- Opportunity to work Veterinary Anaesthesia and research at the school ranked #1 in Australia and #12 globally
- Located on the Camperdown and Camden Campuses, at the School of Veterinary Science
- Full-time, continuing – Level C with a base salary of $133K – $153K p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
We are seeking to appoint an education focused or teaching and research focused Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, working under the broad direction of the Head of School and Dean. This role plays an important part of a veterinary anaesthesia team in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The team has responsibilities in clinical teaching of DVM4 students, practical and didactic teaching of DVM3 students and other minor responsibilities across the remainder of the DVM curriculum.
The education-focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. A Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within their School/ Faculty and engage in educational leadership at School, Faculty or University level. A Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% – or by mutual agreement – of their academic workload allocation).
The teaching and research focus role is a standard clinical academic role with responsibilities more evenly spread across research, teaching and clinical activity. In this role, the appointee will actively engage and collaborate in the development and delivery of teaching and assessment resources for students (including undergraduates, postgraduates and residents), conduct discipline specific research of national and international quality, and deliver clinical services in veterinary anaesthesia.
The position is based at the Camden (rural) campus but working with a discipline team across the two campuses. The school provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The appointee will be actively engaged in the development and delivery of anaesthesia services at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals. The appointee will teach in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and advance knowledge in veterinary anaesthesia through research and scholarly activities.
The Sydney School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with this recruitment for this role in alignment with it’s strategic goals.
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 who:
- has a veterinary degree that permits full registration within the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW
- has a specialist level qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia allowing registration in NSW as a Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetist
- has a postgraduate qualification in veterinary anaesthesia or significant progression towards this
- is experienced in provision of clinical training and enhancing the students learning experience
- has exceptional experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching within an established program
- has demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavour in providing a student enabling environment.
Since the founding of veterinary science 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, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and 12th in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020, and is rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia.
Our school operates across two campuses, Camperdown (inner-city) and Camden (urban) and has three teaching hospital facilities that provide unique learning experiences and research opportunities. The School delivers an innovative 4-year graduate entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, with graduates eligible for registration as veterinary practitioners. This DVM degree program is tasked to graduate veterinarians with a global perspective who are evidence-based practitioners and life-long learners with clinical and research skills allowing them to contribute throughout their careers to animal health and welfare and to human health in a one health framework at local, national and global levels.
SSVS is home to over 77 academic and 120 dedicated professional staff committed to ensuring the highest quality experience and outcomes for our DVM and research students. We employ a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research, which in turn, informs our teaching. Our community of approximately 480 veterinary students and 100 higher degree by research students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
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How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 828/0720C to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday, 18 August 2020
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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