Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery

  • Full time Continuing employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Veterinary Science
  • Opportunity to teach, research and engage with the school ranked #1 in Australia and #16 globally
  • Base Salary Level D $163K - $180K p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

 We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery. Working under the broad direction of the Associate Head for Veterinary Clinical Sciences you will provide leadership and coordination, delivery, and assessment of veterinary surgery to DVM1, 2, 3 and 4, in the context of the veterinary surgery teaching team. You will also provide specialist level veterinary surgery clinical service to clients of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Sydney and Camden and be actively engaged in high quality research to the discipline area of Veterinary Surgery.

Within the Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences, the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS) has a range of small animal veterinary science disciplines including emergency/critical care, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, anaesthesiology, diagnostic imaging and primary care. It provides the clinical learning experience for DVM students & clinical residency students engaged in professional training programs, while also providing referral level and best-practice veterinary services to the public. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms (remodeled 3 years ago), central sterile facility and ICU. Equipment includes TPLO/THR(CFX/BFX/Helica), locking AO & Fixin plating equipment/ImexSK ESF/CRF and an ILN system. We have state of the art digital arthroscopy/laparoscopy equipment and intra-operative C-arm fluoroscopy. Our imaging suite is equipped with digital radiography, 128-slice helical CT, and MRI. We have access to off-site scintigraphy, PET-CT, intraoperative helical CT, and CT-based 3D printing of bone models as well as implants. Unique to the UVTHS is a complete feline ICU, postoperative ward and I-131 ward.

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 in 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
  • lead strategic initiatives and partnerships with external organisations, including government, industry and/or community organisations.

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 16th in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021, and is rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia. Its Camden campus provides access to an extensive network of farms and research units, including pig, poultry and aquaculture facilities, veterinary diagnostic, pathology and imaging services, and dedicated research laboratory infrastructure.

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 About you

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 an Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery who has:

  • a PhD or equivalent specialist veterinary surgeon qualifications
  • Veterinary Science degree registered to practice in New South Wales
  • high level of Veterinary surgical skills and capacity to communicate and instruct practical surgery 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.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all 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.

EEO statement

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.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Sunday 19 December 2021

How to apply

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