Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Surgical Sciences Dunedin School of Medicine and Consultant Orthopaedic ...

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Surgical Sciences Dunedin School of Medicine and Consultant Orthopaedic ...

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgical Sciences
Dunedin School of Medicine
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Southern District Health Board

Division of Health Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Surgical Sciences Dunedin School of Medicine and Consultant Orthopaedic ...

01 Welcome

02 About the role

03 University of Otago

05 Division of Health Sciences

07 Dunedin School of Medicine

08 Department of Surgical Sciences

09 Position profile

11 Person profile

13 Living in Dunedin

15 Application process
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     WELCOME from the Vice-Chancellor                                                                               About the Role
                                                                                                                    Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and
                                                                                                                    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
     Thank you for your interest in this position at the                                                            The University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board invite applications for the
     University of Otago.                                                                                           academic position of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant
                                                                                                                    Orthopaedic Surgeon.
                                                          We rank among the top 300 universities in the world       This is a joint clinical University/Hospital post with    In matters concerned with the administration of
                                                          and have been awarded five stars plus – the highest       a single permanent contract with the University.          the university Department of Surgical Sciences the
                                                          rating possible – from the QS Stars international         The appointee will concurrently hold a position as        appointee will be responsible through the Head of
                                                          quality evaluation system in recognition not only         Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Southern District       Department of Surgical Sciences to the Dean of the
                                                          for our exceptional research and teaching, but also       Health Board. The post will consist of an academic        Dunedin School of Medicine and Division of Health
                                                          for innovation, inclusiveness, internationalisation,      component which will be 0.5 FTE and a clinical            Sciences of the University of Otago.
                                                          the high standard of our facilities and the               component as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
                                                          employability of our graduates.                           (0.5 FTE). This combined position is offered by the       The appointee will be expected to form collaborative
                                                                                                                    University and the two components (which must be          relationships as they conduct research in the
                                                          The University of Otago has become an enduring            held concurrently) will be equivalent to one full-time    Department of Surgical Sciences, and to contribute
                                                          educational, cultural and economic force in both          position.                                                 to the development of new research projects in the
                                                          the city of Dunedin and in New Zealand as a whole.                                                                  Department and beyond.
                                                          We take seriously our role as critic and conscience       This role will provide leadership and foster excellence
                                                          of society, and we attract students from throughout       in research, professional activities, teaching,           The appointee will have excellent opportunities to
                                                          New Zealand and around the world, providing them          policy development and service as it relates to the       collaborate with other scientists and researchers in
                                                          with a world-class education and encouraging them         Department of Surgical Sciences and the Dunedin           the Division of Health Sciences to further research
                                                          to be the best they can be.                               School of Medicine.                                       endeavours. Leading research would involve
                                                                                                                                                                              supervising postgraduate students. The appointee will
                                                          The University of Otago is highly committed to the        The appointee’s duties will include commitments to        lead and develop teaching activities in Orthopaedic
                                                          principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and as an employer   undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical         Surgery. They will foster good relationships with
                                                          fosters a campus-wide culture of equity and diversity.    service and opportunities for research.                   the University, the Otago Polytechnic the Southern
                                                                                                                                                                              District Health Board and the community.
                                                          At Otago, you have the opportunity to be part of          For all academic matters related to teaching of medical
                                                          an outstanding academic community, offering both          students s/he will be responsible to the Head of          It will be expected that the appointee will play an
                                                          challenges and opportunities. This will be an exciting    Department of Surgical Sciences and the Dean of the       active role in the Dunedin School of Medicine,
                                                          and rewarding role; I welcome your application.           Dunedin School of Medicine through to the Pro-Vice-       including participation in various committees,
                                                                                                                    Chancellor of Health Sciences.                            attending departmental faculty meetings, and liaising
                                                          Professor Harlene Hayne,                                                                                            closely with other academics and students.
     I am very proud to be the Vice-Chancellor of
     this outstanding institution, founded in 1869        ONZM, PhD, HonDSc, FRSNZ
     by a group of determined Scottish settlers whose     Vice-Chancellor
     deep-seated commitment to higher education
     and academic freedom continues today.

     In the years since then the University of Otago
     has combined the traditions of this proud history
     with modern scholarship, and has earned an
     international reputation for research and teaching
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Surgical Sciences Dunedin School of Medicine and Consultant Orthopaedic ...

     The University of Otago
     Te Whare Wānanga o Otago
     The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university
     and one of its finest.
     It is a leader across all fields of academic endeavour – the humanities, sciences,
     health sciences and business – regularly topping the New Zealand Tertiary Education
     Commission’s education performance indicators.

     Students can choose from more than 190 undergraduate         The University of Otago is also strategically committed
     and postgraduate programmes and are taught by leaders        to furthering the aspirations of Māori, and our Pacific
     in their fields. The high calibre of teaching at Otago       neighbours, and has memoranda of understanding with
     is reflected by an unparalleled record of success in the     a number of iwi, in particular Ngāi Tahu, the mana
     country’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.               whenua of the University’s main area of operation.

     Research excellence underpins all academic activity:         With more than 80 per cent of students coming from
     around 3,500 of the University’s students study at the       outside Dunedin, the University offers a unique
     postgraduate level. Otago is the home of New Zealand’s       campus-based lifestyle, a special feature of which are
     first medical school and only schools of dentistry and       the 15 residential colleges located close to the heart of
     surveying. Otago also is New Zealand’s only provider         all University activities.
     of Radiation Therapy and an undergraduate qualifi-
     cation in Neuroscience. The University has leadership        Providing a world-class environment for students and
     roles in national Centres of Research Excellence and         staff is a priority and the University has embarked on
     partnership roles in all of the country’s National Science   a significant capital development programme in recent
     Challenges. It also hosts multidisciplinary research         years. Otago was the first New Zealand university to
     themes and research centres, including two of the            achieve Fair Trade status and the recently established
     world’s most highly regarded health and development          University Volunteer Centre is fostering a growing
     longitudinal studies.                                        culture of volunteerism among staff and students.

     The teaching year generally runs from February to            The University of Otago includes four academic
     November, broken into two 13-week semesters.                 Divisions: Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, and
     A number of programmes are offered via Distance              Commerce. In 2017, the University had approximately         Further information is available from the
     Learning and a Summer School is held for six weeks           15,000 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) as              University’s website as well
     during January and February.                                 undergraduates and 3,200 EFTS postgraduate students         as a number of other publications including:
                                                                  with the equivalent of over 4,250 full-time staff.
     In addition to research and teaching excellence, the                                                                     The Annual Report
     University is committed through its Strategic Direction                                                        
     to 2020 to local, national and international betterment;
     strong external engagement; sustainable capability;                                                                      He Kitenga Research Highlights
     providing outstanding student experiences and campus                                                           
     environments. The main campus is located in Dunedin
     – internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful                                                                Otago Magazine
     campuses in the world – with significant health sciences                                                       
     campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, as well as a
     presence in Invercargill and Auckland.                                                                                   University of Otago InBrief
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     Division of Health Sciences
     Te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora
     Achieving Excellence – advancing health at home and around the world
     Whaia te Iti Kahurangi – hāpaitia te hauora kit e kāinga, ki te ao

     Mission Statement                                          The Division of Health Sciences comprises schools of     TThe Division of Health Sciences’ strength is seen
                                                                Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, and Medicine.        in its diverse and successful research capabilities.
     The Division of Health Sciences will provide New           The Otago Medical School comprises four separate         Much of its research results in tangible benefits
     Zealand society and other communities with a               entities: Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM), University   for New Zealand.
     highly-qualified workforce in the health professions,      of Otago Wellington, University of Otago Christchurch,
     and will lead research and academic advancement in         and the School of Biomedical Sciences. With these        There are numerous areas of research
     the areas of health and biomedical science. The Division   campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington         expertise including:
     will promote health, health care and equitable health      and multiple teaching hubs throughout the country, the
     outcomes through outstanding basic and applied                                                                      •   Hosting of two National Science Challenges;
                                                                Division of Health Sciences has a nationwide presence.       Ageing Well and Healthier Lives
     research, and world-class academic and professional
     leadership. This will be achieved through research-                                                                 •   Partners in the Better Start National Science
                                                                Within the Division’s schools there are 37 academic          Challenge
     based undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional        departments providing 16 undergraduate qualifications
     academic programmes of international standard in the                                                                •   Co-host of a national CoRE; Brain Research
                                                                and more than 50 postgraduate qualifications. Otago          New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa
     health and biomedical sciences, and the translation of     is New Zealand’s only provider of Dentistry, Radiation
     research into products and services to benefit society.                                                             •   Leading and hosting Genomics Aotearoa
                                                                Therapy and an undergraduate qualification in            •   Healthy housing
                                                                neuroscience, and one of two universities to offer       •   Mental health
                                                                Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy.
     The Division provides programmes in:                                                                                •   Oral health
                                                                                                                         •   Monitoring of medication use
     •   Biomedical and Biological Sciences                     The head of the Division is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor      •   Cardiovascular disease
     •   Dentistry                                              (PVC), and the Deans (Heads of Schools) report to the    •   Screening programme for stomach cancer
     •   Oral Health                                            PVC. There are nearly 5,000 (EFTS) undergraduate         •   Prevention and treatment measures for
     •   Dental Hygiene                                         students and nearly 1,300 (EFTS) postgraduate taught         diabetes and obesity
     •   Dental Therapy                                         and research students. Students are supported by over    •   Biomedical and biological sciences.
     •   Dental Technology                                      559 (FTE) academic staff providing a student-academic
     •   Medical Laboratory Science                             staff ratio of close to 12 to one. More than 500 (FTE)
     •   Medicine                                               general staff work for the Division supporting its       Each campus has a large number
     •   Nursing                                                teaching and research activities.                        of prestigious research groups.
     •   Pharmacy                                                                                                        These include:
     •   Physiotherapy
     •   Radiation Therapy.                                                                                              •   Brain Health Research Centre
                                                                                                                         •   Christchurch Heart Institute
                                                                                                                         •   Centre for Neuroendocrinology
                                                                                                                         •   Centre for Translational Cancer Research
                                                                                                                         •   Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research
                                                                                                                         •   Genetics Otago
                                                                                                                         •   New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
                                                                                                                         •   Otago Global Health Institute for Oral Health
                                                                                                                         •   One Health Aotearoa for Infectious Diseases.

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     Dunedin School of Medicine                                                                                          Department of Surgical Sciences
     Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti                                                                                           Te Tari Hāparapara
     The Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) provides clinical teaching input to the second and                             Excelling in clinical teaching and training, linking science with clinical research, and developing our
     third years of the medical degree programme, and is responsible for teaching in years                               discipline nationally and internationally.
     four to six for those students who remain in Dunedin. It also runs the Bachelor of Medical
     Laboratory Science undergraduate degree.
                                                                                                                         The department encompasses all the disciplines of surgery       Current projects within Surgical Sciences include studies
     The DSM has eight departments: General Practice           The DSM has a proud history of world-leading              including: General Surgery (with Colorectal, Breast,            in Colorectal Translational Research including the study of
     and Rural Health, Medicine, Surgical Sciences,            research. The DSM and the SDHB have established a         Endocrine, Upper GI, and Trauma), Orthopaedics,                 immunology of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel
     Pathology, Bioethics, Preventive and Social Medicine,     joint research committee with the aim of promoting        Otolaryngology, Plastics, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic,         disease, microbiology of ileal pouches, functional bowel
     Psychological Medicine, and Women’s and Children’s        and supporting research in the School, and developing     Urology and Vascular Surgery as well as Anaesthesia and         disease. There are also studies based in the Otago Vascular
     Health. It also hosts the Bioethics Department that       overall strategic direction. Research funding is          Intensive Care.                                                 Diagnostics Laboratory with venous function studies,
     serves the whole Division of Health Sciences.             available for research projects through the School, the                                                                   ultrasound and functional studies in peripheral vascular
                                                               central University, and from outside funding agencies.    There is a strong research orientation in the Department        diseases, the Clinical Audit and Outcomes research group
     There is a close relationship between the DSM                                                                       and it is expected that the applicant will contribute to this   with analysis of surgeon decision making and patient
     and the Southern District Health Board (SDHB),            An excellent Health Sciences Library is housed within     by both collaborating with others, and building their own       based outcome measures, the Vascular Biology Group
     allowing access to patients for student teaching and      the Sayers Building across the road from the Hospital.    research programme, to develop further research skills          with endothelial cell function and lipoprotein studies and
     learning across southern New Zealand. Dunedin             It provides access to many thousands of electronic        and outputs.                                                    a programme investigating the genetics of cardiovascular
     Hospital, with almost 388 beds, is a regional hospital    journals, receives more than 500 print periodicals                                                                        disease. The productive Centre for Musculoskeletal
     serving the population of the province of Otago and       and contains some 180,000 print volumes (including        Surgical Sciences and other departments in the Faculty,         Research Outcomes is based in Orthopaedics.
     providing some services (for example, oncology and        off-site storage). A comprehensive range of electronic    and elsewhere in the University, provide a strong, broadly
     neurosurgery) for a wider area including Southland.       databases (including DynaMed, Clinical Evidence,          based opportunity for research support and collaboration.       Undergraduate teaching in the Section is guided by the
     Southland Hospital was rebuilt in 2004, with 181          Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, PsycBOOKS and                  The academic facilities (offices and laboratories) are          objectives of the Otago Medical School and the Dunedin
     beds. The SDHB also has rural hospitals and a             PsycCRITIQUES, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of           located on the same floors as the clinical services             School of Medicine. In particular, there is a regular
     comprehensive range of outpatient services.               Knowledge (including Current Contents), CINAHL,           including Intensive Care and Operating Theatre suites.          commitment to clinical teaching at “the bedside” and
     There is a regional helicopter retrieval service          International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, BMJ               The laboratories provide a full range of biochemical            an emphasis on problem solving to gain knowledge and
     and a full range of imaging services.                     Learning) are available online                            facilities. Shared facilities for more major equipment are      clinical competencies. Clinical teaching in a hospital
                                                               on and off-campus.                                        available within the building and good liaisons with other      environment is provided to medical students (years 4 to
     As well as Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, clinical                                                                research groups within the School are established.              6). This includes a Critical Care module which anaesthesia
     experience for undergraduate medical students is                                                                                                                                    helps teach into. Providing a strong, sensitive role model
     provided at Queenstown Hospital, at the facilities of                                                                                                                               for developing appropriate professional attitudes and
     Waitaki District Health Services (Oamaru), Clutha                                                                                                                                   behaviour patterns is an important expectation of the
     Health First (Balclutha), Central Otago Health (Clyde),                                                                                                                             teaching. The preclinical (years 2 and 3) curriculum
     Gore Health (Gore), the West Coast, and in General                                                                                                                                  include early patient contact and clinical problem based
     Practices throughout Otago and Southland.                                                                                                                                           learning in which Surgical Sciences participates.

     The DSM is also responsible for teaching
     undergraduate Science, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical
     Education, and Physiotherapy students.

     The DSM provides a significant number of taught
     postgraduate qualifications and has a large and
     growing number of research postgraduate students
     at masters’ and PhD levels. Staff contribute to the
     postgraduate specialty vocational training programmes
     in medicine and paediatrics.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clinical component
     Position Profile                                                                                                                                                                                 Consultant Orthopaedic
     Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor - 0.5 FTE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Surgeon - 0.5 FTE
     Key Responsibilities include:                                                                                                   Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                     •   Ensure that health and safety practices are observed in      The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic
     Research – develop and expand a research profile which         •   Reflect on appropriate assessment and evaluation of              all workplace activities.                                    Surgery will also be funded by the Southern District Health
     could include clinical and fundamental research in the             teaching activities.                                         •   Ensure that exemplary health and safety practice is          Board to undertake clinical duties. The precise nature of these
     appointee's area of specialisation.                            •   Assist with assessments such as by contributing                  taught to students in relation to the discipline.            will be negotiated prior to appointment and when the field of
                                                                        questions or practical exercises within area of specialty.   •   Report all accidents, incidents and near-misses in           the successful applicant is known. The Consultant will work
     •   Develop a personal research profile.
                                                                    •   Provide within-course assessment and effective                   accordance with policy.                                      with other members of the service to provide clinical servic-
     •   Apply for external grant funding as appropriate.
                                                                        feedback to students on progress towards professional        •   Take responsibility for ensuring that relevant health and    es, and is expected to participate in the appropriate team’s
     •   Ensure research outputs are documented through peer-
                                                                        competence.                                                      safety training has been completed.                          activities with the objective of providing a high standard of
         reviewed publication or other appropriate outputs.
                                                                    •   Record results accurately in accordance with University      •   Identify and report all hazards.                             clinical practice and clinical expertise, while contributing to
     •   Facilitate and participate effectively in research
                                                                        processes.                                                   •   Assist the Department Health and Safety Officer when         the provision of efficient and effective services for the Southern
         collaborations with colleagues.
                                                                    •   Ensure all marking and assessment reporting is                   requested.                                                   District Health Board (SDHB) and Southland region. The po-
     •   Maintain an awareness of research developments in the
                                                                        completed within the University’s timeframes and                                                                              sition carries medical specialist status within Southern District
         relevant field.
                                                                        guidelines.                                                  Other Duties                                                     Health Board. For matters relating to clinical service duties the
     •   Contribute positively to the research culture of the
                                                                    •   Work within the Hauora Māori framework of the                                                                                 appointee will be responsible to the Southern District Health
         Department, School and University.                                                                                          •   Carry out any other duties, requested by the Head
                                                                        University of Otago.                                                                                                          Board through the Chief Executive.
     •   Be available to assist other staff planning to undertake                                                                        of Department/Dean or designated supervisor that
         research. In particular support for junior medical staff                                                                        reasonably fall within the broad parameters of the
                                                                    Community and University Service – provide expertise                                                                              Please see Appendix A attached for full details of the clinical
         and undergraduate students in the form of guidance and                                                                          position or as an employee of the University.
                                                                    and display commitment to the community in the area                                                                               duties.
     •   To attract and supervise postgraduate research students.   of research and clinical specialisation.
                                                                                                                                     Refer also
     •   Ensure administrative processes are completed in           •   Complete training and teaching for house surgeons/           staff/academic-titles/index.html
         a timely and efficient fashion in accordance with              registrars/GPs via continuing medical education
         University policy and practice.                                sessions.                                                    Confirmation Path/Tenure
     •   Fulfil any compliance and reporting requirements.          •   Utilise expertise to ensure the University and local
                                                                        health community maintain a focus on orthopaedic             This is a full-time confirmation path appointment with
                                                                        surgery teaching and learning.                               confirmation of appointment after five years, subject to
     Teaching – surgical related teaching at the undergraduate
                                                                    •   Undertake management/leadership roles within the             satisfactory performance. Early confirmation for Professors
     and post-graduate levels, and teaching as required of
                                                                        wider Health community (e.g. via patient support             is possible after three years.
     more generic clinical skills to year 2 and 3 students in the
     Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) part of the programme.            groups) and University community, particularly with
     Teaching duties may include preparation of teaching,               regard to musculoskeletal related health.                    Equal Employment Opportunities
     contribution to course design, assessment, teaching and        •   Demonstrate and foster collegiality within the               The Dunedin School of Medicine is strongly committed to
     other administration duties, especially in specialty area.         Department/School/Division.                                  diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from
                                                                    •   Participate in quality assurance activities.                 women and other under-represented groups who are
     •   Deliver teaching programmes relating to Orthopaedics,      •   Contribute effectively to external academic and
         and/or other areas within the appointee’s expertise, for                                                                    suitably qualified. Parental leave without pay of up to 52
                                                                        professional activities.                                     weeks including paid parental leave of up to twelve weeks’
         undergraduate medical students in small group and
         whole class settings.                                                                                                       salary may be granted. The Otago University Childcare
     •   Engage students through the creation of stimulating                                                                         Centre operates childcare facilities covering the period from
         learning environments across theoretical, case-based and                                                                    birth to 5 years.
         clinical settings.
     •   Support the development of professional skills in                                                                           Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori Strategic Framework
         students.                                                                                                                   The Dunedin School of Medicine is committed to its
     •   Facilitate learning in a range of structured teaching                                                                       obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the University’s
         environments.                                                                                                               Māori Strategic Framework. The School's broader aims
     •   Develop learning material for students related to the                                                                       include improving the recruitment, retention and support
         aspects of the post-graduate courses being taught,                                                                          of Māori students and staff; to develop research that is of
         including taking a lead role in course development as                                                                       relevance to Māori, as well as research that is carried out in
         appropriate.                                                                                                                a way that is sensitive to Tikanga; and establish oversight
                                                                                                                                     which will link the School with Ngāi Tahu and other
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     Person Profile

     Candidates must:
     •   Be a medically qualified Orthopaedic specialist who
         holds, or is eligible for, vocational registration with the
         NZ Medical Council.
     •   Have teaching experience at the undergraduate and
         postgraduate level.
     •   Have appropriate research experience, and the ability to
         establish a vigorous research programme.
     •   Have leadership and team building abilities.
     •   Have experience in establishing and maintaining
         excellent communication with a wide range of
     •   Preferably have administrative experience in an
         academic environment.
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     Living in Dunedin

     The University of Otago’s southern roots are anchored in its formal relationship with
     mana whenua Ngāi Tahu and the legacy of the city’s Scottish settlers who established a
     university here within just 21 years of founding the province from which the University
     takes its name.

     Dunedin grew rich on the back of the 1860s Otago gold        Dunedin is also the gateway to Central Otago: the resort
     rush, a wealth that is reflected today in streetscapes       towns of Wanaka and Queenstown – New Zealand’s
     of outstanding Victorian and Edwardian architecture.         adventure capital – are just over three hours’ drive away.
     With a population of around 120,000, this is a small         Skiing, snowboarding, boating, mountain-biking and
     but sophisticated city, boasting many of the amenities       wine tasting are just a few of the many activities to be
     and cultural richness usually only found in much larger      enjoyed.
     urban centres, while still retaining its traditional
     friendliness and ease of getting around.                     However, it is education that is one of Dunedin’s most
                                                                  defining features and its major industry. This is a true
     In Dunedin there are professional theatres, outstanding      student city. In addition to the University of Otago, the
     art galleries, museums and libraries. Dunedin is also        city hosts a thriving polytechnic and excellent pre-
     recognised as a UNESCO City of Literatutre. For those        school, primary and secondary education facilities.
     who enjoy sports, Dunedin offers world-class sporting        University students, staff and their families comprise
     facilities – including New Zealand’s only covered sta-       more than one quarter of the population of urban
     dium. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Dunedin has          Dunedin, enriching the intellectual, cultural and
     beautiful beaches and internationally acclaimed wildlife     sporting life of the city.
     sanctuaries. The world’s only mainland Royal Albatross
     Colony is located on the headland at the entrance to         And, while Dunedin is located in the south of New
     Otago Harbour.                                               Zealand, it is very well connected. The region has two
                                                                  international airports with direct flights to Australia,
                                                                  and is New Zealand’s first GigCity with one gigabit per
                                                                  second broadband services. Sister city relationships are
                                                                  fostered with Edinburgh (Scotland), Otaru (Japan) and
                                                                  Shanghai (China).

                                                                  More information about living in Dunedin is available at
     The heart of the city is lined with cafés and restaurants,
     and modern shopping complexes trade alongside
     interesting boutiques and a weekly farmers’ market
     that provides an outlet for much of the area’s first-rate
     produce. Housing is affordable, both to buy and rent.
     Thanks to the foresight of the early planners, there are
     many parks and green spaces, and outstanding views are
     commonplace from the city’s hillside suburbs.

     Application process
     Submitting an Application

     The University seeks written documents from
     candidates wishing to apply for the role.
     Candidates are therefore required to provide:
     •   A CV
     •   A letter of application addressing the Person Profile.
     •   3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone
         number and email address.

     Confidential enquiries may be directed to:
     Ascociate Professor Mark Thompson-Fawcett
     Head of Department
     Department of Surgical Sciences

     The University may contact all three or four referees
     listed in the application. The candidate should also state
     their relationship with each referee. Referees will only be
     contacted after prior consultation with the candidate. It is
     the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that their referees
     are willing to provide reports when contacted.

     The University reserves the right to seek reports on
     the suitability of candidates from experts in the field,
     other than those nominated by the candidate. Should
     an applicant not wish a specific person or persons to be
     contacted, please advise the recruitment team at the time
     of application.

     Date of Appointment
     Applicants are asked to indicate the date they would
     expect to be available to take up the appointment.
     The appointment is available immediately.
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