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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry
University of Otago

Date Posted Jan. 24, 2023
Title Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry
University University of Otago
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Department Faculty of Dentistry
Application Deadline March 5, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Pediatric Dentistry



About us/Mō 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 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 2020 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as among the top 50 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

Applications are invited for a permanent, full-time Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Paediatric Dentistry position. This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual with a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and research, to share your knowledge and skills with students and colleagues.

In this role you will:

  • Teach and deliver didactic and clinical skills components in the BDS undergraduate programme and to postgraduate programmes including the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.
  • Contribute to the research activities of the Faculty.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient running of the Department of Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

  • A Dental Council of New Zealand-registerable paediatric dentistry specialist.
  • Prior experience in dental education and research is preferred.
  • An aptitude and enthusiasm for under-graduate and post-graduate dental education and for working in an academic team.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the University's Māori Strategic Framework.
  • Commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tahu, who are mana whenua in the region.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), permanent (confirmation path) position.

Salary range for this position is: Senior Lecturer $134,798 to $175,774/Associate Professor $179,188 to $194,552 per annum.

Collaboration and collegiality are important values within the Faculty of Dentistry and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

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.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Andrew Tawse-Smith, Head of Department of Oral Sciences 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 please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202403 will close on Sunday, 5 March 2023.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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