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Senior Professional Practice Fellow (Dentistry)

The University of Otago
Dunedin (Locality), Otago (NZ)
$102,270 to $172,693
Closing date
Jul 5, 2024

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Faculty, Professor
Contract Type
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Full Time, Part Time


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 with clinics in Auckland and South Dunedin and is the only dental school in New Zealand.

We are proud of our international reputation for research, clinical, and academic excellence. The 2023 QS World University Subject Rankings list the Dental School as 42nd in the world.

The Faculty of Dentistry comprises of three Departments (Oral Rehabilitation, Oral Diagnostic and Surgical and Oral Sciences) as well as the Sir John Walsh Research Institute.

Dunedin is perfectly placed to take full advantage of outdoor pursuits, world-class mountain bike trails and surfing, with Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand less than four hours away. Dunedin enjoys unparalleled natural beauty and is home to the royal albatross, seals, penguins and an array of native birds.

The role/Te mahi

The University is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Professional Practice Fellows in Dentistry.

As a Senior Professional Practice Fellow, you will help support teaching, facilitate learning, assist with assessments, and carry out clinical service/clinical activity both on undergraduate clinics and staff clinics out-with term time.

Some key tasks of the role include:

  • clinical teaching/tutoring of undergraduate dentists
  • contributing to the Departments academic goals by applying expert clinical knowledge in your area of specialty
  • preparation, assessment, teaching and paper administration duties
  • following through patient care and referrals within the hospital.

Your skills and experience/Ka pukeka me ka wheako

Successful applicants:

  • must hold a dental degree and have registration or be eligible for full registration with the Dental Council of New Zealand
  • will demonstrate the ability to work well with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels within the institution
  • will show a commitment to uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Universitys Maori Strategic Framework.

Candidates will also have and maintain registration (if supervised) including:

  • a practicing certificate in place before starting work
  • indemnity in place prior to starting work.

Further details/Puroko

We have eight job openings, offering both permanent and fixed-term positions, located in Dunedin.

We have opportunities for Dentists with special interests in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics.

Both full-time (1 FTE) and part-time positions are available, allowing for employment over the full year or semester time only. The duration of any fixed-term positions can be negotiable with the successful candidates. International candidates would need to be available to work a minimum 0.8FTE.

The salary range for these positions is $102,270 to $172,693 per annum (pro rata). Candidates will be appointed to a step on the Senior Professional Practice Fellow scale 3 or 4, dependent on qualifications and skills.

Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.


To submit your application (including CV and Cover Letter), please click the apply button. Applications should quote reference number 2302064.

There is no formal closing date. Applications will be reviewed as received. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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