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Professor of Practice (fixed term)

Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location:  Sutton Bonington
Salary:  £68,896 to £79,870 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Reference:  MED182823

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science recognises the experience and social responsibility interests of senior members of the veterinary community who are able to bring advanced clinical expertise, sector and practical insight, to enhance the educational experience of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Professors of Practice may also facilitate networks for the School’s research and scholarship to increase its public engagement with wider policy and practice.

The primary responsibility, is to educate, support and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students and to work with other Veterinary School and University staff to maximise the potential for meaningful and constructive interactions with practice and, in particular, to strive to:

  • Augment the work of the Veterinary School by furthering the combination of academic learning with practitioner leadership and expertise.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of the Veterinary School undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
  • Enhance the reputation of the School across communities of practice beyond the purely academic.

 A Professor of Practice will have a demonstrable track record of professional experience and a high standing and reputation in their field that will enhance the School’s reputation for excellence in teaching, public engagement and/or research. Appointees in the Professor of Practice scheme will normally be distinguished professionals, and normally hold a Diploma-level qualification or Specialist status. A few may have traditional academic backgrounds, but most do not. The working title of Professor of Practice helps promote the integration of academic scholarship with practical experience. All small animal disciplines will be considered, however the School is particularly interested in individuals who can bring experience in Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopaedics, and Dentistry.

This role is fixed term until 30th June 2026. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.12 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Profs. Gary England, email: or Kate White, email:
Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

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