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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Restorative Dentistry / Prosthodontics

Dunedin, New Zealand
$92,028 to $112,514/Senior Lecturer $138,548 to $172,693 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Who we are/Ko wai mātou

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 2023 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as 42nd in the world.

We are committed to working closely with iwi and Māori organisations, and mātauraka Māori has become an integral part of teaching and research across the institution. We especially value our relationship with Ngai Tahu, the mana whenua within their takiwā of Te Waipounamu, and the University's principal Treaty partner.

The role/Te mahi

The Faculty of Dentistry seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an academic to establish themselves in one of the leading dental schools in the world.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivering clinical teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Conducting high quality research.
  • Contributing to curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Engaging with all disciplines within the Faculty.

You will be supported through a collegial academic environment, an active and dynamic research culture, and through efficient professional services across the University. The Faculty is housed in new, state-of the art facilities. Academic, research and clinical activities are centred around the Walsh Building and Clinical Services Building in Dunedin, with additional satellite clinics in South Dunedin and in Auckland.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful applicant will hold a dental degree and a specialist qualification in Prosthodontics, preferably also a higher research degree (PhD or equivalent), and will demonstrate:

  • A track record or potential of internationally peer-reviewed research.
  • Teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Ability to provide specialist patient care.
  • A collegial approach.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the University's Māori Strategic Framework.

You will be a dentist who is registerable with the Dental Council of New Zealand in the specialist scope of Prosthodontics.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE) position, located in Dunedin.

Salary range for this position is: Lecturer $92,028 to $112,514/Senior Lecturer $138,548 to $172,693 per annum.

The University of Otago is known for collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Peter Cathro, Head of Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

CV Cover letter Names and email addresses of at least three referees. To submit your application (quoting reference number 2400946), visit our careers site.

There is no formal closing date for this position and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.


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