13 Jan

Lecturer Senior Economics And General Business Subjects Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury

Lecturer Senior Economics And General Business Subjects
Ara Institute Canterbury
13 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

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Successful students; Value for employers; Effective staff.

OUR VALUES / KAUPAPA Trust - Kia pono; Connect - Kia Tuhono; Inspire - Kia Hihiri


Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Policy Framework for teaching and learning identifies four principles:

 Participation – learners actively engaged

 Empowerment - fostering student engagement and develop students’ as critically reflective life-long learners.

 Employability - preparing them as learners for the 21st Century with a range of literacies required for the future.

 Community - recognising and valuing learning as a social process

Ara is committed to developing flexible modes of delivery and encourages learning centred approaches that exploit the potential of new technologies. Ara is also committed to scholarship informing teaching and learning Ara has a Capability Framework to support the professional development of teaching staff. DEPARTMENT AND DIVISION INTRODUCTION Ara delivers educational programmes to over 5200 full time equivalent domestic students and 530 international students. The Department of Business is one of eight Departments’ in Te Waka Ako, the Department of Education and Applied Research at Ara. In 2016, the Department of Business enrolled approximately 1000 full time equivalent domestic and international students in a range of business programmes, employing 35 full time equivalent staff. The Department has an excellent reputation for the delivery of high quality business programmes and has a developing research profile. Business programmes include:

 Level 5 Diploma in Business (Accounting, Human Resources, Leadership and Marketing and Sales

 The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAppMgt) with 15 specialisations

 Graduate Diplomas in 15 disciplines

 Full professional accreditation for the Accounting degree with CAANZ (for AT, ACA and CA foundation studies); CPA Australia and ACCA UK.

 The team work across programmes according to their professional background and expertise.


This role will involve teaching Economics and a variety of other business courses in the Bachelor of Applied Management and

the New Zealand Diploma in Business. The successful applicant will work with a wider academic team, experienced in business

education. Participating in research projects and supervision of student research projects is an expectation of all staff and

the level of involvement in research can be negotiated as part of the role.


Head of Department

Operations Academic Academic Academic Manager Manager Manager Manager

Academic Staff


Internal External

 Students  Industry stakeholders including BAppMgt Co-operative

 Head of Department – Business Education Project host organisations

 Academic Managers  Collaborative partner organisations involved in Level

 BAppMgt Industry Placements Coordinators 5-7 programme delivery

 BAppMgt Internship Academic Project Co-ordinator  Professional groups and organisations /associations

 Operations Manager

 Staff engaged in the delivery of level 5-7 programmes

 Ara administration staff



Qualifications / Knowledge

 A degree in relevant discipline

 A preference for people with Professional accreditations and/or higher qualifications in Business

 A completed qualification in adult teaching or willingness to complete an adult teaching qualification.

 Up to date knowledge of industry best practice in economics


 Teaching experience in the tertiary education sector including the delivery of undergraduate courses

 The ability to relate “real world” practice to students to support the applied nature of our teaching

 The ability to contribute to research outputs

 Time management skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently administer, organise and co-ordinate activities and meet deadlines

 A competent level of IT literacy

 A commitment to a range of teaching methods including online learning

Personal Attributes:

 Embraces Ara values/kaupapa

 An interest in and commitment to education

 High degree of professional judgment and integrity

 Friendly and approachable manner.

 The ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and students


 Willingness to commit to Ara staff profile which encompasses foci on students; learning and teaching; innovation, flexibility and continual learning; research; biculturalism; internationalisation; disability awareness; environmental awareness and sustainability; health and safety; IT literacy.


1. Teaching 1.1. Effective planning, preparation and organisation for Manage the teaching and learning situations in all classes so students know what is expected of selected programmes and courses in the Bachelor of them. This includes setting and effectively Applied Management and New Zealand Diploma in communicating learning objectives, and regularly Business. (B.AppMgt and NZ DipBus). updating course materials to ensure currency and

meet changing educational needs and industry requirements.

1.2. Creation of an environment conducive to learning and where students are motivated to learn.

1.3. Effective use of a variety of appropriate teaching and learning strategies.

1.4. Effective organisation/development/deployment of learning resources.

1.5. Maintenance of academic quality standards. 1.6. Provision of regular, effective feedback to students

regarding progress and achievement. This includes:

 Setting and marking of student assessments (e.g. practical tests, assignments, test papers, internal examination papers) within Division quality deadlines.

 Ensuring that all assessments meet the quality assurance and moderation requirements set out in curriculum document / Ara and Department policies and guidelines requirements or specific industry requirements, as appropriate.

1.7. Provision of regular contact with industry to ensure quality Co-operative Education project outcomes and continued placement opportunities including:

 Assistance with finding host organisations for placements

 Academic supervision of students

 Liaison with host organisations while students are placed

2. Student Responsibilities 2.1. Maintains professional relationships with students to Academic Staff will exhibit genuine concern for help meet individual learning needs. students as individuals and members of the 2.2. Learning guidance provided to students within and class/course/programme. outside the classroom context, as appropriate. 2.3. Recognises student-learning difficulties and arranges

for appropriate support (e.g. referral to learning assistance, including NESB assistance; referral to career, course or personal counselling; referral to student loan/scholarship support).

2.4. Provides support and assistance to resolve conflict between students.

2.5. Practice in non-racist and non-sexist ways and sensitivity to students and colleagues with special needs demonstrated.

2.6. Maintains office hours to support students as required.

3. Planning and Development 3.1. Contributes vision and innovation to the work team. Academic Staff will contribute to planning and 3.2. Develops course materials. development activities in relation to courses, 3.3. Contributes to course and programme development. programmes, the Division, Department and Ara. 3.4. Contributes to ongoing planning within the Division and Department.

3.5. Contributes to marketing activity in and on behalf of the Division/Department/Ara.

4. Administration 4.1. Plans and co-ordinates the administration Complete administration requirements promptly. requirements of the courses and programmes taught, (including work experience, where required by the

curricula,) in accordance with Division/Department/Programme requirements.

4.2. Contributes to course, workgroup and other relevant meetings of staff.

4.3. Completes student and course/programme records accurately and forwards them to Department Administration, as required. (e.g. attendance records, assessment results)

4.4. Completes all personal administration records accurately and forwards them as required (e.g. leave forms, leave planners, work time records).

4.5. Follows all policies, practices and procedures of the Division, Department and Ara.

4.6. Participates in organisational systems, such as appraisal.

5. Research 5.1. Participates in Division research activities. Actively contribute to the research outputs of the 5.2. If employed on research conditions, delivers the Division, including publication and presentation. research outputs negotiated.

6. Professional Commitment 6.1. Maintains professional relationships with staff to Maintain professional currency and teaching skills further overall objectives of the Division, Department suitable to the role of educator and which support Ara and Ara. quality objectives. 6.2. Develops and maintains communication and support networks within work experience organisations, as

required. 6.3. Maintains professional relationships and liaison with

staff in other tertiary institutions, as appropriate. 6.4. Contributes to external moderations processes as

required. 6.5. Maintains professional relationships with industry an

relevant professional organizations 6.6. Plans and negotiates use of professional

development time with the Head of Department (or delegate) to meet teaching development needs, Ara learning profile needs and professional currency needs.

6.7. Implements these negotiated programmes for own professional development

6.8. Represents the course/programme/Division in meetings or industry gatherings as required.

6.9. Liaises with consumer groups and representatives to seek their feedback and input into the courses and programmes taught, as required.

6.10. Responds to feedback 6.11. Uses feedback on performance from students, peers

and Head of Department to identify own educational needs and finds opportunities to meet these

6.12. Seeks and uses opportunities to maintain professional credibility and competence

6.13. Evaluates and reflects on own practice in order to identify directions and strategies for improvement

6.14. Participates in the broader professional and academic life of Ara.

7. Contribution to Ara 7.1. Compliance with legislation and policy adopted by Seek ways to assist Ara in achieving its vision, mission, Ara in order to meet legislative requirements. This values, strategic goals and operational requirements. includes health and safety requirements, and may

involve the staff member undergoing medical checks to establish baseline health at the commencement of employment and regular checks thereafter.

7.2. Participates in activities seeking staff opinion and feedback, as requested.

7.3. Participates in the continuous improvement culture by recommending change and improvement, which will assist with efficient delivery of operational and strategic goals.

7.4. Participates in committees/working groups, as required.

7.5. Contributes and participates in projects from time to time.

7.6. Performs other duties related to an academic staff member’s role, as may be reasonably required from time to time.

8. Senior Academic Staff Member is responsible for: All of the above: Teaching and Learning the ASM outcomes outlined above, own outcomes, plus providing support and input for others to achieve 8.1. Planning and implementation of strategies for the required outcomes. improvements to assist those with learning

difficulties 8.2. Excellence maintained and assistance to others in

learning and teaching delivery, and in meeting student responsibilities.

8.3. Participation in reviews of teaching and learning effectiveness and student satisfaction, in accordance with Ara and Department/Division processes. Innovation and Development

8.4. Leadership/management of curriculum innovation and development. This includes and is not limited to:

8.5. Design of objectives and content appropriate for student, industry/community needs

8.6. Design of assessment programmes that meet Ara and industry requirements

8.7. Evaluation of courses and programmes in line with Ara/Department/Division requirements.

8.8. Active support and contribution to the objectives, direction and operation of the Division/Department and Ara.

8.9. Support and assistance provided to part-time staff in integrating teaching and learning theory into their practice/workplace activity, and ensuring policies are followed.

8.10. Contribution to Advisory Committee (or the equivalent) meetings or requests, as required Commitment to others

8.11. Coordination of others to meet administrative requirements and leadership example provided in this regard

8.12. Responsibility taken for the effective outcome of work teams.

8.13. Active contribution to the broader academic and professional life of Ara.

8.14. High standards of professional commitment maintained.

8.15. Participation in the Peer Review process. 8.16. Design and implementation of small scale research

into effective teaching and/or learning. 8.17. Is a role model for others

NOTES: The successful applicant is required to commit to the Ara staff profile which encompasses foci on students, learning and teaching, innovation, flexibility and continual learning, research, biculturalism, internationalisation, disability awareness, environmental awareness and sustainability, health and safety and IT literacy. All of the information provided above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This document is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position and incumbent. From time to time, the incumbent will be required to accept and carry out other relevant duties as assigned by their Manager. The standard online application provides the Institute with a common set of information about each candidate but applicants should not limit themselves to that form. Personal applications set out in the applicant's own style including a curriculum vitae and particular references to the job description and personal profile are welcomed. Ara reserves the right not to appoint or to appoint by invitation in the event the recruitment process is deemed to be unsuccessful. IMPORTANT NOTES THAT FORM PART OF THE POSITION

1. Student Evaluation Each lecturer is required to implement a system of obtaining from students, evaluation on the course in general and on their performance to assist professional development. Assistance is available in the Division or through the Staff Development Coordinator.

2. Staff Appraisal Ara has in place a staff appraisal / capability development process in relation to job performance. All staff are required to actively engage in this process.

3. Staff Training and Professional Development Academic staff who do not have a teaching qualification are required to enrol in the NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (NZCATT). Ara is a learning organisation where professional development is supported. Staff are asked to develop a professional development plan with their Manager that aligns with the Ara Teaching Capability Framework.

4. Ara Profile For Ara to develop and prosper, all staff are expected to demonstrate a range of skills, knowledge and attitudes that contribute positively to the organisation’s fundamental purpose which is to provide quality learning for students. We have an integrated approach to defining, describing and developing a positive learning culture among staff and we align this approach at all levels to the mission, values, goals and strategic direction of the institution.

5. Health and Safety The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 provides that a duty is imposed on a person under the Bill to ensure health and safety. This requires the person to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable and; if it is not practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable. It is the employee’s responsibility to abide by this legislation, the Ara Health and Safety policy and to complete the online Health and Safety induction immediately after commencing work. Applicants for positions are asked to declare and relevant health related needs or issues on the application form provided to People and Development with your application for appointment. This information is not used for short listing but we do expect you to discuss your needs as part of the interview process or when accepting an employment offer where this is relevant. Confidentiality is assured and applicants will not be differentiated on the basis of disabilities or health requirements unless these render applicants unable to undertake the task requirements. Employees may be required to undertake a health check where baseline data is needed for specific positions e.g. a hearing test for those involved in engineering workshops.

6. Probationary Period Every lecturer appointed for the first time to a tenured (permanent) position must serve a probationary period of two years, which may be reduced in certain circumstances or extended for up to a further year. People appointed to limited tenure (fixed term) positions may be required to serve a probationary period. Confirmation of appointment at the end of the probationary period is by the decision of the Chief Executive Officer communicated in writing.

7. Intellectual Property Intellectual property developed by Employees in the course of their employment belongs to Ara. This includes but is not limited to programme/course/lesson plans, course descriptors, notes, assignments, tests, evaluations.

8. Employment Terms and Conditions

Appointments are made within the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (as amended) and the terms and conditions provided either in an Individual employment Agreement (IEA) or in terms of the applicable Collective Employment Agreement (CEA) which also has coverage over this position. At Ara the applicable CEAs which cover the terms and conditions of employment for academic staff members are the Association of Academic Staff at Canterbury (AASC) and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). If the staff member joins either the AASC or TEU union, the current appropriate CEA will automatically apply, otherwise the staff member will be on an IEA.

9. Equal Opportunities Employer Ara is committed to equality and diversity and makes a determined effort to develop an inclusive environment to achieve a balanced gender representation and increase the number of Maori and other under-represented groups on staff. We are an active provider of opportunities for differently abled people and recognise that all staff, are not only our employees, but have multi-faceted lives that from time to time may require flexibility from Ara to assist in meeting their other commitments.

10. Ara Sustainability Aspirations

 Ara will continuously evaluate and improve its environmental impact across all areas of the organisation.

 Ara is widely acknowledged as a values led organisation, where sustainability and multiculturalism is core to its beliefs and operating practices.

 We support and encourage sustainability initiatives and objectives, both on and off campus, and act as a key partner in community and iwi lead collaborations.

 While key stakeholders, including central and local government recognise Ara as the sector leader in adding value through sustainability, we believe compliance is the entry point and we can go further.

 Ara is an economically sustainable organisation that is efficient, productive and anticipates market needs, adapting to the changing economic environment in Aotearoa, New Zealand and globally.

11. Smokefree Policy As an employer and learning provider of choice Ara promotes a positive, healthy working and learning environment and supports the government vision of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The Smokefree policy prohibits smoking in all buildings or parts of buildings under Ara Institute of Canterbury’s management, Ara vehicles and on Ara land holdings and perimeters including all car parks, green spaces and external eating areas.

12. Criminal conviction history checks While Ara is a tertiary institute delivering education and catering predominantly for adult learners there remains a duty of care to the increasing numbers of younger students and those individuals or groups who may be defined as “vulnerable” by virtue of age, health, welfare or special need. With an increasing focus on youth in particular and the additional pastoral care this involves Ara Management have determined that best practice involves all staff undergoing a criminal conviction history check. As part of the appointment process shortlisted candidates will be asked to give consent to Ara to submit a request. Offers of employment will be subject to the results of the check. A regime of checking employees has been developed. Core worker For NZ Police vetting purposes this role is classified as a core (children’s) worker because there is regular contact with students who may be youth, children, elderly or vulnerable adults. This position meets the criteria for a check under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and as such, Ara will request a NZ Police Vet check disclosing your criminal conviction history.

13. Records Management All staff are expected to comply with the Records Management Policy and related Ara procedures and to create records that accurately capture business activities, appropriately manage these records over time using line of business systems, approved institutional repositories and designated physical and electronic storage, and follow authorised disposal processes.

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