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Manutaki Tuarua

Position

Associate Deans are senior academic staff members who are highly respected in their field. In their capacity as Associate Deans, they provide leadership in a variety of management and/or administrative roles within Schools and/or Divisions.

Associate Deans may be involved in activities related to:

  • Supporting/counseling students
  • Administering student cohorts
  • Student affairs, both undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Medical education
  • Admissions/course approval
  • Clinical studies
  • Supporting Māori students
  • Supporting Pacific students
  • Supporting the implementation of the Māori Strategic Framework
  • Facilitating Pacific strategy
  • Supporting and developing strategies to enhance research capacity
  • Promoting commercialisation of research
  • Undertaking leadership role in academic management

Expectations

Service to the University and the community

It is expected that Associate Deans:

  1. contribute to the administration in the School and/or Division and the University.

It is expected that Associate Deans may be:

  1. representing the School and/or Division externally through contributions to committees, working parties etc. within the Division
  2. representing the School and/or Division through contributions to committees, working parties etc within the Division, or the wider University (including the Māori Strategic Framework)
  3. sharing knowledge with the community outside the University and contributing to local and national communities through involvement in the development of policy, practice, and cultural activities (eg: iwi/Māori development)
  4. contributing to the research environment
  5. contributing to the profession/discipline

Other

It is expected that Associate Deans:

  1. meet all compliance and reporting requirements
  2. work collegially with staff and students in the Department, School and Division

Employment Conditions

Requirements

Associate Deans are senior academic staff employed by the University of Otago.

Authority to appoint

Vice Chancellor

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Confirmation Path

Not applicable

Salary scale

Associate Deans are paid at the same rate as they are paid for their substantive position.

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Performance and salary review

Associate Deans are reviewed as part of the annual or biennial review process that applies to their substantive positions.

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Promotions

There is no provision for promotion as an Associate Dean. However, Associate Deans may be able to apply for promotion that applies to their substantive position.

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Research and study leave

Associate Deans may be eligible for Research and Study Leave depending on their substantive role.

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Employment Agreements

Associate Deans are covered by the Employment Agreement that applies to their substantive role.

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Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)

An Evidence Portfolio may be required, depending on the Associate Dean’s substantive role.

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