Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Dentistry
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
3d ago



In pursuit of excellence, the Faculty of Dentistry seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Dentistry.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for an academic to establish themselves leading a new, purpose built clinic of one of the leading dental school’s in the world.

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand’s largest and most research-intensive universities. Founded in 1907, the Faculty of Dentistry is based at the University’s main campus in Dunedin and is the only dental school in New Zealand.

It is proud of its international reputation for research, clinical, and academic excellence.

The Role

The University is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Dentistry.

Responsibilities of the role include :

  • Conduct high quality research.
  • Deliver teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Contribute to curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Engagement with all disciplines within the Faculty.
  • Be a dentist registerable with the Dental Council (New Zealand), preferably with a specialist qualification, or extensive experience in general dentistry.
  • The successful applicant will preferably hold :

  • A proven track record of internationally peer-reviewed research.
  • Excellent teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Ability to provide specialist patient care.
  • A collegial approach.
  • Associate Professor : Hold a specialist qualification, be a forward thinking active researcher with an internationally recognised and proven record of research accomplishment demonstrated by publication outputs, and who holds a PhD.
  • Senior Lecturer : Hold a specialist qualification or have a strong, proven background in general dentistry practice, and ideally with an internationally recognized and proven record of research accomplishment.
  • Further Details

    This is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

    You will be supported through an extremely collegial academic environment, an active and dynamic research culture, and through efficient professional services across the University.

    The University is firmly committed to growing the Faculty with investment in a new state-of-the-art building and facilities, plus ongoing plans for further outreach development and increased student enrolment.

  • In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment;
  • strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences.

    The clinic is an exciting new purpose built facility, in partnership with Counties Manukau Health, based in South Auckland.

    The city has excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

    This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Faculty and University.

    Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Karl Lyons, Acting Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, via the contact details below.


    Candidates are requested to submit the following :

  • A CV, including employment history.
  • A letter of application.
  • 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
  • To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1900235 will close on Friday, 11 October 2019.

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