Veterinary Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Critical Care) (Multiple Positions)

Job no: 0052299
Work Type: Academic, Full time continuing
Location: Werribee, Vic
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level C $128,903 - $148,630 p.a. or Level D $155,209 - $170,993 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualification and experience.

An exciting opportunity is available for experienced and passionate veterinarians to join our small animal Critical Care team at the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. This is a great opportunity to join U-Vet as we build a team of highly engaged, driven and passionate veterinarians, whose mission is to deliver top-quality clinical teaching to our students and superior patient and client services to the community.

About Us

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities based in Werribee. We offer complete animal care to the public including Primary Care (general practice and preventative care), a suite of specialist services, specialist support services and critical care services. U-Vet is, first and foremost, a teaching hospital, where our vets use their experience to foster the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists studying at the Melbourne Veterinary School, ranked 18th in the world for veterinary science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Our expert vets train students with the assistance of our academic staff, who are world leaders in clinical excellence and research.

The dedicated Werribee campus is located less than an hour from Melbourne and has recently undergone a $63 million redevelopment, making U-Vet home to the most modern veterinary facilities in Australasia.

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Critical Care) will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching, clinical service and clinical research at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School.

Working within the University’s teaching hospital, the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, this position will provide specialist services in the discipline. Clinical teaching will occur during provision of high-quality Critical Care service at U-Vet. Clinical research will be integrated into and driven by the critical care caseload.

As a senior member of the Faculty, the incumbent will actively participate in leadership and service both within and outside the University and broader community and be an effective member of committees at the Department, School, Faculty and University levels.  The position will also play a major role in developing teaching and research within the Melbourne Veterinary School, contributing to strategic and operational plans.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have an awarded Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences or equivalent degree registrable in Victoria with significant relevant experience in a similar position, providing clinical teaching and research as well as veterinary clinical services in small animal Critical Care within a busy teaching veterinary hospital.

This position requires the incumbent to be board certified or board eligible, suitable for or registered as a specialist such as:  Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, or equivalent Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, or in the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

The position requires the incumbent to have significant experience in undertaking original and independent teaching under a variety of settings. The incumbent will have attained recognition within the discipline as being influential, evidenced by a strong record of original, innovative research contributions and have strong experience in leading, managing and developing a team.


Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 17% superannuation
  • Supportive culture
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Newly refurbished and built hospital facilities
  • Easy on-site parking at Werribee
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted veterinary services
  • Fee discounts for study at the University.

Position Descriptions

0052299 Associate Professor (Critical Care)
0052299 Senior Lecturer (Critical Care)

How to Apply

Please provide a cover letter, CV and response to the selection criteria in the relevant position.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

To apply

Applications close: 22 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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