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Professional Practice Fellow (Periodontology)
University of Otago

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2023
Title Professional Practice Fellow (Periodontology)
University University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Department Faculty of Dentistry
Application Deadline There is no formal closing date, applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Periodontics/Periodontology


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 with clinics in Auckland and South 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.

The Faculty of Dentistry comprises of three Departments (Oral Rehabilitation, Oral Diagnostic and Surgical and Oral Sciences) as well as the Sir John Walsh Research Institute.

The role - Te mahi

The University is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Professional Practice Fellow in Periodontology. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a new graduate to launch their career while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic faculty in one of the leading dental schools in the world.

As a Professional Practice Fellow, you will help support teaching across a range of postgraduate papers and clinical settings in the professional area of Periodontology.

Some key tasks include:

  • preparation, assessment, teaching and paper administration duties.
  • contributing to the Department's academic goals by applying expert clinical knowledge in Periodontology.

Skills and Experience - Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful applicant will hold a dental degree and must have registration or be eligible for specialist registration with the Dental Council of New Zealand.

The candidate will also have:

  • a practicing certificate in place before starting work.
  • evidence and ability to work well with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.
  • commitment to uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the University's Māori Strategic Framework.

Further details - Pūroko

This position is full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term for 12 months.

The salary range for these positions are $75,231 to $98,857 per annum.

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

Application - Tono

Candidates are requested to submit a CV, Cover letter and the names and email addresses of at least three referees.

To submit your application, please click the apply button. There is no formal closing date, applications will be reviewed as they are received. The University reserves the right to close the vacancy at any time.


    To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to:

    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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Contact Information

  • Professor Andrew Tawse-Smith
    Faculty of Dentistry
    University of Otago
    310 Great King Street North
    North Dunedin
    Dunedin 9016
    New Zealand


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