Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Foundation Education Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

College of Community Development and Personal Well-Being

  • 0.4 FTE, fixed term February - December 2020
  • 1 FTE, fixed-term February - June 2020

We seek Foundation Education lecturers to teach personal development, literacy and numeracy in a kaupapa Maori environment to a diverse group of cohorts within the Level 2 and 3 programmes.

You will be highly motivated with excellent organisational skills, a flexible approach, and an empathy with second-chance learners. You will have an affinity with youth, have experience in teaching career and personal development to adults, and be competent in assessing student needs, developing individual learning plans, lesson planning and moderation.

You will have excellent communication skills, as you will be working cooperatively with the Foundation Team and Student Services staff. Good computing skills are required and you will have an interest in blended models of course delivery. It is expected that you will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Te Titiri o Waitangi.  A teaching qualification is desirable or working towards one.

For specific information, please contact Harriet Walsh, telephone 0800 762 786 or email hwalsh@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 26 January 2020

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UI/UX Designer

Dunedin City - Otago

Marketing and Communications 

Full-time, fixed term until July 2020

At Otago Polytechnic / Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, our vision is that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

We are guided by our values of Caring / Manaakitaka, Courage / Maia, Accountability / Takohaka and Empowerment / Whakamanataka. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua.

Use your exceptional design skills to make a difference, provide advice and solutions that will enhance the usability and impact of our communications channels in a challenging and ever-changing environment.  You will have scope for innovation and creative solutions in a variety of work. 

The key skills and experience to be successful include: 

  • industry level graphic and web design experience
  • strong creative abilities, including ability to generate ideas, and develop original and effective solutions
  • strong typographical skills and a sense of colour and style
  • an understanding of branding and how to apply and adhere to brand standards
  • excellent attention to detail and accuracy in work while working to deadlines
  • extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS

Our successful applicant will be:

  • an experienced designer highly competent with graphic design software applications including Adobe Creative Suite
  • a skilled communicator
  • able to work across multiple departments with many internal clients

If you are friendly, professional and enjoy variety in your role apply now

For specific information contact Rachael Shriffer, 0800 762 786 or rachael.shriffer@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 27 January 2020

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Occupational Therapy Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Full-time, permanent

Our College, Te Ohu Ora, has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer role within our Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.  This role will be based in Dunedin and part of a team to deliver occupational therapy theories and practice.   

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and motivated educator who creates an outstanding learning experience for our students. You will have a wide range of understanding and experiences of current models and frameworks in the area.  You will have:

  • a desire to help students learn
  • the ability to work with community agencies to develop links and networks for our learners
  • Experience in research would be an advantage
  • NZ registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • a tertiary teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake training in this area

For specific information contact Penelope Kinney or Ian Crabtree, phone 0800 762 786.   For a position description or to apply visit our website. 

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 26 January 2020.

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