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1800426

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
Te Whare Wananga o Otago

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Professional Practice Fellow – Māori Health


DEPARTMENT: Preventive and Social Medicine
SCHOOL AND DIVISION: Dunedin School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences

Professional Practice Fellows support teaching or training in a professionally-based area. An expectation


of the role is the maintenance of professional expertise through continuing professional development and
working within the area of professional expertise. The duties of this role are carried out under the
supervision of the academic colleague who is responsible for course design and delivery.

PRIME FUNCTIONS

To support hauora Māori teaching across under-graduate and post-graduate public health papers,
under the supervision of the academic colleague who is responsible for course design and delivery.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

• To ensure the delivery of high quality under-graduate and post-graduate hauora Māori public
health courses through assisting with preparation, delivery and assessment-related tasks.
• To carry out teaching-related administration responsibilities.
• To contribute to the Department's academic goals, including the Department’s Māori Strategic
Plan, where appropriate.

KEY TASKS

• Prepare learning material for students including the production of course books, handouts, and
preparation of class materials.
• Assist in the preparation of lectures, class discussions and tutorials.
• Deliver/lead some lectures, class discussions and tutorials.
• Assist with assessments by contributing questions or practical exercises and assisting with
marking and student feedback.
• Assist with managing the electronic learning platforms related to hauora Māori teaching, including
Moodle and Blackboard.
• Assist with recording results and assessment reporting, in accordance with Departmental and
University processes and guidelines.
• Provide individual students with support and assistance, as required.
• Assist in the delivery of the Department’s Māori student support programme.
• Ensure administrative processes are completed in a timely and efficient fashion.
• Undertake co-ordination duties related to hauora Māori teaching within the Department.
• Demonstrate and foster collegiality within the Department.
• Contribute to te reo Māori, tikanga and waiata sessions for Department staff, as appropriate.
• To carry out other relevant duties as determined by the Hauora Māori Teaching Co-ordinator and
Head of Department.

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RELATIONSHIPS

Directly responsible to: Hauora Māori Teaching Co-ordinator, under the overall direction
of the Head of Department.
Supervision of: None.
Functional relationships with: Students; staff of the Department of Preventive and Social
Medicine, relevant hauora Māori teaching staff in other
campuses, and other relevant support services.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITY

• Not applicable.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Professional Practice Fellow candidates are required to have:


• A post-graduate qualification (or currently enrolled in one) in Māori health and/or development,
public health or other relevant discipline.
• A sound knowledge of hauora Māori and public health.
• Relevant teaching and/or professional experience.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organisation and time management skills.
• An ability to work effectively as a member of a team, and independently.
• A sound knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and proficiency in te reo Māori
and tikanga Māori.

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