Professional Teaching Fellow - School of Optometry and Vision Science

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time or part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Optometry and Vision Science
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55567351


Job Description

The University is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive, and international university, as reflected in our global ranking – 85 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 1st in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings.


We are now seeking a clinical tutor in optometry (official title Professional Teaching Fellow) in the School of Optometry and Vision Science on a two-year full-time position or a one year part-time position (20h/week). Please submit your application stating your availability in your cover letter. 


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

You will oversee clinical teaching and supervision in the teaching clinics and pre-clinical laboratories, at times, provide optometric services to the public. Administrative activities associated with the coordination of courses may also form part of your responsibilities.

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.


He kōrero mōu | About you

You will have a passion for teaching and supporting the growth of the next generation of students, so it is imperative that communication and interpersonal skills come naturally to you.  This role would be suitable for someone with a broad, general optometric background, including dispensing, as well as those with subspecialty interests

Applicants should hold an optometry qualification that is recognised for registration as an Optometrist under the current standard (including TPA) in New Zealand. Visit for more information.


Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is a part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. We are the only Optometry school in New Zealand, and one of six schools in the region with accreditation from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Our accreditation enables graduates to practise optometry in New Zealand and in Australia without the need to undertake additional examinations. The university operates a full scope optometry clinic, with a large and diverse patient base, at its Grafton campus as well as external clinics at other sites throughout Auckland.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

We believe in supporting our staff to thrive. As well as our normal Staff Benefits, support will be provided for the development of areas of clinical subspecialty and excellence, including financial support for continuing professional development. The annual fees for NZAO membership, PI insurance and the Annual Practising Certificate will also be paid.


The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave


In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Inquiries may be made to clinical Director, Dr Geraint Phillips (

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 15 August 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting your suitability for this position.


Additional information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to 


In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy  to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.  


It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website


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