Associate Professor: Equine Surgery, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, post 2278

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 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.
  • Qualifications None
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 24392
  • Centre Veterinary Science
  • Enquiries
    ENQUIRIES: Prof Amelia Goddard, Tel: (012) 529 8260; [email protected] for enquiries relating to the post content; or Bernice Nyathela at [email protected] for for application related enquiries.
  • Where to submit application

Job Description


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, 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;

• Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department; and

• Academic self-development.



• A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;

• For specialists: MMedVet-degree in Equine surgery and/or equivalent specialty board certification; be in the process of completion of a PhD; and registration with the SAVC as a specialist in Equine surgery or eligibility for registration within a reasonable period; and at least five full peer reviewed papers in ISI accredited scientific journals as senior author or co-author;

• For non-specialists: A PhD degree in Equine surgery; and at least ten full peer reviewed papers in ISI accredited scientific journals as senior author or co-author in Equine surgery;

• Five years’ relevant veterinary experience in Equine surgery;

• Evidence of participation in research and discipline forums; and

• Postgraduate supervision.



• Proven knowledge and competence in Equine surgery;

• Research interest appropriate to the position;

• Commitment to develop a teaching and learning portfolio required at the relevant teaching level.

• Candidates without a PhD: Commitment to complete a PhD in a reasonable period of time

• Good language and communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; and

• Generic teaching competence including proficiency with presentation, word-processing and spreadsheet software.



• Experience with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. software;

• Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience; and

• Exposure to research in an appropriate field.


Required skills

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