Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Townsville, Australia
12 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The position holder will provide anatomic pathology teaching, diagnostic and administrative support to the Discipline of Veterinary Sciences. Responsibilities of this position include the provision of necropsy (gross and histopathology) reports, teaching general and systemic pathology, and when required, histology to undergraduate and graduate students. The position holder will also be expected to develop research projects in the field of veterinary anatomic pathology.

Along with members of the Discipline, support the administrative functions of the College, through work on various committees, and organisationally through subject, course or year coordination. Along with fellow pathologists, this position will liaise with our teaching hospitals and area clinics, contribute to the organization of arranging teaching material, and assist with the provision of Continuing Pathology Education.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Discipline of Veterinary Sciences

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Teach graduates and undergraduates in anatomic pathology, through didactic lectures, practical’s, small group sessions and workshops, as required, and in accordance with Teaching and Learning practices at JCU.
  2. Prepare and mark assessments on a timely basis, as required.
  3. Provide timely and ongoing diagnostic services in the form of biopsy and necropsy reports, through the diagnostic service roster.
  4. Assist with curriculum development/refreshment and implementation, as needed.
  5. Identify, develop, and promote new approaches, and technology usage, to augment teaching and research.
  6. Identify, and work on, promising research topics, and collaborations, to grow funded research and recruit students.
  7. Publish work in veterinary science/biomedical journals and present clinical or research findings at national and international meetings.
  8. Develop their own career in veterinary anatomical pathology.
  9. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values and the University's policy on Animal Welfare and Ethics.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.
  12. Supporting the administrative functions of the discipline through work on various committees, and organizationally through subject, course or year coordination as indicated in schedule 5 of the Enterprise Agreement.

Generic Accountabilities

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Anatomic Pathologist is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Anatomic Pathologist is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Anatomic Pathologist is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions

The successful candidate will be required to maintain registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland and demonstrated Q Fever immunity.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointment will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

  1. Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or equivalent qualifications, registrable in Queensland.
  2. Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Pathology) or a higher degree (Masters or PhD) in veterinary anatomic pathology.
  3. Evidence of research experience, and research publications, in peer-reviewed journals.
  4. Tertiary teaching training in subject delivery and assessments, with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills, and commitment to working as a member of teaching and research teams.
  6. Demonstrated experience in providing timely diagnostic laboratory reports.
  7. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, and other word processing skills.
  8. Sound knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety regulations.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

  1. Experience in the supervision of graduate research students.
  2. Experience in curriculum development.
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing administrative support, such as year/course/subject coordination.