Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology (Education-Focused)

The University of Sydney
Australia (AU)
AUD$127,585 p.a. - AUD$147,115 p.a.
20 Dec 2018
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology (Education-Focused)

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Science

Reference no. 2428/1218F


About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists, at Senior Lecturer level, for a highly motivated Specialist Clinical Pathologist who will contribute through a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for pedagogical practice and design. A Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate up to 70% of their academic workload allocation to education- associated activities (and 80% by negotiation), with the remainder being available for research and professional engagement or service.

This position achieves that though leadership in the discipline of clinical pathology and provision of a high-quality clinical pathology service and expertise to support research- and service- led teaching at graduate and professional levels, and also clinical or clinical pathology research programs of the Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services and the broader Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. It is expected that the successful candidate would be able to develop and sustain teaching excellence and contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes. This role requires both academic and professional capability

  • Veterinary Science degree registerable in NSW
  • Board certification by the ACVP/ECVCP or Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Clinical Pathology
  • Registration with the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board as a Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
  • Willingness to engage with University and further education programs in teaching and learning.

The appointees will contribute to academic scholarship, research excellence and community service at the University of Sydney.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

Sydney School of Veterinary Science is a world-class centre for student learning, research excellence and animal welfare. It is recognised internationally as a leading provider of globally accredited veterinary education and is ranked as Australia’s leading veterinary school and 11th in the world in QIS rankings. SSVS has strong production animal health research and veterinary diagnostic pathology programs with established links to researchers at the New South Wales Centre for Animal and Plant Biosecurity, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute. The Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit operates within the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden delivering a range of on farm preventive health services and veterinary consultations to livestock producers in NSW and industry level consultations both nationally and internationally

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 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS), within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS), is a platform for support of teaching, research, and engagement with the professional community. It is integral to teaching and research outputs in the pathobiology area and makes important contributions across others. VPDS activities in diagnostic and technical services in anatomical and clinical pathology and molecular diagnostics provides the following:

  • technical and intellectual development for teaching and research staff, both general and academic;
  • case material essential for teaching/training and research;
  • income that supports significant elements of the school’s teaching and research environment
  • an avenue for undergraduate and postgraduate community-engaged learning and teaching;
  • an avenue for leadership in the external professional community and collaboration in research;
  • an on-site diagnostic service to SSVS’s Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.

Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS), supports its activities in teaching, research and professional engagement by providing a range of diagnostic services across the disciplines of veterinary anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, microbiology and molecular biology. The school is well supported by specialist level veterinary anatomical pathologists, highly skilled general pathologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists and technical staff. The School is currently well placed to capitalize on recently upgraded clinical pathology laboratories (PC2 facility), established Laboratory Management System and capital investment in laboratory analyzers, to achieve NATA accreditation for our diagnostic pathology facilities.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2428/1218F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 28 January 2019 (Sydney Time)

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 people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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