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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Companion Animal Medicine Specialist

The University of Adelaide
Roseworthy (AU)
(Level C/D) $123,075-$162,449 per annum + employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.
Closing date
Sep 27, 2022

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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Companion Animal Medicine Specialist

(Level C/D) $123,075 - $162,449 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

Job no: 509995
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Australia, Roseworthy
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Level C, Level D, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Companion Animal Medicine specialist to join the team in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

We are seeking a veterinarian who can provide leadership and excellence in teaching of companion animal medicine to our DVM students and in clinical service delivery.

In this position, you will provide academic and clinical instruction across small animal species to our veterinary and veterinary technology students. Our clinical training environment provides you with grand opportunities to contribute to the future of the veterinary profession by involving students in case management and modelling the highest standards of clinical excellence and professionalism in veterinary care.  This role will allow you to expand your specialist expertise in practice in the clinic as well as the classroom, and to make the most of a collaborative basic and clinical research environment.

This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of a Go8 University and South Australia’s only veterinary teaching hospital (VTH).


To be successful you will need:

  • A qualification in Veterinary Science or equivalent degree that is acceptable for registration in South Australia.
  • One or more of the following:
  • A Professional College specialist qualification (Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
  • A specialist Diploma from a relevant college of the American or European Boards of Veterinary Specialisation) awarded in Internal Medicine or related discipline.
  • Eligibility to sit Board examinations having completed and approved residency.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, supervising and mentoring veterinary students and veterinary technologists within a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake original and independent research in a related area and supervise clinical research projects and /or postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a companion animal specialist level service caseload within a private practice or teaching veterinary hospital.
  • Evidence of engagement with relevant professional and industry bodies to advance clinical education.
  • Evidence of an inspirational, altruistic leadership style that promotes a culture of engagement, collaboration, commitment and performance.

For appointment to Associate Professor (Level D) you will also need:

  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively to secure competitive research grants and/or industry funding.

Please refer to Selection Criteria documents for Level C and Level D, then address your responses by specifying the Level you are applying for.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) is the School’s clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians. As a unit of VTH, the Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is a leading-edge primary practice and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to treat companion animals of all species. The CAHC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. The School is located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, 60km north of Adelaide’s CBD, which boasts great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities.

This opportunity offers diversity in day-to-day work, where, in addition to one to two days of clinical work, you will actively contribute to course coordination, lectures, tutorials and clinical rotations of our students, and further develop your research interests.

We offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus gym and other fitness facilities.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework  and our values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications officially close 11:55PM (AEST), 11 July 2022

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Wayne Hein

Head of School, School of Animal and Veterinary Science

P: +61 (8) 831 37987


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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