The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Veterinary Anaesthesia


Closing in 15 days

(Level C/D) $130,810 - $172,657 (full salary scale) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

Flexible employer offering 1 x continuing full-time position, with some rostered out of hours and weekend work required.

Be part of a world class, outcome-based education and training centre within a ‘Group of Eight' University!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetist 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 anaesthesia to our DVM and Veterinary Technology students. This position will be primarily located at the picturesque Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide.

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 anaesthesia services to our clinicians in both the Companion Animal and Large Animal (primarily equine) Hospitals

Our modern and well-equipped Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) and Large Animal Hospital facilities offer a range of services to the general public, ranging from primary opinion, emergency and specialist referral veterinary services. You will find a unique team approach to delivering clinical excellence, working alongside a strong clinical support team of nurses and trainee Veterinary Technologists.

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.

This role will allow you to expand your specialist expertise in practice in the clinic as well as the classroom, and to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of a Go8 University and South Australia's only veterinary teaching hospital.

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.

This opportunity offers diversity in day-to-day work, where, in addition to a significant component of clinical work, you will actively contribute to course coordination, lectures, tutorials and clinical rotations of our students, and further develop your research interests.

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 gym and other fitness facilities.

To be successful you will need:

For appointment at Senior Lecturer (Level C)

  • One or more of the following:
  • A Professional College specialist qualification (Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
  • A specialist Diploma from a relevant college of the American or European Boards of Veterinary Specialisation) awarded in Internal Medicine or related discipline.
  • Eligibility to sit Board examinations having completed and approved residency.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, supervising and mentoring veterinary students and veterinary technologists 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a companion animal specialist level service caseload within a private practice or teaching veterinary hospital.
  • Evidence of engagement with relevant professional and industry bodies to advance clinical education.
  • Evidence of an inspirational, altruistic leadership style that promotes a culture of engagement, collaboration, commitment and performance.
  • For appointment to Associate Professor (Level D) you will also need:

  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively to secure competitive research grants and/or industry funding.
  • Successful applicants are required to hold a qualification in Veterinary Science or an equivalent degree that is acceptable for registration in South Australia.

    Please refer to the Selection Criteria for Level C (as stated above) and Level D, then address your responses by specifying the Level you are applying for.

    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.

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    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 will close 11:55PM (AEDT) Monday 17 June, 2024.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Professor Rob Woodgate Head of School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology P: +61 (8) 8313 0106 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a selection criteria below: (If no links appear, please try viewing on another device)

    Selection Criteria Level D - Associate Professor.pdf

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


    Job details


    Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Veterinary Anaesthesia


    The University of Adelaide




    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 13, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Medicine

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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