Tutor, Veterinary Biosciences

6 days left

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Veterinary Biosciences, Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Science

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, Forest & Ecosystems Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and The Melbourne Veterinary School.

This depth of knowledge positions the faculty to better understand, explore and impact our world and humanity, within a truly comprehensive Faculty of Science.

About the Role

The Tutor (Veterinary Biosciences) will provide excellence in teaching and will contribute to the School’s teaching in the Veterinary Biosciences. The position will draw upon clinical and basic scientific knowledge to deliver teaching to undergraduate and graduate students in the DVM program, particularly in the area of veterinary anatomy related to the domestic animals.

Reporting to a senior academic staff member within the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, the Tutor (Veterinary Biosciences) will work under the supervision of senior academics who will provide support and guidance, developing the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

This position will deliver teaching to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students, mainly in practical classes in veterinary anatomy, but also may assist in case studies and workshops.

This position will be primarily located at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne but will be expected to teach and to attend meetings, seminars and conferences at other campuses or facilities from time to time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to teaching and learning in veterinary biosciences by assisting in practical classes, tutorials, case studies and laboratory-based workshops
  • Assisting in the preparation of teaching materials and anatomy specimens and in the provision of teaching videos, photographs and online resources
  • Contributing to a range of administrative functions, including those connected with their research activities, teaching responsibilities
  • Assisting in the provision of mentoring to students as appropriate

About You

As a Tutor (Veterinary Biosciences), you will be required to develop teaching materials and contribute to the development of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Science teaching within the School. You will have capacity to work under supervision and as a member of the team to deliver high-quality teaching and/or scholarly outcomes. You will possess excellent organisational and administrative abilities and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

You will also have:

  • An awarded veterinary degree
  • Demonstrated ability to provide teaching or guidance to students, trainees and/or technicians, as appropriate to the discipline
  • Evidence of capacity to develop innovative approaches to teaching in veterinary science is desirable. 
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English, appropriate for scientific and lay audiences including the preparation of original oral and written presentations and/or publications.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 29th March 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0058851_Tutor (Veterinary Biosciences)_PD.pdf

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