Lecturer in Farm Animal Clinical Skills (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Lecturer in Farm Animal Clinical Skills to support the delivery of teaching within the School of Biodiversity One Health and Veterinary Medicine with a specific focus on veterinary clinical skills, (farm animal/mixed practice) including gross pathology and clinical reasoning and may include farm visits.
You will play an important role as a bridge between the clinical skills and farm animal teams. You will contribute to, and lead teaching, assessment, feedback, and administrative processes associated with undergraduate students. You may also be involved in the delivery of undergraduate clinical training in individual animal medicine and surgery, routine herd/flock health management and herd/flock health problem solving investigation.
We welcome applications from candidates who hold a Veterinary degree, registered with the RCVS before commencing employment and substantive experience of a clinical service with a substantial production animal case/mixed practice load.
Veterinary Medicine has been rated 1st in the UK Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide. It has an excellent international reputation in teaching, clinical services and research and is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Support the delivery of teaching within the School of Biodiversity One Health and Veterinary Medicine with a specific focus on veterinary clinical skills, (farm animal/mixed practice) including gross pathology and clinical reasoning and may include farm visits. The post holder plays an important role as a bridge between the clinical skills and farm animal teams. The post holder's primary duties/responsibilities will be to contribute to and lead teaching, assessment, feedback, and administrative processes associated with undergraduate students. The post holder may also be involved in the delivery of undergraduate clinical training in individual animal medicine and surgery, routine herd/flock health management and herd/flock health problem solving investigations.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To deliver teaching of clinical and professional skills and clinical reasoning, with a focus on farm animals, in a variety of settings, e.g. lecture theatres, the clinical skills facility, teaching laboratories, the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety (SCPAHFS), Cochno Farm and farms external to the university with which the University of Glasgow has working relationships.
2. To contribute to production animal pathology and VPH teaching as appropriate and particularly in the clinical phase of the BVMS programme and be available for the supervision of under/post graduate research projects where appropriate.
3 To ensure appropriate communication between the clinical skills and farm animals teams with regard to current best practice.
4. To take responsibility for the delivery of a range of assessment activities and engage with the examination process as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.
5. To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led and scholarly approach to student learning.
6. To undertake administrative duties (e.g. module/course leadership) as requested by the Head of Division and to lead specific initiatives to enhance the learning experience and ensure the requirements of regulatory bodies are met.
7. To participate in quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation with the University and professional bodies to ensure high quality education provision is maintained. 8. To support the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University's Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.
9. To participate in the Advisor of Studies (student mentorship) Programme and assist students with difficulties.
10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 - A Global Vision. https:// www. gla.ac.uk/media/media180610en.pdf
A1 Veterinary degree, registered with the RCVS before commencing employment.
Desirable: B1 Further professional veterinary qualifications in relevant production animal health or a related area.
B2 A teaching and assessment portfolio in veterinary education.
B3 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
C1. Clinical competence in individual animal and herd / flock level production animal/mixed veterinary medicine, pathology and surgery.
C2 Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
C3 Enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
C5 Time, project and people management skills.
C6 Ability to supervise and direct staff/students in the support of activities.
C7 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
C8 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C9 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
C10 Must have held a full, valid UK driving licence for 2 years. All non-UK applicants from the EU/EEA or Designated Countries are required to register with the DVLA and apply for a Driving Licence Counterpart (known as a D9). Special rules apply for drivers from Non Designated Countries. Please seek advice before applying.
C11 Understanding and experience of IT applications/packages.
D1 Evidence of scholarship.
D2 Understanding and experience of databases.
E1 Substantive experience of a clinical service with a substantial production animal case/mixed practice load.
F1 Experience in the delivery of teaching and practical skill training to undergraduate veterinary students (or equivalent).
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended.
The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University's Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Miss Lissann Wolfe, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 136549, Closing Date: 29 February 2024.
Vacancy Ref : 136549 Close Date : 29-Feb-2024 23:45