School Principal, Tumuaki, School of Government job with VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON


  • Do you want to lead academic excellence and debate in public policy and public management?
  • Do you have an innovative approach, motivation, resilience and a demonstrated strategic vision?

Mō Te Herenga Waka – About Our University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws on our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, particularly Wellington, Aotearoa and Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as the world capital university of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our core ethical values ​​are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity and empathy. These core ethical values ​​manifest in our commitment to sustainability, well-being, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality and openness. With and as tangata whenua we enjoy Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Principal. The School Principal will lead the School of Government in promoting academic excellence and debate in public policy and public management, as well as in developing capacity within the public sector. Given the Wellington School of Business and Government’s unique position in the capital city of Wellington, directly opposite the Houses of Parliament, the Head of the School of Government is ideally placed to contribute to a strategy for engagement with the public sector, while improving the school’s academic activities. .

Ō pumanawa – About you

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant higher-level academic qualification and have strong credibility through international academic research and engagement. A passion for excellence in teaching and research with a commitment to an exceptional student experience is important to success in this position. You will lead academic engagement with tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in research and teaching. You will have the ability to build effective teams in a multidisciplinary and complex environment, combined with collegial leadership experience and a deep commitment to equity and diversity will be essential.

With strong professional and personal credibility, this role will suit an intellectually agile leader with an innovative approach, demonstrated strategic vision, drive and resilience. The ability to successfully engage diverse stakeholders at a senior level nationally and internationally is critical to creating new opportunities in a constrained economic environment.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina ia koe – Why you should join our team

The School of Government is one of six schools located within the Wellington School of Business and Government that holds the “triple crown” (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) of international accreditations. We are looking for a Head of School of Government to help us continue to build our preeminence as the faculty’s expert in business and government.

As of January 31, 2022, a COVID-19 vaccination mandate will apply to all University staff, students, contractors and visitors. For more information see: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/covid-19/vaccine-mandate

Contact details for the vacancy

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Brenda Bongiovanni ([email protected]). But applicants must follow all the steps listed below.

Important – Application steps and information

For applicants who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, we recommend checking the New Zealand Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https: //www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the university registration form

Click the Apply Now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you are a perfect fit for this position, then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documents to [email protected] nz indicating the reference number and job title. of the ad in the subject line.

Applications closed Friday May 27, 2022.

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