Professional Teaching Fellow: Clinical Tutor

Applications are invited for the role of Professional Teaching Fellow in the School of Optometry and Vision Science starting 13 January 2020.


Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Professional Teaching Fellow to cover parental leave. 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.


There is some flexibility as to how the vacancy is filled:

  • The role could be held by a candidate working full-time from January to August, reducing to three days per week from August to December 2020.
  • Alternatively two part-time candidates may share the role (for example, one may work three days per week until December 2020, and the other, two days per week from January to August 2020).


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:


Applicants should hold an optometry qualification that is recognised for registration as an Optometrist (TPA endorsement) or Educator Optometrist (TPA endorsement) in New Zealand, and have at least two years’ experience as a practicing optometrist. 


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Additional Information

The School of Optometry and Vision Science

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 University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work life balance through. 


Why work for us?

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum (Pro-rated).
  • Over 300 different career development courses.
  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.


How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 22 November 2019 to be considered. Applications should include details of experience in any areas of optometric sub-speciality.

Positions may be filled prior to the closing date should suitable candidates be available.

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






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