Lecturer in Physiology

Dunedin Central, Dunedin (NZ)
Appointment range $78,445 to $93,821 NZD
December 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Te Tari Matai Whaiaroaro


Te Kura Matai Rongoa-Koiora

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

You will join our large, research-focused Department, which is ranked in the top 30 Physiology Departments in the world (2018 QS World Rankings).

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.

The Role

In this role, 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, commercialisation), attracting grant-funding, and successful student supervision.

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.

Your Skills and Experience

You will 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.

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.

Further Details

The University of Otago is an EEO employer committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity.

The Department of Physiology and School of Biomedical Sciences aspire to be the research and educational partner of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Applications quoting reference number 1802610 will close on Friday, 15 February 2019.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802610 

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.