Lecturer, Veterinary Biosciences

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
05 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Veterinary Biosciences, Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 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 Lecturer (Veterinary Biosciences) will provide excellence in teaching and will contribute to the Faculty’s teaching in areas such as animal health, metabolism and the cardiovascular system. 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 areas of physiology, immunology and pharmacology related to the domestic animals.

This position will deliver teaching to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students, developing and delivering lectures, workshops and  classes throughout the DVM program.

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. other campuses or facilities from time to time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to teaching and learning at all levels, which enhance student learning and experience in a variety of settings by delivering tutorials, lectures, practical demonstrations and laboratory-based workshops which may extend to preparation individual consultations and the provision of online resources
  • Contributing to a range of administrative functions, including those connected with their research activities, teaching responsibilities
  • Assisting in the development of innovative programs and curriculum design and development of learning materials
  • Teaching subjects to a standard that delivers a high-quality learning experience

About You

As a Lecturer (Veterinary Biosciences), you will have demonstrated experience of independent teaching and will be required to develop teaching materials and contribute to the management and development of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Science teaching within the School. You will have the ability to work independently under limited supervision and as a member of the team to deliver high-quality teaching and/or scholarly outcomes.

Lecturers at the University will have experience in scholarly activities through independent contribution in professional practice and expertise resulting in a sustained level of high impact publications and outputs.

You will also have:

  • An awarded relevant veterinary degree or equivalent degree registrable in the State of Victoria or a post-graduate research degree awarded in a relevant discipline, or close to completion with relevant experience in a similar position
  • Prior experience in innovative and effective teaching at undergraduate/DVM level within a related discipline and/or at other Universities
  • Demonstrated experience in providing academic mentoring and consultation to students
  • Excellent organisational and administrative abilities and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • 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 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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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 hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 20 MARCH 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0058849_Lecturer (Veterinary Biosciences)_PD.pdf