Professional Practice Fellow - Dentistry

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Professional Practice Fellow - Dentistry-1900598







Who we are


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 and is the only dental school in New Zealand. It is proud of its international reputation for research, clinical, and academic excellence. The 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as among the top 27 in the world.


The Department of Oral Rehabilitation undertakes teaching and research in the following disciplines: Biomaterial, Dental Technology, Endodontics, General Practice Dentistry, Preventive and Restorative Dentistry as well as Prosthodontics.


The Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences undertakes teaching and research in the following areas: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Radiography and Special Needs Dentistry.


Both departments offer teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In each of the specialist disciplines, the Departments provide patient care in student clinics, and specialist staff provide care for referred patients from throughout Otago and give advice to dental practitioners throughout New Zealand.


The role


As a Professional Practice Fellow you will help support teaching at undergrdaute and postgraduate levels and facilitate learning in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation. In this role you will also assist with assessments and carry out clinical service requirements in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and the Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences.


You will be supported through a collegial academic environment, an active and dynamic research culture, and through efficient professional services across the University. The University is firmly committed to growing the Faculty with investment in a new state-of-the-art building and facilities plus ongoing plans for further outreach development and increased student enrolment.


Your skills and experience


• Registration with the Dental Council (New Zealand) and have a current practising certificate.

• Appropriate professional experience in the relevant scopes of practice.

• Evidence of an ability to work well with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.

• A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to equal opportunity.


Further details


This is a fixed term. Ideally, this position will be full-time but part-time/semester-time only hours can be negotiated. Please state your position preference within your application and cover letter.


Specific enquiries about this position may be directed to Karl Lyons, Head of Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, contact details are below.


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


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Candidates are requested to submit the following:

• Cover letter

• CV

• Names and addresses of at least three referees.


To submit your application please click the apply button below. 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.


Additional Information

Contact: Professor Karl Lyons     Tel: +64 3 479 7122

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
 Fixed Term Full-time
Salary Level and Range
 Professional Practice Fellow - Medical & Dental 1 ($66,931 to $81,969) or 2 ($83,525 to $90,253) or 3 ($93,616 to $103,708) or 4 ($129,356 to $162,998)
 Oral Rehabilitation
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