Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Ophthalmology

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Deadline: January 3, 2017 or until a successful candidate has been found

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in Ophthalmology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) or be eligible for the ABVO certifying examination. Candidates must have demonstrated research capability. Preference will be given to individuals with an advanced degree.  The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical ophthalmology 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 one other Diplomate of the ACVO to provide the clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction related to ophthalmology within the DVM curriculum. The successful candidate will have fifty to sixty percent effort dedicated to clinical teaching and service for patients in the OVC Health Sciences Centre including participation in out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with the other member of the section. Provision of clinical teaching to interns, and residents of other disciplines, along with training and mentoring of Ophthalmology residents and consultation with private practitioners is expected. The remaining effort is to be spent on scholarly activity including research and graduate student supervision as well as service contributions to the Department, College and University. Independent research or research of a collaborative nature is expected.

The Ophthalmology Service is equipped with a Moller Hi-R (Moller-Wedel) with a digital video camera operating microscope, Acrivet Retiport 32 electroretinogram, DioVet Iris Medical diode laser with indirect headset, NovaPulse LX-20SP CO2 laser and a Bausch and Lomb Millenium microsurgical system. Access to a 1.5 Tesla high-field MRI, GE BrightSpeed CT 16 slice, and ultrasound-philips iU22 is available onsite. The ophthalmology caseload at the OVC is primarily companion animals, equine patients, and avian and exotic pets. The Ophthalmology service provides primary patient care in the companion animal hospital and internal consultation services provide to large animal and exotic patients. The successful candidate will work with specialists in small and large animal medicine, small and large animal surgery, anesthesiology, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, neurology, nutrition, cardiology, avian and exotics medicine, oncology (medical, surgical and radiation) and pathology. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the very best of patient care.

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The deadline for applications will be January 3, 2017 or until a successful candidate has been found. 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, Fax 519-767-0311, email in confidence to: searchcv@uoguelph.ca  and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.

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

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

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.