A current list of vacancies in external organisations that may be of interest to those looking to work in the field of animal welfare science, ethics and law is below.

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Harper Adams University: Head of Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare

Harper Adams University is now seeking to appoint a new Head of its Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare Department who will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. This is an exciting opportunity to provide inspirational leadership with responsibility for enhancing the quality and impact of research (developing a mature research culture and infrastructure in the department, especially in the areas of Behaviour and Welfare), delivery of high-quality education and student outcomes to a growing and more diverse range of students (on undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD short courses) and knowledge exchange activities across the department. 

The incoming post-holder will find themselves with an opportunity to be an aspirational leader to a hard-working and thriving community, who will encourage and nurture a supportive culture within the department. As a member of the University Executive, the postholder will undertake cross-university work within the university and with external delivery partners, seeking new ways to innovate and enhance its portfolio of education, research and knowledge exchange work. 

Harper Adams are open to considering candidates currently at Reader/Associate Professor level, with relevant leadership experience who are looking to make a step up...

For more information, visit: DVC-FEB2023 Head of Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare - Jobs at Harper Adams (

Closing Date: 13th March 2023

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies: Head of School & Dean for Veterinary Medicine

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has an international reputation for its research, teaching and clinical services. Our mission is to benefit society and the environment by educating veterinary surgeons to become members of global public and professional health care teams, and to advance veterinary and comparative medicine through research into disease and disease processes with the goal of improving the health and welfare of both animals and humans. Further, and through the Roslin Institute, our Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems (GAAFS) and our Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Agritech Hub, we aim to educate the next generation of Agri-leaders and to develop research solutions to solve the grand challenges relating to food systems and planetary health. ...

...Candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds but must be a veterinarian and have an international reputation in research and/or teaching, but can come from a clinical or non-clinical background. We are also looking for someone with significant management experience, or with evidence of experience which shows their ability to quickly develop the skills needed to be an effective Head of School, thereby providing both academic and executive leadership of the school....

For more information, visit: Head of School & Dean for Veterinary Medicine for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies - University of Edinburgh Jobs Careers (

Closing date: 20th March 2023

Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Genetics

You will join our School of Life Sciences, collaborating with academics teaching and conducting world-class research in Forensic Science, Crime and Investigative Science, Biomedical Science, and Animal and Environmental Biology, based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering.

We are seeking expertise in forensic genetics and skills related to the recovery of biological material from crime scenes. You should also have experience in DNA profiling, and the analysis and statistical interpretation of DNA profiles. Expertise in wildlife forensics, including the illegal trade of wild animals and animal products with a focus on genetics for identification, would also be welcome.

We are a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. You will have a Degree and a PhD or professional doctorate (completed or nearing completion within 18 months) in a related discipline...

For more information, visit: ARU | Anglia Ruskin University - ARU

Closing Date: 17th April 2023