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Clinical Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Science

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £33,797 pro rata, per annum
Salary may be negotiable according to qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 July 2020
Reference:  KU00001499

The Harper and Keele Veterinary School is seeking to appoint a number of current or recently practicing veterinary surgeons to part-time Teaching Fellow roles. Reporting to the Director of Veterinary Education, the appointees will be part of the programme team, delivering clinical tutorials on a wide variety of topics to small groups of students on the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) programme.  Working with materials prepared by the programme team, appointees will facilitate tutorials in subject areas such as anatomy & physiology, animal management for health & production, behaviour & welfare, and professional & academic skills.  The tutorials are intended to offer clinical context to a range of other integrated teaching activities (e.g. lectures, practicals, online activities). Flexibility to be able to work with clinical scenarios across disciplines and species is highly desirable. The role does not require specialist clinical or species knowledge.

A unique partnership between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new Staffordshire and Shropshire opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural

 Pooling the ambitions, experience and resources of both universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School will represent a unique step forward in the provision of veterinary medicine in the UK. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Harper and Keele Veterinary School students in 2020.

Together Keele and Harper Adams universities have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. Set on a 635 hectare farm in Shropshire, Harper Adams University has a long pedigree in agriculture and animal sciences, supported by first class animal facilities; veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy.

Keele University in nearby Staffordshire is a broad-based research-intensive university with sustained excellence in life sciences as well as home to a highly successful medical school, frequently ranked among the UK's top ten.  The joint veterinary school will provide students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

The appointee will be expected to role-model the School’s commitment to widening access to the veterinary profession for students from all backgrounds and to embrace and engage in the School’s culture of innovation in teaching and learning. 

Appointments will typically be fractional (e.g. 0.2 or 0.4 FTEs), however a variety of contract options are available including term-time only. There will be the need to commit to regular term-time tutorial sessions to fit with timetabling and to ensure continuity of learning for the students.  

Although the appointee will be primarily based at either the Harper Adams University or the Keele University campus, this role will require occasional travel between campuses for lecture delivery and administrative duties.  

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Professor Matt Jones, Head of Harper & Keele Veterinary School at

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Harper Adams employees wishing to apply should us the link below

Closing date for applications: 8th July 2020

Post reference: KU00001499

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity. 

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