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Job no: 0042632

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Werribee

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School

Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

An exciting opportunity is available for a Lecturer in Livestock Medicine and Production to join the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, Veterinary Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. This is an exciting time to join the Faculty as we build a highly engaged, driven and passionate team whose mission is to deliver top-quality clinical teaching to our students and superior patient and client services to the community.

This position is available on fixed-term basis for up to 3 years.

About Us

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities based in Werribee. We offer complete animal care to the public including Primary Care (general practice and preventative care), a suite of specialist services, specialist support services and critical care services. U-Vet is, first and foremost, a teaching hospital, where our vets use their experience to foster the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists studying at the Melbourne Veterinary School, ranked 18th in the world for veterinary science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Our expert vets train students with the assistance of our academic staff, who are world leaders in clinical excellence and research.

The dedicated Werribee campus is located less than an hour from Melbourne and has recently undergone a $63 million redevelopment, making U-Vet home to the most modern veterinary facilities in Australasia.

About the role

The Lecturer (Livestock Medicine and Production) will form part of a multi-disciplinary Production Animals team, providing excellence in teaching and research at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School.

The position will be responsible for developing and delivering lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical classes. This position will also provide clinical teaching and contribute to supervision of veterinary residents involved in the practice-based rural training scheme.

The Lecturer (Livestock Medicine and Production) will provide practical clinical instruction, mentoring and teaching in the area of livestock medicine and production, and other areas as required. The position will also include formal didactic teaching and preparation of teaching materials.

The position will undertake independent research and will be required to develop collaborative, applied research in the field of livestock medicine and production, seeking collaborative opportunities within the Faculty, the wider University and external partners.

About you

To be successful in this position, you will have an awarded Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent degree, registrable in Victoria as well as a post-graduate qualification in an area relevant to livestock medicine and production animal health. The position requires proven experience in veterinary practice with livestock medicine and production animals and an in-depth knowledge of one of one or more fields within cattle health and production, enabling teaching of early-career graduate veterinarians in these fields.

The successful candidate will bring demonstrated experience and the ability to provide teaching and undertake original research in livestock medicine and production, or related areas of veterinary and agricultural science, evidenced by a record of contributions such as in peer-reviewed publications, journals, book chapters, conference papers and presentations.


Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Supportive culture
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Newly refurbished and built hospital facilities
  • Easy on-site parking at Werribee
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted veterinary services
  • Fee discounts for study at the University.

How to Apply

Please click apply and provide a cover letter, CV and response to the selection criteria in the position description.

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To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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