Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Wildlife and Avian Medicine

Camperdown, Australia
Total package of $132,425 p.a - $215.176 p.a
16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time Continuing position, located on the Camden Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to teach veterinary and animal science students, conduct research in your area of expertise within wildlife and/or avian medicine, and engage with the school ranked #2 in the Southern Hemisphere and #22 globally
  • Base Salary Level B/C/D $113,184 p.a. - $183,911 p.a. + 17% superannuation (to a total package of $132,425 p.a - $215.176 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 outstanding Lecturer/Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor (Wildlife and Avian Medicine) who will contribute to providing excellent clinical teaching in wildlife and avian medicine into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, aspects of the Faculty's Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Bioscience programs, and be involved in postgraduate training in higher degrees by research. The appointee will advance knowledge in aspects of wildlife 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. It is proposed that this role would also have some clinical responsibilities for wildlife and avian patients through the Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital although this will not be their primary purpose.

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
  • industry leading leave provisions.
  • 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 wildlife and avian medicine including planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of student learning
  • contribute to broader education requirements of the DVM and the Faculty's Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Bioscience programs in keeping with your veterinary skills
  • oversee the clinical teaching in the AREPH ensuring provision of appropriate assessment tasks, skills acquisition, clinic based tutorials, 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 programs in a wildlife-related discipline and support other research in the Faculty focused on aspects of Conservation Medicine or One Health.

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, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. 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, and has received the top rating (5/5) for research excellence in the Australian Government's 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia.

Our School operates across two campuses, Camperdown (inner-city) and Camden (semi-rural) and has three teaching hospitals that provide unique learning experiences and research opportunities. The School also provides diagnostic services for clinicians and researchers using state of the art equipment. SSVS is home to over 80 academic staff and over 120 dedicated professional staff committed to ensuring the highest quality experience and outcomes for our DVM and research students. We employ a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research, which in turn, informs our teaching. Our community of approximately 500 veterinary students and 90 higher degree by research students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation.

SSVS has seven primary interconnected research themes and academic staff are encouraged to develop their interest in these areas:

  • Infectious diseases and biosecurity;
  • Animal welfare;
  • Wildlife health and preservation;
  • Food security;
  • Genetics, genomic and taxonomy;
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice; and
  • Education

Researchers have access to world-class research facilities, either at the School and Faculty level or through specialist core research facilities available to all University research staff. For more information, visit

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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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor (Wildlife and Avian Medicine) who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science with registration to practice as a veterinarian, and clinical experience in wildlife/ avian medicine
  • a PhD (or near completion) in wildlife or avian health or a related discipline
  • a demonstrated ability to attract research funding
  • an established track record of publications in research in wildlife or avian health and/or infectious diseases relevant to wildlife
  • experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • developing a network of relationships with key academic, industry, and professional institutions, partners, and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector
  • (Desirable) Fellowship of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or equivalent related to wildlife health, enabling registration as a specialist in NSW.

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

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 steps, 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.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Monday 17 April 2023 11:59 PM

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