The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with Southern District Health Board, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a clinical academic to establish themselves in one of the leading medical schools in Australasia.

The appointee will provide leadership in teaching and research in the field of Vascular Surgery while supporting an effective and efficient inpatient and outpatient service for vascular surgery patients in the Otago and Southland regions. There are opportunities for wide collaboration with researchers in the University’s well regarded medical and biomedical science departments.

In addition to holding the position of Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Southern District Health Board. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as single contract with the University. The two separate roles equal the equivalent of one full-time position.

Academic Component – 0.5 FTE

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor dependent on academic achievement, skills and experience. The appointee will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There will be significant opportunity for clinically-based research.

Clinical Component – 0.5 FTE

The Dunedin Hospital has 388 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 300,000 spread over a large area of the lower South Island of New Zealand. The successful applicant will participate in a shared roster and an after-hours on-call roster; clinical duties and patient care will form 50% of weekly duties. Alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues, the appointee will provide support for the outpatient vascular surgery clinics. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Southern District Health Board. The successful candidate will have specialist qualifications in Vascular Surgery and must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Further details/Pūroko

The University of Otago is well-known for its 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 top 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.


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