World Association for Medical Law

John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law - New Zealand

• New Zealand's largest and highest ranked Law School
• Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, with strong links to the legal profession and the
• Closely connected to the University's Faculty of Medical and Health Science, the region's
Hospitals, District Health Boards and health agencies.
Dr John Mayo, one of the Faculty's long-standing donors, has made a substantial gift to establish an
endowed Chair in the area of Health Law. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar with
excellent interpersonal skills to lead this area and make a significant contribution to a broad range of
personal and public health issues which affect patients, and health professionals and legal
practitioners in the public and private sectors, as well as the broader community within New Zealand
and internationally.
Candidates will demonstrate personal credibility and exceptional communication skills. They will
ideally have expertise in working with key partners in the government, health and medical sectors,
which they can utilise to build on our existing relationships with those key partners. Recognising the
broad scope of Health Law, it is hoped that the Chair will foster teaching, research and practice in
related areas of health policy, bioethics and new technologies in health care.
The Chair will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate in research and teaching with our
colleagues in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
The Faculty of Law's degree programmes are taught by some of New Zealand's leading scholars. The
Faculty has outstanding students and very supportive alumni. Applicants will reflect our commitment
to excellence in teaching and learning, and have the knowledge and expertise to mentor and grow
research excellence.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading and largest university with over 42,000 students
of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The University has eight
faculties and supports a number of key leading research centres and institutes. It is New Zealand's
pre-eminent research institution with the largest number of top-ranked researchers.
Auckland has an abundance of natural features including a stunning harbour, accessible coastline,
native bush and moderate temperatures, making us one of the world's best cities to live in.
For further information please contact:
Clare Litten, University of Auckland, DDI: +64 9 923 9096, email:
Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, DDI: +64 9 923 9006, email:
Reference: REF492D
Applications close Monday, 14 October 2019.
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