Pūkenga - Lecturer in Nursing (Wellington)

on 10 May

Victoria University of Wellington


  • Are you a registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate looking for a role based at Wellington Hospital?
  • Do you have evidence of culturally responsive practices and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles?
  • Have you been successful teaching nursing at a tertiary level with strong interpersonal skills?

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.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Pūkenga - Lecturer in Nursing to join the Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora - School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice. The Pūkenga - Lecturer in Nursing will assist with the development and delivery of the Master of Nursing Practice programme (MNP), support research in the School, and provide supervisory assistance to the School's growing master's and doctoral programme.

Undertaking impactful research and scholarship that:

  • Engages constructively and productively with colleagues within and outside the University
  • Is evidenced by a range of activities (e.g., building positive relationships with communities and relevant organisations, publishing in international and domestic journals, research funding, community engagement and outreach)
  • Successfully attracts and supports research students into the discipline of nursing.

Dedication to teaching and learning as evidenced by:

  • Academically rigorous, research-led teaching that stimulates student learning
  • Coordinating and teaching postgraduate courses
  • A pedagogical approach that reflects Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our location in the Pacific, and a diverse student body that includes international students from a range of backgrounds
  • Experience in the research-practice nexus and/or community engagement will be considered an asset

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful applicant be an enthusiastic teacher, with relevant qualifications and clinical/teaching experience commensurate with the level of appointment. Clinical experience in the areas of primary and community health or in mental health and addiction services will be considered an asset.

The following attributes are essential:

  • Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate.
  • A completed or commenced doctoral degree in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching nursing at a tertiary level including the use of technology
  • Demonstrated evidence of culturally responsive practices, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated evidence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles

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

Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora - Wellington Faculty of Health is the newest Faculty at Te Herenga Waka, established in 2017. We are a team of passionate researchers and teachers from across the University that help prepare the next generation of health sector professionals in making a difference to New Zealanders' health and wellbeing. We value collaboration, innovative thinking, excellence in teaching, and critical and transformational engagement. We are committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and implementing the University's Māori strategic outcomes framework 'Mai i te Iho ki te Pae', and to the success of Māori and Pasifika students.

Role Description


Close date for vacancy: Friday, 07 June 2024.

We can only consider applicants who are citizens or residents of New Zealand or Australia or on a current working visa. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Associate Professor Kathy Holloway, School Director (kathy.holloway@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, Lecturer (1143). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the 'CV/ resume' button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further information to include, please email these to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Reference 1143


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