Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:

Assistant or Associate Professor - Avian Health & Disease




Ontario Veterinary College








November 30, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found


Position Description:


The Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Avian Health & Disease. A degree in Veterinary Medicine and a PhD or an equivalent level doctoral research degree in a field relevant to Avian Health & Disease are required. The candidate must be proficient in and able to teach applied avian pathology at the graduate level.  Eligibility or board certification in a related discipline is desirable.

The successful applicant will establish and sustain a research program utilizing contemporary and innovative investigative approaches. The research program will be suitable to support graduate education at the PhD level. Establishing collaborations with researchers in other departments, governmental agencies including extension specialists, and industry representatives will be expected. The newly formed Poultry Health Research Network will facilitate building collaborations. The Pathobiology Department has recognized strengths in mammalian and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases, and immunology.


The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate students avian diseases and applied avian gross and histological pathology through lectures, small group discussion, and experiential learning.  Diagnostic investigations are conducted in close collaboration with the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre and the University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory, a full-service AAVLD-accredited laboratory. 


In September 2010, the Department, together with the Animal Health Laboratory, moved into a new state-of-the-art 13,000 square metre building housing well-equipped modern research and diagnostic laboratories.  In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting research in a variety of domestic animals and on-campus housing for laboratory animal species.


The University of Guelph is a comprehensive university, consistently ranked highly among comparable Canadian institutions. Five other universities, including three with medical schools, are within an hour of Guelph. The city of Guelph is a pleasant community of about 118,000 people, located in southern Ontario’s technology triangle, approximately one hour west of Toronto.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The deadline for applications is 30 November 2013, or until a suitable candidate is found.  Please send a cover letter describing your background and career goals, complete curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of reference to:


Chair’s Office – Anatomic Pathology Search
Department of Pathobiology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, CANADA N1G 2W1
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext 54453
Fax: (519) 824-5930
email: egilbert@uoguelph.ca


For information on the department or city see: http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/path/ and http://www.guelph.ca


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1