Professor and Head, School of Population Health
NZCPHM
Wellington, New Zealand
3d ago
  • Lead the multi-disciplinary School of Population Health toimprove the health of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand and thePacific region
  • Teach exceptional students and collaborate with world leadingcolleagues across the top-ranked Faculty of Medical Health Sciencesand University of Auckland
  • Live and work in New Zealand's largest, most cosmopolitan andculturally diverse city
  • The School of Population Health is large and diverse with 300staff encompassing disciplines and academic activities that focuson the prevention and treatment of ill-health and the promotion ofhealth and wellbeing at the level of populations and communities.

    We bring together people with academic backgrounds in healthsciences, social sciences and behavioural sciences, organised intothe following six sections :

  • Pacific Health
  • Health Systems
  • Audiology
  • General Practice and Primary Health Care
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Social and Community Health
  • The University of Auckland are seeking a Head of School whobrings line and budget management experience to provide leadershipto the diversity of academic interests in the School.

    The Head ofSchool is appointed for a fixed-term (renewable) of five years. Thesubstantive academic appointment will be made according to thesuccessful candidate's research profile and academic experience,ideally at Full Professor level.

    Working with a Management Committee (policy and direction) andExecutive Committee (operational matters) the Head will demonstratea collaborative, inclusive, leadership style, role-modellingcultural sensitivity and commitment to equity.

    Those not alreadyfamiliar with University cultural context will demonstrate theircommitment to developing their understanding of Māori and Pacificdevelopment, te tiriti o Waitangi and our place in the Pacific.

    Interpersonal strengths including excellent communication, anability to lead strategically, advocate and influence will beappreciated.

  • Candidates will be internationally credible senior academicswith significant records of peer-reviewed (preferablytranslational) research and research income generation;
  • commitmentto innovative teaching, curriculum development, digital pedagogiesand postgraduate supervision. She / he will also be experienced indeveloping and mentoring junior academics, able to create apositive and supportive environment in which they will thrive.

    The School's key UG degree, BHSc, achieves strong graduateoutcomes (72% employed in the health sector within three years ofgraduation).

    In addition, there are a number of PG qualifications,including the Master of Public Health and a thriving PhDprogramme.

    A number of successful interventions have been developed byacademics in the School and the Government's Wellbeing Budget andcommitment to public and mental health, and primary careinterventions provide key strategic opportunities for the School tocontinue to have this impact.

    The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand's pre-eminentresearch-led University, and an international centre of learningand academic excellence.

    Based in the largest city, the main hub ofthe Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (Ranked in the top 100universities in the world in the medical disciplines) is located onthe Grafton Campus adjacent to Auckland City Hospital, with anacademic presence in seven other sites across the upper NorthIsland.

    Applications should be submitted via by Monday, 5 October2020.

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