Teach with MIT
Join our kaiako (academic staff) who have been delivering quality tertiary education in South Auckland for over fifty years. We proudly offer our tauira (students) and kaiako inclusive services, support and modern teaching facilities across our campuses and schools. As an NZQA accredited Category 1 Provider, we recognise the importance of high-quality kaiako teams to ensure the success of our tauira. We pride ourselves on delivering engaging teaching and championing our tauira every step of their journey.
Our programme committees work on behalf of the Academic Committee across Te Whare Takiura o Manukau (MIT) and ensure our programmes deliver quality learning to meet student, industry, and wider community needs. Every programme goes through an internal approval process and has its own programme committee. You can join the committee and grow your skills and expertise.
"I have had a variety of challenging and fulfilling roles at MIT.
In my current position and team, one of our responsibilities is to ensure MIT has academic policy and procedures to help our people deliver excellent academic programmes. To achieve this, my team and I work with various external agencies such as the New Zealand Qualification Authority and the Tertiary Education Commission. We also work closely with our colleagues from within MIT and other tertiary providers around New Zealand."
"I grew up in Papatoetoe, South Auckland and decided to pursue a degree in visual arts at MIT. Like many students at MIT I was the first one in my family to study for a degree. After graduating and working in the creative industries as a web designer, I got a part-time and then a full-time role as a computing lecturer at MIT and my journey here continues. I have had the opportunity to partner with industry, present at an international conference, and complete my master’s degree."
"MIT doesn’t just have manaakitanga as one of their values, it lives and breathes it. The spirit of manaakitanga is such a vibrant and lively entity that it is almost corporal - it is represented in all facets of MIT from its people, to its values and construct. If MIT had to be described as a scent, it would be called manaakitanga as it is present in every aspect of the organisation. It is this spirit that motivates me in this organisation."
"I work in a remarkable team – we connect extremely well and work together to positively change the lives of many. I enjoy working in South Auckland, the diversity at MIT, and feeling like I’m making a difference to the community. The staff benefits are numerous, ranging from discounted products from preferred suppliers to internal/external professional development opportunities. It feels good when I am out visiting a local workplace and seeing that the branch manager was one of my students."
"Collegiality and peer support are the highlights of working at MIT. We share a common vision for supporting student success and this is best facilitated when we are all on the same page (regardless of our specialisations)! When you work at MIT you have likely been chosen and conversely, you have chosen us as you align with the core values of the institute. Using buddy systems, a robust induction programme and the opportunity to grow and develop in a team with guidance over time makes this organisation special."
"I admire those moments when students recognize they have the ability to develop skills useful for their future. It is fantastic to see them grow into professional roles and be a part of their learning journey.
Working at MIT also gives you opportunities to collaborate with those involved in research – it is a great privilege to access their vast range of experience. As a lecturer, you are also given support from the Fleximode team who develop great learning resources for our students (animated videos, graphics and Canvas content)."
- The Quality team ensures programmes meet support moderation processes and self-assessment requirements. They are also involved with MIT’s professional development programmes for our kaiako.
- Academic Centre supports you with programme development, your professional development, academic quality and continuous improvement.
- Academic Partners support our academic induction and onboarding through Teach@MIT (teaching in culturally responsive ways, using our LMS – Canvas, assessment and feedback, MIT quality processes). They also help bring your lessons to life, enabling the delivery of relevant pedagogically sound and student-focused programme curricula.
High-quality learning resources
We have one of the most advanced Fleximode studios used in tertiary education in Aotearoa. It’s where digital assets (videos, Articulate Storylines, pictures, animations, slides with audio etc.) are made to boost our student’s engagement and learning.
Work with our Fleximode team to bring extra magic to your teaching and student’s learning with content that can be delivered in any environment. Check out some of our Fleximode innovations that you could incorporate into your lesson plans.
Recognition and research
Dr Sayan Ray, Academic Leader of Research and Curriculum,
School of Digital Technologies receiving the 2019 MIT Research
Excellence Award with Dr Daud Ahmed, Research Director
Our Teaching Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in the art and practice of vocational education. We also hold an annual Celebrating Excellence event – an opportunity to showcase innovation and inspire new practice. The annual awards support our people to progress to the Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence awards.
MIT also encourages research-informed teaching and has a dedicated Research Office, research funding and academic leads to guide and mentor your research endeavours. With two research labs, you will have access to high-speed computers and technology. We provide our lecturers with higher education opportunities to build their research capabilities. Each year we celebrate and recognise research efforts through our Research Excellence Awards.
There are many tertiary teaching qualifications you can complete at MIT such as a grad cert in e-learning, grad cert in activity-based e-Learning and the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, (NZCALNE). There are also many short unit standards and we are proud to offer our people a range of cultural competency courses to enhance their teaching.