Lecturer, Small Animal Clinical Studies (Primary Care)

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% superannuation (pension)
03 May 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type

Location: Werribee Campus. Melbourne, Australia
Role type: Full time or Part time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% superannuation (pension)

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.

The City of Melbourne is recognised as Australia’s cultural capital with a number of world-class galleries and museums, internationally renowned food and wine regions, and an impressive year-round calendar of events catering for all tastes. It is no surprise that Melbourne has won the title of one of the most livable cities for six consecutive years and continues to attract residents from all over the world.

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.

About the Role

The Lecturer, Small Animal Clinical Studies (Primary Care) will provide excellence in teaching and clinical service at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Veterinary School. Working within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, this position will contribute to teaching and learning in the area of Small Animal Clinical Studies and will be responsible for clinical teaching across the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, including developing and delivering tutorials or lectures, workshops and practical classes as well as clinical teaching during student rotations. 

The Lecturer will actively participate in leadership and service both within and outside the University and broader community and be an effective member of the Department, School, Faculty and partnering veterinary practices, with clinical service delivered alongside partnering veterinary staff to maintain currency and ensure integration of the two teams.

This position will be primarily located at the Werribee 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 at all levels including workplace integrated learning in DVM4, which enhance student learning and experience
  • Working closely with clinical teams and individual clinical staff at commercial partners’ distributed sites to ensure a high-quality student experience in a student-focused teaching and learning environment
  • Providing excellent veterinary services to patients and clients, ensuring that clinical services meet the standards of national and international accreditation bodies
  • Supervising and training staff and, where appropriate, assist in training interns and residents as appropriate to the level of appointment

About You

You will have demonstrated tertiary level teaching experience with the ability to teach innovative programs at all levels, and under a variety of settings including online learning and curriculum course design. You will provide academic mentoring and assistance to students with a focus on providing a positive learning experience.

You will work independently and as a member of a team with a wide diversity of background, interests and at a variety of locations to deliver high-quality veterinary services to clients as well as teaching outcomes.

Lecturers at the University of Melbourne are expected to have expertise in clinical professional practice and experience in scholarly activities resulting in impactful publications and/or other scholarly outputs.

You will also have:

  • An awarded Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent veterinary degree registrable in Victoria with at least two years relevant experience as a veterinarian
  • Demonstrated experience in small animal veterinary clinical practice and proven ability to manage a challenging and varied caseload
  • Well-developed interpersonal and skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and clients, external stakeholders and an ability to tailor information to different audiences in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake independent clinical teaching, supervision and mentoring to clinical staff, students, trainees and technicians
  • While not essential, a post-graduate clinical qualification, or progress towards a post-graduate clinical qualification will be highly regarded

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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

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Applications close: 02 Jun 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time