University Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine

University of Cambridge - Department of Veterinary Medicine

Stipend scale: £39,992 - £50,618 (University Lecturer) / £53,691 - £56,950 (University Senior Lecturer)

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine available from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a University Teaching Officer (established academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period.

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; Be responsible, with other academic staff in the area, for the teaching of small animal medicine to undergraduates in the Department.

Participate actively in the provision of small animal medicine services to The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and its associated clinics; a significant proportion of their time (to be agreed) to be spent on a clinical role.

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: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) 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.

Interview date: 25th June 2018.

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

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