Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency Critical Care (Education Focused)

  • Full time Continuing employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science
  • Opportunity to teach, research and engage with the school ranked #2nd in the Southern Hemisphere and #22nd globally
  • Base Salary Level C/D $135K - $180K p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading for registered specialist

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency Critical Care (Education Focused), with the primary focus to provide Emergency and Critical Care Service (ECC) at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. The successful candidate will work closely with the Hospital Director, CEO, Business Manager and ECC Unit Head to continue to raise the profile of the ECC to clients and referring veterinarians. You will support the operational oversight of the ECC unit services which will involve establishment and implementation of policies and procedures, ensuring that staff operate in accordance with such polices and that there is excellent communication with internal and referring veterinarians and while delivering high level of service is delivered. You will have an active teaching role of final year DVM veterinary students in liaison with the Heads of ECC and Primary Care.

The education-focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice. A Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Education-focused) is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within the DVM program, primarily within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for final year students with involvement in didactic settings for earlier years, A Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% - or by mutual agreement - of their academic workload allocation).

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
  • coordinate and develop curricula and program within the School ensuring outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • 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 2nd in the Southern Hemisphere and 22nd in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022, and is rated 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia.

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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 a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Emergency Critical Care (Education Focused) who has: 

  • a postgraduate research qualification (PhD) or is near completion, in the area in small animal emergency and critical care medicine is preferred
  • a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care or the European College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care that enables registration as a Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in Australia
  • an ability to work closely with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • proven ability to manage a high caseload using best-practice principals and achieve operating objectives
  • leadership capacity in a specialist discipline
  • a willingness to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Higher Education) or a comparable PG course in teaching and learning
  • experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience, and knowledge.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required for 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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 6 July 2022

How to apply

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