Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor (Small Animal Surgery)

Job no: 506025
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Regional South Australia, Roseworthy
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Level C, Level D

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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery

(Level C/D) $130,810 - $172,657 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

Continuing, full-time opportunity available.

Be part of a world class, outcome-based education and training centre within a ‘Group of Eight’ University!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Specialist Small Animal Surgeon to join the team in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

We are seeking a veterinarian who can provide leadership and excellence in clinical service delivery and teaching of small animal surgery to our DVM students. This position will be primarily located at the picturesque Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide.

The position will suit an Australian Fellowship or American/European Boarded specialist with a track record in excellence in patient care and a passion for imparting knowledge, teaching and mentoring students to develop their clinical thinking and skills. The appointee will contribute to teaching in veterinary medicine programs through course coordination, lectures, tutorials and clinical rotations. They will also provide advanced small animal surgical treatment options for referred patients from across South Australia.

The companion animal hospital is the School’s small animal clinical teaching hospital and offers the general public and referring veterinarians a range of first opinion, emergency and referral specialist veterinary services from a modern, well equipped facility. Working in a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students, our passionate and dedicated staff have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the education of the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary technologists by involving students in case management and modelling the highest standards of clinical excellence and professional behaviour.

This role will allow you to expand your specialist expertise in practice in the clinic as well as the classroom, and to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of a Go8 University and South Australia’s only veterinary teaching hospital (VTH).

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. The School is located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities.

This opportunity offers diversity in day-to-day work, where, in addition to one to two days of clinical work, you will actively contribute to course coordination, lectures, tutorials and clinical rotations of our students, and further develop your research interests.

We offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus gym and other fitness facilities.

To be successful you will need:

As a minimum (Level C criteria)

  • One or more of the following:
    • A Professional College specialist qualification (Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
    • A specialist Diploma from a relevant college of the American or European Boards of Veterinary Specialisation) awarded in Small Animal Surgery or related discipline.
  • Significant experience in innovative and effective teaching, course coordination, supervision and mentoring of veterinary students and veterinarian technicians within a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake original and independent research in a related area and supervise clinical research projects and/or postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small animal surgery specialist level service caseload within a private practice or teaching veterinary hospital.
  • Demonstrated evidence of engagement with relevant professional and industry bodies to advance clinical education.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage staff within academic and/or clinical teams.
  • Exemplary personal qualities fully aligned with our institutional values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery.

For appointment to Associate Professor (Level D) you will also need:

  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively to secure competitive research grants and/or industry funding.
  • Evidence of an inspirational, altruistic leadership style that promotes a culture of engagement, collaboration, commitment and performance.

The successful candidate should hold a qualification in Veterinary Science or an equivalent degree that is acceptable for registration in South Australia.

Please refer to Selection Criteria documents for Level C and Level D, then address your responses by specifying the Level you are applying for.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications will close 11:55PM (AEDT) Monday 24 June, 2024.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Rob Woodgate
Head of School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
P: +61 (8) 8313 0106

You'll find the selection criteria documents below: (If no links appear, please try viewing on another device)

Download File Associate Professor Level D, Selection Criteria.docx.pdf

Download File Snr Lecturer, Assoc Professor - Small Animal Surgery.docx (1).pdf

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 




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