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Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Camperdown, Australia
$166,776 p.a. - $192,304 p.a.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals.

A unique veterinary clinical career pathway. Leadership for good starts here.

  • Full time, Continuing employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the Sydney 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 #1 in Australia and #26nd globally, within a world class University
  • Opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in the academic opportunities
  • Gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University
  • Salary Level C $166,776 p.a. - $192,304 p.a. (inclusive of a generous loading for a registered specialist) + 17% superannuation + (to a total package of between $195k - $224k p.a. for a registered specialist
  • Generous relocation and research start up package and 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 of animals.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care (Education-Focused), with the primary focus to provide Emergency and Critical Care Service (ECC) at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. The successful candidate will work closely with the Hospital ECC team to continue to raise the profile of the ECC to clients and referring veterinarians. You will play an integral part in the oversight of the ECC unit services while delivering high level of clinical support. You will have an active teaching role of final year DVM veterinary students in liaison with the Heads of Specialist Services and Primary Care.

A Senior Lecturer is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within the DVM program, primarily within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for final year students with involvement in didactic settings for earlier years.

The academic environment is different to commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather making a difference, leaving a legacy on the profession and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

The key benefits:

  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • have the opportunity to expand and strengthen your skills in teaching and research in an environment that strongly supports these key aspects of the position
  • industry leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (up to 36 weeks after 2 years service, pending eligibility), personal leave including sick and carer's leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4 weeks pa)
  • possibility for compressed working week
  • access to employee assistance programs at no cost
  • salary packaging options available
  • 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available for specialist registered with NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support
  • work patterns to enable research time allocation.
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.
  • Opportunity to apply for philanthropic funds/internal grants for research equipment/travel for conferences or collaboration with international/national collaborators.

We strive for excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research.

Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience in excellence in clinical care and 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:

  • maintain and contribute to the long-standing reputation of the School for academic excellence
  • coordinate and develop curricula and programs within the School ensuring outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • coordinate and engage in a high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • make original and innovative contributions 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 developments in research which enhance the reputation of the School, such as leading participation in internationally-funded research projects or partner-engaged research projects
  • collaborate cooperatively and constructively with colleagues in teaching and research teams
  • lead strategic initiatives and partnerships with external organisations, including government, industry and/or community organisations
  • provide outstanding clinical care to patients.

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, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 1 st in Australia and 26th in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2024,

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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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care who has:

  • a fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care or the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • a proven ability to manage a high caseload using best-practice principles and achieve operating objectives
  • leadership capacity in a specialist discipline
  • experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • a postgraduate research qualification (PhD) (or near completion), in the area in small animal emergency and critical care medicine is desirable but not essential

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 roles required for 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.

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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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