Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor - Medical Oncology -3 year contractually limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Deadline: October 15, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is found with a start date to be determined in consultation with Chair

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a 3 year Contractually Limited faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario. Preference will be given to individuals who are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), however, applications from candidates who are eligible for the ACVIM (Oncology) will be considered.  The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical oncology and outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential. The successful candidate will work with two oncologists to provide didactic and clinical instruction in oncology to DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students.

The Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer (ACC) at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre was created as part of the University of Guelph’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation.  The ACC is a comprehensive veterinary cancer centre currently staffed with 3 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) boarded Veterinary Medical Oncologists, an American College of Veterinary Surgeon (ACVS) boarded Veterinary Surgical Oncologist, an American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) boarded Veterinary Radiation Oncologist, 3 residents (DVSc), 3 Veterinary Technicians, 1 Radiation therapists, a Clinical Trials Co-ordinator/ Tumour Banker, and a Clinical Counsellor.  The ACC covers 12,000 square feet and includes a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator with on-board imaging (Clinac IX) and Eclipse 3D planning system capable of delivering image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotatic radiation therapy (SRT).

The successful candidate will have approximately 75% effort dedicated to clinical activities in the OVC Health Sciences Center, which includes providing oncology case management and case-based teaching in the companion animal clinics including out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with other members of the section. The remaining effort is to be spent on scholarly and service activities.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) and research laboratories in the Department of Clinical Studies offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to 1.5 Tesla high field GE MRI, 16-slice CT, digital radiology, PACS system, electrophysiologic data acquisition system, scintigraphy, linear accelerator, and a 24/7 fully staffed Intensive Care Unit with ventilatory supportcapabilities. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the very best of patient care.


Guelph is a vibrant community of approximately 118,000 people, located in Southern Ontario, 100 kilometres west of Toronto.  For more complete information about the city please refer to the City's web site at www.guelph.ca.

The University of Guelph has been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College placed fourth worldwide and number one in Canada in global ranking of veterinary schools by Quacquarelli Symonds.

The deadline for applications will be October 15, 2016 or until a successful candidate has been found with a start date to be determined in consultation with the Chair. Interested parties should contact

Dr. Carolyn Kerr, Chair
Department of Clinical Studies
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120 ext: 54051
email: searchcv@uoguelph.ca  
Fax 519-767-0311 

and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.

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. 

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

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.