Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Canine and Feline Medicine

Sydney, Australia
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 9 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work and teach in Canine and Feline Medicine at the no. 1 Veterinary Science School in the Southern Hemisphere and the 9th ranked globally
  • Located on Camperdown Campus, at the School of Veterinary Science
  • Full-time, continuing academic - Level C or D with abase salary of $130,264 p.a. - $172,794 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Canine and Feline Medicine. The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is currentlyranked9th globally (QS World University Rankings). The Small Animal Medicine (SAM) unit encompasses six clinical specialties; small animal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, oncology, neurology and dermatology. The unit includes a dedicated team of academics, clinical specialists, registrars and residents and is characterised by high outputs in clinical service, research and teaching.

This role encompasses teaching and research (50%) and clinical service (50%). Teaching activities include curriculum development, delivery and assessment including practical skills training of DVM students on placement at the University Veterinary Hospital Sydney (UVTHS). Teaching will involve both didactic teaching through lectures and tutorials as well as clinical teaching in the clinical service. A supervisory role in training residents in accredited training programs with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine is also expected. You will develop of a program of clinical research, supported by academics in the SAM unit and SSVS. Pivotal to the role is provision of specialist level services in small animal internal medicine andexperience in the diagnosis and management of canine and feline cardiovascular diseases is essential.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Canine and Feline Medicine who possesses:

  • Fellowship of the ANZCVS, Diplomate ECVIM, or Diplomate ACVIM permitting registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board as a Small Animal Veterinary Specialist
  • Preparedness to diagnose and manage patients with cardiovascular disease and support the activities of the cardiology unit
  • Experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and providing clinical instruction
  • Willingness to supervise residents training for postgraduate specialist qualifications in small animal medicine

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

About us

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 on 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 clinical services, as the only veterinary school in the Southern Hemisphere to have operated 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.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

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 search by the reference number 2730/1219C to apply.

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

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 9 January 2020

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.