Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT of WOMEN'S and CHILDREN'S HEALTH
DUNEDIN SCHOOL of MEDICINE
DIVISION of HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY of OTAGO
SOUTHERN DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD
The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with the Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor specialising in General Paediatrics (+/- additional subspecialty training). 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 Paediatrics/Child Health while supporting an effective and efficient service for children's heath patients in the Otago and Southland regions. 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 Consultant General Paediatrician 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.
Academic Component - 0.5 FTE
The successful applicant will be based in the Paediatrics Section of the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor on academic achievement, skills and experience. The appointee will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. While not essential, a PhD or related qualification would be ideal. There will be significant opportunity for clinical and/or basic/laboratory research.
Clinical Component - 0.5 FTE
The Dunedin Hospital has 388 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 325,000 spread over a large area of the lower South Island of New Zealand. The successful applicant will participate in a shared roster and an after-hours on-call roster; clinical duties and patient care will form 50% of weekly duties. Alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues, the appointee will provide support on the Children's Ward, outpatient clinics, as well as supervision of junior medical staff, which includes a full complement of Registrar level paediatric trainees (both basic and advanced) and house officers.
General Paediatric practice in Dunedin is varied, stimulating, and lends itself to development or maintenance of a sub speciality interest of specialisation. Sub specialities of Endocrinology, Genetics, Neonatology, Community and Behavioural paediatrics are currently provided by members of the team.
Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Southern District Health Board. The successful candidate must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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.
Applications quoting reference number 1900872 will close on Sunday, 12 May 2019.
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