Associate Professor/Professor and Director, The Mackinnon Project

Werribee, Wyndham
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Melbourne Veterinary School
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Salary: Level D: $145,685 - $160,500 p.a. or Level E: $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment will be determined by the level of achievement of the applicant.

The University of Melbourne seeks an enthusiastic, motivated and team-focused veterinarian to join our team in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Melbourne Veterinary School as Associate Professor/ Professor and Director, The Mackinnon Project. We are looking for a leading veterinarian who is passionate about providing research and consultancy services to leading sheep and beef farmers. 

The Director will lead a multi-disciplinary team at the Mackinnon Project, located within the Melbourne Veterinary School, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne. They will coordinate the provision of research, consultancy and farmer education activities which are a core part of the Mackinnon Group work program and the Faculty’s engagement with the livestock production sector in south-eastern Australia.

This will require the initiation and coordination of an integrated portfolio of applied research projects and the delivery of high level whole farm consultancy advice on a fee-for-service basis to clients of the Mackinnon Project.

The successful applicant will also be closely involved in teaching of veterinary students as part of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

The provision of leadership in research, strategic planning, project development and planning is also an expectation of this role.

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Academic Level D or E, dependent upon the Selection Panel’s assessment of the level of academic achievement of the individual.

The position will be based at the Werribee campus of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences but will be expected to teach at the other locations from time to time.

About us

The Melbourne Veterinary School’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is AVMA, RCVS and VSAAC accredited and the school is ranked globally at 15th among veterinary professional schools. 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.

Close date: 13 June 2018

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