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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Consultant Anaesthetist

University of Otago
Christchurch, Canterbury (NZ)
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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The University of Otago, Christchurch, in association with Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand - Waitaha Canterbury, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Anaesthesia. 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 Anaesthesia while supporting an effective and efficient care for anaesthesia patients in the Canterbury region. 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 Anaesthesia at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Anaesthetist with Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand - Waitaha Canterbury. 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 Department of Surgery and Critical Care, University of Otago, Christchurch and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, based 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 along with generous support for research.

Clinical Component - 0.5 FTE

The Christchurch Hospital is a major acute teaching hospital with 650 beds delivering secondary and tertiary level services, the hospital provides approximately 190,000 total patient days per annum. The hospital also undertakes approximately 9,000 inpatient surgical procedures including cardiac surgery, and 2,000-day surgery physical rehabilitation and surgical services.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 anasthesia patients. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury.

The successful candidate will have the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. A postgraduate academic qualification and experience in research and teaching are essential.

Further details

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Department 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.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Farai Madambi, Senior Recruitment Consultant for a confidential discussion via the contact details below.


To submit your application please click on the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300639 will close on Wednesday, 28 June 2023.


To view the vacancy details and to apply online please click the Apply button.

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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