Job Detail

Back to Jobs Market

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer In Small Animal Surgery

Small animal

Expires: 12-07-2024

University of Edinburgh , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

Edinburgh - Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, United Kingdom (100% On-campus)



Small Animal Surgery Lecturer at Grade UE08: £48,350-59,421 per annum or  

Senior Lecturer at Grade UE09:  £61,198-75,498 per annum


Full-time: 35 hours per week

Open-ended: permanent 

Start date: September 2024

We are looking for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery depending on experience.

The Opportunity:

The Hospital for Small Animals at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit a dedicated and talented veterinary surgeon to our Surgery Team. Working in a multidisciplinary environment, you will join a team of six ECVS diplomats, residency-trained surgeons, four ECVS residents and two surgical interns. You will be supported by teams of specialists in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology and diagnostic imaging among others, our surgical nursing and support teams, and our physiotherapy service.

You will play an important role in the development and provision of the clinical service that supports our expanding caseload, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. You will be provided with the support and time you require to develop your clinical interests, teaching and research ambitions. Interaction with colleagues across the range of specialist disciplines will provide the support and stimulation you need to progress your career from a campus with strong collaborative links. We will support you to develop your research interests, which takes place within a vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary structure, and encourages interaction between researchers across groups, centres, schools and colleges at the University.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

Click here to view a copy of the full job description for the Lecturer position and here for the Senior Lecturer role.

Informal enquiries may be directed to John Ryan ([email protected]

As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab).

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

Key dates to note

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2024.

Unless stated otherwise the closing time for applications is 11:59pm GMT. If you are applying outside the UK the closing time on our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone. 

Interviews will be held [TBC]


As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost eighteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.    

The School comprises:   

We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.  


The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS). We are consistently ranked the best vet school in the UK by both the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian League Tables. We are consistently ranked among the best in the world by global rankings.

The School is a global education provider with over 1,800 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from around the world. We provide world-class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students, and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice-versa. 

Research Impact

In a joint submission to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been ranked number one in the UK for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences by combining Times Higher Education’s ratings for each institution. The judgement, based on the quality and breadth of research, maintains the R(D)SVS and SRUC’s position as the strongest provider in these subject areas. The institutions’ research environment was classified to be 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences research. The Vet School and SRUC submission was also assessed as being 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact its research work has on wider society.


The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award and the Roslin Institute holds a Gold Award in recognition of their commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine and animal science. It is home to a thriving and diverse community of staff and students, with access to facilities including campus allotments and apiary, cycle storage and showers, walking and running trails, two restaurants and a modern gym.


< Back to Jobs Market