|Salary:||£77,477 to £87,176|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||13th November 2023|
The School of Veterinary Science is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as the Head of Veterinary Education. The ideal candidate for this role will bring a successful leadership track record, as they will be responsible for leading an expert team of staff to evolve and expand the educational programme. Reporting directly to the Dean, the post holder will be a member of the School’s Senior Executive Team and will have overall responsibility for the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.
The School of Veterinary Science is a world leading education provider and research centre. Consistently positioned amongst the top in the world, the School was the first veterinary school to be part of a University, and has major facilities on both the main University site in Liverpool and our dedicated Leahurst campus in Cheshire.
The School’s core mission is to be a centre of regional, national and international excellence in animal health and welfare through research and learning. We are currently engaging in a curricular review process with the goal of developing a competency based veterinary curriculum that employs the most contemporary, innovative and effective educational strategies. The School is also ambitious to develop and grow its research culture, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration across the wider university. The School benefits from a strong leadership group that has oversight of all veterinary activities across teaching, research, and service delivery. There are four heads of academic department who report to the Dean, together with the Heads of Veterinary Education, and Veterinary Research. The School has approximately 170 academic staff, 150 professional services staff and 920 undergraduate students. There is an ongoing investment strategy in excellent new facilities on both the Liverpool and Leahurst campuses and with a significant financial commitment for the Leahurst campus in the future.
We pride ourselves on the exceptional education offered to our students. The School has two, on-site working farms as well as two referral hospitals, and three first opinion practices, enabling undergraduates to gain valuable hands on experience of all aspects of veterinary practice: equine, large animal, and small animal. The School offers postgraduate courses alongside online Continuing Professional Development courses for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, and chartered physiotherapists. The University of Liverpool’s BVSc degree has full approval from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education, the Australasian and Veterinary Boards Council and by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA). The School engages and collaborates actively with the Veterinary Schools Council, RCVS, the Vet Futures initiative, and the AAVMC as we strive to equip our graduates for diverse and rewarding veterinary careers.
The ideal candidate will bring a successful track record as a leader. They will be collegial and an excellent team-player, capable of contributing to cross-institutional decision-making. They will have experience of people management and of supporting staff in their development.
Job Ref: 065678 Closing Date: 13 November 2023
For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk
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