Professor of Small Animal Medicine

Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Medicine
Reference No: 599/0319C

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) is ranked 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and 9th in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2019, and rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings. 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic to the role of Professor of Small Animal Medicine. This position is based at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Sydney (UVTHS), which is located on the Camperdown Campus. The UVTHS offers world-class facilities and provides an ideal environment for clinical service, research and teaching. SSVS is primarily responsible for training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students, residents and research postgraduate students. 

The successful applicant must be a leading authority within their discipline and have an international reputation for excellence. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the leadership and strategic direction within the UVTHS, School, Faculty and wider University by providing collegial support and mentorship, as well as teaching, research and clinical leadership. It is essential that the successful applicant strive to maintain and grow a culture of collaboration and excellence by guiding academic staff, professional staff and students towards success. The successful applicant will also be expected to expand their reputation by actively contributing to research and scholarship, academic debate, policy development and innovation within the School, Faculty, University and the broader community. 

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the School, Faculty and University. 

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7,500 academic and non-academic staff who support over 70,000 students. 

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 

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. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

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 599/0319C. 

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 22 September 2019 

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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