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Otago Polytechnic is pleased to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary providers, and we are in no doubt who to thank – our exceptional staff.

Providing an environment where individuals can develop their lives and careers is at the heart of what we do, and this is as true for our staff as our students. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining capable staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of our learners and partners. We foster the leadership and communication skills that can make great ideas happen. As a research-active Polytechnic, we support staff to collaborate with others and explore their areas of interest. 

We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs or political opinions.


Current vacancies at OPAIC 

Permanent full-time Lecturers in Applied Management

We are seeking full-time permanent lecturers who can teach across our under-graduate and post-graduate Applied Management programme.

The Role

The successful candidates will design, develop and review course material and assessments, deliver courses, grade assessments, and be involved in the moderation process.  They must be able to provide learning environments which address individual differences and diverse needs of learners, and use effectively a variety of teaching and learning methods.  Their teaching should follow an experiential and  interactive learning approach in order to enhance the overall learning experience and achieve learning outcomes.  All academic staff members are expected to engage in scholarly activity appropriate to the lecturers discipline and teaching practice, and are expected to contribute to the school's wider academic and intellectual life.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • A PhD is preferred or appropriate Master's degree (as required by the current demands of the programme).
  • A recognised  teaching qualification (or working towards one) OR show a willingness to work towards a teaching qualification;
  • A substantial number of years of teaching experience in the New Zealand tertiary education system;
  • Relevant industry experience;
  • Demonstrated ability in research;
  • Experience in moderation processes;
  • Proven ability to guide students in their academic ability and development;
  • Team-focused and an active contributor to team activities;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural education environment;
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and can authentically integrate mātauranga Māori and/or Māori perspectives in their teaching;
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office products and ideally experience working with Moodle/blackboard & EBS systems.

What’s on offer?

  • An opportunity to join a very exciting, dynamic and well-known brand;
  • A key role within a highly-respected team;
  • An outstanding team culture where staff seek continuous quality improvement;
  • A competitive salary and benefits;
  • Flexible work practices.

For further information about the position and to apply online go to the SEEK website: Lecturers in Applied Management

Student Success Manager

OPAIC is currently seeking a Student Success Manager for our Student Success department, to ensure that OPAIC continues to perform well in measures of student success, and to lead the institutional strategy for ensuring these outcomes.  

Reporting to the Executive Director Student Success and Employability, you will:

  • Have a strong achievement-oriented culture centred on the delivery of comprehensive, high quality student services.
  • Ensure that all students have a successful and quality experience at OPAIC.
  • Continuously assess and improve support systems and services.
  • Provide student groups with the appropriate expertise, counselling, coaching and support they need to succeed in their studies and contribute to their employability. 

As the successful candidate you will have ideally worked in the tertiary education sector with a focus on Student Support Services. You will have substantial practical experience and a demonstrated ability to develop and implement practical approaches to pastoral care and support services tailored to the specific needs of students. Your employment record should demonstrate an ability to engage effectively with members of staff and students, deliver on quality, and have a passion for education. 

For further information about the position and to apply online go to the SEEK website: Student Success Manager

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We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs, or political opinions.