Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor and Neonatology Specialist

Otago (NZ)
31 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Paediatrics, Other
Career Level
Lecturer, Professor
Contract Type
Full Time







The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor specialising in Neonatology or Neonatal Paediatrics. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a clinical academic to establish themselves in one of the leading medical schools in Australasia.

The appointee will provide leadership in teaching and research in the field of Neonatology while supporting an effective and efficient children's health service for the Otago and Southland regions for level three neonatology. There are opportunities for wide collaboration with researchers in the University's well-regarded medical and biomedical science departments.

In addition to holding the position of Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Neonatology Specialist at the Southern District Health Board. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as single contract with the University. The two separate roles equal the equivalent of one full-time position.

The Role

Academic Component - 0.5 FTE

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's largest and most research-intensive universities, with the academic component based in the Section of Paediatrics and Child Health, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor dependent upon academic experience and achievements.

The successful candidate will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Alongside expectations for teaching, you will also be research active, and join a thriving research community with many opportunities for both basic and clinical research. While not essential, a PhD or related qualification would be ideal.

Clinical Component - 0.5 FTE

On the clinical side, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital provides level three neonatal care for a population of approximately 320,000 people (and occasionally beyond) spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.

Clinical duties include service weeks on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), outpatient clinic duties, as well as both supervision of, and participation in, neonatal retrieval services to the district, all conducted as part of a shared roster with other colleagues. Participation in the after-hours on-call roster is expected as part of this role.

Other duties include participation in team quality and safety activities, audit and clinical review meetings.

Further Details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact us for a confidential discussion via the contact details below.

Academic Component: Associate Professor Ben Wheeler, Head of Section, Department of Women's and Children's Health,

Clinical Component: Liza Edmonds, Clinical Leader, Paediatrics and Child Health,


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Applications quoting reference number 1900105 will close on Sunday, 10 March 2019.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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