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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
University of Sydney

Date Posted Dec. 14, 2022
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
University University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Application Deadline Jan. 11, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Pathology/Pathobiology
    Veterinary Medicine - General
  • An opportunity to contribute to the development of future colleagues in Veterinary Science
  • A career pathway incorporating teaching and research focuses
  • Full time Continuing position, located on 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 B/C $113,184 p.a. - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation + generous loading if registered as a specialist with the NSW Veterinary Practitioner’s Board (A total package up to approximately $215,101).


About the opportunity

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

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, to join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist academic colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden. Pathology is a core discipline in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum and includes all species.  The position located at Camden has a focus in Equine, Livestock, Wildlife and Exotics, that complement the small animal and pre-clinical teaching across both campuses. The discipline of Veterinary Pathology operates NATA accredited diagnostic laboratories at both campuses with a team of 6 diagnostic pathologists, 3 anatomical pathology residents and a high quality technical team across the diagnostic disciplines including haematology, serum biochemistry, microbiology, histopathology and molecular diagnostics. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of the core teaching and research facilities in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science a globally ranked veterinary school. Supported access to high quality teaching platforms such as digital microscopy, as well as multiheaded microscopy and good quality student microscopes, makes experiential learning in microscopic disciplines easy to facilitate.

The academic environment is different from commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather make a difference, leaving a legacy for the profession, and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday
  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching, 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 week pa)
  • Access to employee assistance programs at no cost.
  • Salary packaging 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

The Lecturer (Level B)/Senior Lecturer (Level C) will be based predominantly on the Camden campus within the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden (UVTHC) and research groups. Regular attendance at the Sydney campus will be required.

The UVTHC provides a range of large and small animal veterinary services to the community and referring veterinarians. As a teaching facility it provides clinical instruction to final year veterinary students and offers a number of postgraduate residency training programs.

This is an opportunity to take a leading role in the faculty's teaching and research initiatives in the area of farm animal anatomical pathology and provide high quality diagnostic support for farm and companion animal anatomical pathology.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • oversee and further develop the UVTHC pathology clinical and teaching services
  • co-ordinate veterinary pathology teaching and training to final year undergraduate students engaged in small group UVTHC rotations, and participate in further expansion of a residency training program across the pathology services of both campuses
  • liaise and support selected diagnostic work with external veterinarians (food safety)
  • maintain reputation for academic excellence
  • maintain a research profile which meets University expectation and standard and enhance the reputation of the School, including, success in competitive research grants and other research income generation, publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • ensure outstanding teaching and learning outcome
  • coordinate and develop curricula and program within the School
  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University’s expectations and standards for 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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology who has:

  • a PhD or specialist qualification in the area of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • a Veterinary Science degree registered to practice in New South Wales
  • a demonstrated established track record of publications in research in veterinary pathology
  • relevant experience in diagnostic equine, livestock and companion animal pathology
  • experience in undergraduate teaching in veterinary pathology
  • a willingness to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Higher Education) or a comparable postgraduate course in teaching and learning
  • a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for production animal pathology research
  • excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • advanced organisational and time management skills
  • a vaccination for Q fever is required for this position.

To be considered at Level C you will also have:

  • a specialist qualification in anatomical pathology registrable in NSW (desirable at Level C)
  • experience in postgraduate teaching in veterinary pathology
  • demonstrated track record in preparing teaching material
  • evidence of a record of having successfully supervised postgraduate students
  • an outstanding record of research achievement demonstrated by publications in the international literature
  • a demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.

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, 11 January 2023


How to apply

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