Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia

University of Liverpool - School of Veterinary Science

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Job Ref: 044034

Role overview and University context

We invite applications for the post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, with clinical and teaching responsibilities in the Departments of Small Animal Clinical Science and Equine Clinical Science, School of Veterinary Science. You must possess a veterinary degree and hold membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

The ideal candidate is a clinical academic at Senior Lecturer level wishing to follow a teaching and research career path: research activities will be as an associate member of the appropriate research department in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Candidates will have a strong record of postdoctoral research and publications as well as holding ECVAA or ACVAA Diplomate status. Candidates that are board-eligible (or soon to finish a residency programme) will be considered at Lecturer level. Candidates appointed to teaching and research pathways will be supported by the associate department to facilitate development of approved research activity, for example provision of laboratory facilities, resources and the opportunity to apply for studentships where applicable. The clinical commitment will be 50% of the calendar year (26 weeks per year).

Candidates wishing to follow a teaching and scholarship pathway are also strongly encouraged to apply. Clinical commitment is approximately 77% (40 weeks per year), except in cases where the employee is required to undertake a substantive administration or teaching role, or impactful scholarly activity, where clinical commitment may be reduced at the discretion of the Head of Department. Tangible outputs from off clinic time are expected.


  • Teaching responsibilities will be centred around the provision of clinical guidance to small groups of students on clinical rotation in the anaesthesia services in both the small animal and equine hospitals, this will be shared with other anaesthesia staff;
  • Teaching all years of the integrated curriculum, and small group teaching of students on clinical rotations;
  • You will be required to deliver didactic lectures, and participate in the clinical theory course, and associated sessions;
  • You will be expected to contribute to the organisation and delivery of the assessment process;
  • You will also participate in knowledge exchange and postgraduate training;
  • For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching skills, and to have experience and proven outputs in scholarly activity, academic management, and service provision and development.

You will hold either the ECVAA or ACVAA Diploma for appointment as a senior lecturer. You will have sufficient experience in anaesthesia clinical service provision to act as the senior clinical anaesthetist. You will be able to take on service organisational responsibility. Candidates who are Diploma eligible but not yet boarded will also be considered, and will be supported appropriately until they are able to take on the senior anaesthetist role in the day-to-day running of the clinic.


  • The majority of clinical work and part of the teaching will be performed in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Equine Hospital within the Veterinary School, at the Faculty’s Clinical Campus at Leahurst on the Wirral Peninsula. Teaching will also be carried out on the main Liverpool campus;
  • The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will be expected to participate in the equine anaesthesia service’s outof-hours on call rota. There is additional remuneration accrual for this;
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as required;
  • As per the essential and desirable criteria.

Probationary members of staff (those appointed at Lecturer level, this period will be three years) will expected to achieve the following:


  • Demonstrate that they have fulfilled the agreed plans and priorities of their research to an internationally excellent standard, or which demonstrates that their research is progressing towards an internationally excellent standard.

Knowledge Exchange

  • Demonstrate that they have an awareness of potential knowledge exchange audiences and that they have engaged with the internal and external knowledge exchange environment.

Learning and Teaching

  • Demonstrate that they have fulfilled the agreed teaching expectations assigned to them to a standard expected in their subject area;
  • Demonstrate how they have contributed to the student experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, including evidence of PGR supervision where appropriate;
  • Demonstrate that they have completed, or be near to completing within a defined deadline, a teaching qualification.

Contribution and Engagement

  • Demonstrate their awareness of the University’s plans and priorities and that they are engaged with these;
  • Demonstrate that they have fulfilled agreed leadership and managerial activities assigned to them;
  • Demonstrate their awareness of departmental/school/institutional plans and priorities and how they contribute to and engage with these;
  • Demonstrate that they have an on-going longer-term career plan;
  • Demonstrate that they have an awareness of the University values.


  • Demonstrate that they have fulfilled any required development and that they have an ongoing plan for the development of their career.

Clinical Engagement (if appropriate)

  • Demonstrate that they have fulfilled agreed clinical duties assigned to them and all of the associated professional requirements of their clinical status and registration.


Essential Criteria

  • Relevant experience in specialist veterinary anaesthesia clinical service provision, for both small and large animals;
  • Research experience in anaesthesia and/or analgesia and track record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Experience of clinical and academic leadership of a specialist anaesthesia clinical service (for appointment at Grade 9);
  • Experience of training postgraduates (for appointment at Grade 9).

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of undergraduate teaching;
  • Track record in winning competitive research awards (for teaching and research track);
  • Experience of supervision of PhD students (for teaching and research track);
  • Experience of running or involvement in a pain clinic.

Education, Qualifications and Training

Essential Criteria

  • EU or AVMA accredited veterinary degree, MRCVS or eligible for RCVS registration;
  • ECVAA or ACVAA Diploma and RCVS registered specialist in anaesthesia (for appointment at Grade 9), or eligibility for ECVAA/ACVAA boards (i.e. completed, or near to completing, a residency programme and eligible for certifying examinations) (for appointment at Grade 8).

Desirable Criteria

  • Teaching qualification;
  • PhD in relevant discipline/subject and appropriate postdoctoral research outputs (for appointment at Grade 9, teaching and research);
  • Acupuncture qualification and experience.

Skills, General and Special Knowledge

Essential Criteria

  • Referral level skills in small and large animal anaesthesia and analgesia;
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good general clinical skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Active research in a discipline allied to anaesthesia and/or analgesia (for appointment at Grade 9, teaching and research).

Personal Attributes and Circumstances

Essential Criteria

  • Able to work within a team;
  • Positive team member;
  • Highly motivated individual;
  • Desire to teach.

Desirable Criteria

  • Academic leadership qualities;
  • Organisational and management skills;
  • Proven aptitude in teaching (for appointment at Grade 9, Teaching and Scholarship).

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