Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Camden, Australia
To a total package of between $132k to $246k p.a
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

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

  • Full time Continuing position, located on Campuses at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney
  • 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 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 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, to join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist academic colleagues at the University's Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, located on the main University campus in Camperdown and the Camden campus, are components of the core teaching and research facilities in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a globally ranked veterinary school. The imaging facilities include radiographic, fluoroscopic, MR imaging in both teaching hospitals, multi-slice CT at Camperdown with upcoming installation planned at the Camden campus, with scintigraphy located at the Camden campus. There is off-site access, on the main campus, to high-field (3T) MR, PET/CT, and intraoperative helical CT.

The academic environment is different from commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. The primary focus to contribute to the development, teaching, and assessment of diagnostic imaging across the veterinary science curriculum. This will include providing a high-quality imaging service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, supporting the other clinical services. You will actively participate in the School's clinical research programs and provide excellent teaching to undergraduates and post-graduate veterinarians in resident programs. There is access to collaborations across disciplines with the University having an active research program within the core imaging facilities.

You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather make a difference, leaving a legacy for the profession, and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

The key benefits:

  • be inspired every day
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 a specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • generous relocation allowance
  • 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:

  • maintain and contribute to the long-standing reputation of the School for academic excellence
  • coordinate and develop curricula and program within the School ensuring outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • lead strategic initiatives and partnerships with external organisations, including government, industry and/or community organisations
  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • make original and innovative contribution 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 in diagnostic imaging.

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 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging who has:

  • a postgraduate research qualification (PhD) or is near completion, in veterinary diagnostic imaging
  • have a track record of publications in the field of diagnostic imaging
  • membership or equivalent in Diagnostic imaging or
  • a Diplomate ECVDI or Diplomate ACVR or Fellowship of the ANZCVS, permitting registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board as a Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with veterinarians in all services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • skills in interpreting conventional radiographs, CT, MRI images, performing outpatient ultrasounds and specialised imaging procedures for other specialists
  • 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 the 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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