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Teaching Fellow in Animal Management

RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics

Location:  Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £35,274 to £45,113 Per Annum Including London Weighting
Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 31 August 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 17 September 2020
Reference:  PPS-0174-20

Exciting teaching opportunities in Animal Management and Clinical Farm Animal Management at The Royal Veterinary College

We have two exciting opportunities in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences. One will focus on the teaching of Animal Management across a range of species and the other on Clinical Farm Animal Management teaching within our BVetMed Veterinary degree and associated courses. Both positions will be based at the RVC Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire but will also involve some occasional teaching at other campus locations.

Competence in animal management, handling and the development of key farm skills underpins our ability to produce capable veterinary graduates. For this reason, we are looking to recruit two teaching fellows to contribute to our pre-clinical teaching in Animal Management and clinical teaching in Farm Animal Management. It is envisaged that the successful applicants will form a key component of the team that is responsible for the practical teaching and assessment of veterinary students across all five years of our BVetMed program and will work closely together during particularly intense teaching and assessment periods. 


Teaching Fellow in Animal Management - (PPS-0174-20)

This position will involve the teaching of pre-clinical animal management, handling and production to pre-clinical Veterinary undergraduate students. The Teaching Fellow in Animal Management will oversee the coordination of animal use in all live animal teaching and assessment (farm, equine and companion animal) across multiple departments ensuring good interdepartmental collaboration. This post will be based primarily at the RVC Hawkshead campus, although there will be a requirement to also travel to the Camden campus for teaching and assessment when required.

Applicants should have experience of working in or with the livestock sector and should be keen to teach animal management and handling at undergraduate level. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher capable of delivering, developing and refining existing teaching and supporting the development of new courses.  

This post is suitable for someone with a relevant undergraduate degree and appropriate experience. Teaching experience and knowledge of a range of pedagogical and assessment approaches would be an advantage.

Prospective applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Dr. Troy Gibson, Associate Professor in Animal Welfare Science. Telephone: +44 (0) 1707 66 7078 or Email:  


Teaching Fellow in Clinical Farm Animal Management - (PPS-0183-20)

This position will primarily focus on the teaching and development of clinical farm skills. The successful applicant will be involved in a range of practical farm animal teaching across multiple settings. The position would suit either a veterinary surgeon (MRCVS or eligible for MRCVS) with a desire to teach clinical farm skills or an experienced and appropriately qualified paraprofessional. 

This appointment will involve practical teaching of students at the RVC Boltons Park Farm and also other farms as appropriate within our network of collaborative teaching partners (local practices and off-site teaching locations). In addition to practical teaching, the successful candidate will also contribute to lectures and small group classroom teaching within other areas of the farm curriculum as appropriate. Previous teaching and assessment experience within a clinical farm setting would be an advantage.

Prospective applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact the Head of the Farm Animal Health and Production Group, Dr. Richard Booth, on +44(0)1707 666 211 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.



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