Lecturer in Animal Health Science

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary in the range: Grade 7a £35,844 -£41,526 pa / Grade 8 £42,793 - £51,034 pa
14 Jan 2021
28 Feb 2021

The Harper and Keele Veterinary School is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced animal health scientist to support the design and delivery of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery programme. Reporting to the Director of Veterinary Education, post holder will contribute to ongoing teaching activities in the programme, primarily in topics relating to microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, and will lead on the coordination of resources to underpin the delivery of the 45 credit Animal Health Sciences module delivered in the 2nd year of the programme. This will require liaising with academic colleagues at Harper Adams and Keele universities and a wide practice partner network.

A unique partnership between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Staffordshire and Shropshire.  

Pooling the ambitions, experience and resources of both universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School will represent a unique step forward in the provision of veterinary medicine in the UK. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Harper and Keele Veterinary School students in 2020.

Together Keele and Harper Adams universities have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. Set on a 635 hectare farm in Shropshire, Harper Adams University has a long pedigree in agriculture and animal sciences, supported by first class animal facilities; veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy.

Keele University in nearby Staffordshire is a broad-based research-intensive university with sustained excellence in life sciences as well as home to a highly successful medical school, frequently ranked among the UK's top ten. The joint veterinary school will provide students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

The appointee will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to the School’s widening access to the veterinary profession for students from all backgrounds and to embrace and engage in the School’s culture of innovation in teaching and learning.

To be successful you will require a degree or higher qualification in the area of animal health sciences and a proven track record of teaching
and assessing within a Higher Education setting. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of delivering teaching microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

Although the appointee will be primarily based at either the Harper Adams University or the Keele University campus, this role will require regular travel between campuses for lecture delivery and administrative duties.  

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr David Mazzocchi-Jones, Director of Education (Interim). Email: dmazzocchi-jones@hkvets.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2021.

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