Skip Content

Strategic Academic Leadership Opportunity


Nei rā a mihi ka rere kōramuramu atu ki te kōmata o te rangi, kia tau horapa iho ki runga ki ngā tōpito o te motu, kei ngā mana, kei ngā reo, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te Rautiaki Mātauranga, the Academic Board of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, is seeking expressions of interest for suitably qualified individuals to be considered for vacancies on the board. This is an opportunity to be part of advancing the kaupapa of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and its commitment to ‘whānau transformation through education’.

Te Rautiaki Mātauranga has vacancies for:

  • Three external members;
  • One academic kaimahi of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa; and
  • One tauira of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Te Rautiaki Mātauranga has the principal responsibility to:

  • Promote, maintain and monitor educational quality, consistent with the strategic objectives of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as a wānanga under the Education Act 1989;
  • Advise on indigenous educational directions of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa;
  • Promote the maintenance and advancement of indigenous body of knowledge that contributes to rangahau and to regional and national Māori, whānau, hapū and iwi development;
  • Oversee and monitor the development of all educational activities of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa;
  • Provide regular reports on its activities to Te Mana Whakahaere; and
  • Exercise any powers and perform any other duties delegated to it by Te Mana Whakahaere and Te Taiurungi (Chief Executive).

To be considered for the external vacancies, Te Rautiaki Mātauranga is seeking candidates with extensive experience in academic leadership. Experience in mātauranga Māori curriculum, research, or tertiary education policy would also be advantageous.

A job description is available on request to Helen.Cooper@twoa.ac.nz. To express an interest in these vacancies, please forward an application letter and curriculum vitae to Helen.Cooper@twoa.ac.nz by 2 October 2015.

 Back to news & events

Published On: 18 September 2015

Article By:



Other Articles

  • Fiji take home more than a title

    Along with claiming the trophy for winning the inaugural Hamilton Sevens last week, the Fiji team also had some extra luggage to take home, thanks to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaimahi.

  • New season of Marae DIY underway

    Two down, seven to go. That’s the count for the latest season of popular marae makeover programme Marae DIY.

  • Experience drives kaiako

    Most social workers, nurses, educators and others working in the caring professions received their training through a typical western education system. To succeed in this system, cultural beliefs are often set aside.

  • Kōkiri kicking off

    Inventor Logan Williams is taking an invasive weed out of our rivers and streams to create a sustainable and highly marketable product.