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Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Employer University of Otago
Workplace University of Otago
Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 28 Apr 2019
Employer University of Otago Workplace University of Otago
Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 28 Apr 2019

Job description






The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with the Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. 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 Orthopaedic Surgery while supporting an effective and efficient service for orthopaedic surgery 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 of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 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 Department of Surgical Sciences, 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. 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 orthopaedic clinics. 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 has been 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 1900233 will close on Sunday, 28 April 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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Name Associate Professor Mark Thompson-Fawcett
Phone +64 3 474 0999
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