Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor or Professor in Population Child Health and Paediatrics
University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
New Zealand

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor or Professor in Population Child Health & Paediatrics

Job ID: 20738
Campus: South Auckland Clinical School
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent


The opportunity:

The University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences) and Counties Manukau Health are seeking to appoint an academic clinician in Population Child Health and Paediatrics at Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor Level.

This full-time position with both an academic and clinical component will ideally suit an academic paediatrician who wants to combine a clinical appointment with a university career, each half time. The successful applicant will join the University Of Auckland Department Of Paediatrics: Child & Youth Health and take up a clinical position at Kidz First Children's Hospital & Community Health in the Counties Manukau District Health Board region.

About us:

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s highest ranked university in the main world university rankings systems. The University of Auckland medical school is ranked within the world’s top 100, with a class size of nearly 300 students per year. The South Auckland Clinical Campus is an academic division of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and coordinates clinical teaching and research in partnership with Counties Manukau District Health Board.

What we need:

This position will suit a paediatrician with enthusiasm for and experience in population child health and clinical research and teaching. Teaching will be at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The candidate must aspire to take an active role in leadership of teaching in population child health and paediatrics in Auckland and New Zealand. Previous research experience and a track record of acquiring external research funding would be an advantage, as would a higher research degree.

The usual composition of the university component of the job is 40:40:20 for teaching, research and university service respectively. Please refer to the position description for further details.

The clinical component of the post is based at Kidz First Children's Hospital & Community Health. Counties Manukau Health provides health services to over 550,000 people and is regarded as one of the most progressive health services in Australasia with initiatives aimed at developing “whole of system” integrated care. Kidz First Children's Hospital & Community Health is a general paediatric service which delivers family centred health care and serves the culturally diverse Counties Manukau community. Inpatient services are based at Kidz First Hospital, a 66 bed purpose-built facility which is part of the Middlemore Hospital campus. Kidz First Hospital delivers acute general paediatric services and selected surgical services (orthopaedics, plastics and burns), supported by a mixed adult-paediatric ICU. A 38 cot bed Level Three neonatal intensive care unit is also located at Middlemore Hospital. Ambulatory clinics occur at the Manukau SuperClinic, Botany SuperClinic and Pukekohe Hospital. Child Development, Youth Health and Child Protection services are based at additional community sites. Kidz First services are delivered by a strong multi-disciplinary team which in addition to doctors and nurses includes social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech-language therapists, psychologists and a homecare nursing service.

Candidates must hold a medical qualification registerable in New Zealand and must have a higher qualification in Paediatrics equivalent to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Candidates must be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Research is an important part of this role. You will be expected to develop research which addresses issues of relevance to population child health in New Zealand and internationally, with a focus on eliminating health inequalities and achieving health equity for the Counties Manukau population.

Your application should include a Curriculum Vitae containing a full employment history (academic and clinical), a cover letter which includes an outline as to your motivation for applying, the specific expertise you will bring to this role and the contribution you anticipate making if appointed, and full contact details of three referees. The referees will not be contacted without your permission.

Suitably qualified candidates are advised to direct enquires of an academic nature to Professor Cameron Grant, Head of Department of Paediatrics: Child & Youth Health, University of Auckland (telephone: 64-3737599 ext. 86192; email:; and of a clinical nature to Dr Wendy Walker, Clinical Director, Kidz First (email:

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

Flexible employment practices

Career development programmes

Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts
For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Perks of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, whilst the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family.


Applications must be submitted by the closing date of the closing date of Sunday, 30 June 2019 to be considered.


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