Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Surgery, Education-Focused

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Science

  • Opportunity to provide academic engagement for talented educators in Veterinary Surgery
  • Full-time Continuing Employment, Camden location
  • Academic Level C, Remuneration Package: $150,986 p.a. - $173,941 p.a.  Which includes base salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation.

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists, at highly motivated Senior Lecturer level, who is Education focused. This is a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. A Senior Lecturer (Education focused) is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within their School/ Faculty and engage in educational leadership at School, Faculty or University level. A Senior Lecturer (Education focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% - or 80% by mutual agreement - of their academic workload allocation.

This position achieves that through leadership and excellence in teaching of veterinary surgery in the clinical and didactic settings within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS). A large proportion of the practical and clinical teaching in the discipline of veterinary surgery will be performed at the Camden campus of SSVS. Leadership, coordination and enhancement of the practical veterinary surgery curriculum within the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program of the SSVS will be a significant component of the role.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. It is expected that the successful candidate would be able to develop and sustain teaching excellence and contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes. This role requires both academic and professional capability.

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Veterinary Surgery.
  • Ideally, registration as a Veterinary Surgical Specialist through the Australian Veterinary Boards Council.
  • Degree in Veterinary Science (e.g. BVSc) or Veterinary Medicine (e.g. DVM) that is registrable with the NSW Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
  • Acknowledged as applying clinical expertise to enhance students learning experience.

The appointees will contribute to academic scholarship, research excellence and community service at the University of Sydney.

About us

This position is within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) is an internationally renowned provider of education and research.  A key contributor to world best practice in the care and welfare of animals for more than 100 years, our ongoing success is a result of the contribution of our innovative team of academic and professional staff members.  The School provides first class veterinary primary care and referral services across all major species to support high quality teaching and research that meets global accreditation standards. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (UVTH) comprise the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS) located at the Camperdown campus, and an equine and small animal hospital, a wildlife, exotic, reptile and avian hospital and ambulatory livestock and equine services at the Camden campus (UVTHC). The University has established and advanced the standard for primary and specialty practice in Australia, through its 5000 plus graduates, continuing education and its clinical services, as the only veterinary school in the Southern Hemisphere to operate continuously since 1910.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2483/1218C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 19 June 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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