Lecturer, Equine Internal Medicine

Roseworthy, Australia
24 May 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • High Quality Veterinary Care
  • Emergency and specialist centre
  • Highly qualified dynamic support team

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 Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

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.

The School has excellent facilities developed specifically for its veterinary program including an outstanding Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC), Companion Animal Health Centre, Production Animal Health Centre and a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. We also have dedicated teaching and animal handling facilities and a herd of approximately 30 teaching horses. The veterinary program commenced school and we have graduated five cohorts of students. We are continuing to develop the clinical services, including plans for commencing residency programs in the near future and are developing our research capabilities. The equine team currently consists of two other equine internal medicine specialists, three surgeons, two theriogenologists, an equine sports medicine specialist, two interns and an ambulatory team providing general practice services. We are also supported by a team of three specialist anaesthetists.

We are seeking an experienced, board certified internal medicine specialist (equine or large animal) to join our team. The successful candidate will contribute to clinical service provision (including after hours), teaching (clinical and didactic) and research. To be considered for this position you will be expected to have significant experience in the delivery of clinical services and tertiary teaching. You would also be expected to develop research within the field and have the ability to attract research funding in collaboration with other members of the team.

Salary: (Level B) $96,135 - $113,788 / (Level C) $117,310 - $134,966 / (Level D) $140,845 - $154,965 per annum.

The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

Relocation and Visa sponsorship will be available for the right candidate.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Board certification (or ANZCVS Fellowship) in equine or large animal internal medicine and experience in delivery of specialist internal medicine clinical services
  • Significant tertiary teaching experience in equine internal medicine 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a large multi-disciplinary team 

  • Passion and drive to help build the clinical caseload and establish specialist residency training programs within the EHPC

For appointment at Level D you will require:

  • A higher degree at doctorate level
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed international journals and ability to attract research funding.
  • Significant leadership experience in a veterinary teaching hospital

To obtain a copy of the Selection Criteria, please visit the University of Adelaide Job opportunities page via this link: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/498731/lecturer-equine-internal-medicine

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 83137740 or email: mandy.holloway@adelaide.edu.au

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Closing date: 21 June 2018

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.