Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Canine and Feline Medicine

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
28 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2019
Ref
2266/1019C
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
Reference no.  2266/1019C

  • Opportunity to work at the 1st ranked Veterinary Science School in the Southern Hemisphere and 9th globally, focusing on teaching in Canine and Feline Medicine
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, at the School of Veterinary Science
  • Full-Time, Continuing Academic - Level C or D, Base Salary: $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 currently ranked 9th Veterinary School globally (QS World University Rankings). The Small Animal Medicine (SAM) unit encompasses six clinical specialties including 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 as well as a highly supportive team environment.

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 UVTHS. A supervisory role in training of 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. Development of a program of clinical research will be supported by academics in the SAM unit and SSVS. Pivotal to the role is provision of specialist level services in small animal internal medicine and registration with the Australian Veterinary Boards Council as a specialist in small animal medicine will be required. Experience in the diagnosis and management of canine and feline cardiovascular diseases is essential to support provision of clinical services by the cardiology unit.

The clinical academic role is a 50% academic and 50% clinical position in the Small Animal Medicine Unit, at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS). The role encompasses development, delivery and assessment of the small animal medicine curriculum for the DVM and postgraduate training programs in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The teaching activities include didactic teaching such as lectures and tutorials as well as clinical teaching in the clinical service. Development of a program of clinical research will be supported by academics in the small animal medicine unit and the SSVS. Pivotal to the role is provision of specialist level services in small animal internal medicine and registration with the Australian Veterinary Boards Council as a specialist in small animal medicine will be required. Experience in the diagnosis and management of canine and feline cardiovascular diseases is essential to support provision of clinical services by the cardiology unit.

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:

  • Fellow 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 this 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 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 University 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.

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.

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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 2266/1019C to apply.

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

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 26 November 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.

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