15 Apr 2019

Full-Time Clinical Tutor in Optometry

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent position as a clinical tutor in optometry (official title Professional Teaching Fellow) in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. The role is available from 17 June 2019.

Who are we?

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 practice 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.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opening available for a highly motivated Professional Teaching Fellow. The duties will include clinical teaching and supervision in the teaching clinics and pre-clinical laboratories, course coordination and administration and at times, providing optometric services to the public.

This position is full-time and permanent, and the level of appointment and salary will be on the Professional Teaching Fellow scale in accordance with qualifications and experience. 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.

Inquiries should be addressed to Clinical Director, Dr Geraint Phillips, and telephone 64 (0)9 923 6503 or email: g.phillips@auckland.ac.nz.

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

Why work for us?

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

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at by the closing date of Sunday, 12 May 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. Applications should include details of experience in any areas of optometric sub-speciality.


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, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website.

APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20647. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.

Applications close: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Job Categories: Academic Services. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent.

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