Lecturer - Hauora Māori

University of Otago

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Otago


Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer position in Māori Health in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Appointment level will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Who we are

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is a long-established academic centre for public health. It has teaching staff in Māori health, epidemiology, public health medicine, biostatistics, health policy, health promotion, environmental health, and occupational health. Preventive and Social Medicine is within the Dunedin School of Medicine, Otago Medical School, in the Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago. The Department is committed to being a leader in Māori excellence, advancement and development within public health research, teaching and service. Preventive and Social Medicine also hosts the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit, led by Associate Professor Emma Wyeth. The Unit contributes to a wide range of Māori health research projects and initiatives within the Department, the wider university and communities.

The Department has a strong research base. Details of staff in the Department and scientific publications can be found on the departmental website http://www.otago.ac.nz/dsm-psm. The Department offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate papers and teaches medical students at all levels of their course. Research students are supervised for Masters and PhD degrees.

The role

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Head of the Department. The prime functions of this position are to:

  • Teach hauora Māori courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate public health programmes.
  • Engage in collaborative health research in their areas of expertise and interest as part of the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit.
  • Eecure research funding.

It is expected that the person appointed will work as a team member and colleague of the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit and contribute to its goals and activities. The person appointed will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students and to contribute to the life of the Department.

Skills and experience

  • PhD degree in Māori Health, Public Health or a related discipline.
  • Proven track record in research that is commensurate with the level of appointment.
  • Experience in teaching Māori and/or Public Health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Understanding and commitment to Māori health advancement and the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • The ability to support teaching of other public health courses and research collaborations in the department is also preferred.

Further details

This is a permanent, full-time position.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.


Candidates are required to provide:

  • A CV.
  • A cover letter.
  • Contact details of at least three referees.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2101647 will close on Sunday, 19 September 2021.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2101647

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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