University of Otago

University of Otago

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - World of Difference Programme (Wellington)-2300706


About our team/Mō te tīma

The University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) provides health research and teaching in New Zealand's capital city. It enjoys collaborative relationships with District Health Boards, local health service providers, multiple central and local government agencies such as the Ministry of Health and Wellington City Council as well as other tertiary education providers such as Massey and Victoria University. It also has strong links with local iwi.

World of Difference He Ao Whakatoihara kore is an award-winning teaching and research programme run through the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago, fully led and delivered by those with lived experience of mental distress. We deliver a comprehensive contact-based programme within undergraduate medical student education through to psychiatric registrar training, focused on ending discrimination and promoting recovery and respect for human rights. We also undertake service-user led and co-produced research.

The role/Te mahi

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer is responsible for contributing to the overall management and further development of the World of Difference He Ao Whakatoihara kore team and programmes. The management aspect of the role includes being responsible for coordinating all teaching activities and internal and external meetings for the programme in Wellington, as well as providing some management support to both the Dunedin and Christchurch teams. Management also extends to co-ordinating the collection and management of research data associated with the programme and contributing to analysis and write up of data for publication. The development aspect of the role includes extending both the teaching and research elements of the programme further.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

• This role is specific to someone with lived experience of mental distress. • Hold a Post Graduate Diploma in a relevant field • Tertiary teaching experience required. • Demonstrated capacity for independent research and a good record of publications in refereed journals. • Be proactive and willing to take initiative. • The ability to work independently and also as a team member. • Be able to write and present information in a meaningful way that others can clearly understand. • Be able to prioritise and keep track of work, as well as establish and maintain relevant and accurate records. • Knowledge of research methods. • Familiarity with common word processing, spreadsheet, visual presentation, data management and analysis software.

Further details/Pūroko

Appointment will be made at a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

This is a part-time, 0.65FTE, fixed term position from 23 May 2023 to 28 February 2026.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Sarah Gordon via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including cover letter and CV) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2300706 will close on Sunday, 28 May 2023.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Sarah Gordon

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Location:About Wellington

Primary Location


Employment Status

Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range

Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($108,732 to $124,555)


Psychological Medicine

Job Function


Job details


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer


University of Otago


New Zealand


May 25, 2023

Application deadline

May 28, 2023

Job type



Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

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