Veterinary Lectureship

AB21 9YA, Aberdeen
£35,129 - £64,914 p.a
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
ANF/VET/024/22 and ANF/VET/025/22
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type


Interested in innovative approaches to Veterinary Education?

Your opportunity to help shape something new

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is developing an innovative, tertiary School of Veterinary Medicine. We have a clear ambition to ‘promote the resilience of our graduates to sustainably support the animals and rural communities at the heart of Scotland’s Natural Economy’.  

Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and CEO. ‘We are an ambitious institution with a bold vision for the future. This is a ground-breaking model to expand access to educational opportunities and broaden the range of potential students who would not ordinarily be able to attend a School of Veterinary Medicine. It will also help solve existing skills shortages across Scotland’.

Full details on our vision and strategy for our new School of Veterinary Medicine including links to further details on each role can be found, attached below, in our Candidate Brief document.

With some senior posts already in place, we are now looking to recruit up to 10 Senior Lecturers / Lecturers with the passion, commitment and enthusiasm to help us develop and deliver a unique brand of veterinary education. This is the first call in a rolling programme of staff recruitment, providing applicants with the opportunity to be ‘in at the start’ of shaping something special.

Further detailed information on each role can be found by visiting our website.

Veterinary Senior Lecturer                                                            £55,612 - £64,914 p.a

Senior Lecturer – School of Veterinary Medicine                       £45,581 - £48,955 p.a

Veterinary Lecturer                                                                        £46,600 - £50,069 p.a

Lecturer – School of Veterinary Medicine                                   £35,129 - £40,560 p.a

Currently, we are seeking appropriately qualified and experienced staff with the interest in curriculum, assessment and course design and the aptitude to teach dynamically into the early years of the Veterinary Curriculum. We are greatly interested to hear from applicants with skills in;

  • Design and leadership of Veterinary education. Systems / comparative physiology, Veterinary pharmacology Veterinary pathology Veterinary anatomy Animal husbandry / systems Veterinary clinical and professional skills teaching Professional development

Applications from experienced general practice / primary care MRCVS registered (or registerable) veterinary surgeons are encouraged.

Appreciative of the range in subject expertise we need to cover, and the many forms experience may take, we are inviting applications from individuals across a spectrum of employment types. Options exist for either full or part time work. Likewise, candidates may be recruited as 1. Veterinary Lecturer or 2. Veterinary Senior Lecturer (MRCVS registration essential) or our standard 3. Lecturer or 4. Senior Lecturer.  If you have a PhD or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject OR excellent experience which potentially might be considered equivalent to this, we would encourage you to apply or to discuss this informally with the contacts below.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you should read before applying for one of these roles. The Candidate Brief downloadable when you click the link to our External website.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be addressed to Head of School, Prof. Caroline Argo and/or, Prof Jim Anderson, Head of Veterinary Education.


Closing Date:  23rd October 2022

Interview Dates: Week commencing 14th November 2022 and 21st November 2022


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