Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Canine and Feline Nutrition, 1-year Contractually Limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Deadline: February 16, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #18-11

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a one year contractually limited (starting from May 1st, 2018 to April 31st, 2019) faculty position in Canine and Feline Nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) or the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) or have completed an ACVN or ECVCN approved residency-training program. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical canine and feline nutrition and outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential. 

The successful candidate will have the majority of their effort dedicated to clinical teaching and service for canine and feline patients in the OVC Health Sciences Centre. Provision of didactic instruction to veterinary students, clinical teaching to fourth year DVM students, interns, and residents of other disciplines, along with training and mentoring of ECVCN residents is expected. The remaining effort is to be spent on scholarly activity including research and graduate student supervision. Independent research or research of a collaborative nature is expected.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) has a full spectrum of specialists available for consultation or support. The veterinary hospital and research laboratories offer state of the art diagnostic equipment such as indirect calorimetry and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. 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.  Known for being a progressive university town, it has rich architectural heritage, an active cultural and music community, and numerous rivers with parks and conservation areas within a small radius. It was ranked first on MSN’s report on Canada’s next most livable cities, and named Canada’s safest city by Statistics Canada. Its location in southwestern Ontario provides easy access to a major metropolitan area (Toronto) and all that the Great Lakes have to offer. For more complete information about the city please refer to the City's web site at www.guelph.ca.

The University of Guelph www.uoguelph.ca has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  It has been named Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Additional research opportunities are available at three medical schools in the region (University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Western Ontario).

The deadline for applications will be February 16, 2018 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees to:

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: searchcv@uoguelph.ca

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.