Lecturer in Physiology

Dunedin, New Zealand
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Te Tari Matai Whaiaroaro


Te Kura MātaiRongoā-Koiora

We invite applications from early career scientists for a confirmation-path (tenure track) lecturer position.

In this role, you will join our large, research-focused Department, which is ranked in the top 25 Physiology Departments in the world (2017 QS World Rankings).

The Role

You will be an active and productive researcher, with a publication track record that ensures you are already competitive for early career or full grants from major New Zealand funding agencies.

After appointment, you will lead your own research programme relevant to the physiological mechanisms that underpin healthy function and/or disease states. You will continue to:

  • Build a world-class research profile through outputs (e.g. publications, patents, translational applications and commercialisation).
  • Attract grant-funding.
  • Successfully supervise students.

While independent research leadership is required, the Department has a strong culture of adding value through collaborative research, both within and outside the Department. We therefore welcome research directions and expertise that have the potential to not only enhance but also complement and extend existing programmes.

You will also be skilled and enthusiastic in passing on your physiological knowledge to a range of audiences, with clear aptitude for teaching through lectures and practical classes to our science, medicine and allied health profession students, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Your Skills and Experience

We are targeting early career researchers, who would be appointed on the Lecturer scale. Applications from candidates who would be eligible for early career research grant awards from the New Zealand Marsden Fund and Health Research Council (i.e. within six years post PhD) are encouraged. Level of appointment within the Lecturer scales depends on years’ post-PhD, the level of research reputation and output, and level of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.


Applications quoting reference number 1702221 will close on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 (NZ Time).


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1702221

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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