- Reference Number
- Garscube Campus
- College / Service
- COLLEGE OF MVLS
- SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
- Job Family
- Research And Teaching
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Salary Range
- £35,210 - £39,610 per annum
To join our enthusiastic group of veterinary clinicians in Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) within the Division of Pathology, Public Health and Disease Investigation (PPHDI) in delivering a wide range of clinical and scholarly activities. This includes contributing to the delivery of efficient and effective diagnostic pathology services, undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training and undertaking high quality clinical research. To carry out associated tasks as requested by the Head of Division / Clinical Director to contribute to the School/College objectives and to achieve national and international excellence in clinical service, teaching and research.
1. To contribute to the delivery of the diagnostic pathology services (Biopsy and Post Mortem) providing a high quality service, and offering appropriate advice to veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and veterinary students in the University of Glasgow and to external referring practices and research clients.
2. To be proactive in the development of novel diagnostic approaches and techniques to aid diagnosis and treatment and exploit the opportunities to enhance the income generation capability of the service.
3. To maximise opportunities available for continued personal development including compliance with the CPD requirements of the RCVS.
4. To ensure that Quality Assurance measures are in place and validated.
5. To take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities, as directed by the Head of Division/Clinical Director in consultation with the course and module leaders.
6. To develop and support the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University’s Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.
7. To take responsibility for the delivery of a range of assessment activities and engage fully in the examination process as appropriate, (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.
8. To actively contribute to the training programme for the Clinical Scholars (pathology residents).
9. Acting as a principal or co-supervisor of postgraduate clinical scholars and research students.
10. Delivering teaching, including CPD courses (nationally and internationally).
11. Participating in undergraduate student mentoring.
12. To contribute to a programme of clinical research in a relevant field and seek appropriate sources of external funding.
13. To acquire a national/international reputation in the field of veterinary pathology by establishing a track record of publications in high quality peer reviewed journals and/or textbooks.
14. To attend and participate in national/international events/research seminars/conferences.
15. To contribute to interdisciplinary and collaborative clinical and scientific research with staff in other Schools, Institutes, Colleges, Universities and Research Organisations.
16. To initiate and supervise appropriate projects for research students, in order that high-quality students continue to be recruited and have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
17. To undertake Divisional and School-level administration as requested by the Head of Division / Clinical Director / Head of School.
18. To contribute to the Performance & Development Review processes as appropriate and in accordance with University strategy.
19. To participate in promotional activities and events related to Veterinary Diagnostic Services and Division of Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation.
20. To develop new ideas and participate in the delivery of continuing professional development (CPD) for practitioners or researchers in the UK and overseas.
21. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
A1 Veterinary degree registerable with the RCVS.
A2 Eligibility to sit the qualifying examination for a specialist postgraduate veterinary pathology qualification (i.e. Diploma of the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists, or Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists) within 2 years of appointment.
B1 Postgraduate research qualification in a related area or evidence of research training.
B2 A good track record of development and delivery of teaching.
B3 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
C1 Expertise across the field corresponding to training and qualifications, and the ability to provide expert advice to internal and external clinicians and researchers.
C2 Enthusiasm for teaching through delivery of clinical diagnostic services
C3 Excellent communication skills both orally and written.
C4 Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
C5 Time/project and people management skills.
C6 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
C7 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C8 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
E1, Completion of at least 2 years (24 months) of a recognised (ACVP or ECVP or FRCPath-accredited) residency training programme in veterinary anatomic pathology.
E2 Participation in a veterinary pathology diagnostic service.
E3 Evidence of involvement in clinical research.
E4 Evidence of involvement in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Our integrated clinical services (Veterinary Diagnostic Services - VDS), first and foremost underpin our teaching mission but they also serve an important role in generating significant income. The histopathology unit has been increasing income year on year due to increased research and diagnostic submissions. The annual pathology income is approximately £275K (over £1million for VDS as a whole). This activity is required to sustain both the postgraduate residency training programme and undergraduate teaching.
This role will involve working with colleagues in VDS to deliver biopsy and post mortem services and to develop the services. Further dimensions include developing and maintaining involvement in teaching and postgraduate training while developing a research profile.
Planning and Organising
Effective organisational skills to efficiently manage time and prioritise as appropriate clinical diagnostic, teaching, research and administrative duties.
Self-generation of work through scholarly pursuits, diagnostic service commitments, clinical research, plus innovation in teaching and administration.
Reactive - Daily queries from hospital staff/external veterinary surgeons/researchers/students.
Plan and organise diagnostic, teaching, research and administrative duties on an ongoing basis.
Decisions on diagnostic testing and interpretation
Decisions on teaching in accordance with assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Decisions on clinical research including direction, experimental design, grant submission and journal choice.
Head of Division / Clinical Director and the Academic Head of Anatomic Pathology for exchange of information, clinical service strategy, and learning and teaching strategy, to ensure School and College objectives are met.
Associate Head of School (Learning and Teaching) and BVMS Programme Board for management of BVMS pathology teaching.
Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective diagnostic activity, research and teaching, including the collaboration between the School of Veterinary Medicine and Scottish Rural University College on farm animal disease investigation/surveillance.
Clinical scholars (residents) to mentor, advise and motivate.
Undergraduate students to mentor and advise Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
Student support services to exchange information and refer/support students.
Clients, charities and donors (income generation).
Anatomic Pathology diagnosis.
To resolve issues of an academic nature arising in research and scholarship.
Assist undergraduate and postgraduate students and junior clinicians with problems relating to pathological assessment and diagnosis.
Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students involved with area of teaching/clinical research/diagnostics.
To propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming crises.
To oversee UG student summer research projects.
Mentoring staff as appropriate.
A UK-wide Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Overseen by the Equality Challenge Unit, the charter was expanded in May 2015 to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
This position is full time and open ended.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
Vacancy reference: 024650, Closing date: 27 May 2019.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity
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