UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Associate Professor, Equine Surgery, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
04 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2022
Ref
24392
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF COMPANION ANIMAL CLINICAL STUDIES
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: EQUINE SURGERY

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Teaching and practical training of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students in Equine surgery;
  • Clinical service in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, surrounding community and satellite clinics, including participation in a 24-hour service;
  • Postgraduate training and supervision where appropriate;
  • Research and publication in scientific journals;
  • Networking with relevant industry stakeholders;
  • Community engagement;
  • Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department; and
  • Academic self-development.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • For specialists: MMedVet-degree in Equine surgery and/or equivalent specialty board certification; be in the process of completion of a PhD; and registration with the SAVC as a specialist in Equine surgery or eligibility for registration within a reasonable period; and at least five full peer reviewed papers in ISI accredited scientific journals as senior author or co-author;
  • For non-specialists: A PhD degree in Equine surgery; and at least ten full peer reviewed papers in ISI accredited scientific journals as senior author or co-author in Equine surgery;
  • Five years’ relevant veterinary experience in Equine surgery;
  • Evidence of participation in research and discipline forums; and
  • Postgraduate supervision.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Proven knowledge and competence in Equine surgery;
  • Research interest appropriate to the position;
  • Commitment to develop a teaching and learning portfolio required at the relevant teaching level.
  • Candidates without a PhD: Commitment to complete a PhD in a reasonable period of time
  • Good language and communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; and
  • Generic teaching competence including proficiency with presentation, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Experience with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. software;
  • Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience; and
  • Exposure to research in an appropriate field.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV in the UP format;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Research portfolio;
  • Teaching portfolio;
  • Self-evaluation which must address each of the minimum requirements and required competencies above.

CLOSING DATE: 18 January 2022 

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof Amelia Goddard, Tel: (012) 529 8260; amelia.goddard@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content; or Bernice Nyathela at bernice.nyathela@up.ac.za for for application related enquiries.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 17 April 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to fill the advertised positions.

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