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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology

University of Otago (New Zealand)
New Zealand (NZ)
Up to 150,000
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022
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Our School

Based in Dunedin, the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences/ Te Kura Para-Whakawai at the University of Otago/ Te Whare Wānaga o Otāgo has a long-standing international reputation as a leader in education, research and community service. Since 2017, the QS World University rankings place Otago in the top 20 institutions globally and New Zealand's leading university for sport and exercise related subjects.

The Role

We invite applications for a full time, permanent (confirmation path) Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology. The Faculty particularly welcomes applications from Māori and Pasifika scholars. The general expectations for the role include the following key tasks:

  • Contribute effective research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in the area of clinical exercise physiology. For example, strength and conditioning, exercise and cardio-pulmonary/metabolic disease, clinical exercise assessment, prescription and management. Taking on coordination roles of papers as appropriate.
  • Contribute to research-informed teaching at postgraduate level, and collaborate with colleagues to grow and develop postgraduate curriculum in the area of clinical exercise physiology.
  • Assume the role of programme leader for the Physical Education, Activity and Health major.
  • Continue to advance scholarship through growing an established research programme, forming effective collaborations within and outside the School and University, publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support, and supervising research students.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient running of the School and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Your Skills and Experience

Thesuccessful candidate will have:


  • A track record of effective teaching in topics in the clinical exercise physiology field at a tertiary institution;
  • A doctoral degree in a relevant discipline;
  • An established research focus with a track record of publishing high quality research;
  • An ability to form collaborations and work collegially.


  • Practical experience of supporting the delivery of clinical exercise physiology programmes within community contexts.
  • Current accreditation with relevant professional bodies (e.g., Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, American College of Sports Medicine, Biokinetics Association of South Africa).

Further Details

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant contribution to the clinical exercise physiology field while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic School and University.

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the School 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. We are committed to our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the University's Māori and Pacific Strategic Frameworks.

This is a permanent, full-time (1 FTE) position.

The appointment range for a Senior Lecturer is $105,232 to $121,055 per annum and for an Associate Professor is $136,421 to $150,081 per annum.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dean, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at


Candidates are requested to submit:

  • A CV.
  • A letter of application
  • 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2201796 will close on Sunday, 30 October 2022.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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