Lecturer – Human Nutrition, Dunedin, University Of Otago

Published 2022-06-28
Expires 2022-07-28
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Lecturer – Human Nutrition, Dunedin, University Of Otago
New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin,
Published June 28, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Lecturer – human nutrition

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About our team – Mō te tīma

The Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Otago is the longest established department of its kind at a New Zealand University, and is the only New Zealand University to offer Sports and Exercise Nutrition and Global nutrition at undergraduate level.

Undergraduate degrees include BSc and BSc(Hons) in Human Nutrition, and BAppSc and BAppSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

In addition we offer a range of postgraduate options in Human Nutrition, including MSc/PhD in Human Nutrition, and Master of Applied Science in Advanced Nutrition Practice with electives in Sports and Exercise Science, Public Health and Education, Science Communication, Entrepreneurship and Food Industry.

The role – Te mahi

This is an exciting opportunity for a new or seasoned scholar to make a significant contribution to research and teaching from a community health perspective while being well supported by a collegial Department.

In this role you will be responsible for:

Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of Human Nutrition, Pacific and Public Health, including developing course content and teaching materials, participating in collaborative teaching activities and assessing student performance.
Contributing to the research activities within the Department, including publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, fonos and forum, obtaining external funding support and supervising research students.
Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the Department and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Our Department is committed to affording students the opportunity to engage with knowledge about public health and nutrition derived from a Pacific and Māori world view, and to strengthen its curriculum in these areas.

Your skills and experience – Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are seeking a scholar with an earned doctorate and proven or promising research record, to bring a focus to the study of Human Nutrition or Pacific and Public Health. Teaching and research focus on qualitative research methods will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have a relevant doctorate and a sound grasp of human nutrition concepts, values, ideas and practices as they relate to key concepts of Pacific and Public health and the linkages between mental health and addiction challenges with physical health.

Further details – Pūroko

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Department and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

Application – Tono

Candidates are requested to submit a CV, cover letter, 3-4 Referee contact details.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201240 will close on Sunday, 24 July 2022.

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    Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material universe; the social sciences, which study people and societies; and the formal sciences, which study logic and mathematics. The formal sciences are often excluded as they do not depend on empirical observations. Disciplines which use science, like engineering and medicine, may also be considered to be applied sciences. Definitions of science and its more fundamental problems are discussed in the philosophy of science.

    Dunedin ( (listen) duh-NEE-din; Māori: Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.The urban area of Dunedin lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour, and the harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Dunedin was the largest New Zealand city by territorial land area until superseded by Auckland with the formation of the Auckland Council in November 2010. Archaeological evidence points to lengthy occupation of the area by Māori prior to the arrival of Europeans. The province and region of Otago takes its name from the Ngāi Tahu village of Otakou at the mouth of the harbour, which became a whaling station in the 1830s. In 1848 a Scottish settlement was established by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland. Between 1855 and 1900 many thousands of Scots emigrated to the incorporated city. Dunedin became wealthy during the Central Otago Gold Rush, beginning in the 1860s. In the mid-1860s, and between 1878 and 1881, it was New Zealand's largest urban area. The city population at 5 March 2013 was 120,246. While Hamilton, Tauranga and Lower Hutt have eclipsed the city in size of population since the 1980s to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons.Dunedin has a diverse economy, which includes manufacturing, publishing and technology-based industries as well as education, research and tourism. The city's most important activity centres around tertiary education—Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population; 21.6 per cent of the city's population was aged between 15 and 24 at the 2006 census, compared to the New Zealand average of 14.2 per cent. In 2014 Dunedin was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

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