Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Health

The University of Sydney
Australia (AU)
AUD$104,155 p.a. - AUD$127,585 p.a
14 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Health

School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Science

Reference no. 2302/1118C

  • Opportunity to work as a Clinical Academic, focusing on Livestock
  • Full-time, Continuing Employment, Located at Camden Campus
  • Base Salary: Level B/C AUD$104,155 p.a. - AUD$127,585 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Head Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Service, the Lecture and Senior Lecturer’s primary focus to educate veterinary students and animal scientists and conduct research of national significance in ruminant health and production.  To provide ruminant health and production services to clients of the Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit with a view to expanding the existing consultancy service.  The appointee will develop strong relationships with Government and industry stakeholders in ruminant production for research and teaching.

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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Health who possesses:

  • A veterinary degree registrable in NSW
  • A specialist qualification in ruminant health registrable in NSW (Essential for Level C Only)
  • Advanced qualification in Ruminant health (Membership Australian College of Veterinary Scientists or equivalent) or substantial completion
  • Relevant industry professional experience in livestock (particularly beef and small ruminant ) health and production
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching in veterinary and animal science in livestock health and production.
  • A willingness to be based either permanently, or for extended periods of time, in central western NSW in order to accommodate a possible shift in location of ruminant medicine teaching and research in the foreseeable future.

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.

The School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with this recruitment for this role in alignment with its strategic goals.

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.

The position is currently based predominantly on the Camden campus within the Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit, which provides clinical, herd health, and reproductive services to dairy, beef and sheep farmers throughout New South Wales, as well as a local family and hobby farm clientele. The Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit also runs a number of farm-based research projects aimed at providing practical on-farm solutions to industry disease and reproduction problems. The applicant is also expected to collaborate with the Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health group which supports major industry and international funded research programs in sheep, cattle, horse, fish, oyster, poultry and pig health, welfare and production. Opportunities exist for collaboration within the Faculty of science and industry members of the Dairy Research Foundation using the advanced dairy technologies and robotics available at the University’s 400 cow dairy located at Camden Campus.

The position is designed to further develop livestock industry partnerships, clinical and extension services teaching and research across the faculty, with a strong focus on farm animal (cattle and sheep) health, production and welfare, and provide opportunities for expansion of existing livestock health programs in Australia. The position is full-time, and currently based at Camden with sometime at the Sydney Campus. However, the incumbent must be willing to be based either permanently, or for extended periods of time, in central western NSW in order to accommodate a possible shift in location of ruminant medicine teaching and research in the foreseeable future.

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.

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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2302/1118C

to apply.

Closing date: 14 February 2019 (11.30pm 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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.