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Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  Salary in the range: Grade 7A: £39,347-£45,585 per annum
Grade 8: £46,974 - £56,021 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 06 March 2024
Reference:  KU00003854

Harper & Keele Veterinary School is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health who can be integrally involved in the delivery of a contemporary programme of teaching and learning designed to inspire and equip veterinary graduates to enter veterinary practice. The role will involve a range of teaching and learning modalities including abattoir and related food processing establishment external visits, lectures, interactive tutorials and wet/dry lab practicals. The School has an explicit ambition to integrate the teaching of veterinary public health and state veterinary medicine, veterinary pathology and production animal medicine.

The role will be primarily situated at the Harper Adams University campus, where 120 years of agricultural education have shaped generations of graduates’ careers in the agri-food sector. With the Future Farm at Harper Adams University hosting dairy, pig, beef and sheep enterprises operating commercially but also providing a platform for teaching and research, the Harper & Keele Veterinary School is ideally placed to educate and inspire the vets of the future and provide a stimulating research environment. An exciting new Harper Adams facility for large animal diagnostics and health is also at an advanced stage of design. In addition to the access to excellent facilities, the Veterinary School is advantageously located in a region known for its livestock farming, particularly dairy production. 

Reporting to the Deputy Head of School, the successful candidate will be a creative and forward-thinking member of the BVetMS programme team who can use their relevant experience and expertise to ensure that veterinary students develop comprehensive, holistic, transferable, relevant, and informed capabilities and attributes, optimising their preparedness for entering the veterinary profession. Working with other colleagues across the School and set within a culture of competency-based education, the appointee will ensure that their respective discipline and area of expertise is fully integrated as part of the wider student development of professional competences, championing a student-centric, outcomes-focused, and developmental approach to training veterinary graduates.

A unique partnership between two outstanding universities, the Harper & Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Shropshire and Staffordshire. 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. The joint Veterinary School provides students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions, with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills. 

To be successful, the appointable candidate will require a degree in Veterinary Medicine; be a Member (or eligible to become a Member) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and an Official Veterinarian; have a depth of experience working in the VPH field and preferably have a range of experience and understanding of veterinary general practice in the United Kingdom or Ireland; and ideally evidence of involvement in veterinary research relevant to the discipline. 

The appointee will be primarily based at Harper Adams University however the role will require travel within and between the Harper Adams and Keele University campuses for the delivery of teaching and learning activities, collaboration with staff across the school, and for relevant administrative and student recruitment 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 full post details and to find out more about working at the university please visit: 

For informal enquiries: Prof. Philip Robinson, Deputy Head of School and Professor of Veterinary Public Health  


Closing date for applications: 6th March 2024 

Interviews to be held: 27th March 2024 

Post reference:  KU00003854

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