Senior Lecturer: Equine Surgery - Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies

Location
South Africa
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Ref
110017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF COMPANION ANIMAL CLINICAL STUDIES

SENIOR LECTURER: EQUINE SURGERY

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.

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 Equine Surgery;
  • Clinical service in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital and surrounding community, including participation in a 24-hour service;
  • Postgraduate training and supervision where appropriate;
  • Research and publications in scientific journals;
  • Networking with relevant industry stakeholders;
  • Community engagement;
  • Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department;
  • Academic self-development.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree;
  • An appropriate MMedVet-degree and/or equivalent specialty board certification;
  • Registration as a specialist in Equine Surgery with the SAVC, or eligibility for immediate registration;
  • Demonstrate experience and/or interest in research;
  • Three years' general experience in equine surgery;
  • At least two peer reviewed publications as first or senior author in equine surgery or a related discipline.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Proven knowledge and competence in veterinary equine surgery;
  • Research interest appropriate to the position;
  • Candidates without a postgraduate qualification: Commitment to obtain further postgraduate qualification 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 with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. software;
  • Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience;
  • Exposure to 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.

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);
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2019

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms Bernice Nyathela, Tel: (012) 529 8541

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 2019, 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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