Equine surgeon / clinical instructor in equine surgery

Deadline: 24.09.2021

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities.

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About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country's only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.

The faculty consists of the departments of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Medicine and Sports and Family Animal Medicine. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

We are looking for an experienced equine surgeon

About the position

At the Equine Hospital at the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, there is an available full time, 6-month vacancy as an equine surgeon/clinical instructor.

The successful applicant will be part of our equine team running the daily tasks in our hospital. Teaching veterinary students and providing clinical training to interns and residents are also important parts of the position. A limited number of administrative tasks are likely to be required by the applicant. The position also involves participation in the equine hospital out-of-hours duty rotation.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has recently relocated into brand new and state of the art hospital facilities, including equipment for advanced surgical diagnostics and treatment. The Equine Hospital is principally a referral hospital receiving a wide variety of patients from all over the country. Our Department also has close collaborations with colleagues in other clinical departments as well as other faculties at NMBU.

Main tasks

  • Clinical tasks at the equine hospital including diagnostic workups and surgical treatments of patients.
  • Teaching veterinary students and supervising interns and residents.
  • Providing clinical advice to veterinary colleagues in private practice.
  • Some administrative tasks are likely required.


Required Academic qualifications:

  • Veterinary authorization for Norway at start of the determined period of employment.
  • Extensive, high level clinical experience in equine surgery.
  • European or American Diplomate in equine surgery (ECVS/ACVS).
  • Good skills in English, both written and oral.
  • Good Scandinavian skills, both written and oral. However, for particularly well qualified candidates, very good English skills may be sufficient.

The following will be emphasized:

  • High motivation for clinical work, and a strong desire for further professional development.
  • High motivation for teaching and supervision.
  • University level teaching experience.
  • Research experience.

Personal qualities:

You must have:

  • good co-operation and communication skills
  • positive and solution-oriented attitude

Personal suitability will be emphasized.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1308 Clinic veterinarian, salary grade (68 – 80) (NOK 626 100 300 – 825 900), depending on qualifications.

If no applicants are considered to have the relevant required qualifications, skills or personal suitability, the position may be readvertised.

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General information to applicants


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 24.09.2021

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as clinical instructor.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within (see deadline). Please quote reference number (21/04433)

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

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