Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Equine Medicine

Massey University

Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jun 24

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College of Sciences

Palmerston North

Tāwharau Ora, the School of Veterinary Sciences at Massey University, invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Equine Medicine based in the mighty Manawatu of New Zealand. This is a permanent full-time position.

Why you are right for this role

If you are an experienced Equine Clinician with an advanced qualification in equine medicine and are passionate about veterinary education, including clinical teaching, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

The position is suited to an experienced equine medicine specialist, ideally with previous management or leadership experience, with excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and guide their team. We are looking for a person who shows initiative, has a strategic perspective, and is solution focussed and collaborative.

In this role, you will provide clinical medicine services to clients of the Equine Group within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as providing lectures, tutorials and case-based instruction to veterinary undergraduates, interns and residents. Depending on your background, there is the opportunity to develop or expand on your research focus. Participation in clinical research and related scholarly activity is strongly encouraged. Depending on appointment level, you will also contribute to course coordination, clinical roster leadership, academic group leadership and mentorship of academic staff.

Ideally, you will have the following:

  • Great interpersonal skills and EQ
  • Be motivated and organised
  • Be a team player
  • Have leadership experience
  • Be adaptable and effective at leading and working through change
  • Have a record of successful supervision of residents and junior staff
  • Have an advanced qualification such as Diplomate status and/or a PhD in Equine Medicine
  • Have an emerging or established research career with appropriate scholarly outputs, including peer-reviewed publications, graduate student completions and grant funding
  • You must hold a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand

We embrace diversity, talent, and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally, and personally.

Why Massey School of Veterinary Science?

Tāwharau Ora, Massey's School of Veterinary Science (SoVS) runs the Bachelor of Veterinary Science programme, a 5-year full-time degree programme with an annual intake of around 125 students. Our programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. We have a suite of postgraduate programmes, providing Masters and Doctoral level training and a range of residency programmes, as well as providing continuing education to the broader veterinary profession.

The SoVS has research and teaching strengths in veterinary clinical education, epidemiology, veterinary pathology, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, and wildlife conservation. We are ranked 19th in the world in the QS Rankings and 36th in the world in the 2021 Shanghai Rankings.

Our Māori name, Tāwharau Ora, encapsulates our aim as a School to strive to be a place of well-being, healing and recovery for people and animals. Our mission is to advance animal and human well-being and environmental sustainability, through veterinary education and research for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Our vision is to be world-renowned as the veterinary school that everyone wants to be part of.

Seeking work / life flexibility

If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 88,000 people and is centrally located on the North Island of New Zealand

We are a welcoming, friendly, multi-cultural city, with excellent parks and schools and easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking, outstanding golf courses and surfing. The city has a lively café culture, abundant restaurants, a diverse range of community groups, and hosts large local and national level cultural events.

During your downtime, less than a two-hour drive away from Palmerston North you can be immersed in the vibrant culture of our capital city Wellington, touring our world-renowned wine-growing country in the sunny Hawke's Bay, snow skiing on Mt Ruapehu, or water skiing at Lake Taupo.

If you are ready for a change and are looking for a position that can provide you with professional and intellectual opportunities as well as an appealing lifestyle, please contact us for more information: Associate Professor Erica Gee ( or Dr Jane Langton Burnell (

Closing date: 22 July 2021

Reference number: CS_SVSVTHCAH_855_06/21

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