College of Education (COE) Lecturers are persons of high standing in the education profession and typically are teaching across a range of courses to postgraduate level. This includes assessment and course administration duties, and they will usually have a leadership role in the administration of a programme. Lecturers (COE) may have significant course administration responsibilities including curriculum design. COE Lecturers carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

COE Lecturers play a major role in professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.


Teaching, assessment and curriculum development

It is expected that Lecturers (COE):

  1. conduct research-informed teaching across a range and level of courses in accordance with their share of the Department or School's teaching programme
  2. teach to a standard which meets the quality standards expected in the Department/School and profession/discipline

It is expected that Lecturers (COE) may be:

  1. preparing course plans, outlines and materials for delivery of classes assigned, in consultation with other senior colleagues
  2. facilitating learning by presenting lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and papers
  3. developing assessment material related to courses taught
  4. providing assessment and feedback to students on their progress towards learning outcomes
  5. fostering the development of individual student talent
  6. implementing innovations in teaching, assessment and curriculum development
  7. providing course advice
  8. acting as the convenor of one or more papers
  9. carrying out practical teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching workshops either in small groups or one-on-one to facilitate the learning of practical/technical skills
  10. providing practical professional supervision in classrooms in schools

Research and/or advancing professional practice and scholarship activities

It is expected that Lecturers (COE):

  1. advance knowledge and professional practice and/or produce quality assured publications within their field or discipline either individually or as part of a group

It is expected that Lecturers (COE) may be:

  1. obtaining research funding
  2. attending and presenting papers at professional conferences both nationally and internationally
  3. taking part in effective research collaborations

Service to the University and the community

It is expected that Lecturers (COE):

  1. contribute to the administration of the College of Education

It is expected that Lecturers (COE) may be:

  1. representing the College of Education through contributions to committees, working parties etc within the Division, or the wider University (including the Māori Strategic Framework)
  2. sharing knowledge with the community outside the University and contributing to local and national communities through involvement in the development of policy, practice, and cultural activities (eg: iwi/Māori development)
  3. contributing to the profession/discipline.


It is expected that Lecturers (COE):

  1. take an active interest in the activities relating to the Department;
  2. meet all compliance and reporting requirements;
  3. work collegially with staff and students in the College, Division and the University.

Employment Conditions


  • Teaching qualification.
  • Extensive teaching experience including curriculum design

Authority to appoint

Pro-Vice Chancellor

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Confirmation path

May be eligible to transfer to a confirmation path position

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Salary scale

Teacher Education Fellow scale (Non Medical/Dental, Range 1, Steps 1 - 7)

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Performance review


Find out more about the annual performance appraisal

Salary progressions

One step annually on salary scale through to the top of the scale, subject to satisfactory performance. For further information, go to section 10.2 of the Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Employment Agreement

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COE Lecturers may apply for the following promotions:

  • Additional salary step(s) within the Teacher Education Fellow (range 1) salary scale
  • Teacher Education Fellow range 1 to Teacher Education Fellow, range 2.

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Research and study leave

Not eligible

Employment agreements

Lecturers (COE) usually are covered by the:

  • Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Collective Employment Agreement OR
  • Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Individual Agreement

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Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)

Evidence Portfolio required.

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Useful information

Key contacts

Dan Wilson
HR Manager - Promotions & Remuneration
64 3 479 8092

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