Tertiary Lecturer Pūkenga Whare Wānanga

Tertiary lecturers teach at universities, colleges of education, polytechnics, wānanga and other post-secondary education providers. They also carry out research and do administrative tasks. 

Tertiary lecturers may do some or all of the following:

  • prepare and give lectures, workshops and tutorials to students
  • prepare and mark assignments, essays and exams
  • give academic advice to students and supervise their research
  • do research, write reports and publish articles on their subject area
  • attend and present at conferences on their subject area.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for tertiary lecturers includes:

  • work in your field of subject expertise
  • teaching or tutoring experience.

Personal Qualities

Tertiary lecturers need to be:

  • excellent at communicating, including being able to network effectively with other academics and professionals
  • good at planning and organising
  • able to understand different cultures
  • skilled at analysing information
  • skilled at using problem-solving skills
  • approachable and open-minded
  • enquiring and accurate when carrying out research.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for tertiary lecturers includes:

  • work in your field of subject expertise
  • teaching or tutoring experience.

Tertiary Lecturers can earn around $43K-$100K per year per year.

Chances of getting a job as a Tertiary Lecturer are good due to a shortage of people interested in this type of work.

Tertiary lecturers may move into more senior academic roles such as senior lecturer, associate professor or professor.  

 

Tertiary Lecturer

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