Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Public Health Dentistry-2201592
DEPARTMENT OF ORAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's largest and most research-
intensive universities. Founded in 1907, the Faculty of Dentistry is based at
the University's main campus in Dunedin with clinics in Auckland and South
Dunedin and is the only dental school in New Zealand. It is proud of its
international reputation for research, clinical, and academic excellence. The
2020 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as among the
top 33 in the world.
We are committed to working closely with iwi and Māori organisations, and
mātauraka Māori has become an integral part of teaching and research across
the institution. We especially value our relationship with Ngai Tahu, the mana
whenua within their takiwā of Te Waipounamu, and the University's principal
The role/Te mahi
This Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor role represents an exciting
opportunity to make a significant contribution to ongoing teaching of dental
students while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Faculty and
Key tasks for this position include:
• Conducting research-informed teaching across a range of courses in the
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Oral Health, Master of Community
Dentistry and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry programmes;
• Contributing to curriculum design for undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research;
• Undertaking research resulting in quality-assured publications within the
discipline, either individually or as part of a group; and
• Contributing to the running of the Department, School, Division and the
Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako
The ideal candidate will be a dentist holding a PhD, who is registerable as a
Public Health specialist with the Dental Council of New Zealand.
The successful candidate will have:
• A record of internationally peer-reviewed published research;
• Excellent teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• A collaborative and collegial approach to work; and
• Full understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the
University's Māori Strategic Framework.
This is a permanent (confirmation path), full-time (1.0 FTE) position.
Salary range for this position is: Senior Lecturer $131,298 to $172,274 or
Associate Professor $175,688 to $191,052.
The University of Otago is known for 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 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.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Geoffrey Tompkins,
Department of Oral Sciences via the contact details below.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• Cover letter
• Names and email addresses of at least three referees
To submit your application, please click the “Apply” button below.
Applications quoting reference number 2210592 will close on Sunday, 2 October
Contact: Geoffrey Tompkins
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Salary Level and Range
The University is offering a remuneration level commensurate with the
responsibilities of the position.