University of Auckland is hiring a

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clinical Medical Ethics

Auckland, New Zealand

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clinical Medical Ethics

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university and is the only New Zealand University ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) was established in 1968 as The University of Auckland School of Medicine. In the 43 years since then the Faculty has grown and developed into a large and diverse organisation with schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health, Medical Sciences and Medicine, including Auckland, South Auckland and Waikato clinical schools. The Faculty has over 4000 students and 1000 staff committed to improving the health of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research and service. The successful applicant will join the Department of Psychological Medicine at the School of Medicine.

The opportunity

The University of Auckland’s Department of Psychological Medicine at the School of Medicine within FMHS is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clinical Medical Ethics.

This full-time position will ideally suit an experienced enthusiastic medical ethicist. This position is a strategic appointment to lead and coordinate the development and delivery of an integrated system of medical ethics education across the medical programme (MBChB). The successful applicant is also expected to lead the Medical Humanities programme within the MBChB programme. There will be role in leading an active, appropriate, and viable personal research programme and participating in team-based research.


Who are we looking for?

Candidates must hold a PhD in medical ethics or other relevant subject and have experience in teaching at tertiary level, including both whole class lectures and small group teaching, along with good organisation skills, excellent communication skills, and experience in research.

Enquires to the Deputy Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Dr Gary Cheung [email protected]


Applications close on Wednesday 7th October.

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