Fantastic opportunity to educate the Vets of the future, we are now looking for a Veterinary Anaesthetist to join our world class school of vet sciences at JCU:
Be at the forefront of veterinary sciences in the Tropics
Work with enthusiastic, committed and talented staff
Great opportunity to live and work in Tropical North Queensland
James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Anaesthetist to join our world class School of Veterinary Sciences.
Working mainly in the University’s modern and well equipped veterinary teaching hospital, you will teach and assess final year undergraduate veterinary students in the context of authentic clinical service delivery. You will supervise students as they plan and deliver anaesthetics to fee-paying clients’ companion animals and, when required, will also personally deliver anaesthetics to some animals.
You will give support to students through “Sit-down rounds”, where students will be given the opportunity to discuss their anaesthetic planning and delivery in detail. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and supervise other veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the hospital in practical veterinary anaesthesia and participate in their ongoing professional development.
Working alongside world class clinicians, academics and a skilled network of staff you will have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of veterinary anaesthesia by participating in and assisting with clinical research projects with a view to presenting findings at conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed literature.
Veterinary Sciences at JCU has earned a strong reputation for the integrity of its courses and the quality of its graduates. As an accomplished professional in your field you will strengthen the Discipline of Veterinary Sciences by contributing to the further development of the JCU veterinary science curriculum to consolidate our success and further enhance our reputation as an academic leader for many years to come.
Why Vet Sciences
The School of Veterinary Sciences is committed to the themes of “The Tropics” and “One Health” outcomes through outstanding education, excellent research and effective engagement with key stakeholders. We are immensely proud of our facilities, staff, students, graduates and unique location with modern, well-equipped facilities:
Teaching and research laboratories for anatomy and biomedical sciences with tissue culture suites
Histology processing and microscopy
A radioisotope suite and PC2/PC3
Clinical pathology and post-mortem suites
80 hectares of livestock paddocks
Large and small animal housing, including aquatic animals
Emergency Centre & Hospital with operating theatres and radiology facilities
Fully accredited courses
Enthusiastic, committed and talented staff
JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
five weeks annual recreation leave
flexible working arrangements
attractive options for salary packaging
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Relocation and visa assistance
How to apply
For more information on how to apply and position descriptions please visit www.jcu.edu.au/jobs.
How to apply
For more information on how to apply and a position descriptions please visit www.jcu.edu.au/jobs
Please refer to vacancy 15791 – Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer / Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor, Veterinary Anaesthetist.
Applications close Sunday 20th November
OVERVIEW OF POSITION
The holder of this position will work mainly in the University’s veterinary teaching hospital, teaching and assessing final year undergraduate veterinary students in the context of authentic clinical service delivery. The incumbent will closely supervise students as they plan and deliver anaesthetics to fee-paying clients’ companion animals and will also personally deliver anaesthetics to some animals, as case load or student unavailability may require. Sit-down rounds, in which students will be given opportunities to discuss in detail their anaesthetic planning and delivery, and to reflect upon anaesthetics delivered, will be run by the holder of this position several times each week.
A smaller component of the workload will be based in another building and will consist of teaching practical anaesthesia to slightly larger groups of fourth and final year undergraduate students. Purchased sheep and ‘rescue’ dogs are currently being used for this teaching, although there are plans to increase the use of cats, and the use of pigs in place of sheep has been considered. Classroom teaching (i.e., lecturing) and marking of formal examination scripts will form only a small part of this role. Participation in clinical research projects will form part of the role and the incumbent will be encouraged to develop her/his own projects. Time allocated to different aspects of the role will be discussed at least annually during performance review interviews with the incumbent’s line manager.
Contribute enthusiastically, efficiently and competently to the teaching of veterinary anaesthesia to undergraduate and post graduate students, particularly fourth and final year undergraduate veterinary students.
Prepare, administer and promptly mark student assessment items (for example, quizzes and continual assessment pieces) in veterinary anaesthesia and closely related subjects.
Personally provide high quality clinical service in veterinary anaesthesia, while most of the time teaching final year students in the context of this authentic clinical service delivery.
Mentor and supervise other veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the hospital in practical veterinary anaesthesia. Contribute from time to time, as required, to the continuing professional development of other veterinarians (for example, referring veterinarians).
Contribute to the efficient operation and management of the School’s veterinary teaching hospital by participating, as necessary, in hospital management meetings and carrying out related administrative work.
One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.
Born for t...he tropics
Ranked in the top 2 percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.
Dedicated to research
The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.
A comprehensive university
Since our establishment in 1970, we have expanded into a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay. We also have a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education.
Our students come from many backgrounds, promoting a rich cultural and experiential diversity on campus. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses span the Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Creative Media, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Healthcare Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Planning, Psychological Science, Science, Social Work, Sustainability and Veterinary Science. We aim to give graduates the qualifications and skills they need for the global workforce.
Relevant to our region
We also recognise our special obligation to be relevant to our own region and have forged close linkages into the economy and social fabric of the northern Queensland. We are dedicated to ensuring that our teaching, learning and research is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.