Department of Veterinary Medicine
West Cambridge Site
University of Cambridge
Stipend scale: £37,756 - £47,787
Applications are invited for the role of teaching fellow in Veterinary Public Health, available from 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The role is a teaching post with a remit to develop veterinary public health teaching in the Department in conjunction with the Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health (VPH). The post-holder’s goal will be to drive the design and implementation of a new learning environment for VPH in Cambridge, building on the existing programme with its extensive government and industry links and taking advantage of the on-going world class, international VPH research in the Department.
The post-holder will oversee VPH teaching as required under RCVS and EAEVE guidance (including epidemiology, transboundary epizootic diseases, zoonotic and food-borne diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases, food hygiene and food technology), integrating as far as possible with other related subjects including Farm Animal Studies. This challenging role will also aim to support a new generation of Cambridge veterinary graduates to be better equipped to participate effectively in One Health issues at an international level.
The successful applicant will participate with other academic staff (including 2 diplomats of the European College of Veterinary Public Health), in the teaching of Veterinary Public Health to undergraduates in the Department, through the medium of lectures, practicals, abattoir visits, seminars and small group teaching. This will include responsibility for specified areas of veterinary public health, with the post-holder taking responsibility for food hygiene and food technology teaching for example. In addition, s/he will develop innovative approaches to the teaching of Veterinary Public Health; contribute to the integration of Farm Animal teaching with Veterinary Public Health, especially in relation to population medicine / epidemiology; contribute to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents); undertake any other duties in connection with the teaching of Veterinary Public Health as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department.
It is essential that the successful applicant should have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; have attained or be eligible to sit the forthcoming examinations for the European or American Diploma in Veterinary Public Health, or should have attained or be registered for an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Public Health.
It is desirable that the successful applicant should have an Official Veterinarian qualification, or be prepared to take this qualification when in post; experience of veterinary public health activities in government, overseas, or industry-related contexts; some undergraduate teaching experience (for example, supervision of veterinary students on EMS).
Informal enquiries: Dr Dan Tucker, 01223 330885, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details: see advert under Academic Related on University’s Job Opportunities web pages: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/
Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk
To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ This will take you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form.
You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.
Closing date for applications: 12 May 2014.
Interview date: 6 June 2014.