Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Parasitology

Melbourne, Australia
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
Salary: This position may be appointed at the Academic B or Academic C level ($107,547 - $151,900 per annum)

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is a leader in agricultural, food and veterinary science education and research in Australia.

The faculty comprises the Melbourne Veterinary School and the School of Agriculture and Food. The faculty operates across three campuses: Parkville, Werribee and Dookie. We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the lands upon which these campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and the Yorta Yorta Nation. In addition to education and research, the faculty operates a veterinary hospital at Werribee, a broadacre farm at Dookie, and an equine hospital in Shepparton.

As a faculty within the University of Melbourne, we share the core purpose of benefiting society, and the guiding aspiration to be a world-leading and globally connected Australian university with students at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to improving animal health, sustainable agricultural practice and food security through cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. Our focus on quality teaching spanning agricultural, food, and veterinary sciences, aims to equip tomorrow’s leaders with the skills and knowledge to solve global issues. The faculty aspires to be the destination of choice in Australia and one of the finest in the world in the fields of agriculture, food, animal health and veterinary sciences for students, teachers, researchers, collaborators and investors.

Our research capabilities and expertise are focused on solving real-world problems and creating healthier and more productive communities and environments, both in Australia and globally. Interdisciplinarity and cooperation between our research disciplines underpin the faculty’s One Health approach – recognising the inextricable link between human, animal, plant and environmental health. The faculty has particular research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat), animal welfare, soil and plant sciences, agricultural innovation and sensory food science. We have strong links with industry, policy makers, other research institutions and the wider community.

The faculty provides the only professional-entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and offers one of the most comprehensive educational programs in agricultural and food science in Australia. Our programs range from custom-education short courses to masters courses and cover a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across agriculture, food, and veterinary science. Our flagship courses are the Bachelor of Agriculture, the Master of Agricultural Sciences, the Master of Food Science, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

About the Role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Parasitology) will make contribution to teaching and research in the parasitology discipline within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School, University of Melbourne. Working within the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, this position will deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students (veterinary and non-veterinary) in areas of Veterinary and Medical Parasitology, including but not limited developing and delivering lectures, developing teaching materials, and delivering workshops and classes. The position will assist in the development of relevant subjects in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Make independent and/or significant contributions to teaching and learning at all levels to enhance the student experience
  • Deliver teaching in a variety of settings by conducting tutorials, lectures, practical demonstrations, seminars, computer-based learning exercises, and laboratory-based workshops
  • Make independent contributions to the development of an integrated course

About You

You will have a strong track record of teaching and research within the field of parasitology, and an ambition to continue this to drive the field forward. Your well developed personal skills and experience in providing mentoring, consultation, and supervision will aid you in this position as you support higher research degree students to their completion. Engaging with relevant professional bodies and industry in the course of your work will come with ease, as will securing competitive research grants and/or industry funding. 

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree within the discipline or associated discipline.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in parasitology or related discipline(s)
  • Demonstrated experience in course design, development, and delivery of high-quality teaching programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research research within the discipline of parasitology

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description

Applications close: 17 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time