Lecturer in Population Health University of otago, Christchurch

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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 1%. 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 4-6) and also offers a variety of postgraduate programmes in public health. Research students are supervised for Masters and PhD degrees.


The role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Population Health to join our Christchurch campus. This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position. 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; and
  • Be actively engaged with the University and participate in various committees.


Your skills and experience

  • Qualifications should include a PhD as well as a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Public Health.
  • Broad Public Health expertise.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Experience in epidemiology or health economics preferred.
  • An established research area with evidence of research funding.
  • A publication record commensurate with the position.
  • Experience in supervising Masters and PhD students.


Further details

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.



Candidates are requested to submit the following:

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


Application Information:

To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901663&lang=en


Applications quoting reference number 1901663 will close on Sunday, 29 September 2019.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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