|Location:||Dunedin - New Zealand|
|Placed On:||29th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
As New Zealand's oldest and most research-intensive university, the University of Otago is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and attracts first-rate academics and students. Our graduates are renowned for their independence and audacity of spirit, and our alumni hold a variety of high-profile roles across a wide range of professions, including health, government, education, research and business within New Zealand and internationally.
The Division of Health Sciences is a cornerstone of the University of Otago. It is New Zealand's leading provider of education and research in health and biomedical sciences. It is a vibrant and ever-changing academic division with campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington. The division is currently embracing a number of new opportunities as part of its exciting future, including a review of its structure, significant capital development programme and involvement as a stakeholder in the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
Alongside its focus on research and teaching, the Division of Health Sciences is very active in national health workforce development, health systems planning, and contributing to national and international health policy. It has well-established national engagement with Māori, including particularly close partnerships with Ngāi Tahu, in the South Island, and many other iwi in the North Island.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor, and is the Division's senior academic and executive leader. The role has overall responsibility for implementing University-wide policy at the Divisional level and ensuring that the Division has a clear strategic direction that aligns with the University's Vision 2040 and strategic plan to 2030, Pae Tata.
As part of the alignment, you will be focusing on strengthening our capability, capacity and culture to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences will also be actively involved in working with government and the health sector, and helping produce research and graduates that will shape the future.
Some of the key responsibilities for this role will include:
To be considered for appointment to this position, candidates will have:
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences, will be based in Dunedin, New Zealand. The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal skills and will be expected to work collegially across the University and with external stakeholders, particularly in the wider health community.
Applications will close on Sunday, 22 October 2023.
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