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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£52,019.85 - £82,374.91 per annum
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Applications are invited for a specified purpose post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Clinical Studies within UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic team working in the area of herd health and animal husbandry, with a spectrum of research activity linking basic reproductive biology, food safety, dairy cow nutrition, calf health, epidemiology and the development and implementation of innovative disease management systems at herd level. The appointed candidate will actively explore opportunities for research funding in the area of herd health and husbandry and contribute to the teaching of Herd Health / Animal Husbandry / Farm Animal Clinical Studies across all years of the MVB degree programme. The successful candidate will also have a proven interest in veterinary education and expect to be involved in teaching Farm Animal Clinical Studies to students of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching activities will be based at UCD Belfield, the UCD Lyons farm and other cooperating farms. The candidate will also contribute to the Graduate Certificate in Dairy Herd Health, to other programmes offered by the School, as appropriate, and to the clinical services of UCD Veterinary Hospital. He/she will be expected to develop links with other relevant research groups both in an internationally and nationally, for example, in the context of the recent Animal Health Ireland initiative

Salary: 95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar € 60,261 - € 95,425 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 15th of April 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

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Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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