Academic Advisor Primary Contract Position



Job Description –Academic Advisor


Contract Position

Starting date: 20 January 2019           

Other important dates: Terms 1 & 2 2019

Finish date:  30 August 2019                                            


We are looking an education academic with appropriate expertise who is keen to be involved in the development and review of a new Drama NZ pilot programme – a school-based collaboration to build teacher capacity in literacy. This role will advise on overall design, teaching as inquiry,  assessment, and programme evaluation.


The advisor will be an education academic with expertise in literacy and drama who has worked with teachers and in schools. They will be responsible for assisting the expert primary teacher in tracking and the evaluation of the following:


Programme Outcomes:

●      Increased motivation and enjoyment for writing

●      More purposeful writing

●      Improvement in achievement in writing – e.g. quality, vocabulary, personal voice

●      Specific goals from class teachers

●      Knowledge of drama strategies

●      Ability to utilise strategies and deliver a enhanced literacy programme involving drama.


Programme Outcomes will be evaluated by:

●      Pre- and post pilot questionnaires with class teachers

●      Analysing ongoing student reflections

●      Other data from class teachers, including achievement data as appropriate.

●      Feedback from school leadership.


The Academic Practitioner will:  

●      Review assessment procedures for teachers to use with students

●      Review programme design

●      Codraft pre- and post-programme questionnaires for teachers

●      Be available for phone meetings with teacher practitioner and mentors

●      Review final report for presentation to Drama NZ and possible publication in DNZ EJournals


This is to be done in consultation primarily with the programme designers/mentors, and reports to them.


For further details: contact Judy Norton

To apply: send a covering letter and a CV to Judy Norton



Late applications will not be considered. 

Emma Bishop