Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine.

Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science
Reference no: 1493/1220C

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students. 

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, History and Philosophy of Science and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS). SSVS is ranked 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and 12th in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings 2020) and rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings. 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor in Equine Sports Medicine.  As the successful applicant, you will have the personal attributes and skill to help lead the School’s vision of developing a centre of excellence in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation.  You will be expected to adopt a leadership role within the team, mentoring junior academics in research and teaching, as well as working with Hospital and School management to grow and shape our clinical service. 

You will provide high quality teaching to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students in equine practice through direct clinical instruction and through didactic teaching opportunities and you will be expected to supervise postgraduate research students and residents.  Some on-call and after hours work may be required.  

You must be a leading authority within the discipline of equine sports medicine and will have an international reputation for excellence.  Importantly, you will be known for your positive approach and your capacity to build a team and develop those around you. 

About us 

SSVS is home to over 68 academic and 126 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 and clinical service, which in turn, informs our teaching. Our community of approximately 480 veterinary students and 100 higher degree by research (HDR) students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation.

Our school operates across two campuses, Camperdown (inner-city) and Camden (peri-urban) and has three teaching hospital facilities that provide unique learning experiences and research opportunities. 

The position will be based at the University’s Camden campus within the newly formed Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation centre, whose goal is to become a premier provider of sports medicine and performance health in horses led by high quality research and teaching. The appointee will advance knowledge in Sports Medicine through research, supervision of post-graduate students and other scholarly activities. 

Term and remuneration 

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time continuing position, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The selected candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications. 

How to apply 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1493/1220C. 

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 7 February 2021 

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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