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Joint Clinical - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist



The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) - Te Whatu Ora Southern, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology while supporting an effective and efficient inpatient and outpatient service for obstetrics and gynaecology 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with Te Whatu Ora Southern. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as a 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, 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

Te Whatu Ora Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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. You will be expected to participate in a 1:9 on call roster. Alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues, the appointee will provide support for the outpatient gynaecology and obstetrics clinics, acute service cover for gynaecology and obstetrics, and operative/surgical gynaecology services. Urogynaecology experience is preferred but not required. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with Te Whatu Ora Southern. The successful candidate must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


Further Details

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. If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Farai Madambi, Recruitment Consultant for a confidential discussion 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 below. There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


For applications to be considered, please submit your application online via this University of Otago link quoting reference number 2301147. 

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