[vslist] VSList - VACANT: Senior Tutor in Optometry and Vision Science - The University of Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND.

Sunita Gracias s.gracias at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Jun 9 08:19:01 GMT 2004


Optometry and Vision Science
Department of Optometry & Vision Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Auckland.

Vacancy #: Senior Tutor A310-04A 
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake teaching and clinical
work at all levels of the optometry curriculum. You should hold a higher
degree in optometry. 
Location: Auckland 
Term of Contract: Permanent 
Closing Date: 25 June 2004
Position Overview: The Department of Optometry and Vision Science is seeking
applications for a permanent Senior Tutor position. 

It is expected that the ideal applicant will have teaching experience and
experience in clinical optometry. A commitment to both teaching and clinical
work is essential. It would be an advantage to have a background in one or
more of: contact lenses, low vision, paediatric optometry and optics. 

Candidates should have a higher degree in Optometry, Visual Science or a
related discipline or be about to qualify for such a degree. 

Candidates must have an optometry qualification that is recognized for
registration as an optometrist in New Zealand or be willing to undertake the
examinations set by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand that
are required for registration. 

Commencement in July 2004 is preferred. 

For further information please contact the Head of Department, Associate
Professor Rob Jacobs, Telephone 64 9-373 7599, Extn 86019, Email:
r.jacobs at auckland.ac.nz 

Purpose Statement:
To undertake teaching at the undergraduate, pre-clinical and clinical
levels, graduate teaching as appropriate, and service to the Department and
the University. 

Responsible To: Head of Department. 

Key Accountability Areas:
The Department of Optometry and Vision Science is a department in the
Faculty of Science and conducts a four-year undergraduate course leading to
the degree of Bachelor of Optometry and postgraduate studies for the degree
of Master of Science (Optometry) and Doctor of Philosophy. 

Deliver high quality undergraduate and clinical teaching. 
Develop and teach major curriculum components of courses. 
Coordinate and administer the teaching of courses. 
Supervise the clinical activities of undergraduate students. 
Undertake graduate teaching (e.g. continuing education to the profession) as

Carry out administrative responsibilities appropriate to the position. 
Participate in community service activities that further advance optometry. 

Serve on University and/or Department committees. 
Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all
teaching, research and administrative practices. 
Contribute to the development of a Department working environment of
teamwork and co-operation. 

Any other duties as required by the Head of Department. 

A qualification in Optometry and a relevant postgraduate qualification or
other appropriate experience. 

Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. Demonstrated excellence
in clinical teaching and supervision. Capacity to teach students from a
variety of cultural backgrounds. Ability to foster intra-disciplinary and
inter-disciplinary relationships in teaching.  

Attributes and Skills: 
You should hold an optometry qualification that is recognised for
registration as an optometrist in New Zealand or be willing to undertake the
examinations set by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand that
are required for registration. 

Applications for this position can be made on-line at


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