University of Canterbury
Associate Professor - Ahorangi Tuarua In Digital Education Futures
University of Canterbury

Lead and contribute to teaching in the areas of digital education futures, eLearning, blended learning, digital pedagogies, and learning analytics.

  • Requires 4+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Requires Doctoral degree
  • $120,000/year
September 25, 2019

Associate Professor - Ahorangi Tuarua in Digital Education Futures

School of Educational Studies and Leadership
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Professor/ Ahorangi Tuarua within the School of Educational Studies and Leadership to lead and contribute to teaching in the areas of digital education futures, e-learning, blended learning, digital pedagogies, and learning analytics. This appointment aligns with the University of Canterbury's commitment to the strategic priority of 'Educating for the Future', including the commitment to using technologies to create educational opportunities within and beyond Aotearoa New Zealand.


Applicants will have a proven record in technology-enhanced learning and digital pedagogies or related areas. Applicants will hold an earned Doctorate and will be able to contribute research related to UC's renowned e-learning Research Lab founded by retiring Distinguished Professor Niki Davis. A demonstrated and sustained record of teaching excellence is also required. With a strong research profile and demonstrated expertise, applicants will contribute in areas relevant to the School of Educational Studies and Leadership, such as:

  • education futures
  • tertiary / higher education
  • educational assessment
  • social justice and equity of access
  • digital citizenship and digital activism
Who You Are

Candidates will be expected to:

  • develop and lead research projects in their specialist area(s), including supporting collaborators
  • supervise postgraduate research students
  • lead and contribute to teaching - including flexible and blended learning options—in both national and international contexts
  • lead course, programme and organisational development

It is desirable that candidates are able to demonstrate a good understanding of the educational sector, as well as an understanding of, or willingness to understand, the obligations created by the Treaty of Waitangi / te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Who We Are

The School of Educational Studies and Leadership comprises an ambitious and collaborative multidisciplinary team that undertakes research and teaching in its new home - Rehua - located in the heart of the University of Canterbury Ilam Campus. Rehua offers state of the art digital technologies and innovative spaces for learning and teaching, along with social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. The discipline of Education at the University of Canterbury is consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS 2019 rankings).

For more information about our team, please visit us at School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

The successful applicant will have opportunities for international conference travel to support their research and teaching activities and will have the opportunity to network with international leaders in Education, Health Sciences and a range of disciplines through the University's unique Erskine Fellowship and Canterbury Fellowship Scheme (which enables the University to host world-leading academics) and through the University's academic staff exchange programmes with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities, and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

View the full Associate_Professor.pdf

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 20th October 2019 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and a 2-3 page statement outlining the research interests and goals. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file.

For further information, specifically about the role, Associate Professor Annelies Kamp, [email protected]

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Job Function
Educational Technology