Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Public Health

  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Canterbury Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jul 15, 2019
Full time Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology

Job Description



Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Pūkenga/ Pūkenga Matua i te Mātai Hauora ā-Hapori Whānui
School of Health Sciences - Te Kura Mātai Hauora
College of Education, Health and Human Development - Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand - Ōtautahi, Aotearoa

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mātai hauora ā-hapori whānui? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua rānei i Te Kura Mātai Hauora i Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

Applications are invited for an academic continuing position in Te Kura Mātai Hauora - School of Health Sciences in the subject area of Public Health. The holder of the position will provide major contributions to the delivery of coursework, research supervision, and administrative duties related to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Health Sciences. Expertise will include at least one of the following areas: community focused health services, health programme design and evaluation, epidemiology, health informatics and/or population health in the areas of nutrition, diverse populations and/or addressing health inequities.

Who You Are

Applicants will have a PhD in in a health discipline consistent with the required expertise noted above and will be a leader in scholarly and research achievements. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a programme of research in their area of expertise.

An active commitment to continuing professional development, including bicultural professional development, and applying that learning in everyday practice is expected. This includes a commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua. Ability in te reo Māori me āna tikanga would be an advantage.

For applicants applying at Lecturer level you will be expected to have a doctoral degree, demonstrated expertise in the area/s noted above and show proficiency in its teaching.

You will be active in research and scholarship, and, where appropriate, be involved in applications for funding to support that work. You will be beginning to attract students (and possibly research funding) and developing links nationally and/or internationally. You will be developing a track record of peer reviewed research publications, acquiring peer recognition for your research and scholarly work and making a contribution to the research environment at your university and engaging with potential end-users of your research.

For applicants applying at Senior Lecturer level you will be expected to be an experienced academic staff member. You will have developed your own research and teaching interests and you will be becoming known nationally for your work. You will publish regularly in peer reviewed international journals or other appropriate outlets. Where appropriate you will have evidence of end-user or community interest in your work. You are likely to have edited collections of work or meeting proceedings, and applied for external research funding.

You will have evidence of effective supervision of Master's Thesis and PhD students.

You will also have been part of the organising committees of academic conferences or relevant meetings within a discipline. You should be starting to develop your role as an academic leader in your teaching and/or research speciality.

Who You Will Work With

Te Kura Mātai Hauora - School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health sector and its workforce. These include the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Health Sciences. Other postgraduate programmes include Child and Family Psychology, Counselling, Nursing, Sport Science, and Specialist Teaching.

The School offers these exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home, the Rehua building, a world class facility located in the heart of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - University of Canterbury Ilam Campus with modern digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces that encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary ways of working. UC is also a partner in Manawa, the new health research and education facility in Christchurch's Te Papa Hauora/Health Precinct; bringing together health researchers and PhD students to collaborate and innovate alongside Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)clinical staff.

Why UC

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "Tangata tū, tangata ora - people prepared to make a difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in geotechnical engineering or geomechanics. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in geomechanics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will undertake research and supervision of postgraduate students.

Application Details

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 8thSeptember 2019 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and a 2-3 page statement outlining the research interests and goals. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.

Further information of an Academic nature can be obtained by contacting Professor Ray Kirk Deputy Head of School or Professor Lianne Woodward, Head of School. We are also happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi.


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