Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Optometry

Auckland, New Zealand
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Optometry and Vision Science - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Applications are invited for two full time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions in the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Science at the University of Auckland.

About us

SOVS is unique in New Zealand in being accredited to train optometrists through its five year undergraduate Bachelor of Optometry degree. The School also offers postgraduate studies for the degree of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

The opportunity:

  • Successful applicants will be expected to teach and coordinate courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including supervision of students in clinic)
  • You'll also supervise research students working towards Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees
  • As well as teaching, successful applicants will be expected to conduct original research and secure external funding

SOVS research covers a range of themes including paediatrics, imaging, myopia, bioengineering, and basic visual neuroscience. SOVS is looking to expand its research within the area of vision and aging; relevant experience/interest in this area is preferred.

Who are we looking for?

  • Applicants will be considered if they have a PhD and an optometry qualification that is recognised for registration as an Optometrist with therapeutic competencies in New Zealand
  • They will have a track record of research productivity evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals and preferably success in obtaining external research funding
  • Experience in the areas of postgraduate research supervision and undergraduate teaching is desirable

These two opportunities are both full time, permanent positions.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Steven Dakin, telephone 09 923 8898 or email s.dakin@auckland.ac.nz

Applications close on Sunday, 15 October 2017.

For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.