Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Companion Animal Medicine at James Cook University (JCU)

Join a dynamic team of professionals to conduct innovative teaching & research in Companion Animal Medicine at our on-campus veterinary teaching hospital.

  • Be at the forefront of Veterinary Sciences in the Tropics
  • No after hours, weekend work or public holidays required
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals


We offer an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Companion Animal Medicine ($94,056 - $131,287) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). This full-time, continuing appointment is based at our world class facilities at JCU Townsville.

What you can accomplish in the Role

Working primarily in our Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital located on the JCU campus you will have the opportunity work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic equipment.

Your contribution to the teaching of small animal internal medicine to both under and post-graduate students coupled with the provision of high-quality clinical services and mentorship of other veterinarians will be highly valued in this challenging and varied role. Your input to further developing our veterinary science curriculum and expanding our research program in this specialist field will be paramount to your success 

What you will bring to the Role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary science, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent and be eligible for registration in Queensland. With strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as a member of a cohesive, like-minded teaching and clinical team you will thrive in a dynamic environment. Your formal training in small animal internal medicine and a strong interest in, and experience with, clinical teaching will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future. 


Consistently voted in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • Re-location assistance will be provided

How to apply

Visit the Careers JCU website – vacancy reference 17133

Applications close: 15 November


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