Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua) - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua) - Clinical Exercise Physiology-2301429



Based in Dunedin, the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences/Te Kura Para-Whakawai at the University of Otago/Te Whare Wānaga o Otāgo has a long-standing international reputation as a leader in education, research and community service. Since 2017, the QS World University rankings place Otago in the top 15 institutions globally and New Zealand’s leading university for sport and exercise related subjects.

We are committed to working closely with iwi and Māori organisations, 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

We invite applications for a full time, permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology. We particularly welcome applications from Māori and Pasifika scholars. The general expectations for the role include the following key tasks:
•    Contributing effective research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in the area of clinical exercise physiology. For example, strength and conditioning, exercise and cardio-pulmonary/metabolic disease, clinical exercise assessment, prescription and management. Taking on coordination roles of papers as appropriate.
•    Contributing to research-informed teaching at postgraduate level, and collaborating with colleagues to grow and develop postgraduate curriculum in the area of clinical exercise physiology.
•    Contributing to curriculum development and leadership in the Physical Education, Activity and Health major.
•    Contributing to the research activities of the School, including developing/growing your own research programme, publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support, and supervising research students.
•    Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the School and its responsibilities within the University and out to the wider community.
•    Promoting the School’s efforts to understand and realise the letter and the spirit of the University’s Māori Strategic Framework, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

•    A confirmed doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.
•    Experience of effective teaching in topics in the clinical exercise physiology field at a tertiary institution.
•    A developing research focus with a track record of publishing high quality research (commensurate with years of research experience).
•    Commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions, as guided by Ngāi Tahu who are mana whenua in the region.
•    An ability to form collaborations and work collegially.

•    Practical experience of supporting the delivery of clinical exercise physiology programmes within community contexts.
•    Current accreditation with relevant professional bodies (e.g., Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, American College of Sports Medicine, Biokinetics Association of South Africa).

Further Details/Pūroko

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant contribution to the clinical exercise physiology field while being well supported by staff in a collegial and dynamic School and University.

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the School and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. Equity and inclusion underpin the School’s culture, and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community. We are committed to our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the University’s Māori, Pacific and Sustainability Strategic Frameworks. Ideally, applicants will also be familiar with the University of Otago’s strategic direction through to 2030 (Pae Tata) which include commitments to:
•    Providing a compelling and viable educational offer that delivers excellent student outcomes and experiences.
•    Organising and focusing research and innovation efforts to deliver high-quality, impactful research.
•    Supporting our people to achieve their best.
•    Whakamana Te Tiriti o Waitangi - strengthen our capability, capacity, and culture to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
•    Achieving our ambition to become a more global and connected university.

This is a permanent, full-time (1 FTE) position.

The appointment range for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer is $90,902 to $128,305.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dean, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences via the email address below.


Candidates are requested to submit:
•    A CV.
•    A letter of application 
•    3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2301429 will close on Sunday, 15 October 2023.

Additional Information

Contact: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
Salary Level and Range
 Lecturer / Research Fellow ($90,902 to $107,300) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($112,482 to $128,305)
 School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Job Function
 Research and Teaching

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