Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and/or Health Systems Christchurch

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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and/or Health Systems


Who we are

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's largest and most research-intensive universities, currently enjoying a high position in the QS World University ranking in the top 3%. It is a leader across all fields of academic endeavour regularly topping the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission's education performance indicators.

At the Department of Population Health we work to understand the practice of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting the health of entire populations and population sub-groups. This is a key goal in Aotearoa New Zealand to reduce health inequalities. The Department also teaches undergraduate medical students in their clinical years (years four to six) and also offers a variety of postgraduate programmes in public health.

The Role

In this role you will be required to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Participate in research studies and contribute to the development of new research projects.
  • Supervise research for Masters and PhD students.
  • Be actively engaged with University and participate in various committees.

This is a rare opportunity to combine a successful academic career with the work-life balance people at University of Otago enjoy. We foster a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research.

Skills and Experience
  • PhD degree in an applicable area.
  • Social scientist background.
  • Expertise in Health Systems and/or Health Policy.
  • Proven track record in research with experience in mixed methods or qualitative research.
  • Experience in relevant teaching at post-graduate level.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the Treaty of Waitangi, particularly in relation to Public Health and the University environment.
Further details

This is a permanent, full-time confirmation path position.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Gillian Abel, Head of the Department of Population Health, via the contact details below.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV.
  • A cover letter.
  • Three referee contact details.

For further details and to apply please see the website here.

Quoting reference number 1801567 

Applications close on Monday, 1 October 2018.

Contact: Gillian Abel at +64 3 364 3619