Associate Professor in Primary Care - Veterinary Science

Camperdown, Australia
$166,939 p.a. - $183,919 p.a. + 17% superannuation
02 May 2023
End of advertisement period
31 May 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Build the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney, ranked #1 in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Full time Fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus Full time, continuing employment, contingent on the continuation of external funding
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, be part of the School ranked # 1 in Australia, within a world-class university
  • Base Salary $166,939 p.a. - $183,919 p.a. + 17% superannuation (to a package up to $215,176 p.a.) + generous loading when registered as a specialist

It is an exciting time to join The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital. We are building a new future that we want you to be a part of. A program of redevelopment is underway to become a flagship veterinary teaching hospital. Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney.

About the opportunity

With a history dating back to 1882, the Faculty of Science is among five faculties at the University of Sydney and conducts teaching and research across eight distinct Schools: Chemistry; Geosciences; History and Philosophy of Science; Life and Environmental Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology; and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is ranked 1st in Australia and 16th in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings 2021). Our academic and professional staff are committed to ensuring the highest quality experience and outcomes for our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and research students.

We employ a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research and clinical service, which in turn, informs our teaching. Our community of veterinary students and higher degree by research (HDR) students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation. Our school operates across two campuses, Camperdown (inner-city) and Camden (peri-urban) and has three teaching hospital facilities that provide unique learning experiences and research opportunities.

The Associate Professor in Primary Care, will have a key focus as a clinical academic. This position will provide excellent clinical teaching in Primary Care into the DVM program in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and be involved in postgraduate training and in higher degrees by research.

The key benefits:

  • lead the way in enhancing the importance of primary care practice in veterinary education
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • opportunity to learn and enhance your skills and experience in the unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital
  • salary packaging available
  • 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • 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)
  • 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 support and encourage excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research. The School values highly the core values of mutual support, respect, empathy, collegiality and integrity. Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience in clinical training and innovation. Be part of the transformational process supporting students as they transition to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more than a job- come and do work with a purpose.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain reputation for academic excellence
  • contribute to all aspects of teaching in Primary Care of Small Animals including planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of student learning
  • leading clinical teaching including clinical supervision, ensuring provision of appropriate assessment tasks, skills acquisition, and feedback on learning to students
  • provide a shared leadership approach to the teaching, research and clinical aspects of the primary care of small animals in keeping with the School's vision
  • ensure 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 towards research programmes in primary care and support other research in the School

Since its founding 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 1st in the Southern hemisphere, within a world-class university.

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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 Associate Professor in Primary Care of Small Animals who has:

  • a postgraduate research qualification PhD (or is near completion)
  • a veterinary degree that is registrable in NSW
  • a Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a Diplomate status with the American College or the European College in a relevant discipline that enables registration as a Veterinary Specialist in NSW.
  • experience in provision of clinical instruction and didactic lectures to postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • a developed track record in research of small animals and in attracting competitive research grants
  • an understanding of and ability to lead and support academic endeavours from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment
  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector
  • a national or international reputation, supporting research profile including competitive research grants, publications, and evidence of recognition within the broader research community
  • a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning design and practice
  • a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that enhance the standing of the discipline/School
  • experience in leadership, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success.

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

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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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Applications Close

Wednesday 31 May 2023 11:59 PM