Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in Medical Oncology

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Deadline: May 18, 2018
Please reference AD #18-32

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in Medical Oncology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

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. Possession of an advanced degree and previous graduate and undergraduate teaching experience is desirable. 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 (OVC-HSC) 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, 3 residents (DVSc), 3 Veterinary Technicians, 2 Radiation therapists, a Clinical Trials Co-ordinator, a 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 stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT).

The successful candidate will work with the other medical oncologists to provide didactic and clinical instruction in medical oncology to DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students. Teaching activities includes oncology case consultation and management and case-based teaching in the companion animal clinics and out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with other members of the section. The remaining effort is to be spent on scholarly activities including research, independent and/or collaborative, graduate student supervision and service activities.

The OVC-HSC and research laboratories in the Department of Clinical Studies offer 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 with on board imaging (Varian Clinac IX), and a 24/7 fully staffed Intensive Care Unit with ventilatory support capabilities. 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 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. Recently the OVC was ranked (QS) first in Canada, seventh worldwide in veterinary science by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and fourth in North America. 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 June 18, 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 and 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

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the Province of Ontario.

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.