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Professor of Veterinary Theriogenology

Camperdown, Australia
A total package of $313,995 p.a
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Full time Continuing position, located on the Camperdown and Camden Campuses at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to teach veterinary and animal science students, conduct research in your area of expertise within veterinary theriogenology, and engage with the school ranked #1 in the Southern Hemisphere and #26th Globally
  • Base Salary Level E $233,367 p.a. + 15% Specialist loading +17% superannuation (to a total package of $313,995 p.a).

About the opportunity

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 1st in Australia and 26th in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2024, and has received the top rating (5/5) for research excellence in the most recent Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding internationally renowned Professor of Veterinary Theriogenology who will contribute to providing excellent clinical and preclinical teaching in veterinary theriogenology into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, provide advice on aspects of the Faculty's Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and Veterinary Biology programs; and be involved in postgraduate training in higher degrees by research. The appointee will advance knowledge in aspects of veterinary theriogenology through an active research program, supervision of higher degree by research (HDR) students including resident training for specialisation, active involvement in the School's clinical and fundamental research program, and other scholarly activities. It is proposed that this role would also have some clinical responsibilities for patients requiring theriogenology expertise through the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS - a specialist and primary care small animal hospital) and provide advice and mentorship in theriogenology regarding animals attending the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden (UVTHC).

The key benefits:

  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching, research and clinical excellence with colleagues with broad disciplinary expertise across veterinary science
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support.
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.
  • industry leading leave provisions.
  • an employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

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 Professor (Veterinary Theriogenology) who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science with registration to practice as a veterinarian in NSW, and clinical experience as a specialist in veterinary theriogenology
  • a PhD in veterinary theriogenology or related topics
  • demonstrated excellence in the ability to attract research funding
  • an established track record of publications in research in veterinary theriogenology of international standing
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • a strong track record in supervising clinical residents
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • developed a network of international relationships with key academic, industry, and professional institutions, partners, and stakeholders
  • extensive experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • advanced knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.
  • Fellowship of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or equivalent specialist qualification related to veterinary theriogenology, enabling registration as a specialist in NSW

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to all aspects of teaching in veterinary theriogenology including planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of student learning
  • contribute to broader education requirements of the DVM and the Faculty's Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and Veterinary Biology programs in keeping with your veterinary skills
  • oversee the clinical teaching in the UVTHS ensuring provision of appropriate assessment tasks, skills acquisition, clinic based tutorials, and feedback on learning to students
  • provide a shared leadership approach to sustainability of the clinical and teaching operation with a particular focus on adequate caseload and resources
  • supervise and mentor more junior veterinary staff including postgraduate students
  • lead and contribute research programs in a veterinary theriogenology related discipline and support other research in the Faculty focused on aspects of veterinary theriogenology.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a Full time Continuing position. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a copy of the candidate information brochure, a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) by email

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.

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.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Applications Close

Friday 31 May 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

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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