Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Equine Surgery

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 20 Nov 2022

  • School of Veterinary Science
  • College of Sciences
  • Palmerston North

School of Veterinary Science
College of Sciences
Term length: ongoing

Hours of work: [[REQ: Full-time Part-time]]

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Position Overview

Tāwharau Ora, the School of Veterinary Sciences at Massey University, invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Equine Surgery based in the mighty Manawatu of New Zealand.   

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 

If it is advancement, you are looking for this position can provide it.  

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

In this role, you will provide clinical medicine services to clients of the Equine Group within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as provide lectures, tutorials and case-based instruction to veterinary undergraduates, interns and residents. Depending on your background, there is the opportunity to develop or expand on your research focus. Participation in clinical research and related scholarly activity is strongly encouraged. Depending on the appointment level, you will also contribute to course coordination, clinical roster leadership, academic group leadership and mentorship of academic staff.  

About you | Ko koe tēnei

If you are an experienced equine clinician preferably with an advanced qualification in equine surgery and are passionate about veterinary education, including clinical teaching, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

Ideally you will:

  • Have great interpersonal skills and EQ
  • Be motivated and organised
  • Be a team player
  • Have leadership experience 
  • Be adaptable and effective at leading and working through change
  • Have a record of successful supervision of residents and junior staff
  • Have an advanced qualification such as Diplomate status and/or a PhD in equine surgery  
  • Have an emerging or established research career with appropriate scholarly outputs, including peer-reviewed publications, graduate student completions and grant funding.
You must hold a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand.  

WHY Massey School of Veterinary Science?

Tāwharau Ora, Massey’s School of Veterinary Science (SoVS) runs the Bachelor of Veterinary Science programme, a 5-year full-time degree programme with a current annual intake of around 125 students, increasing in the future. Our programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. We have a suite of postgraduate programmes, providing Masters and Doctoral level training and a range of residency programmes, as well as providing continuing education to the broader veterinary profession. 

The SoVS has research and teaching strengths in veterinary clinical education, epidemiology, veterinary pathology, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, and wildlife conservation. We are ranked 19th in the world in the QS Rankings and 36th in the world in the 2021 Shanghai Rankings.

Our Māori name, Tāwharau Ora, encapsulates our aim as a School to strive to be a place of wellbeing, healing and recovery for people and animals. Our mission is to advance animal and human wellbeing and environmental sustainability, through veterinary education and research for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Our vision is to be world-renowned as the veterinary school that everyone wants to be part of. 


If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 90,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand We are a welcoming, friendly, multi-cultural city, with excellent parks and schools and easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking, outstanding golf courses and surfing. The city has a lively café culture, abundant restaurants, a diverse range of community groups, and hosts large local and national level cultural events. 

In less than a two-hour drive away from Palmerston North you can be immersed in the vibrant culture of our capital city Wellington, touring our world-renowned wine-growing country in the sunny Hawkes Bay, snow skiing on Mt Ruapehu, or water skiing at Lake Taupo.  

If you are ready for a change and are looking for a position that can provide you with professional and intellectual opportunities as well as an appealing lifestyle, please contact us for more information:

Dr Jane Langton Burnell ( ).

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