Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£40,322 - £49,533 per annum (Grade 6)
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 20 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 20/10/2019
Salary: Salary: £40,322 - £49,533 per annum (Grade 6)
Package: Excellent benefit package

Job description

At the School of Applied Sciences putting theory into practice is our guiding ethos, using science to help you make a difference. Our GBP 60Million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill houses a full range of cutting-edge facilities where staff, students and researchers tackle global and local issues affecting health, society and the environment.

Delivered in partnership with the College of Animal Welfare, our programme in Veterinary Nursing is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a key focus of our course is to build our students' professional experience to prepare them for the workplace. Our full-time BSc (Hons) programme delivers the key clinical and theoretical skills required for professional registration as a Veterinary Nurse. We also offer a top-up BSc/BSc (Hons) degree programme for registered Veterinary Nurses to enable them to enhance their career prospects through the development of deeper subject knowledge and key graduate attributes sought by employers.  We are also seeking to build our research capacity in veterinary science to complement ongoing research within Applied Sciences, but also to ensure that our students are inspired by research-informed teaching and evidence-based practice. 

This brings an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing to join our team and help develop the next generation of Veterinary Nurses. 

The role

We are looking to appoint a candidate who will develop and deliver high-quality teaching and assessment to support our programmes in Veterinary Nursing, which includes modules in Clinical Nutrition and Pharmacology, Supporting the Supply of Veterinary Medicines (Suitably Qualified Persons) and Applied Animal Behaviour, as well as others. The successful applicant will also be involved in supervising and supporting student research project work, as well as other relevant teaching, and contributing to the leadership of the provision. This comes with development of a sustainable research portfolio to complement and extend our existing strengths in Life Sciences and related fields of expertise within the School.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education, who will commit to enhancement and innovation in teaching and contribute to development and leadership of programmes/modules. Essential to this position is a doctorate level qualification.

Candidates should have experience of development and leadership of teaching and assessment at different undergraduate levels and we are particularly interested in people with experience of working either directly within the veterinary industry or with strong veterinary links.

Aligned to one of our academic pathways, candidates will be keen to develop their research portfolio, working collaboratively across the University and with external partners across academia and the veterinary industry. We are looking for someone who has teaching and research interests that complement and extend our existing strengths in Life Sciences (https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/school-centre-area/school-of-applied-sciences).

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: GBP 40,322 - GBP 49,533 per annum (Grade 6)

Additional Information

For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr Clare Taylor (cl.taylor@napier.ac.uk).

Closing Date : Sunday 20th October
Interview Date : 8th November 2019 

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.