Lecturer In Veterinary Sciences 

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newport, Shropshire
Thursday, 16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 17 June 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer In Veterinary Sciences 
(2 Posts; Grade 7a/8)

In the areas of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Management for Health and Production
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Academic and Professional Development

Grade 7a: Salary in range: £35,210 - £40,792 and Grade 8: Salary in the range: £42,036 - £50,132  

The Harper and Keele Veterinary School is seeking to appoint a number of suitably qualified veterinary surgeons or pre-clinical scientists to support the design and delivery of the first year of the veterinary programme.  The Lecturer positions will support the Director of Education in the design and delivery of the veterinary curriculum.  The successful candidates will play an active role in BVetMS programme team. 

A unique partnership between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Staffordshire and Shropshire. 
Pooling the ambitions, experience and resources of both universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School will represent a unique step forward in the provision of veterinary medicine in the UK. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Harper and Keele Veterinary School students in 2020.  

Together Keele and Harper Adams universities have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. Set on a 635 hectare farm in Shropshire, Harper Adams University has a long pedigree in agriculture and animal sciences, supported by first class animal facilities; veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy. Keele University in nearby Staffordshire is a broad-based research-intensive university with sustained excellence in life sciences as well as home to a highly successful medical school, frequently ranked among the UK’s top ten.  The joint veterinary school will provide students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

Additional Information

  • The successful candidates will be expected to deliver lectures, tutorials and practical classes on both the Harper Adams and Keele University sites, regardless of whichever site becomes their nominal home base.
  • It will be required that the successful candidates participate in streamed lectures and lecture capture.
  • Candidates that do not currently have a teaching qualification will be expected to achieve at least a postgraduate certificate in higher education within three years of employment.
  • The successful candidates will be expected to contextualise preclinical material to clinical veterinary medicine.

The school remains flexible to consider fractional appointments where applicants are seeking to balance this appointment with ongoing clinical practice.  Applicants are encouraged to highlight in their application their anticipated full-time equivalence (FTE) for this role.    

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to: 

Dr David Mazzocchi-Jones, Keele University.  Vet School Academic Lead.  
Email: Tel: 01782 733051, and/or Carwyn Ellis, Harper Adams University. Head of Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Science Department.    
Email: Tel: 01952 815312 

Harper Adams University and Keele University both value equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments we welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.  

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Post Ref: KU00001137

Closing date for applications: 17 June 2019.    

Interview date: 5 July 2019 or 11 July 2019.

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