Senior Lecturer in Production Animal/Cattle Medicine

Roseworthy, Australia
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Full time continuing

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences, located at the University's Roseworthy campus approximately 50 km north of Adelaide on a 1600 hectare property, less than eight kilometres from the township of Gawler. The campus includes a working farm, animal holding facilities, yards, sheds and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research spaces and laboratories. It is South Australia's only veterinary school and constitutes a team of leading animal and veterinary science academics. The school has a Veterinary Health Centre with four units that offer a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary care across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians and are used in its veterinary program.

We are seeking a Veterinarian, who is eligible to practice in South Australia to teach Dairy Cattle Medicine and Production, and develop a research program within this subject area. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of Dairy Cattle medicine and Production through the delivery, supervision and coordination of lectures, practical classes, clinical service, including farm visits and clinical rotations. Some participation in Production Animal-related clinical services is anticipated to support and maintain an appropriate clientele profile.  Additional participation in the teaching and course coordination of production animal studies courses throughout the animal and veterinary science programs may be required. The supervision of post-graduate students will be expected.

Salary: Level B $94,135 - $111,788  or Level C $115,310 - $132,966 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately at either Level B or C depending on skills and experience

Position requirements

To be successful you should have as a minimum:

  • Qualification in Veterinary Science acceptable for registration in South Australia.
  • Higher degree or relevant experience, preferably at doctorate level or equivalent, in dairy cattle medicine.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of teaching and research teams.
  • Potential to undertake research in the area of dairy cattle medicine

To obtain a copy of the Selection Criteria, please visit the University of Adelaide Job opportunities page via this link: Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: +61 (0) 8 313 7740 or email:

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Closing date: 7 October 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.