Senior Lecturer in Equine Practice (Education Focused)

· An opportunity to contribute to the development of future colleagues in Veterinary Science

· A career pathway incorporating teaching and research focuses

· Full time Fixed Term up to 30 April 2024, located on the Camden Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney

· Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, engage with the school ranked #2nd in Australia and #22nd globally, within a world class university

· Base Salary Level C $138,645 p.a. - $ 159867 p.a.+ 17% superannuation + generous loading if registered as a specialist with the NSW Veterinary Practitioner’s Board (A total package up to approximately $187, 044 p.a.)

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Equine Practice (Education Focused), to join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist academic colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden. The primary focus will be to expand knowledge and clinical proficiency within the discipline of Equine practice. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the Camden Equine Centre (CEC) within the University Teaching Hospital to contribute to the student experience in ambulatory practice, the hospital setting and the development of the Centre of Excellence for equine sports medicine. The Vision of the Centre is to be a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of horses with sports related injuries and illnesses through innovative research in the field while training the veterinarians of the future.

The education focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. A Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to make significant contributions to teaching and learning within their School/ Faculty and engage in educational leadership at School, Faculty or University level.

The key benefits:

· be inspired everyday

· be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians

· be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research

· have the opportunity to expand and strengthen your skills in teaching and research in an environment that strongly supports these key aspects of the position

· industry leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility up to 36 weeks after 2 years service), personal leave including sick and carer’s leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4 weeks pa)

· access to employee assistance programs at no cost

· salary packaging options available

· 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board

· generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support

· gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

· contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes

· undertake independent teaching in equine

· engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level) which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education-focused staff

· design and deliver quality educational units of study and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements

· engage in research supervision, in accordance with the requirements and expectations of the school

· systematically collect and use feedback on student learning to adjust educational approaches to improve student outcomes

· evaluate teaching and learning - both at a program level and in relation to own practice – and apply learnings to improve practice and outcomes

· apply knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to innovate education.

Since the founding of veterinary science in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation’s best training in the health, welfare, and conservation of animals. The School is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern Hemisphere and 22nd in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022.

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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 Senior Lecturer in Equine Practice (Education-focused) who has:

· a veterinary degree registerable in NSW

· a specialist qualification in equine clinical discipline registerable in NSW

· a PhD (or near completion) in the area of equine science with quality publications

· a track record in research in equine science /sports practice

· exceptional experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching

· demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavour in providing a student enabling environment

· a willingness to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Higher Education) or a comparable PG course in teaching and learning.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 23 February 2023

How to apply