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

  • March 15, 2017

    Te hora i te rongopai mō Womad | Spreading the Womad word

    What started out as a good way to get to a music festival without buying tickets has turned into one of the most enjoyable annual experiences for Dennis Ngawhare.

  • March 15, 2017

    Mātanga Janna | Janna goes pro

    Janna O’Malley has some tough decisions to make in the next few weeks.

  • March 15, 2017

    Minister of Tertiary Education visits Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

    The new Minister of Tertiary Education Paul Goldsmith was keen to learn about Te Wānanga o Aotearoa during a recent visit to Hamilton.

  • March 15, 2017

    Te arotake i ngā ture arataki | Guiding regulations up for review

    Tikanga Ako - the regulations that guide Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) kaimahi about how they safely interact with tauira - is up for review.