Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Quantity Surveying & Construction Management

Dunedin City - Otago

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Full time, permanent

Otago Polytechnic is looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor with experience within the Quantity Surveying field.  While experience working in tertiary education is desirable we will provide you with training and support to become a qualified lecturer.  Your real-life examples and experiences where you have used your skills will be of great benefit in preparing our students for the workforce.

Otago Polytechnic prides itself on providing an environment where staff and students can develop their lives and careers. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining capable staff who are passionate, creative, and future-focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of our learners and partners. We foster the leadership and communication skills that can make great ideas happen.

We are experiencing growth in our New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Quantity Surveying and Construction Management) diploma programme and are currently developing a new three year Bachelor of Construction degree with an intended launch set for 2018.

You will preferably hold a relevant Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree. If you do not hold a Master’s degree you will study towards one in Quantity Surveying or a related discipline. You will be encouraged to become research active.

If you are diploma or NZCQS qualified with industry experience please feel free to apply as study towards a degree and teaching qualifications will be managed.

Applications close 5pm, 10 March 2017.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website.  For specific enquiries please contact Learning Leader, Built Environment, Philip Ballard on 0800 762 786

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Veterinary Nursing Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Veterinary Nursing Lecturer

Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing

0.6 FTE, Permanent

Our core business is delivering excellent distance education to learners studying Animal Care, Veterinary Nursing Assistant and Veterinary Nursing.  Share your knowledge, experience and passion with these diverse and very motivated learners.

We are seeking a suitably qualified Veterinary Nurse, wishing to pursue a career in veterinary nursing education, to fill a lecturing position for the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing.

You will hold a diploma level Veterinary Nursing qualification or higher and have extensive relevant experience as a veterinary nurse in high level practice and be registered with the NZVNA or equivalent overseas body.  International veterinary nursing experience is preferred.   Great communication skills, in person and online, and evidence of being a team player is essential.  Previous experience in education and/or a teaching qualification and experience with mentoring people in work placement is preferred. 

This position is 0.6, with an additional 0.1 available for 2 years to complete a tertiary teaching qualification if you do not already hold one.  Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to remain residing outside of Dunedin.

For a Position Description or to Apply please visit our website.  For specific information on the position, please contact Francesca Brown, Programme Leader on 0800 762 786.

Applications Close: 5pm Sunday 12 March 2017

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Operations Coordinator

Dunedin City - Otago

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as Operations Coordinator within CapableNZ. This role is responsible for overseeing all operational and academic administration functions within the School.

We are looking for a person who has operational/administration management experience including experience in leading a successful high performing team. You will also have experience in working with setting and monitoring of budgets, forecasting and financial reporting. This role requires highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a positive and productive team attitude.

A tertiary qualification is required, but a postgraduate degree and / or tertiary education administration experience would be preferred.

If this seems like it might be just the challenge you are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

For specific information contact Glenys Forsyth, Acting Head of School CapableNZ glenysf@op.ac.nz telephone 021 0549 233

Applications close: 5pm Thursday 16 March 2017

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