Associate Professor/Professor, Small Animal Medicine

  • Continuous, full time position (37.5 hours per week)
  • Professor I $178k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Associate Professor I $138k - $152k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Teaching and Research work-profile, or
  • Clinical & Professional Practice Scholar work-profile
  • Ref: 0267A01/202501

The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) sits within the College of SHEE (Science, Health, Engineering and Education), a result of the restructure of the university in 2018. The SVM offers an internationally accredited BSc/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course and is supported by more than 40 academics and other professional staff. The school has on campus access to farmland and close proximity to a major tertiary hospital precinct.  

The School is well resourced with research and teaching facilities and hosts a number of research groups and centres that align with the University strategy of Health Futures.  

The Role 

This role will provide research, academic, clinical and administrative leadership to the Small Animal Medicine discipline, School and University The successful candidate will be expected to cultivate excellence in teaching, research, and professional activities including clinical service, as well as making a substantial contribution to the mentoring effort of the University and has a special responsibility to guide and develop the next generation of academic staff at Murdoch University.  

Skills and Experience 

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A Specialty Board qualification in Small Animal Internal Medicine (e.g. Diplomate ECVIM-CA, Dip ACVIM or FANZCVS)
  • Extensive and substantial experience in training and supervision of students, interns and residents in companion animal medicine.
  • A track record of success in producing high quality independent research outputs that have national and/or international impact and influence.
  • A track record of success in attracting external competitive research funding that has national and/or international impact.
  • A high level of achievement in successfully supervising honours, Masters by Coursework, HDR and postgraduate students to completion. 

Applicants should refer to the Position Descriptions for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role at each level and work-profile. 

Think Murdoch 

With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally. 

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There’s never been a better time to join us. 

For more information or to apply: 

Please visit to view the Position Description and apply, or to find out more about joining Murdoch. 

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.Please note visa sponsorship can be made available for this position. 

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disability.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process. 

Position contact: Professor Giselle Hosgood, Interim Principal College of Veterinary Medicine at

 Closing date:  28 February 2020 (11:59pm)


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