Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Small Animal Surgeon)

The University of Adelaide
Roseworthy, Light (AU)
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 23, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Organization Type

Job no: 506025
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Regional South Australia
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Level B, Level C


(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 or (Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply. An appropriate salary package can be negotiated with the preferred applicant.

Continuing, full-time opportunity available.

Be part of a world class, outcome based education and training centre!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Specialist Small Animal Surgeon 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 clinical service delivery and teaching of small animal surgery to our DVM students. This position will be primarily located at the picturesque Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide but the appointee will be required to teach and attend meetings at other campuses or facilities from time to time.

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, surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities.

The Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is the School’s small animal clinical teaching hospital and offers the general public and referring veterinarians a range of first opinion, emergency and referral specialist veterinary services from a modern, well equipped facility. Working in a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students, our passionate and dedicated staff have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the education of the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary technologists by involving students in case management and modelling the highest standards of clinical excellence and professional behaviour.

The position will suit an Australian Fellowship or American/European Boarded specialist with a track record in excellence in patient care and a passion for imparting knowledge, teaching and mentoring students to develop their clinical thinking and skills. The appointee will contribute to teaching in veterinary medicine programs through course coordination, lectures, tutorials and clinical rotations. They will also provide advanced small animal surgical treatment options for referred patients from across South Australia.

To be successful at Level B you will need:

  • A qualification in Veterinary Science or equivalent degree that is acceptable for registration in South Australia.
  • A Professional College specialist qualification (Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a specialist Diploma from a relevant college of the American or European Boards of Veterinary Specialisation) awarded in Small Animal Surgery or related discipline, or eligibility to sit Board examinations having completed an approved residency.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, supervising and mentoring veterinary students and veterinarian technicians within a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small animal surgery specialist level service caseload within a private practice or teaching veterinary hospital.
  • Exemplary personal qualities fully aligned with our institutional values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery.

In addition of the above, to be successful at Level C you will need:

  • A PhD or Masters post graduate qualification and Professional College specialist qualification (Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a specialist Diploma from a relevant college of the American or European Boards of Veterinary Specialisation) awarded in Small Animal Surgery or related discipline.
  • Significant experience in innovative and effective teaching, course coordination, supervision and mentoring of veterinary students and veterinarian technicians 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.

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.

In addition, 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 health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs 

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au 

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 close 11:55pm, 19 August 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
E: wayne.hein@adelaide.edu.au

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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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