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Senior Lecturer/Pūkenga Matua - Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago (Christchurch)



Our University of Otago, Christchurch campus is the base for medical and postgraduate health education and health research in Christchurch.

The Department of Paediatrics collaborates closely in student teaching and research programmes with the region's hospitals run by HealthNZ/Te Whatu Ora, and other community health agencies.

The role/Te mahi

This Senior Lecturer role within the Department of Paediatrics in Christchurch, represents an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to ongoing teaching of medical students and potentially other departmental teaching programmes depending on your particular expertise.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research activities including supervision of research activities, to lead and develop teaching activities within the Department of Paediatrics and to foster good relations with the University, local tertiary institutions, HealthNZ, and the community.

It will be expected that the appointee will play an active role in the University of Otago, Christchurch, including participation in various committees, attending departmental faculty meetings, and liaising closely with other academics and students.

Skills and experience/ Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate will have:

  • a relevant postgraduate and/or professional qualification
  • a higher research degree, PhD or MD is desirable
  • specialist qualification in an area of Paediatric expertise not already covered within the department e.g. Clinical Genetics, General Paediatrics, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology
  • expertise and experience in teaching and curriculum development
  • a recognised qualification for specialist registration with the New Zealand Medical Council
  • a current Annual Practising Certificate.

Further details/ Pūroko

This is a permanent, part-time (0.5 FTE) position, located in Christchurch.

The salary range for a Senior Lecturer (Medical and Dental) is $138,548 to $172,693 (pro rata).

Application/ Tono

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three referee contact details

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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.

Consultant Paediatrician - Whanganui Hospital

We are seeking applications from a suitably qualified Consultant Paediatrician to work at Whanganui Hospital.

About the role:

  • The role is for a permanent, full-time position. Part-time options will be considered.
  • Clinical work will encompass a broad range of general paediatrics and neonatology, including inpatient care, outpatient clinics, and participation in the on-call roster. 
  • Applicants should be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or have an equivalent overseas specialist qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

About the Organisation:

  • Wanganui Hospital is located on the West coast of New Zealand’s North Island, with a wide range of services including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry and psychiatry.
  • We are supported by tertiary outreach clinics in a wide range of paediatric subspecialties, and by acute retrieval services for patients requiring paediatric ICU or NICU care. 
  • Our paediatric service is innovative and outwardly focused, aspiring to deliver the best possible care as close to home as possible, in the shortest possible timeframe, with special attention to our most vulnerable children and their families.
  • We work as a closely-knit multidisciplinary team, and pride ourselves on having excellent relationships with a broad intersectoral range of partners across our region.  

About Whanganui:

Many people are surprised to discover Whanganui’s rich cultural heritage, excellent schools, as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

Set alongside the beautiful and historic Whanganui river, Whanganui also has access to beautiful West Coast beaches and offshore fishing and diving, is close to the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu, has excellent sporting facilities, lakes, river trips, mountain bike tracks and velodrome, it has everything here you could want to experience the outdoors.

Whanganui also boasts a strong historical and cultural heritage and a has well-established arts scene. Experience the Whanganui treasures - the Sargeant Art Gallery, Whanganui Museum, Glass working studios, and the Royal Opera House. Take a stroll down the mainstreet with its unique stores, op shops and galleries or head down to the River Markets on a Saturday morning for a rich local experience in food, art and culture.

Living in Whanganui gives you the best of all worlds.   It is only two and a half hours’ drive away from Wellington or a 1-hour flight to Auckland, close enough for a quick visit, but you won't miss the congestion or the cost of living.

How to apply:

Please contact Dr David Montgomery, Clinical Director, for further information  


Phone: 027 4759792

Closing Date: Open 

Paediatrician - Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral has an exciting opportunity for a vibrant, experienced Paediatrician to join our team! We are looking for someone who is energetic and complements the current skillset of our team of consultants.

This role would suit an experienced Paediatrician or a consultant looking for their first consultant post. We are happy to support advanced trainees in a provisional fellowship role too, and can cater role specifics to suit training needs.

About our organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

About our role

As a Paediatrician in Palmerston North, you will share a 1:8 acute roster covering the broad gamut of acute paediatrics with a 14-bed level 2A neonatal unit taking babies 28 weeks gestation (1000g) and over. The service is supported by dedicated Paediatric RMOs on-site at all times. You will enjoy a range of outpatient clinics in the hospital and the community. We are expanding innovative models of care in partnership with nursing and general practice. We enjoy excellent liaison with tertiary colleagues from Starship and Wellington, who all visit on a regular basis. We are proud of our reputation as a centre for trainees in Paediatrics, General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave per annum
  • 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
  • Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

About our region

Manawatū is known for its effortless blend of city and rural living; here you can choose your ideal lifestyle, from peaceful rural villages, to bustling townships, or city life. The region includes the charming towns of Feilding, Kimbolton, Āpiti, Himatangi Beach, Linton and Ashhurst to name a few, and at the centre of it all is the city of Palmerston North, the lively, multi-cultural heart of Manawatū. Over 120,000 people choose to call Manawatū home, and with a diverse landscape like this it's easy to see why!

It's a family-friendly place that's easy to live and work, with easy access to an array of outdoor activities - beaches, ski fields, lakes, mountains, as well as fantastic mountain biking and hiking tracks. No traffic and an easy commute to work, really help with true work-life balance. Our fantastic central location means exploring other parts of New Zealand is as easy as a drive or a short flight. We are well served with excellent schooling options, as well as two tertiary institutes - Massey University and the International Pacific College.

Discover more hidden gems that Manawatū and Palmerston North have to offer here: Manawatū & Palmerston North - Visit | Live | Study | Business ( Check out our careers site here for more information about Palmerston North hospital.

If you are eager to map out your Paediatric future, with a flexible approach to sharing local duties, as well as regional responsibilities, then MidCentral in the Manawatū may be the perfect place for you.

Apply now or get in touch with our Recruitment Specialist Denella Statham or our Medical Lead Dr Nicola Pereira for a confidential chat about this position.

Professor of Clinical Research - University of Auckland

  • J​​oin the prestigious Liggins Institute, dedicated to improving lifelong health through excellent research into the determinants of a healthy life
  • Translating scientific discoveries into clinical practice and collaborating with world-class colleagues
  • Live and work in New Zealand’s largest, most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city

The University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau, is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive university. This is reflected in our global ranking of 65 in the 2025 QS World University Rankings, and our position as the only university in New Zealand ranked in the top 12 of both THE University Impact Rankings (#12) and QS Sustainability Rankings for 2024 (#5).

The Liggins Institute is one of the world’s leading research centres dedicated to improving lifelong health through excellent research into early life development and its long-term consequences, translating its research into better health for New Zealand’s and the world’s future generations.

Established in 2001, the Institute has 130 multidisciplinary, predominantly research-active staff members and revenue of $26 million annually, with a track record of hosting national research collaborations. The Institute hosts three university research platforms: the Human Health Research Platform, Ngapouri Research Farm, Analytical and Molecular Research Platform, and also hosts a Clinical Genomics facility.

The Liggins Institute seeks to appoint an internationally renowned and connected scholar as Professor of Clinical Research. The role can be combined with clinical practice, and there is an opportunity for a joint appointment with the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, if this is of interest to the successful candidate.

We invite applications from clinical academics with expertise in maternal, obstetric, fetal, perinatal, or paediatric health and its long-term consequences. Enthusiastic about providing academic leadership in their field and continuing to grow their international research profile. Committed to postgraduate supervision and contributing to the Institute’s postgraduate training programme, as well as successfully supporting and mentoring early-career researchers to create a positive, supportive, and collaborative environment in which they will thrive. The appointee will demonstrate personal credibility and interpersonal skills, essential to contributing to the reputation and profile of the Liggins Institute and the University of Auckland.

The University of Auckland is uniquely positioned in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific. It is New Zealand’s largest university, with over 40,000 students and an international centre of learning and academic excellence. The University’s mission and values place a strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community. We work with communities to advance the well-being of the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and beyond.
The Liggins Institute is located on our Grafton campus, alongside the Faculty of Medical and Health Science (ranked in the top 100 universities in medical disciplines in the QS world ranking) and adjacent to Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital.

We aspire to contribute to a fair, ethical and sustainable society, reflecting our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our foundational relationship with tangata whenua. The University is committed to a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential in an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars. We welcome applications that will enhance the diversity of our staff and strengthen our links with diverse communities.
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, is a vibrant cosmopolitan place with an abundance of natural features, including a stunning harbour and accessible coastline, native bush and moderate temperatures, which help us to retain our reputation as one of the best cities in the world in which to live.

Applications must be submitted by 28 July 2024 (further details in the Candidate Booklet).

For a confidential discussion and further information about the role, please contact the University of Auckland as below:

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, email: