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Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor and Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 27 Jan 2019
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics & Gynaecology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 27 Jan 2019

Job description


The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/ Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology while supporting an effective and efficient inpatient and outpatient service for obstetrics and gynaecology 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/Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Southern District Health Board. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as a 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Dunedin School of Medicine and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor dependent 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. There will be significant opportunity for clinically-based research.

Clinical Component - 0.5 FTE

The Dunedin Hospital has 388 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 300,000 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 for the outpatient gynaecology and obstetric clinics, acute service cover for gynaecology and obstetrics, and operative/surgical gynaecology services. Urogynaecology experience is preferred but not required. 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.

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 Michael Stitely, Head of Department, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Dunedin School of Medicine.

Clinical Component: Dr Alex Teare, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Leader, Women’s Health, Southern District Hospital.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1802212 will close on Sunday, 27 January 2019.

Additional Information

Contact: Associate Professor Michael Stitely

Contact: Dr Alex Teare - Ph +64 (0) 21 232 1831

Primary Location


Employment Status

 Permanent Full-time

Salary Level and Range

 The University is offering a remuneration level commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


 Women's and Children's Health

Job Function

 Joint Clinical Academic

Closing date Sunday, 27 January 2019.

To apply please use this link

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