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Teaching Associate/Lecturer in Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Medicine)

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
I:£33,797 - £38,587
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Veterinary Medicine
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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The role

Are you an experienced veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in small animal medicine a post-graduate qualification (e.g. Certificate) and ready for a new challenge? Are you ready to step back from clinical case responsibility to focus on education the next generation of veterinary professionals, whilst remaining immersed in your clinical discipline? Bristol Veterinary School is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to be a key player in the design and delivery of teaching in our veterinary and veterinary nursing curricula. Primarily based at our Langford campus, you will be supported to develop your teaching and leadership skills and gain post-graduate qualifications in education. Your will make a significant contribution to teaching throughout the curricula. There is no clinical case responsibility associated with this role; you will continue to develop your clinical interests through close interaction with colleagues in the Small Animal Referral Hospital, working with students and staff in clinical rotations, and participating in rounds and journal clubs. You will become a member of a diverse community of dynamic clinical teaching staff providing support for veterinary and veterinary nursing students. Part-time hours will also be considered.

What will you be doing?

We are currently delivering a blended curriculum, with clinical and practical teaching occurring face-to-face, and other teaching activities occurring both in the classroom and online. Approximately 70% of your role will involve development and delivery of classroom-based, online and practical teaching and assessment throughout the curricula, with a focus on small animal medicine. With appropriate experience, training and support, you will provide leadership in key aspects of the curriculum and student experience.

Approximately 30% of your role will comprise the clinical teaching of our final year veterinary students in clinical rotations, immersed in your clinical discipline. You will work closely with our referral clinicians, first opinion practitioners, nurses, auxiliary staff and clinical demonstrators to facilitate clinical teaching around a busy caseload, with a focus on small animal medicine.

With appropriate support, you will develop your skills in varied aspects of teaching, assessment and curricular design, and develop your leadership and organisational skills. As part of the clinical education team, you will contribute to the development and evaluation of teaching and assessment and educational research outputs.

You should apply if
  • You are a member of (or eligible for membership of) the RCVS, with extensive experience of small animal medicine and a relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. Certificate).
  • You are ready for a new challenge, stepping back from clinical case responsibility to develop your skills in teaching and academic leadership, whilst remaining immersed in small animal medicine.
  • You are excited by the opportunity to influence the education of the next generation of veterinary professionals

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.
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