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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Ruminant Health and Production

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
South Africa
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Geography, Veterinary Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION ANIMAL STUDIES

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: RUMINANT HEALTH AND PRODUCTION

(TWO POSTS)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

The Department seeks an experienced veterinarian to join our dynamic team tasked with enhancing animal production and welfare, ruminant health, community and environmental health. This person will focus on the teaching and research in fields related to the Clinical and Herd/Flock health of domestic livestock species kept for production (with particular emphasis on cattle, sheep and goats).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:
  • Teaching and practical training of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students in clinical & herd/flock health and management of production animal species; The successful candidate will be expected to actively recruit additional clientele to fulfil this mandate;
  • Clinical and herd/flock health services through the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, surrounding community and satellite clinics, including participation in a 24-hour service;
  • Postgraduate training and supervision where appropriate;
  • Research and publication in scientific journals;
  • Networking with relevant industry stakeholders;
  • Community engagement - participation and supporting student activities;
  • Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department; and
  • Academic self-development.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Lecturer:
  • A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • MSc degree in ruminant health and production or veterinary science (if the latter then with a relevant production animal focus), or must be registered currently for such MSc and be able to graduate by April 2023;
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) as a Veterinarian;
  • Two years of veterinary experience post CCS year in predominantly ruminant practice (Case log required); and
  • Evidence of continued professional development or continued education development.

Senior Lecturer:
  • A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • An appropriate MMedVet-degree and/or equivalent specialty board certification in ruminant medicine and herd health (e.g. MMedVet Bovine Health and Production) and, must be eligible for immediate registration with the SAVC as a specialist in a relevant field;
  • Five years' veterinary experience with at least two years' experience in predominantly ruminant practice (case log required) post acquiring a Master's degree; and
  • At least one full peer reviewed paper in an accredited scientific journal as senior or co-author.

Or
  • A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • Registration with the SAVC as a Veterinarian
  • MSc degree with particular focus on production animals;
  • Five years' veterinary experience with at least two years' experience in predominantly ruminant practice (case log required) post acquiring a Master's degree;
  • At least five full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author.

Associate Professor:
  • A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • An appropriate MMedVet-degree and/or equivalent specialty board certification in ruminant medicine and herd health;
  • Registration with the SAVC as a specialist in a relevant field or eligibility for immediate registration;
  • Five years' veterinary experience of practicing as a registered Specialist in predominantly ruminant practice; and
  • At least five full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author and must have at least graduated MSc and/or PhD students.

Or
  • A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • PhD with particular focus on production animals;
  • Registration with the SAVC as a specialist or eligibility for registration through peer-review process;
  • Eight years of veterinary experience of practicing in predominantly ruminant practice;
  • Experience with post-graduate student supervision; and
  • At least ten full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author and must have at least graduated MSc and/or PhD students.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Proven knowledge and competence in veterinary clinical work;
  • Skills in herd or population level problem investigation, management interventions and consultation;
  • Research interest appropriate to the position;
  • Candidates without a PhD: Commitment to obtain a PhD in reasonable time;
  • Good language and communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
  • Generic teaching competence including proficiency with presentation, word-processing and spreadsheet software.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • Experience in in either beef or dairy herd health and production:
  • Experience with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. software;
  • Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience;
  • Involvement in research in an appropriate field.


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • A case log of 100 recent production animal cases
  • A self-evaluation that must address each of the numbered minimum requirements and required competencies above.

NB: Applications that do not include these documents will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE: 17 December 2021

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Dorah Ntlwana on dorah.ntlwana@up.ac.za for application related enquiries, and Dr R Moerane, Tel: (012) 529 8464 or 0833047839 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 March 2022 please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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