DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL SCIENCES
OTAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL - DUNEDIN CAMPUS
DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
SOUTHERN DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD
The Otago Medical School - Dunedin Campus, in association with Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Professor (Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer) – Chair in Neurosurgery. 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 Neurosurgery while supporting an effective and efficient service for neurosurgery patients in the Otago and Southland regions. The clinical service is delivered under the umbrella of the South Island Neurosurgical Service which is a two site (Dunedin and Christchurch) one service model for the South Island. There are opportunities for wide collaboration with researchers in the University’s well regarded medical and biomedical science departments.
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 Section of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School - Dunedin Campus and appointed to the position of Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer based 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. There will be generous support for research available.
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 neurosurgery clinics. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Southern District Health Board.
The successful candidate will have specialist qualifications in Neurosurgery and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. A postgraduate academic qualification and experience in research and teaching are essential.
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.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• A CV.
• A cover letter.
• Three referee contact details.
All enquiries should be directed to
Phone: +64 9 379 6900 or +64 21 338879