Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care (Education Focused)

Camperdown, Australia
$138,645 p.a. - $183,911 p.a. + 17% superannuation
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals.

A unique veterinary clinical career pathway. Leadership for good starts here.

  • Full time, Continuing employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, undertake impactful research to enhance the lives of animals, engage with the school ranked #2nd in Australia and #22nd globally, within a world class University
  • Opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in the academic opportunities
  • Gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University
  • Base Salary Level C/D $138,645 p.a. - $183,911 p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading for a registered specialist (to a total package of between $186k - $246k p.a. for a registered specialist
  • Base Salary Level B/C/D $113,184 p.a.- $183,911 p.a. + 17% superannuation (to a total package of between $132k - $214k p.a. for a non-specialist, experienced candidate).
  • Generous relocation and research start up package and access to research and publication support

About the opportunity

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

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care (Education-Focused), with the primary focus to provide Emergency and Critical Care Service (ECC) at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. The successful candidate will work closely with the Hospital Director, CEO, Business Manager and ECC team to continue to raise the profile of the ECC to clients and referring veterinarians. You will play an integral part in the oversight of the ECC unit services which will involve establishment and implementation of policies and procedures, ensuring that staff operate in accordance with such polices and that there is excellent communication with internal and referring veterinarians and while delivering high level of service is delivered. You will have an active teaching role of final year DVM veterinary students in liaison with the Heads of Specialist Services and Primary Care.

The education-focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice. A Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Education-focused) is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within the DVM program, primarily within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for final year students with involvement in didactic settings for earlier years. A Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% - or by mutual agreement - of their academic workload allocation).

The academic environment is different to commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather making a difference, leaving a legacy on the profession and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday
  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • have the opportunity to expand and strengthen your skills in teaching and research in an environment that strongly supports these key aspects of the position
  • 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 weeks pa)
  • possibility for compressed working week
  • access to employee assistance programs at no cost
  • salary packaging options available
  • 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.

We strive for excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research.

Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience in excellence in clinical care and innovation and be part of the transformational process supporting students to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain and contribute to the long-standing reputation of the School for academic excellence
  • coordinate and develop curricula and programs within the School ensuring outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • coordinate and engage in a high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of research and education within the discipline which are recognised as outstanding, nationally or internationally
  • maintain a research profile which meets University expectation and standard and enhance the reputation of the School, including success in competitive research grants and other research income generation, publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • lead developments in research which enhance the reputation of the School, such as leading participation in internationally-funded research projects or partner-engaged research projects
  • collaborate cooperatively and constructively with colleagues in teaching and research teams
  • lead strategic initiatives and partnerships with external organisations, including government, industry and/or community organisations
  • provide outstanding clinical care to patients.

Since the founding of veterinary science in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation's best training in the health, welfare, and conservation of animals. The School is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern Hemisphere and 22nd in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022,

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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 a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care who has:

  • a postgraduate research qualification (PhD) (or near completion), in the area in small animal emergency and critical care medicine is preferred
  • a membership or equivalent in Emergency and Critical Care or
  • a fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care or the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • a proven ability to manage a high caseload using best-practice principles and achieve operating objectives
  • leadership capacity in a specialist discipline
  • experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required for 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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Sunday 26 February 2023 11:59 PM

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