Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Endodontics – Dundein, New Zealand (Deadline: At the University’s Discretion)

Practice: University of Otago
Location: Dundein, New Zealand
Type of Position: Full-Time Academic

Job Description



The University of Otago is one of New Zealand’s largest and most research-intensive universities. Founded in 1907, the Faculty of Dentistry is based at the University’s main campus in Dunedin with clinics in Auckland and South Dunedin and is the only dental school in New Zealand. It is proud of its international reputation for research, clinical, and academic excellence. The 2023 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as 42nd in the world.

We are committed to working closely with iwi and Māori organizations, and mātauraka Māori has become an integral part of teaching and research across the institution. We especially value our relationship with Ngai Tahu, the mana whenua within their takiwā of Te Waipounamu, and the University’s principal Treaty partner.

The role/Te mahi

This Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor role represents an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the ongoing teaching of dental students while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Faculty and University.

Key tasks for this position include:

conducting research-informed teaching across a range of courses in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry programmes
contributing to curriculum design for undergraduate and postgraduate levels
supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research
undertaking research resulting in quality-assured publications within the discipline, either individually or as part of a group
contributing to the running of the Department, School, Division and the University.
Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate must be a dentist who is registerable with the Dental Council (New Zealand) in the endodontic specialist scope of practice.

The successful candidate will have:

a record of internationally peer-reviewed published research
excellent teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
a collaborative and collegial approach to work
full understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the University’s Māori Strategic Framework.
It would be preferred that the successful candidate also holds a PhD or equivalent.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE) position based in Dunedin.

The salary range for this position is: Senior Lecturer $138,548 to $172,693 and Associate Professor $182,938 to $198,302 per annum.

The University of Otago is known for collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the 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.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Peter Cathro, Head of Department, Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

Cover letter
Names and email addresses of at least three referees
To submit your application (quoting reference number 2400902), visit our careers site.

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.

Contact Information
Name: Peter Cathro
Phone: (643) 479-4196
Email: [email protected]