Postdoctoral Research Fellow vacancy in e-Learning

26 Apr 2017 - 10:25:09 in Administrative

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand's top ranked research University is seeking to expand its engineering programme. We are a School that prides itself on its collegiality and multidisciplinary collaborations with many of New Zealand's top ranked research clusters. This is an opportunity for you to develop your career at a quality institution in one of the most liveable cities in the world.

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two year fixed term position to provide research support as a member of the newly established e-Learning Research Group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct high quality research and develop tools for engaging Māori and Pasifika computer science teaching and learning. New Zealand schools are currently being encouraged to teach computer science topics as part of the curriculum. There is a lack of Māori and Pasifika material in this area and it is expected that the Postdoctoral Fellow will help in the development of engaging and supportive e-Learning tools (ranging from full courses to individual tools) based on Māori and Pasifika cultural concepts.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong computer science background, particularly in e-Learning who can demonstrate an understanding of te reo Māori me ona tikanga.

Minimum Requirements:

• A PhD in computer science or related discipline such as e-Learning, graphics, games development and/or programming languages will be preferred  
• Proven research and publication track record within areas e-Learning, graphics, games development and/or programming languages over the last five years  
• Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.  
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills especially across cultures

For further information on the position contact: Dr Karsten Lundqvist, School of Engineering and Computer Science, at: / Tel : +64 4 463 5233 ext 8018.

Please do not send applications to this email address.

Applications close on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

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Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.