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Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine

Camperdown, Australia
$145,023 p.a. - $167,221p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
9 Jan 2024

Job Details

Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney

  • Full time continuing employment, located on Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, engage with the School ranked # 1 in Australia, within a world-class university
  • Base Salary Level C $145,023 p.a. - $167,221p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading when registered as a specialist (a total package up to approximately 225K)

It is an exciting time to join The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS)! 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.

As part of the School of Veterinary Science which is #1 in the Southern Hemisphere, the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS) provides clinical learning experience for veterinary students with staff engaged in professional training programs through provision of veterinary services to the public.

UVTHS is a combined referral and primary care small animal hospital with access to a range of specialist services, expertise, and equipment to offer excellent care to our patients. We benefit from a loyal clientele who always want the very best for their pets.

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, to join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist academic colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of the core teaching and research facilities in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a globally ranked veterinary school. You will provide leadership, coordination, delivery, and assessment of veterinary medicine to DVM1, 2, 3 and 4. You will also provide specialist level small animal medicine clinical service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Sydney and be actively engaged in high quality research to the discipline area of Small Animal Medicine.

The academic environment is different from commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. The primary focus is to contribute to the development, teaching, and assessment of small animal medicine in the veterinary science curriculum. This will include providing a high-quality clinical service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and supporting the other clinical services. You will actively participate in the School's clinical research programs and provide excellent teaching to students. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather on making a difference, leaving a legacy for the profession, and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday
  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • 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 1 year service), personal leave including sick and carer's leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4-weeks 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 - an opportunity to train future vets and be involved in new discoveries in research.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain reputation for academic excellence
  • make original and innovative contribution to the advancement of research and education within the discipline which are recognised as outstanding, nationally, or internationally
  • maintain a research profile which 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
  • lead the development of research which enhance the reputation of the School, such as leading participation in internationally funded research projects or partner-engaged research projects
  • ensure outstanding teaching and learning outcome
  • coordinate and develop curricula and program within the School
  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University's expectations and standards for education.

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 Australia, within a world-class university.

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 a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine who has:

  • a Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a Diplomate status with the American College or the European College that enables registration as a Specialist in Small Animal Medicine in NSW
  • Veterinary Science degree registered to practice in New South Wales
  • a PhD in a relevant discipline is desirable but not essential
  • high level of Veterinary Medicine skills and capacity to communicate and instruct practical classes as well as perform didactic teaching activities
  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector
  • an understanding of and ability to lead and support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment
  • sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning design and practice, as evidenced through successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation
  • experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success.

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.

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.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

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Tuesday 09 January 2024 11:59 PM


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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