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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Cattle Health & Production
James Cook University

  • Nov. 22, 2017
  • Jan. 28, 2018
  • Mid 2018
  • Associate Professor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Bovine Medicine
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Forefront of veterinary sciences in the Tropics

  • Focus on the health and production of tropical cattle
  • Great opportunity to live and work in Tropical North Queensland
  • $89,859 – $143,748 plus 17% superannuation

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Cattle Health & Production to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A continuing appointment, this position is based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical north Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.

About the position
As an accomplished professional in your field you will take responsibility for undergraduate, postgraduate, research programs and educational outreach in animal health and production with a focus on educating and training veterinary students to competently service the cattle industries, particularly in the areas of cattle health and production.
Key duties:

  • Ensure all relevant aspects of cattle health and production including diagnosis, treatment and control of regional, national and exotic cattle diseases and conditions, are presented to the undergraduate veterinary students.;
  • Develop a viable research profile which is relevant to cattle health and production and which complements the James Cook University focus on One Health and the Tropics.
  • Develop and provide continuing educational opportunities for veterinarians in cattle health and production and provide informational programs for the cattle industry.

About you
With extensive veterinary experience in the cattle industries of Australia, particularly in the area of tropical cattle health and production you will hold at least a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, as well as a post-graduate training in an area relevant to cattle health & production and be eligible for registration in Queensland.
You will also have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Teaching experience in cattle health and production with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Knowledge and experience in control of regional, national and exotic diseases and conditions.

Why Vet Sciences at JCU
The School of Veterinary Sciences is committed to the themes of "The Tropics" and "One Health" outcomes through outstanding education, excellent research and effective engagement with key stakeholders. We are immensely proud of our facilities, staff, students, graduates and unique location with modern, well-equipped facilities:

  • Teaching and research laboratories for anatomy and biomedical sciences with tissue culture suites
  • Histology processing and microscopy
  • A radioisotope suite and PC2/PC3
  • Clinical pathology and post-mortem suites
  • 80 hectares of livestock paddocks
  • Large and small animal housing, including aquatic animals
  • Emergency Centre & Hospital with operating theatres and radiology facilities
  • Fully accredited courses
  • Enthusiastic, committed and talented staff

Why is JCU the right career move for you?
Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focussing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • well-equipped, modern facilities including on-campus shopping, gym, pool and childcare
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests

If you are an established public health academic looking to make a valuable contribution to the success of JCU, please apply at

Vacancy Number: 16200
Applications close: Midnight 5 December 2017

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Contact Information

  • Professor Bill Tranter
    College of Public Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences
    James Cook University
    1 James Cook Drive
    Townsville, QLD 4811
  • +61 (0) 417 605 379


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