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Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Cognition (part time)

RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics

Location:  Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £48,737 to £62,368 Inclusive of London Weighting
Permanent / Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 October 2022
Reference:  PPS-0227-22

We invite applications for a Part Time Lecturer in Animal Cognition and Welfare to join the RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics team. The post will be based at our Hawkshead Campus, a 20-minute train ride from the centre of cosmopolitan London. 

You will work in a friendly, enthusiastic, and inclusive group, playing an essential role in delivery of outstanding, engaging and innovative teaching, research and outreach. The role will require design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and associated assessment, supervision of student projects and tutoring duties across RVC’s undergraduate courses (primarily Animal biology, behaviour, welfare and Veterinary medicine). The post will involve working at both RVC Hawkshead and Camden campuses. You will be expected to actively engage in high impact research and outreach complementary to RVC’s current research programmes.    

We seek a dedicated and passionate animal welfare or animal cognition scientist with experience in undergraduate / postgraduate teaching and supervision and a demonstrable record of research in related subjects (animal welfare, animal cognition and/or animal behaviour). You will hold excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to work effectively both collaboratively within diverse teams and independently. 

Prospective applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Dr Charlotte Burn (Deputy Head of Group, RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics / Pathway Leader BSc Animal Biology Behaviour Welfare & Ethics) on +44 (0)1707 666 333 or email:

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The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.