Associate Professor/Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Head of Department VCS

Wyndham, Australia
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Melbourne Veterinary School
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Salary: an attractive remuneration suitable to the level of appointment and determined by the experience and level of achievement of the applicant. An appropriate General Faculty Loading will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Melbourne Veterinary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Associate Professor/Professor of Veterinary Medicine and to provide leadership as the Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. This is a significant leadership role within the Melbourne Veterinary School and Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and you will play a prominent role in developing the profile of the Faculty, School, Department and the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital both nationally and internationally. 

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is currently building major new facilities and upgrades for teaching, research and the veterinary teaching hospital. A new building for bio-veterinary and agricultural sciences is under construction on the University’s main Parkville campus. Also, construction has started for an 8,500-square-metre redevelopment of the Werribee campus which will add a five-storey specialised veterinary learning and teaching building and a two-storey extension to the University’s 24-hour U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. These investments will provide the Melbourne Veterinary School with a distinctive state-of-the-art environment to deliver highest quality in teaching and research. The Head of Department will assist in overseeing and developing the upgrades to these facilities.

The Melbourne Veterinary School delivers Australia’s premiere graduate DVM program which is nationally and internationally accredited by VSAAC, RCVS and the AVMA COE. The school is administered within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences which has an outstanding international reputation for excellence and innovation in research, curriculum development and for links with industry, policy makers and the wider community.

The University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading university and is consistently ranked in the top 30 universities globally, being recognised for its leading and innovative research and teaching. The city of Melbourne is still recognised as the world’s most liveable city and boasts high quality of living, excellent schools, multicultural lifestyles, beaches, sports, and the performing arts.

In addition to a strong international standing as a researcher, the successful candidate will bring a passion for delivering the highest standards in education, research and leadership.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY via the University website. A detailed information package is available at quoting reference 3328. Should you have additional questions please contact Petra Awad in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at and +61 (0)2 8354 4001.

The closing date for applications (consisting of a CV and a covering letter) is 11.55pm AEDT Monday 1 January 2018.