Lecturer in Animal Husbandry and Health

Surrey, United Kingdom
£28,819 to £35,410 per annum pro rata (0.8 FTE) (Plus 10% Veterinary Market Allowance if applicable)
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Veterinary Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £28,819 to £35,410 per annum pro rata (0.8 FTE) (Plus 10% Veterinary Market Allowance if applicable)
Fixed Term (- 17/01/25)
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 01 October 2023
Reference: 044923

We offer an exciting opportunity for an RCVS-registered veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in animal husbandry and an enthusiasm for sharing their experience and knowledge with veterinary undergraduates. Animal husbandry is an important core subject within the undergraduate veterinary curriculum. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to develop the animal husbandry component of our curriculum to provide our students with a solid foundation in this subject across the UK animal industries.

The University of Surrey, School of Veterinary Medicine follows a distributed model for final year teaching and we are actively partnered with leading veterinary practices and local research institutes whose clinicians and scientists participate in teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Successful candidates will join the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences and our supportive, multidisciplinary teaching team, who are dedicated to inspiring and equipping the next generation of veterinarians to engage with the challenges of the 21st Century.

About you

The successful candidate will bring a strong understanding of animal husbandry across multiple species to complement existing staff in their ability to deliver high quality teaching and assessment across the veterinary programme. Their primary focus would be supporting theoretical and practical teaching across years one and two of the programme covering all aspects of animal health and husbandry. These may include animal handling, housing, husbandry systems, nutrition, economics, farm audits, reproduction, behaviour, welfare, and ethical considerations. On site facilities include dedicated small group teaching areas for large and small animals, and we have the capacity to take students off-site to gain wider and more extensive experience of local animal enterprises including dedicated animal shelters, equine establishments, and production animal systems.

Enthusiasm and a willingness to work flexibly and to adapt to teaching creatively in a range of different contexts are essential, alongside excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

What we can offer

We offer a generous pension, a holiday allowance of 30 days plus 7 additional university closure days and 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees). You will also have access to a CPD budget, opportunities to maintain clinical skills, and relocation assistance where appropriate. There is also access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including our Bright Horizons on-site workplace nursery, which has an excellent 91% parent satisfaction score.

Further Information

To apply, please submit a CV. You will also be asked some brief questions to help us understand your suitability for the position.

For further information on the position, please contact Dr Charlotte McCarroll

Interviews will be held Thursday 12th October in the Vet School.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We value everyone in our community and are seeking to increase the diversity. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.