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University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine

University Lecturer - £ 39,324 - £49,772

University Senior Lecturer £52,793 - £55,998

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a University Teaching Officer (established academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period.

Appointment will be made at the level of University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer, according to qualifications and experience.

University Teaching Officers are expected to deliver lectures, conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and/or taught postgraduate students (in relevant Departments) and, where appropriate, to contribute to course organisation for programmes within their subject area. The role will contribute to the Department's clinical excellence in small animal medicine, including in the provision of post-graduate specialist training, as well as in research and publications in the broad area.

The individual appointed will:

  • Be expected to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest; there are many collaborative opportunities with a number of research groups in the Department and the wider University, including within the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of the Biological Sciences and on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

  • Be responsible, with other academic staff in the area, for the teaching of small animal medicine to undergraduates in the Department, through the medium of lectures, practicals, seminars, and small group teaching.

  • Participate actively in the provision of small animal medicine services to The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and its associated clinics; 50% of the role holder's time will be spent providing the clinical service.

  • Contribute to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by helping other medicine UTOs in the supervision of Residents on clinics in the ECVIM residency training programme and supporting some of their clinical research activities.

  • Undertake any other duties in connection with the small animal medicine service as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department.

It is essential that the successful applicant should:

  • Be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying her/him for membership.
  • Have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area.
  • Be an active diplomate of the European or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • Have a proven track record in grant-funded research, clinically-relevant research and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Have documented experience in small animal medicine teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The individual appointed should be able to demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for their subject and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others.
  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students.
  • Good leadership and team working skills.
  • An understanding of the requirements of the animal hospital work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.

Information about the Department:

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of research publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 30 August 2017.

Interview date: 20 September 2017.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to make a presentation at interview.

Please quote reference PP12680 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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