Academic Coordinator/Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Medicine

Christchurch, New Zealand
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


About the Department

Our Department is unique in New Zealand. Surgical and medical components of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries are combined into one discipline utilising both academic and service personnel.

A vibrant research culture exists in the Department. We are involved in many projects primarily in the areas of clinical outcomes, cartilage regeneration, tissue engineering, joint arthroplasty, rehabilitation, bioengineering and function of tetraplegic patients.

We deliver comprehensive teaching of musculoskeletal disorders and pain management to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. We are proud to have had our postgraduate programmes recently endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

About the Role

We are looking for an Academic Co-ordinator / Senior Lecturer to lead the delivery of high quality Postgraduate programmes in Musculoskeletal Medicine / Musculoskeletal Management / Pain and Pain Management to postgraduate students from a wide range of health related backgrounds. This role will also be responsible for the on-going development of the associated programmes and papers as well as contributing to the Departmental academic goals where appropriate.

Key Tasks Include:

  • Overall coordination of the preparation and review of resource material for all papers of the postgraduate papers offered in the Department.
  • Co-ordination of exams for all papers, including terms requirements and assessments, and exam marking.
  • Organisation, preparation, teaching and examining of papers appropriate to the appointee’s expertise.
  • Responsibility for assessing students admissions to the postgraduate programmes and papers, and answering all academic queries relating to paper content.
  • Maintaining an active role in research.

Your Skills and Experience

  • A higher qualification in the MSM or Pain area.
  • Competent computer skills particularly MS Office suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A current or recent teaching background in the area of MSM and/or Pain.
  • Functional networks with practicing clinicians and relevant organisations.

Further Information

We believe that this role is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine and make a valuable and significant contribution to the teaching and research of musculoskeletal and pain disorders at local, national and international levels.

This is a part-time (0.3FTE) position.

Depending on the appointment, the salary level will be in the following range:

  • Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow: $97,682-$113,519.
  • Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow – Medical & Dental: $122,124-$155,144.

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.


Applications quoting reference number 1701730 will close on Sunday, 15 October 2017.


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