Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Automotive Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)

We seek a Lecturer to teach automotive skills to students.   The position requires a strong role model to mentor students, and skills suitable for encouraging learners to achieve their goals.  Good communication skills are essential.

The successful applicant will be able to deliver and modify current material as well as develop new teaching material.  You will be required to assess students and report on their capability and ability to use new technology.

Applicants will hold a relevant qualification or a relevant industry/professional qualification appropriate for the level of expertise and will have current involvement in trade, professional, industry or community activities in their field. 

The teaching hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm, with night classes shared amongst the team.

For specific information please contact Vanya Thurston 0800 762 786.

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

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 28 April 2019.

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IT Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, fulltime

Our Bachelor of Information Technology is known for strengths in applied computing, industry projects and close links with the community.  Our students undertake a year-long client-focussed project in their 3rd year which encapsulates their degree learning and allows them to develop curiosity and skills in a new area.

We are seeking applications from an experienced IT professional with strengths in Systems Administration, Security and Virtualisation.  Project supervision experience is also desirable. Applicants with expertise in other areas of information technology would also be considered.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • a tertiary qualification in information technology
  • recent work experience in the information technology industry
  • experience in tertiary teaching or a willingness to undertake training in this area
  • evidence of an inspiring approach to teaching

This position is an opportunity for an experienced information technology professional to share their expertise with enthusiastic students.

The salary level offered and the appointment at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicants.

For specific information contact Joy Gasson on 0800 762 786 or joy.gasson@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply visit our website.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 May 2019.

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General Practitioner

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, 15 hours per week

A General Practitioner who is a Fellow of the RNZCGPs is required to join the Student Health team responsible for the primary health care needs of Otago Polytechnic students.     

Candidates will have a demonstrated interest in the health and well being of young people.  A background in adolescent, mental health, sexual or women’s health would be advantageous as would experience and/or interest in sports and travel medicine.   The practice is committed to health promotion/prevention activities.

This position which is for 15 hours per week and is ideal for general practitioners who would like to combine private general practice or other responsibilities with regular clinical work in the education sector.  Some flexibility in hours is necessary. 

For further information contact Sue Thompson 0800 762 786. 

Visit www.op.ac.nz to apply or a position description.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 30 April 2019.

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Early Childhood Lecturer

College of Community Development & Personal Wellbeing

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE

We are seeking a suitably qualified early childhood educator to join our current team of lecturers delivering the Certificate in Early Childhood (Level 3/4). We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in teaching and working with students on placement, who enjoy working as part of a team and who would be committed to providing our students with an excellent learning experience. The successful applicant will understand the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to demonstrate culturally safe practice.

As well as teaching in our current programme, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the new qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education L3 and L4, in terms of developing of student learning activities, development of new assessment and facilitation of an online flexibly delivered component.  The new programmes will be delivered for the first time in 2019.

 You will preferably:

  • Hold a degree in early childhood education
  • Have early childhood education sector experience, ie specialist knowledge and experience in infant and toddler well-being and learning
  • Demonstrate confidence, competence and flexibility in using a range of communication strategies including: oral delivery and public speaking, written communication, online presentation and social media skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team

Teaching experience in tertiary adult education would be an advantage. Staff are expected to engage with compulsory professional development at Otago Polytechnic, which will involve completing the requirements towards a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching; Otago Polytechnic funds this.

For specific information contact Judy Magee, Team Leader phone 0800 762 786.

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To apply, please complete the Application Form, and attach to it your cover letter (quoting the position) and CV. Any queries can be directed to vacancies@op.ac.nz

Applications close 12 noon Wednesday 17 April 2019.