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Location:  Werribee, Australia

Institution:  University of Melbourne, Melbourne Veterinary School

A/Professor or Professor  in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Join one of Australia’s leading veterinary schools and destination of choice for students, academics, professionals and clients.


Job no: 0059388
Location: Werribee
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary:  Level D or E – negotiable salary package


The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.




The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, in the Melbourne Veterinary School, seeks to expand its expertise and appoint one or more outstanding academics to positions that are broadly open to all areas of Small Animal Clinical Studies (Anaesthesia and Analgesia).


This position will contribute to teaching and learning in Small Animal Clinical Studies and will be responsible for clinical teaching and coordination across the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. The incumbent will develop their profile into a leading role in the research and teaching program in their discipline which enhances the academic activities within the School, Faculty, and University.


This position will be primarily located at the Werribee campus of the University of Melbourne. Located just 32kms south-west of Melbourne, our Werribee campus is a hub for teaching, research and equine specialist care, and hosts the Werribee Equine Centre and Greencross Veterinary Hospital. Our Werribee campus trains the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary researchers in state-of-the art facilities and houses organisations providing general, specialist and emergency vet services to the local community.


There are also opportunities to provide anaesthesia services for wildlife, zoo and other exotic animals at the Werribee campus and at our partner zoos in Metropolitan Melbourne.


About you


You have demonstrated leadership experience in engaging, inspiring and aligning teams around the vision and strategic direction. You are also able to lead across all levels and work collaboratively and effectively with diverse stakeholders both inside the School, the wider University and outside the University.


You will possess;


  • A veterinary degree with demonstrated experience which enables you to be registered in the State of Victoria as a Veterinary Practitioner
  • A specialist qualification in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia from the AVBS, EBVS or ANZCVS
  • A national or international reputation in the field of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia with a strong track record of conference presentations and CPD delivery
  • A record of success in research with evidence of competitive grant funding success and high impact scholarly outputs


Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Position Description.


About Us

Melbourne Veterinary School

The Melbourne Veterinary School is Australia’s #1 ranked veterinary school with a proud tradition of excellence in research, education, and leadership. It sits within the Faculty of Science in Australia’s #1 ranked University. The Melbourne Veterinary School has research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat) and animal welfare. provides the only professional entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and covers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across veterinary science with Australia’s premiere graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which is nationally and internationally accredited by VSAAC, RCVS and the AVMA COE. The School is a central component of the Faculty of Sciences which has an outstanding international reputation for excellence and innovation in research, curriculum development and for links within industry, policy makers, other research institutes and the wider community.


Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the University of Melbourne

In January 2023, Greencross Pet Wellness Company opened the Greencross Veterinary Hospital at our Werribee campus, providing 24-hour specialist and emergency care for patients, along with clinical rotations for our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.

Faculty of Science

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, Forest & Ecosystems Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

Employee Benefits


We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes, including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.


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Living and Working in Melbourne


Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria – and is the second largest city in Australia with a population of more than 5 million people and a metropolitan area of 9990.5 km2. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities for six consecutive years, based on its education,

entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport. The City of Melbourne is recognised as Australia’s cultural capital with a number of world-class galleries and museums, internationally renowned food and wine regions, and an impressive year-round calendar of events catering for all tastes.


For more information on our University of Melbourne campuses, please visit this page.


How to apply


Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV, along with your responses against the selection criteria, found in the Position Description for the role.


Candidates are asked to nominate whether they are applying at the Academic Level D or Level E and the successful candidate will be appointed at the appropriate level based upon the Selection Panel’s assessment of the individual’s application.


The Melbourne Veterinary School encourages applicants from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and non-traditional education backgrounds. To allow us to consider performance relative to opportunity, we also invite applicants to provide a brief statement (up to 1 page) that describes circumstances that may have affected their career development or progression, including career interruptions or delays, periods of part time work, or forms of bias they have experienced.


Applications close: 29 Jun 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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