·         Cover letter (including your area of discipline)
·         Curriculum vitae
·         Research statement, including a plan for building a solid, collaborative research platform
·         Teaching portfolio, evaluations and philosophy (if applicable)

Expressions of interest close 31 January 2016 and please submit your application to Beata Stus-Greig, HR Advisor

NPM PhD Scholarship

An opportunity to apply for a PhD has recently been announced. Applications close Friday, 22 January, 2016.

The project will based out of the Department of Social & Community Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and is supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). The supervisors will be Associate Professor Janet Lynn Fanslow from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh from the Department of Sociology, and Director of NPM.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought.  Interested potential students will need, in the first instance, to establish their potential  for pursuing a PhD in this area by submitting:

1.   An up-to-date academic transcript.
2.   An example of academic writing.
3.   A proposed area of study aligned to this research.

For further information and to apply please see https://www.findathesis.auckland.ac.nz/research-entry/10339796

The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund (NZFFF) was established in 1991 to promote friendly relations between the peoples of New Zealand and France.

It has Boards in New Zealand and France, which meet annually to award grants to projects which meet the Fund’s philosophy of promoting friendly relations and understanding. The scholarship is for masters or doctoral study and is intended to be a reciprocal arrangement with a high calibre French student studying in New Zealand and a high calibre New Zealand student travelling to France.

Eligibility: Candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship tenable in France must be New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree of a high standard from a New Zealand university

Value: A one-off grant of NZ$25,000.00

Closing Date: 31 December 2015

Application: Read the regulations.pdf (83KB), download and complete the Application Form (73kb), and send to

Embassy of France

Cultural and Scientific Service

Level 13, Sovereign House

34-42 Manners Street

PO Box 11 281


Enquiries about the scholarships should be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]

NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse Research Fellow

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is advertising for a Research Fellow.

This role provides an opportunity to support development of the NZFVC research platform, in conjunction with the NZFVC Co-Directors.

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Supporting the Co-Directors to meet current research objectives and to develop an ongoing programme of research
  • Managing assigned tasks and working to high standards to enhance the research team performance
  • Contributing to the research team decisions about strategic research issues.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Research study design
  • Preparation of research grant and ethics applications
  • Data and data management
  • Data analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Writing of research reports, issues papers, and journal articles as required.

This is a fixed term position for 20 hours per week for 18 months.

Applications close on Saturday 28 November 2015. Further information, the role description and details of how to apply are available on the Seek website.

Motu Thesis Scholarship

Applications for the Motu Thesis Scholarship are now open.

Every year, Motu offers a one-year scholarship to a promising university student of Māori descent planning to work on an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis on an applied topic preferably in economics, or some other social science, and preferably using a quantitative methodology. The value of the scholarship is $10,000.

Through this scholarship, we hope to enhance Māori research capacity and encourage students of Māori descent to develop an interest in researching topics relevant to public policy development.

If you are interested, please check out this information sheet  and ask your tutor to fill in the reference report.

The deadline for scholarship applications is in December each year; in 2015 the deadline is 16 December. If you are interested in getting more info on this scholarship, email Isabelle Sin.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Māori and Indigenous Law

University of Canterbury

Closing Date : 15 Nov 2015

School of Law, College of Business and Law

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0FTE)
  • Continuing (ie permanent) position

Te Kura Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, UC is committed to graduating ākonga who demonstrate bicultural competence and confidence, are aware of and understand biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to law.

To achieve this we are seeking an outstanding academic to enrich the teaching programme in the areas of Māori and Indigenous Law. The role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor provides the opportunity to work with the School’s staff to develop teaching and learning in the areas of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Indigenous Legal Issues as well as any other area of law, and to contribute more generally to the School’s implementation of the UC bicultural competence and confidence graduate attribute. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake high quality research, scholarly publishing, teaching and other services for the School to enhance the School’s research and teaching capacity in Māori and Indigenous Law and other subject areas relevant to the Law School.
  • In conjunction with other members of the School, lead the development of responsive practice to achieve the bicultural competence and confidence attribute.
  • Lead and partake in legal research that is collaborative and strengthens Māori development aspirations.
  • Develop initiatives to assist the School with attracting and retaining Māori students.

In addition, appointments at and above Senior lecturer level will be expected to:

  • Participate in strategic planning in the School.
  • Attract external research funding.
  • Recruit and supervise postgraduate students.

For more information and a position description click here

Project Leader Social Innovation (Māori)

Innovate Change is a social innovation agency that uses creative and participatory approaches to design, deliver and review policies, programmes and services that improve health, wellbeing and social outcomes. We have recently reviewed our team and we are moving towards a core team structure that has a full time Director, a full time Support Co-ordinator , and four Project Leader Social Innovation roles – each with a specialism of either Design; Research; Te Reo me one Tikanga Māori; or Health and Social Care. We’ll continue to have a team of Senior Associate roles, too. We have most of these people, but we need a new person with Te Reo me ona Tikanga Māori to lead social innovation projects and build our cultural competence and responsiveness to rangatahi, whānau and iwi.

View the position description here and the application details here.

Cultural Sociology Editorial Team

The British Sociological Association and SAGE, joint owners of the journal, would like to hear from Editorial Teams interested in editing the journal Cultural Sociology, for a 5-year period from April 2016 to March 2021.

Please see the full Call for Expressions of Interest for further details.  Deadline for initial Expressions of Interest: Monday, 16 November 2015, 17:00 GMT

Work Opportunity: Research & Evaluation Manager

Job description
Great Potentials Foundation works in low-income New Zealand communities, helping to unleash the potential of children, young people and families. With a 25 year track record, Great Potentials empowers over 4,500 people across New Zealand every year to improve their academic outcomes and life prospects. We do this through three proven programmes: Family Service Centres, HIPPY and MATES.We are looking for a Research & Evaluation Manager to work closely with Senior Management to lead Great Potentials Foundation’s research and evaluation agenda, and conduct research and evaluation across all of our programmes. This is a brand new, full-time role, reporting to the CEO. You will be an important part of a small, dynamic team with ambitious goals.Key responsibilities will include:
  • Designing and implementing research and evaluation plans and projects, in collaboration with Great Potentials Foundation Management and Programme Directors
  • Translating and disseminating research and evaluation in a relevant and meaningful way
  • Supporting the mission and vision of Great Potentials by:
    • identifying and implementing tools (including an electronic case management system), processes and training to optimise the management and use of data
    • monitoring relevant national and international initiatives, trends, innovations and best practices
    • facilitating the alignment of Great Potentials Foundation’s activities with the relevant evidence base, emerging trends, and relevant literature

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least five years’ relevant work experience
  • Expertise in conducting and leading qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience with facilitating planning and strategic thinking processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners
  • Ability to interpret data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously

For more information about our work please see our website: www.greatpotentails.org.nz

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 October 2015.
How to apply
Please send your CV to [email protected]


Pou Hononga – Māori Economy – NIWA

NIWA is New Zealand’s leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services, specialising in atmospheric, climate, freshwater and marine research, with more than 600 staff in 15 sites around New Zealand.

We are seeking a dynamic professional to drive opportunities and growth throughout the Māori economy. This is a senior role with influence and opportunity to work with science teams across NIWA and engage and add value to the Māori business sector.

This position is integral to the development of a portfolio of Māori economic development projects and will develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in the Māori business sector, grow new business opportunities, develop proposals and negotiate contracts with clients and ensure that our services surpass client expectations.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in resource management or environmental science. Specialist knowledge and expertise relevant to Māori interests in aquaculture, fisheries, water, climate issues for Māori agribusiness in the primary sector would be an advantage.

You will have strong business networks, experience working with Māori in commercial settings, and a sound understanding of tikanga Māori. Fluency in Te Reo Māori would be desirable. You will have demonstrated capability in fostering and growing revenue opportunities, and delivering benefit to key stakeholders. You will have significant experience in building multi-disciplinary project teams and managing large and complex projects.

Working with NIWA staff throughout the country, the preferred location for this position is Wellington but this is negotiable.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits, free parking and an attractive waterfront location at Greta Point.

Position description

Māori and Communities – University leadership role

Lincoln University

Closing Date : 05 Oct 2015

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university – with research and teaching focused on three global challenges, namely to: feed the world, protect the future, live well.

Based on the Te Waihora campus in Lincoln, Canterbury, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori and Communities is a varied and challenging position, and an integral part of a committed Executive Leadership Team which reports to the Vice-Chancellor.

This role provides strategic leadership and guidance on Lincoln’s on-going and evolving partnerships and relationships with iwi, Māori and other key stakeholder communities.

Māori land and primary sector assets are key economic resources for Māori as individuals, whanau, hapu and Iwi and will continue to contribute to growing a diverse and thriving New Zealand economy. A thriving land-based economy offers Māori communities increased opportunities for social, cultural and economic transformation. Lincoln University is committed to being a key enabler of Māori relevant teaching and research to underpin this transformation.

Lincoln University is looking for someone with energy and drive to implement the University’s overarching Whenua Strategy, which informs both the internal and external strategy for education, research and relationships with Māori communities.

You will need to be able to demonstrate your success in seeking out opportunities to partner with Iwi and Māori on educational, research and commercial initiatives.

To be successful in this position you will:

  • Be an experienced senior leader with strong management skills
  • Be a strategic thinker with the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Have the skills to build positive, open relationships across a dynamic, challenging and complex environment
  • Be a natural communicator with an affinity for connecting and engaging with people
  • Be someone with sound commercial and strong business acumen, and an understanding of the importance of education and research.

For confidential enquiries please contact Janyne Morrison on 021 659 546.

To apply for this exciting leadership opportunity please go to http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Lincoln-Home/About-Lincoln/Working-at-Lincoln/Job-Vacancies/Management-vacancies/Deputy-Vice-Chacellor-Maori-and-Communities-/

All applications must include a covering letter, completed application form and CV.

Applications must be received by 12.00 midday on Monday 5 October 2015.

Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.


Opportunity for senior evaluator

Allen + Clarke is seeking to fill a permanent senior evaluator position within its Wellington-based organisation. Depending on the number of applicants, the closing date for applications is 5pm 23 September 2015.

Allen + Clarke is a Wellington-based consultancy that specialises in policy and regulatory development and implementation, programme and project management, the provision of secretariat services and undertaking reviews and evaluations.

Established in 2000, Allen + Clarke is a medium sized business with 32 employees. It contracts to government, non-government and private sector agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The ideal person for the senior evaluator position would be someone:

  • with consultancy/practitioner experience
  • with experience working in Maori/Pasifika settings
  • who values, and can contribute to, a shared-learning environment

Alternately, Allen + Clarke is offering an opportunity for someone who is an emerging evaluator and is seeking to establish themselves as a senior evaluator, over time.  Allen + Clarke offers a supported learning environment and access to evaluation, research and policy experience.

Further information on our work is available on our website: http://www.allenandclarke.co.nz/

Please address your application (including all supporting information) to:

Contact person:  Philippa Tinetti

Subject line:  Allen + Clarke – senior evaluator position

Email address: [email protected]

Opportunity: Evaluation Specialist – NZ Sport Group

• Build a New, Robust Evaluation Framework

• Influence Strategy and Improved Sporting Outcomes for NZ

• Fantastic Work Environment

Sport is integral to New Zealand’s culture and way of life. The Sport NZ Group is proud to be leading the charge in the creation of a world-leading sport system in New Zealand – from “grass roots” through to high performance sport. With a revised Sport NZ Group Strategic Plan, including a new Community Sport Strategy that has participants at the centre, we are now seeking an accomplished Evaluation specialist to join us at this exciting time.

In this new role, you will report to a fantastic manager, and work in a highly engaged and motivated team. Your role will be to develop the principles for, establish the framework of and then operationally run, a new Evaluation framework for the group, focussing on a range of work programmes, taking an organisation wide portfolio view, while also understanding linkages and influencing outcomes with stakeholder organisations and their own frameworks.

You will ensure progress against strategic priorities is evidence based and allows for continuous improvement. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, with third party contracted suppliers and the leadership team. This will be a very satisfying role, a chance to add real value.

To be considered for this role, you will ideally be tertiary qualified. You must have a strong, successful background in Evaluation, where you can demonstrate capability in the embedding of an effective Evaluation framework, in another relevant environment. You must have skills in planning, managing and prioritising, to produce quality results, and the ability to establish evidence based systems, methodologies and tools. You must have strong written skills and the ability to influence outcomes via others.

Please make contact quickly.

Contact Kurt Hollis, 04 499 7849

Email your CV to [email protected]

Opportunity: Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration (Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University)

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration. The successful candidate will serve concurrently as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration. Founded in 1998, ISIM provides balanced, interdisciplinary analysis of the complicated issues raised by international migration. It also houses the graduate Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies and mid-career professional Certificate in International Migration Studies.
Rank will be at the associate or full professor level. The position is open as to discipline, but the expectation is that the position will be held by a scholar with a distinguished record of publication in the social sciences (such as anthropology, demography, economics, history, political science or sociology). The Herzberg Professor will be a scholar of international reputation, with an exceptional record of research and teaching in the international migration and refugee field and with the requisite managerial and entrepreneurial skills expected of a research program director. Scholars whose work speaks to contemporary policy concerns are also encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link:


For information on the Institute for the Study of International Migration, please visit the website. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Olivia Payne, Manager of Faculty Affairs. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Susan Martin.


Opportunity: Consulting – evaluation of capacity building (Fiji, Kiribati and Vanuatu)

The UNICEF Pacific office is looking to engage a consultant/institution to determine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of UNICEF capacity building of police on child protection in Fiji, Kiribati, and Vanuatu with regards to the ability of those police forces to sustain and strengthen protection of child victims, witnesses and offenders.

The evaluation will be led and managed by UNICEF Pacific in collaboration with the Fiji Police, Kiribati Police and Vanuatu Police.

A detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this consultancy can be obtained via email

Applications must be submitted via email no later than 7 August 2015.

Please visit the website for details.

 Lecturer – Criminology & Gender Studies-1501260


As a Lecturer within the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work you will contribute to the gender studies curriculum and core teaching elements of undergraduate criminology.

You will be positioned within a strong and forward-looking department which is dedicated to excellence in social scientific research and education. You will be required to teach and develop curriculum in both gender studies and criminology, carry out a programme of independent research and supervise postgraduate student research.

This position will cover elements of both introductory criminology as well as teaching a specialist field in feminist criminology. Accordingly, any candidate that can teach into both areas of the curriculum will be welcomed whether their background is in critical approaches to criminology or gender studies.

It would be advantageous to be able to demonstrate strong skills and research interests in one or more areas of gender and crime. This could include areas such as Justice Institutions, prisons or human trafficking, among others.

It is expected that candidates will either have, or will be close to completing, a PhD.

You would need to be available to teach in Semester 1, 2016 and would need to take up the position no later than February 1st, 2016.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Hugh Campbell, Head of Department, Sociology, Gender and Social Work.

Applications quoting reference number 1501260 will close on Friday, 4 September 2015.

For more information please visit our website via the link https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501260&lang=en

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Psychology

The Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research is recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (or Assistant/Associate Professor) in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Applications close 17 July 2015.

For more information, click on this link: http://www.psychoneuroxy.com/announcement,a1000.html

With kind regards,


Taciano L. Milfont, Ph.D.


Acting Director

Centre of Applied Cross-cultural Research / Pae Rangahau Tauhokai Ahurea

Associate Editor, International Perspectives in Psychology

School of Psychology | Victoria University of Wellington | PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand | t: +64 4 463 6398 | f: +64 4 463 5402 | e:[email protected]


Looking for frameworks that WORK: Natural resources and decision making

We are doing a global review on decision support tools/conceptual frameworks that have been SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED to natural resources issues at any scale, from local to international.
These frameworks should:
1) consider a range of values of both non-market (e.g. cultural values, recreation, species conservation, etc.) and market values; and
2) ideally, integrate these values by exploring trade-offs among them.

The examples should have DEMONSTRATED their usefulness/real impact through a change in thinking, change in practice or change in policy around natural resources to a REAL CASE at ANY SCALE.
The examples can be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

***If you would like to share an example, please email the full reference (Author, year, name of publication) to [email protected] by Monday 1st June 2015***

Peer-reviewed and unpublished sources are welcome.

For those who contributed, we will share the compiled list of references in a PDF once ready and acknowledge accordingly.

Thank you and looking forward to hearing back from you,
Sandra Velarde, Scion Research

 te wiki o te reo maori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015: The theme is Ngā Mātua / Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā Mātua

Does your field of research cover Aotearoa’s Maori families and the use of

eSocSci Website –  Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2015

We need a te reo Māori speaker to help us translate the front page only of the eSocSci website (about a dozen words) for Te Wiki o te reo Māori by July 22nd. Contact Andrea or Rhiannon.














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