Join a committed team dedicated to educating the Vets of the future at one of the world’s leading educational institutions focusing on the Tropics.
Influence the Vets of the future making a difference to life in the Tropics
Enjoy work / life balance
Enjoy a tropical lifestyle and achieve y our career goals
We offer the following opportunities to join our world-leading institution at the JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Townsville.
17388 - Veterinary Radiologist
17389 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Companion Animal Medicine (2 positions)
17390 - Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (2 positions)
17442 - Veterinary Anaesthetist
17443 - Small Animal Surgery (2 positions)
What you can accomplish at JCU
The Vet Sciences program at JCU is growing and we want you to be part of our journey as we continue to offer excellence in undergraduate, post graduate and clinical training for the veterinarians of the future.
As a leader in animal science and veterinary practice, JCU Veterinary and Animal Science programs promote, foster, and administer quality teaching and research and are key in delivering authentic clinical services. Working primarily in our Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital located on the JCU campus, we offer a mix of clinical and academic work and you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic equipment.
What you will bring to JCU
We are looking for people with the dedication and passion to drive the agenda of future proofing the vet science program at JCU. As an enthusiastic and qualified Vet, you will demonstrate enthusiasm and capacity for teaching vet sciences and your ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary academics, community and professional bodies will see you excel in these interesting and rewarding roles educating the Vets of the future.
Why Townsville and JCU
Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history, beautifully preserved Federation architecture, a smattering of islands just off its coast, and a vibrant, progressive dining scene. JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment and prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
five weeks’ annual recreation leave
flexible working arrangements
attractive options for salary packaging
opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities
on-campus cafés, gym, pool and childcare
Re-location assistance is negotiable
Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.
Additional Salary Information: 17% superannuation
Up to 20% Clinical Loading
Up to 20% Market Loading
Internal Number: Various
About James Cook University
JCU is a world-class university ranked in the top 250 globally^. JCU develops graduates who have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed and thrive in a global workforce.
Home to nearly 20,000 students, JCU offers internationally-renowned teaching and research excellence that makes a difference. We boast an impressive calibre of teaching and research staff who are passionate about passing their expertise on to the next generation.
Our career-focused courses are designed to prepare graduates for the workforce by experiencing real-life scenarios while learning from leading industry professionals. JCU students graduate job-ready, equipped with the practical skills and confidence required to face the challenges of the future.
State-of-the-art teaching and research facilities
JCU campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to allow optimal learning experiences. Our cutting-edge lecture theatres and our small tutorial sizes are designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving. JCU’s external study options offer flexibility for students who want to complete courses at their own pace or from a distance.
JCU is continually making ground-breaking advances in research through our award-winning research centres and institutes. These include:
The Science Place, our stunning teaching and research facility that was awarded a prestigious LEED Gold rating for its environmentally sustainable design
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine (AITHM)
JCU’s Dentistry teaching facilities and dental clinic
The Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct.
JCU also offers access to learning and study spaces equipped with the latest technology, comprehensive libraries both on-campus and online, and multiple sporting facilities.
Hands-on learning in some of the most interesting locations on Earth
Nothing beats hands-on learning, which is why JCU provides as many opportunities for professional work experience as possible.
JCU’s unique campus locations means that students can complete practical experience in some of the most interesting places on Earth. Our Cairns and Townsville campuses are surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the wet tropics, the savannahs and the Great Barrier Reef.
Students can undertake professional placements in regional, rural and remote areas, or even overseas. There is also the opportunity to complete a placement or research project at one of JCU’s field stations. These include:
Fletcherview Research Station - a working cattle station in the iconic Queensland outback
Orpheus Island – a secluded island on the Great Barrier Reef that is home to the most diverse and beautiful marine, estuarine and terrestrial ecosystems in the world
Daintree Rainforest Observatory, where students can explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Forest, the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia.
JCU aims to equip and enable students to achieve their greatest potential. Our graduates are continuously championing their fields of work to create a brighter future.
^ 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings