Dean sought for newly formed Te Kupenga Catholic Theological

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

The newly formed Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College is seeking a highly qualified dean to be its Auckland-based academic face and voice.


Te Kupenga is casting its net locally and internationally for its first dean, who will lead the college, established on 1 January by a merger between the two Catholic tertiary education providers – Good Shepherd College in Auckland and The Catholic Insitute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI).

The college itself is part of the new umbrella organisation Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute, also formed on 1 January. Te Kupenga (The Net) has three operating units – Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College (for tertiary courses and qualifications), the National Centre for Religious Studies, and the Nathaniel Centre for Catholic Bioethics.

Te Kupenga Chief Executive Dr Areti Metuamate said the new dean would build on past work to ensure there was an integrated, academically sound and high-performing community of scholars.

‘This academic community will be central to achieving the Bishops’ vision for skilled and collaborative education, leadership, ministry, witness and voice in and from the New Zealand Catholic Church,’ said Dr Metuamate.

‘The Dean will be the academic face and voice for the Catholic Theological College and will need a high level of personal credibility and academic reputation.’

Interested applicants can look at the position description and find contact details for Dr Metuamate here.

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