Otago Polytechnic

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Horticulture Lecturer, Central Campus

Dunedin City - Otago

Horticulture Lecturer, Central Campus

Otago Polytechnic – Central Campus – Cromwell

Fulltime Lecturer – 1.0 FTE, fixed term, 2 years

We are seeking a Lecturer to teach on our campus based Horticulture and Viticulture programmes and coordinate workplace training within the horticulture and viticulture sectors in Central Otago. You may also be required to teach on other programmes within the department.

This position will allow you to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with students of all ages who want to make a career in the horticulture/viticulture industries.

Good practical skills are essential for this position as is a strong connection to local industry. A thorough knowledge of machinery and current health and safety practices is also required.

You will have current experience and a passion for teaching, demonstrated evidence of an inspiring approach to teaching, excellent communication skills and be a positive and constructive team player. Your teaching experience may have been in a workplace setting.

A Diploma or higher level qualification in agriculture, horticulture or viticulture and experience in your discipline is essential. A qualification in tertiary teaching or a willingness to undertake training in this area is desirable.

This is a great opportunity to remain connected to the horticulture/viticulture industry, but offers you a very diverse and thoroughly rewarding new career pathway.

For specific information please contact Alex Huffadine, Programme Manager, phone 0800 765 9276.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, 19th February 2016

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Research Assistant

Dunedin City - Otago

Research Assistant

We are seeking an experienced permanent part time research assistant to work alongside staff on a diverse range of research projects for the Director of Learning and Teaching.

You will support the team by conducting literature reviews and work with the team to design and plan projects. You will have knowledge of ethics requirements and funding opportunities and have experience in collecting and analysing data. Evidence of your ability to draft reports and publications is desirable.

This is the perfect opportunity for a postgraduate student in education, sociology or health (other disciplines will of course be considered) with a background in qualitative and quantitative methodologies to gain experience and a reputation for working on interesting and innovative projects. The projects within the Director’s portfolio include one of the largest and most transformative pedagogical projects in the tertiary education sector (Designing for Learner Success), but will also include work looking at areas of interest such as learner capability, experiential learning, online learning and support services, as well as midwifery education and midwifery services, among many others.

You will be part of a new and hard-working team, and will need to bring a proactive, friendly and willing-to-try attitude. In return, you will gain a supportive and exciting environment to develop and hone your skills to the next level.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

For specific information please contact Sally Pairman, phone 0800 762 786 or email sally.pairman@op.ac.nz

Applications close 12th February 2016

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Lecturer / Fieldwork Associate

Dunedin City - Otago

Lecturer / Fieldwork Associate

School of Occupational Therapy

Full Time, Permanent Position, Dunedin Based

The successful applicant will be able to provide excellent teaching and student support, inspiring our students to achieve at their highest level in courses that prepare and support students in fieldwork practice. You will be a registered occupational therapist with a master‘s qualification, or be on a PG pathway towards a masters.

You will have an understanding of the range and diversity of occupational therapy practice. You will be able to educate students on the core concepts of occupational therapy practice, the problem solving process, reflection, clinical reasoning and evidence based practice as applied.

You will have an interest in community development and have areas of clinical expertise and/or content knowledge that you can confidently teach.

This position requires skills in building relationships and networking. This will involve you in liaising with external agencies, to secure and develop fieldwork placements.

You will have well developed skills in the following areas, teaching and learning, team work, technology use, project and time management, and excellent communication skills. This position requires a quick thinker, who can analyse complex situations well and develop clear plans of action.

The School of Occupational Therapy is a stimulating, challenging environment in which to work. You will have supportive colleagues within the fieldwork team and the school who willingly share their skills and knowledge.

For specific information about the position please contact Jackie Herkt on 0800 762 786.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

Applications close 5pm, Friday 12 February 2016

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Dunedin City - Otago


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 Maori in our community and from 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 Maori learners is embedded into our strategies, programmes and practices.

As Kaitohutohu you will be responsible for working collaboratively with Otago Polytechnic, Ka Papatipu Runaka o Araiteuru and the Maori community to achieve our aspirations for Maori educational achievement.

You will be a strategic thinker who will support, coach and partner our staff to ensure our Maori 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.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of outstanding leadership and management, preferably within a tertiary educational context; and will 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 Maori and Tikaka and proven experience working within a kaupapa Maori framework, as well as being knowledgeable of vocational education and training and of the NZ tertiary sector.

For further information, please contact Cheryl Moeke HR Services Manager. (E-mail: Cheryl.moeke@op.ac.nz or (03) 471 6875 (DDI) . For a position description and to apply visit the Otago Polytechnic website and click on Job Vacancies.

Applications close Friday 11 March 2016

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General Labourer

Campus Services

Otago Polytechnic requires a General Labourer to join our Campus Services Team. This is a permanent, full time opportunity for an individual who is a team player.  Having proven competency in the building trade or in maintenance skills would be an advantage along with experience in operating hand held tools and equipment.  You should be able to communicate effectively, follow instructions, be health & safety conscious and reliable.  A current full driver’s license is essential for this position.  As part of the role you will be required to complete a site safe course.

Position Description and for specific information please contact Tracey Howell, phone 0800 762 786

Application for employment

Applications Close 29th January 2016