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Job ID: 111791

Associate Professor / Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Director of the Small Animal Hospital
The University of Queensland

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2018
Title Associate Professor / Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Director of the Small Animal Hospital
University The University of Queensland
Department School of Veterinary Science
Application Deadline Oct. 3, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Gatton, Queensland
  • Associate Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine

Founded in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science has a rich history and a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The School also maintains a Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

The role: As Director of the Small Animal Hospital the successful candidate will provide academic and operational leadership to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the clinical academic staff, as well as to the wider School community.

In providing academic leadership to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Director – Small Animal Hospital will work with the Business Manager and the School leadership team to establish and pursue strategic directions for the Hospital. The role also supports the Business Manager in their role of maximising the business efficiency of the Hospital’s operations, while ensuring our students are supported in their clinical skills development and accreditation standards are maintained.

The appointee will play a senior leadership role in the School, contribute to teaching in their field, and actively engaging with external organisations to enhance the profile of the Hospital, the School and the University.

The successful applicant will undertake teaching and research and service in small animal surgery. They will contribute to the surgery teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students and will contribute to ongoing development of the curriculum in the field. The successful applicant will be required to develop a research program in an area related to small animal surgery, contribute to and initiate research projects within the School and in strategic collaborations with external agencies. The successful applicant will also contribute to the School’s UQ VETS Small Animal Surgery Service clinical team, which provides veterinary clinical services to the community and for referring veterinarians.

The person: Applicants must have a degree in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent), registrable in Queensland, and a PhD or equivalent advanced clinical training. You must have previous clinical experience in delivery of small animal surgery veterinary services and demonstrated ability to teach students veterinary surgery to a high standard. You must also have leadership experience and achievements in universities and/or other relevant organisations and sound business acumen and an ability to strategically balance the economic and teaching aspects of clinical practice.

Remuneration: This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level D/E depending on qualification and experience. The base remuneration package will be in the range:

Level D: AUD$135,909 – $149,731 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$159,014 – $175,185 p.a.)

Level E: AUD$175,070 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be AUD$204,831 p.a.).

Enquiries: To discuss this role, please contact Professor Nigel Perkins, telephone +61-7-5460-1834 or email To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applications close: 3 October 2018

Job no: 504945

  • The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Nigel Perkins
    School of Veterinary Science
    The University of Queensland
    Gatton, Queensland 4343
  • +61-7-5460-1834


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