Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine

Camden, Australia
Total package up to $247,452 p.a.
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while providing support for the care of animals

  • Full time Continuing employment, located on the Camden Campus at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden
  • Opportunity to be part of building a preeminent Equine Sports and Medicine Centre of Excellence
  • Base Salary Level D $166,939 p.a. - $183,911 p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading when registered as a specialist (a total package up to $247,452 p.a.)

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine, with the primary focus as a clinical academic. This position will provide excellent clinical teaching in Equine Sports Medicine into the DVM program in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and be involved in postgraduate training and in higher degrees by research. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the Camden Equine Centre (CEC) within the University Teaching Hospital to contribute to the student experience in ambulatory practice, the hospital setting and the development of the Centre of Excellence for equine sports medicine. The Vision of the Centre is to be a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of horses with sports related injuries and illnesses through innovative research in the field while training the veterinarians of the future. The appointee will advance knowledge in aspects of Equine Sports Medicine through an active research program, supervision of HDR students, active involvement in the School's clinical and fundamental research program and other scholarly activities.

The key benefits:

  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching, research, and clinical excellence with colleagues with broad disciplinary expertise across veterinary science
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support
  • salary packaging available
  • Industry leading leave provisions including generous paid Parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility, up to 36 weeks after 2 years service), personal leave including sick and carer's leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4 week pa)
  • an employer committed to equity and diversity.
  • access to employee assistance programs at no cost.
  • 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to all aspects of teaching in Equine Sports Medicine including planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of student learning
  • leading the clinical teaching in the equine unit ensuring provision of appropriate assessment tasks, skills acquisition, and feedback on learning to students
  • provide a shared leadership approach to sustainability of the clinical and teaching operation with a particular focus on adequate caseload and resources
  • supervise and mentor more junior veterinary staff including postgraduate students
  • lead and contribute research programmes in equine sport medicine and support other research in the School
  • support the other areas of equine practice UVTHC, including assisting with on call.

The position reports to the Associate Head, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, for academic matters and the Veterinary Director UVTHC for clinical standards and biosecurity issues covered under the Veterinary Practice Act NSW. Support for operational matters, including human resources, rostering, and administration, is undertaken by the Commercial and Clinical Services Director and the Hospital Manager, Camden.

The appointee will contribute to clinical activities in the sphere of Equine Sports Medicine within the University Veterinary teaching Hospital, Camden, and provide shared leadership within the School in Equine Sports Medicine and related disciplines. The role will work with key stakeholders and contribute to the strategic directions of Equine Sports Medicine under the leadership of the Associate Head Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

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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 an Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine who has:

  • a postgraduate research qualification PhD (or is near completion), in an equine discipline is preferred
  • a veterinary degree that is registrable in NSW and possession of a qualification enabling registration specialist in equine sport medicine
  • experience in provision of clinical instruction and didactic lectures to postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • a developing track record in Equine Sports Medicine research and attracting research grants
  • proven experience managing, mentoring, and supervising staff.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Tuesday 28 February 2023 11:59 PM

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