Teaching Fellow in Engineering Victoria University of Wellington, School of Engineering and Computer Science New Zealand

Position title Teaching Fellow (Engineering)

Primary work unit School of Engineering and Computer Science

Responsible to Head of School

Responsible for No direct reports

Position status One Year Fixed Term, Full Time

Hours of work 37.5 hours per week

Salary As negotiated

Our vision Victoria University of Wellington will be a world-leading capital city university and
one of the great global-civic universities.

Our mission and purpose

Victoria University of Wellington’s mission is to undertake excellent research,
teaching and public engagement in the service of local, national, regional and
global communities.

Our values Victoria University of Wellington’s core ethical values are respect, responsibility,
fairness, integrity and empathy. These values are manifested in our commitment
to civic engagement, sustainability, inclusivity, equity, diversity and openness.
We prize intellectual rigour and independence, academic freedom, critical
enquiry and excellence.

Victoria – our university

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally-minded capital city university, focused on engaging
with Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. Victoria values the
expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

Victoria is a progressive university with ambitious strategic goals and a commitment to having a professional
workforce that reflects the diversity of its community. Professional staff engage with academic staff, students,
parents, Government, iwi, community groups and many other external stakeholders. All professional staff are
expected to uphold the reputation of Victoria through the way they undertake their work.

Victoria is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi. “Mai i te iho ki te pae” is the Māori Strategic Outcomes
Framework which is linked to Victoria’s Strategic Plan.

Mā te rautaki tātou e koke whakamua
(via the strategy we strive to move forward together)
For further information about Victoria go to www.victoria.ac.nz and Welcome to Victoria.

Position purpose

To contribute to an Engineering teaching programme targeted at Electronic and Computer Systems, including
the delivery of lectures and the management of labs, assignments and tutors. Furthermore, the School of
Engineering and Computer Science is engaging with Xiamen University of Technology in Xiamen, Fujian Province,
China. Delivery of undergraduate computer science and engineering programmes will now consist of delivery
in Wellington, New Zealand and Xiamen, China and the role of Teaching Fellow will require some teaching in
China during the Chinese academic year of September - July.

Position location

The Teaching Fellow (Engineering) is located within the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The role of the School is to:

 Conduct research in appropriate areas of engineering, computer science and computer graphics,

 Supervise postgraduate research students,

 Deliver the Bachelor of Engineering degree programme and the Computer Science, Computer Graphics
and Electronic and Computer Systems majors in the Bachelor of Science degree programme, and

 Support local and national industry through collaborative research programmes and technology

Strategic context

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has a strategic/operational plan which is aligned to Victoria’s
Strategic Plan. The Teaching Fellow will help the School of Engineering and Computer achieve its goals by
contributing to undergraduate teaching by delivering courses based in Wellington and Xiamen, China.
Key responsibilities

Teaching Duties:

 Contribute to the undergraduate teaching of the Engineering programme targeted at Electronic and
Computer Systems students, ensuring that courses are relevant and attractive to students

 Contribute to the delivery of the undergraduate electronic and computer systems programme at both
Xiamen University of Technology in China and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

 Contribute to the development of the Engineering laboratories and assignments and lecture material
in a manner consistent with published international standards.

 Assume administrative duties relating to the effective operation of particular lecture and laboratory

 Develop and evaluate courses to ensure their continuing validity and relevance to students and


 Xiamen University of Technology students are able to learn fundamental Engineering concepts.

 Undergraduate electronic and computer systems courses are successfully delivered at Xiamen
University of Technology, and that students there are motivated by the standard of teaching to then
study at Victoria University of Wellington in later years.

Key relationships

The Teaching Fellow will develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff in the School of
Engineering and Computer Science. The Teaching Fellow will also work with staff at Xiamen University of
Technology in China as required to perform effectively in the position.


Competency Demonstrated by

Client focus

Understands and believes in the importance of client service; listens to and
understands the needs of internal and external clients; displays professional,
courteous and empathetic approach; considers equity and diversity issues in
interactions; meets and exceeds client needs to ensure satisfaction


Effectively plans and organises work to achieve desired outcomes; proactive,
remains focused, takes action to overcome obstacles and follows through to


Is fair, open, honest and consistent in behaviour and can be relied upon; is
receptive to Māori, Pasifika and multicultural issues; generates confidence in
others through professional and ethical behaviour


Questions the way things are done; encourages the discussion, free debate and
generation of creative ideas and solutions; learns from past mistakes; generates
new and creative ideas to improve the status quo


Clearly and concisely communicates with a wide range of people in all situations,
both orally and in writing; effectively listens; understands cultural differences in
regard to communication

Analysis and judgement

Identifies and analyses issues and problems, considers alternatives, makes sound
decisions and commits to a course of action


Works co-operatively, respects and is open with others in a team-setting in order
to achieve results and team goals

Selection criteria – essential

 An advanced degree (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent) in an appropriate subject (i.e. Software
Engineering, Network Engineering and Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering).
 Proven knowledge of engineering practices, logic, modelling techniques relevant to ICT Engineering
disciplines, and basic programming for hardware systems such as Arduino.
 The ability to teach undergraduate ICT related engineering to a diverse student base.
 Ability to travel for several months at a time to China to assist in delivery of undergraduate electronic
and computer systems programme.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills.


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