Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Teaching Fellow (Health and Safety) on a 6-month fixed-term contract, starting January 2022.

This role will be responsible for coordinating and delivering one postgraduate course in trimester 1, 2022 (January – July). This course is HLWB 512 Professional Role and Functioning and teaches advanced knowledge about the role and function of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, the professional role and ethical framework for the workplace health and safety profession, and theories of communication and fostering teamwork.


This position is located in Wellington at the Kelburn Campus.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversight of course to the required University standards and within agreed timeframes.
  • Preparation for lecturing, tutorials and workshops (some of which will be online)
  • Delivering lectures, tutorials and workshops
  • Student Consultation as required.
  • Setting and marking assignments and the final examination to the required University standards and within agreed timeframes.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be an enthusiastic teacher, preferably with evidence of successful teaching a tertiary environment. You will have an understanding of the role of tikanga Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Pasifika cultural practices in teaching. Good interpersonal skills are important along with a demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD desirable but not essential for the right person
  • Advanced knowledge of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in the context of workplace health and safety
  • Knowledge of the professional role and ethical framework for the workplace health and safety profession
  • Bring your work experience and practice into your teaching
  • Active and enthusiastic teacher

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

The School of Health is the newest School at the University and is in a state of rapid growth and change, with both new staff and new programmes in development. We have a diverse range of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including our Māori and Pasifika students.

We are a team of enthusiastic staff, with a positive and encouraging School culture. This is an exciting place to work.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Carolyn MerryweatherCarolyn.merryweather@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.
Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.