Recruitment drive continues for SRUC Vet School

SRUC vet nursing students leading horse in Aberdeen

SRUC vet nursing students leading horse in Aberdeen.

SRUC is continuing the development of its School of Veterinary Medicine with the announcement it is recruiting staff to fill up to ten new academic posts across the coming months.

Applications are sought from prospective candidates across a range of subjects at both Senior Lecturer and Lecturer grades. New staff will join Professor Caroline Argo, Head of School, and Professor Jim Anderson, Head of Veterinary Education. These posts will play a vital role in the growing and shaping of Scotland’s first tertiary model for Veterinary training.

Previously Associate Head of School (Learning, Teaching and Assessment) and Professor of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine, Prof Anderson has extensive experience of growing and managing a large and diverse department.

He said: “I am really looking forward to building a team which will help shape and develop this vital new service which aims to provide a sustainable, resilient foundation for clinical excellence to support the animals and communities at the heart of Scotland’s natural economy. 

“Together, we will grow a veterinary school that is truly embedded within an institution that embodies the development of the environment and agriculture and which will be a unique offering in the UK’s Veterinary Education space.”

The Senior Veterinary Lecturer (MRCVS essential) and Senior Lecturer posts will provide Academic and/or Clinical leadership while contributing to high-quality teaching, with the opportunity to be involved in international-competitive research. Veterinary Lecturer / Lecturer posts will have responsibility for student supervision and mentorship, in relevant subject areas, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership.

Prof Caroline Argo, Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Head of School, SRUC said: “These new posts, the first in an annually rolling programme of staff recruitment, are vital in supporting our growth agenda.

“Our new colleagues will have the opportunity to help found and shape a very distinctive new school, supporting our contribution to the development of Scotland’s natural economy. Together we will become a driving force behind the promotion of resilience, diversity and sector fit among our veterinary graduates, embedding them in real-world experience and practice from the outset.

“We have already made a number of key appointments in 2022 and they have all shared their excitement in our sense of purpose and mission and we hope to continue that trend with the next tranche of vet school posts.”

Further information on these posts is available on the SRUC website.

Posted by SRUC on 06/10/2022

Tags: Veterinary Services, Appointments
Categories: SRUC and Campuses