Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Livestock Behaviour and Welfare

Sydney, Australia
Oct 03, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 31, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) 

  • Opportunity to lead the teaching of Livestock Behaviour & Welfare at The University of Sydney!
  • Located at our Camden Campus. Be a part of the renowned, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Full-time, Continuing role. Base salary: $130k-$150k p.a. (Level C) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) wishes to make an appointment to strengthen its teaching and research capacity in Livestock Behaviour and Welfare. SOLES has a program of teaching in Agriculture and Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and the appointment will lead the teaching of livestock behaviour and welfare together with coordinating a program of industry placements for students. It is expected that the candidate’s research background and future agenda will be in the field of livestock behaviour and welfare. In terms of teaching they should have experience in the same areas in addition to delivery of student industry placement programs.

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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Livestock Behaviour and Welfare who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • A PhD in a closely-related field, with a demonstrated track record of publications in the field of livestock behaviour and welfare
  • Deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trials and evaluate innovative practices in teaching and learning with a view to improving educational outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience co-ordinating a unit of study with an animal behaviour and welfare focus and an emphasis in livestock

About us

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth and environmental sciences to improve the quality and efficiency of teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching. It is a large School divided into five research and teaching clusters each with its own Chair. SOLES currently teaches 1892 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students and over 200 postgraduate students.

The University of Sydney is recognised as one of the best universities in the world, with a breadth and depth of disciplinary excellent unequalled by any other Australian university. Our research, all of which is ranked at world standard or above (ERA 2015), is driven by the big picture and aims to solve the most important problems and the most exciting new challenges facing society.

The University of Sydney invests in research excellence. Initiatives that contribute to outstanding research outcomes are key to our University strategy and are being supported by an unprecedented investment in our research activities.

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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2075-0919C to apply.

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

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 31 October 2019

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.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.