Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori - Fisher Leadership
Lincoln, Christchurch
Close Date: 16/07/2023
REF: LINdvm0623
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori

Lincoln, Christchurch
Close Date: 16/07/2023
REF: LINdvm0623
  • Support and contribute to the Māori community and economy
  • Develop and drive biculturalism on campus
  • Contribute to the achievement of Māori research and learning outcomes


Lincoln University seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to lead Te Manutaki | Office of Māori Development as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori (DVCM).

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the DVCM has overall responsibility for implementing and advancing the Lincoln University Māori Plan and engagement with mana whenua, working across the University to enable opportunities for the Plan to live and breathe in the workplace.

With a key purpose of the Māori Plan being to support and contribute to the Māori economy, the DVCM will also partner and engage with Māori communities to support student and staff goals and outcomes, and develop a culture of leadership to support Māori and the University’s aspirations.  Facilitating and contributing to the achievement of Māori research and learning outcomes, the DVCM will also lead the implementation of a programme to develop a bicultural campus.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori will demonstrate experience in strategic planning, with a track record in driving new initiatives and projects, including planning and the management of financial and other resources.  Significant management experience will be required, with experience in leading change and the energy and vision to lead, motivate and inspire staff, ensuring a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.  With a sound knowledge of the University environment and the broader education and research sector, you will hold a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a PhD, and will demonstrate a commitment to the achievement of Māori research and learning outcomes and learner success.

A thoughtful and confident communicator, with initiative and integrity, you will be able to foster and nurture relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  Displaying the capacity to commit to the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, you will bring enthusiasm in assisting the University to do the same.

The University

Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki Lincoln University is a distinctive, specialist University focused on advancing knowledge through impactful research and higher education that benefits land-based industries in New Zealand and worldwide.

Lincoln University enhances and enriches lives, growing the knowledge of students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between the land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it.  With around 3,500 students and 600 staff across three academic faculties, one teaching division, research centres and corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries internationally.

Lincoln University’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities begins with mana whenua.  We acknowledge the special relationship and responsibilities our University have to Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki and Te Taumutu Rūnanga which are embedded in our He Tutohinga Whakamatau, Charter of Understanding.

More information about Lincoln University can be found here


To apply:  Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference LINdcm0623, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 800 605 010 (New Zealand) or +61 3 9016 6000 (Australia/international) for further information.

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