My Career

My Career

Massey is a large and diverse employer and opportunities exist for both academic and professional staff to develop their careers. This may be through further developing existing skills relating to the staff member’s current role or through exposure to adjacent areas by working as part of multi-disciplinary teams or through interaction with a variety of other employers and organisations.

Performance and development planning

Academic staff have the opportunity and are encouraged to develop their credentials in areas of teaching, research and administration. These three broad domains provide a staff member with scope to build and grow a personal academic profile. There is considerable guidance available as to what constitutes academic performance at Massey. Unit managers and senior academic staff are to provide reinforcement, coaching and other personalised advice on in these areas.

Career progression

The academic career ‘ladder’ and promotions structure provides staff with a mechanism for rewarding existing performance, provides resources and greater opportunities, and allows further development in their chosen area.

Professional staff positions as a group tend to be more diverse. Progression for professional staff is typically through appointment to another position. 

Staff development

Massey recognises that staff development can benefit both the staff member, through skill acquisition and career opportunity, and the University through the utilisation of a more experienced and productive group of staff unit managers.

 Job opportunities

An important function of the unit manager is to identify areas where their staff can grow and add additional value however development in any one position is finite. Unit managers may also be able to assist in identifying suitable opportunities however ultimately it will be up to each staff member to take the initiative in identifying areas of career interest for themselves in their current role and beyond.

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