Senior Lecturer – Hauora Māori

University of Otago



Our Department

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine hosts the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit (NTMHRU), which currently has four permanent academic staff – a Professor, an Associate Professor, a Research Fellow, a fixed term Lecturer and ten fixed term research staff. NTMHRU staff are highly effective in both research (including attracting external grant funding in excess of $10m over the last five years, excluding Centres of Research Excellence funding) and teaching.

The role

We are seeking applicants for a Senior Lecturer in Hauora Māori in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Otago School of Medicine – Dunedin Campus. This is a full-time, confirmation path position.

The successful applicant will have a commitment to Hauora Māori teaching and research. They will be expected to:

  • engage in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • supervise or co-supervise research students in Māori public health; and
  • conduct independent research in Hauora Māori.

There are excellent opportunities for research collaboration with Māori, in the Department, across the University, and with health sector organisations.

Your skills and experience

  • Have a postgraduate qualification (PhD) in Hauora Māori, public health, or a closely related discipline.
  • Proficiency in tikanga Māori is essential.
  • A record of obtaining external research funding and publication is required.
  • Other evidence of research capability, commensurate with the level of appointment is desirable.
  • Have an ability to communicate with small and large groups.

Further details

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Specific enquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Sue Crengle, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV.
  • A Cover Letter.
  • Three referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
  • An indication of the date you would expect to be available to take up the appointment.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2101613 will close on Sunday, 19 September 2021.

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