Professor of Production Animal Health
Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science
About the opportunity
The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and 11th in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2018, and rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings.
We are currently seeking a Professor (Level E) in Production Animal Health. This academic area fosters interdisciplinary work at the pre-clinical and clinical levels. It encompasses the traditional grazing industries and intensive animal industries including aquaculture. Research is conducted at the interface between animal health and welfare and public health, and promotes the connectivity between field and laboratory sciences. In particular the disciplines of pathology, microbiology, virology, parasitology and epidemiology are utilized in tandem. Post graduate students generally have “one foot on the farm and the other foot in the lab”.
This position is based at the University peri-urban Camden Campus. This campus provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines with broad-acre and indoor animal housing facilities on site and at the “Arthursleigh” farm some 70Km south of the Campus. The Farm Animal Health (FAH) group manages a modern ISO17025 accredited (NATA) laboratory and provides veterinary diagnostic services to its research programs as well as to external stakeholders in molecular biology, microbiology, virology, and immunology. In addition, the group hosts the OIE Reference Laboratories for Epizootic Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus and Ranavirus. These facilities, together with adjacent teaching hospitals, ambulatory livestock services, and interactivity with the governmental research, diagnostic and pathology laboratories at the Department of Primary Industries, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute at Menangle, provide excellent learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
The Farm Animal Health (FAH) group which you will head, has an enviable track record of research relevant to livestock health and welfare and significant and valued interactions with Industry bodies. In this role you will lead the development and delivery of first class teaching and research in production animal health, welfare and production. You will advance knowledge in this area through research, supervision of postgraduate students, Industry networks and other professional activities within and external to the University.
Term and remuneration
The successful applicant will be offered a full-time continuing position, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
How to apply
For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1021/0518C for more information and to apply.
Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 5 August 2018
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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