Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cattle Health and Production

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Ref
16200
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

Undergraduate Veterinary Science Program

In association with the other academic and technical staff within the Animal Health and Production Section, to educate and train veterinary students to competently service the cattle industries, particularly in the areas of cattle health and production. This includes clinical and applied services to clients in which students are involved.

Postgraduate Programs

To recruit and supervise students for appropriate post-graduate studies in tropical cattle health and production.

Research Program

To develop a viable research profile which is relevant to cattle health and production and which complements the James Cook University focus on One Health and the Tropics.

Educational Outreach

To develop and provide continuing educational opportunities for veterinarians in cattle health and production. To develop and provide informational programs for the cattle industry (or industries).

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Public Health, Tropical Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Sciences. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To ensure all relevant aspects of cattle health and production including diagnosis, treatment and control of regional, national and exotic cattle diseases and conditions, are presented to the undergraduate veterinary students.
  2. To deliver and assess in accordance with subject outlines the agreed components of tropical cattle health and production to students of the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences.
  3. To contribute to the continued development of the veterinary science curriculum, particularly in the area of tropical cattle health and production.
  4. To establish an active research program in an aspect of tropical cattle health and production or related discipline.
  5. To recruit and supervise higher degree program students, both from within and outside Australia, specifically in areas relevant to tropical cattle health and production.
  6. Directly provide clinical and/or applied services, if required.
  7. Educate and train veterinarians in the area of cattle health and production as part of a professional development program for veterinarians in tropical regions.
  8. Develop/Provide positive linkages with the Northern Cattle Industry.
  9. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The Cattle Health and Production academic is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Cattle Health and Production academicis required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.  This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations.  Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Cattle Health and Production academic is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University's Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent qualification, registrable in Queensland.
  2. Extensive veterinary experience in the cattle industries of Australia, particularly in the area of tropical cattle health and production.
  3. Knowledge and experience in control of regional, national and exotic diseases and conditions.
  4. Teaching experience in cattle health and production with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working as a member of teaching and research teams.

Desirable

  1. Formal postgraduate training in an area relevant to cattle health and production
  2. A higher degree (Masters or PhD) in cattle health and production or equivalent experience in the diagnosis, control and management of cattle production in the tropics.
  3. Evidence of research experience and research publications in peer-reviewed journals
  4. Successful funding and management of relevant research proposals.
  5. Experience in the supervision of postgraduate research students
  6. Experience in curriculum development
  7. Evidence of industry outreach and credibility which would be relevant for North Australia.

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