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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Veterinary Technology

Lismore, Australia
$172,766 per annum, plus 17% super
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
  • Remuneration package up to $172,766 per annum, plus 17% super
  • Join a university that’s transforming tomorrow, today
  • Located at our beautiful Lismore campus

About us

Southern Cross University is a dynamic, ambitious institution focused on its purpose of changing lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Our game changing Southern Cross Model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn. Our world-ranked research is driving positive impact for our communities, environment and economy.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer to lead the design and delivery of a new quality academic course in Veterinary Technology. This position will drive the continuous improvement of the program’s teaching and learning performance, developing a research profile that aligns with the Faculty research priorities and undertaking relevant engagement and service activities to support the Faculty. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and expert input into the design, delivery and curriculum of specific units of teaching relevant to Veterinary Technology, undertaking course coordinator duties.
  • Contribute to the Faculty’s research profile through publications in national journals, engage with industry and secure grant funding.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with the veterinary sector to facilitate placements opportunities for students.
  • Undertake relevant community and professional engagement that support and enhance the University and Faculty’s profile and priorities.

About you

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Science, or Veterinary Medicine or have extensive academic experience in Veterinary Nursing or Veterinary Technology. Current registration as a Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary technologist or Veterinarian is also essential. In addition, you will have:

  • Expertise in Veterinary Technology as demonstrated through external recognition of teaching, curriculum design, research and/or clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching at a tertiary level in Veterinary Technology and leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative veterinary Technology curriculum.
  • Coordination and delivery of veterinary technology subjects (units) to achieve quality learning outcomes for students. Activity in clinical research.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. This position is:

  • Full-time, continuing (permanent) Located at Lismore. Generous relocation support available. Academic Level B or C.
    • The base salary for Academic Level B ranges from $105,344 - $124,585 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $ 145,764.
    • The base salary for Academic Level C ranges from $128,427- $147,663 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $172,766.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and attach a CV and cover letter responding to the selection criteria within the position description for the level of the position you are applying for by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting 

This opportunity is open to Australian and international applicants. If the successful candidate requires visa sponsorship, the University will work with the appointee to support visa and travel requirements.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Professor Jon Hill, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering


Closing Date: 11.30pm AEDT, 6 March 2024

Southern Cross University is committed to ensuring that the University reflects the rich diversity across the region in which the University’s campuses are located.

The University encourages applications from people of all ages, women, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people who openly identify as LGBTQI+.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.

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