Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Ruminant Health and Production – Department of Production Animal Studies

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng View on Map
  • posted 7 days ago
  • Posted : Jan 10, 2022 -Accepting applications
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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 : 24373
  • Centre Veterinary Science
  • Enquiries
    Ms Dorah Ntlwana on [email protected] for application related enquiries, and Dr R Moerane, Tel: (012) 529 8464 or 0833047839 for enquiries relating to the post content.
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

Job Description

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.

 

 

Required skills

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