Lecturer (One Health and Biostatistics)

University of Melbourne


January 23, 2022


Lecturer (One Health and Biostatistics)

Job no: 0055065

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Werribee

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School

Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

https:// fvas.unimelb.edu.au/

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is a leader in agricultural, food and veterinary science education and research in Australia.

The faculty comprises the Melbourne Veterinary School and the School of Agriculture and Food. The faculty operates across three campuses: Parkville, Werribee and Dookie. We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the lands upon which these campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and the Yorta Yorta Nation. In addition to education and research, the faculty operates a veterinary hospital at Werribee, a broadacre farm at Dookie, and an equine hospital in Shepparton.

As a faculty within the University of Melbourne, we share the core purpose of benefiting society, and the guiding aspiration to be a world-leading and globally connected Australian university with students at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to improving animal health, sustainable agricultural practice and food security through cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. Our focus on quality teaching spanning agricultural, food, and veterinary sciences, aims to equip tomorrow's leaders with the skills and knowledge to solve global issues. The faculty aspires to be the destination of choice in Australia and one of the finest in the world in the fields of agriculture, food, animal health and veterinary sciences for students, teachers, researchers, collaborators and investors

Our research capabilities and expertise are focused on solving real-world problems and creating healthier and more productive communities and environments, both in Australia and globally. Interdisciplinarity and cooperation between our research disciplines underpin the faculty's One Health approach – recognising the inextricable link between human, animal, plant and environmental health. The faculty has particular research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat), animal welfare, soil and plant sciences, agricultural innovation and sensory food science. We have strong links with industry, policy makers, other research institutions and the wider community.

The faculty provides the only professional-entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and offers one of the most comprehensive educational programs in agricultural and food science in Australia. Our programs range from custom- education short courses to masters courses and cover a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across agriculture, food, and veterinary science. Our flagship courses are the Bachelor of Agriculture, the Master of Agricultural Sciences, the Master of Food Science, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

About the Role

The Lecturer (One Health and Biostatistics) will make a significant contribution to teaching and research in the One Health discipline within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School, University of Melbourne. Working within the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, this position will deliver high quality teaching and subject coordination to undergraduate and graduate students (veterinary and non- veterinary) in subjects related to One Health and biostatistics. This will include developing and delivering lectures, developing teaching materials, and delivering workshops and classes.

As with all University staff, effective promotion of positive engagement in learning and career development of self and others, and actively promoting equity, diversity and cultural awareness consistent with University values is an expectation of this position.

The position will be located at the University of Melbourne's Werribee campus, and will be expected to teach and attend meetings and seminars at other sites and campuses.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Make independent and innovative contributions to teaching and learning at all levels, which enhance student learning and experience.
  • Deliver teaching in a variety of settings by conducting tutorials, lectures, practical demonstrations, seminars, computer-based learning exercises and laboratory-based workshops which may extend to individual consultations and provision of online resources.
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals acknowledged as influential in expanding the knowledge of the discipline internationally.
  • Attract research funding from competitive grant and external bodies including industry and government, both national and international.
  • Proactively build and develop partnerships and collaborative opportunities with industry, government, commercial sectors and/or other stakeholders.
  • About You

    You will be a critical thinker and have the ability to engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships. You will have demonstrated experience in teaching and coordinating subjects in One Health, Biostatistics and Research Methods. Well- developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and an ability to tailor information to different audiences in a diverse environment.

    Ideally, you will further have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree within One Health or associated discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching the use of the statistical software R.
  • Experience in development and delivery of high-quality teaching programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and an ability to contribute to the MVS's teaching program.
  • Ability to undertake independent research within the discipline of One Health as evidenced by refereed publications in journals of high quality, conference presentations.
  • High level organisational skills and record keeping capabilities as well as well as demonstrated ability to prioritise a range of tasks, manage time effectively and meet deadlines in a busy environment.
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Benefits of Working with Us

    In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, please visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff- benefits.

    Be Yourself

    At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https: // covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

    Advertised: 10 Jan 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 23 Jan 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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