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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology

Camperdown, Australia
$105,350 p.a. - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

Job Details

An opportunity to transform the lives of students and contribute to the health and welfare of animals in a leading University.

A unique veterinary science academic career. Leadership for good starts here.

  • Full time 3 year fixed term opportunity. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Veterinary Science
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, undertake impactful research to enhance the lives of animals, engage with the school ranked #1st in Australia and #23rd globally, within a world class University
  • Opportunity for an outstanding academic career where you can leverage your expertise and find purpose in academic opportunities
  • Gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University
  • Base Salary Level A/B/C $105,350 p.a. - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation
  • Generous relocation and research start up package along with access to research and publication support

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession, and the lives and welfare of animals.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology who will contribute to the school's strong research theme of 'infectious diseases and biosecurity'. Working with several colleagues in the school, whose teaching and research are focused on veterinary parasitology and infectious diseases. The successful applicant will provide leadership, coordination, delivery, and assessment of this discipline across teaching, research, and governance leadership and engagement.

Be inspired every day.

We strive for excellence in all aspects of the role, from teaching and learning, and research and professional engagement. Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience of excellence in innovation and be part of the transformational process supporting students to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the research, education and administrative activities
  • provide outstanding teaching and learning outcomes for veterinary and animal science students
  • coordinate and develop curricula and programs within the School
  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • enhance the positive workplace culture and strategic direction of the University
  • maintain a reputation for academic excellence
  • contribute to advancing knowledge within veterinary parasitology and infectious diseases
  • maintain a research profile that meets University expectation and standard and enhance the reputation of the School, including, success in competitive research grants and other research income generation, publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

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.

The 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 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 50 higher degree by research students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation.

SSVS has seven primary 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.

To learn more about the Sydney School of Veterinary Science click here

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 in Veterinary Parasitology who has:

  • a degree in animal science and/or veterinary science
  • a PhD (or near completion) in an area within veterinary parasitology
  • a demonstrated established track record of publications in research in veterinary parasitology and/or infectious diseases
  • 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
  • experience in developing a network of relationships with key academic, industry, and professional institutions, partners, and stakeholders
  • a demonstrated ability to attract research funding
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • a demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.

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 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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

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The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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Full-time employees: 7616

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