Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney
Full time continuing employment, contingent on the continuation of external funding
Located on Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney
Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, engage with the School ranked # 1 in Australia, within a world-class university
Base Salary Level C $145,023 p.a. - $167,221p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading when registered as a specialist (a total package up to approximately 225K)
It is an exciting time to join The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS)! We are building a new future that we want you to be a part of. A program of redevelopment is underway to become a flagship veterinary teaching hospital. Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney.
As part of the School of Veterinary Science which is #1 in the Southern Hemisphere, the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS) provides clinical learning experience for veterinary students with staff engaged in professional training programs through provision of veterinary services to the public.
UVTHS is a combined referral and primary care small animal hospital with access to a range of specialist services, expertise, and equipment to offer excellent care to our patients. We benefit from a loyal clientele who always want the very best for their pets.
About the opportunity
Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, to join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist academic colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of the core teaching and research facilities in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a globally ranked veterinary school. You will provide leadership, coordination, delivery, and assessment of veterinary medicine to DVM1, 2, 3 and 4. You will also provide specialist level small animal medicine clinical service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Sydney and be actively engaged in high quality research to the discipline area of Small Animal Medicine.
The academic environment is different from commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. The primary focus is to contribute to the development, teaching, and assessment of small animal medicine in the veterinary science curriculum. This will include providing a high-quality clinical service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and supporting the other clinical services. You will actively participate in the School’s clinical research programs and provide excellent teaching to students. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather on making a difference, leaving a legacy for the profession, and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.
The key benefits:
be inspired everyday
be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
opportunity to learn and enhance your skills and experience in the unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital
salary packaging available
15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
industry-leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility up to 36 weeks after 1 year service), personal leave including sick and carer’s leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4-weeks pa)
generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support
gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.
We support and encourage excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research. The school values highly the core values of mutual support, respect, empathy, collegiality and integrity. Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience in clinical training and innovation. Be part of the transformational process supporting students as they transition to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more than a job - an opportunity to train future vets and be involved in new discoveries in research.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
maintain reputation for academic excellence
make original and innovative contribution to the advancement of research and education within the discipline which are recognised as outstanding, nationally, or internationally
maintain a research profile which meets University expectation and standard and enhance the reputation of the School, including, success in competitive research grants and other research income generation, publications in peer-reviewed international journals
lead the development of research which enhance the reputation of the School, such as leading participation in internationally funded research projects or partner-engaged research projects
ensure outstanding teaching and learning outcome
coordinate and develop curricula and program within the School
coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education.
Since its founding in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation’s best training in the health, welfare, and conservation of animals. The School is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary Science at Sydney is ranked 1st in Australia, within a world-class university.
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The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine who has:
a Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a Diplomate status with the American College or the European College that enables registration as a Specialist in Small Animal Medicine in NSW
Veterinary Science degree registered to practice in New South Wales
a PhD in a relevant discipline is desirable but not essential
high level of Veterinary Medicine skills and capacity to communicate and instruct practical classes as well as perform didactic teaching activities
an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector
an understanding of and ability to lead and support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment
sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning design and practice, as evidenced through successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation
experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success.
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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
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