Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Sydney, Australia
Thursday, 5 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work at the 1st ranked Veterinary Science School in the Southern Hemisphere and 9th globally, focusing on academic engagement in Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • Located at Camden Campus, at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science
  • Full-Time, Continuing Academic - Level C, Base Salary: $130,264 p.a. - $150,204 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint an education focused or teaching and research focused Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Working under the broad direction of the Head of School and Dean, this role plays an important part of a veterinary anaesthesia team in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

The education-focused role 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).

The teaching and research focus role is a standard clinical academic role with responsibilities more evenly spread across research, teaching and clinical activity.  In this role, the appointee will actively engage and collaborate in the development and delivery of teaching and assessment resources for students (including undergraduates, postgraduates and residents), conduct discipline specific research of national and international quality, and deliver clinical services in veterinary anaesthesia.

The position is based at the Camden (rural) campus but working with a discipline team across the two campuses. The school provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The appointee will be actively engaged in the development and delivery of anaesthesia services at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals. The appointee will teach in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and advance knowledge in veterinary anaesthesia through research and scholarly activities.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with this recruitment for this role in alignment with its strategic goals.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Senior Lecturer, with:

  • A veterinary degree that permits full registration within the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW
  • A specialist level qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia allowing registration in NSW as a Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetist
  • A postgraduate qualification in veterinary anaesthesia or significant progression towards this
  • Experience in provision of clinical training and enhancing the students learning experience
  • Extensive experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching within an established program.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavour in providing a student enabling environment.

The School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with this recruitment for this role in alignment with its strategic goals.

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, ranked 1st Veterinary Science School in the Southern Hemisphere and 9th globally (QS rankings, 2019).

The School provides first class veterinary primary care and referral services across all major domesticated animal 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 School 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. Furthermore, the SSVS is a leader in animal health and production research with accredited research laboratory and field facilities across Camperdown and Camden campuses. 

The School delivers an innovative 4-year graduate entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, with graduates eligible for registration as veterinary practitioners. This DVM degree program is tasked to graduate veterinarians with a global perspective who are evidence-based practitioners and life-long learners with clinical and research skills allowing them to contribute throughout their careers to animal health and welfare and to human health in a one health framework at local, national and global levels.

To learn more about the School of Veterinary Science click here

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 2674/1219C to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 6 January 2020 (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.