Rautaki Hononga / Kaitakawaenga
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
6d ago

Who we are

The University of Otago is a research-intensive university with a long history of excellence. Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success.

The School of Biomedical Sciences sits within the Division of Health Sciences and also has a significant relationship with the Division of Sciences, particularly with its teaching commitments.

The School comprises 5 academic departments (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology), manages 3 interdisciplinary teaching programmes, and hosts a number of research centres and themes.

The School has approximately 410 FTE staff, is a research intensive School with an annual external research income of the order of $35-40M per year, and provides research informed teaching to approximately 2200 EFTS at the undergraduate level and 410 EFTS at the postgraduate level.

The role

The School is looking to appoint someone who will provide leadership and expert knowledge, skills and advice to the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), on implementation of the University of Otago Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) and other matters relating to the MSF within the BMS across its teaching, research and service activities.

  • This role will include advising and supporting recruitment initiatives in the School; leading and supporting consultation between the School and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and other iwi and community groups;
  • supporting the BMS Māori Student / Teaching Group to develop into an interactive kāhui, contributing to the development and implementation of the research strategy in BMS and reinforce the place of Māori responsive research.

    This is a new role and you will have the opportunity to help shape the position.

    Your skills and experience

    The successful candidate will have an understanding of, and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles, a tertiary qualification in a science discipline, a working capability in Te Reo and knowledge of Tikanga Māori, a proven ability to establish and maintain networks within Māori and other communities, and experience in building manaakitanga and nurture mana-enhancing relationships.

    Further details

    This is a permanent position and is ideally a full-time position however, part-time hours, of at least 0.8FTE, may be negotiable for the ideal candidate.

    The successful candidate will be appointed within the Scientific Officer scale depending on qualifications and experience.

    The salary range for a Scientific Officer is $82,416 to $98,571 per annum.

    Specific enquiries should be directed to Professor Brian Hyland, Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences via the contact details below.

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