Te Herenga Waka Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship
The University is offering two postdoctoral fellowships to attract Pacific early career researchers—find out how to apply.
NOTE: Dates for 2023 will be confirmed by the end of May 2023.
Award for: Pacific peoples
Number offered: one (1)
Salary: 1.0 EFT basis at $85,000 per annum
Additional funding: $20,000 per annum for research related expenses
Duration: Three (3) years
About the Fellowships
- The intent of the Fellowships is to attract, retain, and employ Pacific early career postdoctoral research fellows at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
- Pacific early career postdoctoral research fellows from any tertiary institute can apply so long as they match the criteria.
- Applicants must be of Pacific descent, Pacific Island or Pacific New Zealand-born, and be either citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or permanent residents.
- Applicants must meet the requirements to graduate with a PhD on or before the start date of the Fellowship.
- Supervisors must be permanent full-time academic staff members of Te Herenga Waka.
- Applicants may have some previous career research experience, which will need to be described in their application for the Fellowship.
- Applicants should normally not currently hold a research role, unless that role is a fixed term role and due to end before the start date of this fellowship.
- Applicants who are employed in a technical or teaching capacity would normally be eligible if the role requires at least 80% of their time to be spent on those activities.
- Applicants must provide details of three referees in support of their application. These referees must match the Referee Criteria as described in the Applicant Guidelines.
- Applicants who have a confirmed supervisor (who must be a staff member of Te Herenga Waka) must provide details for that supervisor in their application.
- Applicants without a confirmed supervisor at Te Herenga Waka will need to participate in a 'matchmaking' process as described below.
- The selection process will comprise of eligibility screening, excellence filtering, and a review by the selection panel of the applicants' proposed research projects.
- The final decision will be made by the University Research Council based on the recommendations of the selection panel.
- Applicants will be notified within a week of the final decision.
- Applicants who have not arranged a supervisor themselves will be placed through a 'matchmaking' process as described in the Applicant Guidelines.
- The Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori will monitor applications as they are received.
- Potential supervisors will be identified and approached through the Research Office and the Office of the Assistant-Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika).
- The Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori will connect each applicant with their potential supervisor.
Please contact the Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori by email at firstname.lastname@example.org