Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: College Professor in Equine Care and Management, 9-month Contractually Limited (August 12, 2019 to May 8, 2020 - 1 position)

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Ridgetown Campus

Deadline: July 5, 2019 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-45

Position Description:

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus invites applications for one (1) contractually-limited College Professor in Equine Care and Management (University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), Unit 2). The College Professor will be teaching at the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH) in Clinton.

Reporting to the Director’s Office, Associate Director Academic, the College Professors will be responsible for teaching courses to students in the Equine Care and Management Diploma program and the Performance Horse Handler Certificate program. The successful candidate will be an experienced equine professional. They will be expected to teach a variety of topics to help students develop proficiency in the equine industry. Specific topics include anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, conditioning, health, and management. The incumbents will be responsible for development, preparation and delivery of appropriate course materials, evaluation of student progress, and individual academic consultations with students. In addition, the College Professors will be involved in student recruitment/promotion, curricular and program development, and other pedagogical activities.

Requirements for the position include a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a related field (eg. animal biology, animal biosciences, etc), as well as a minimum of three years of work experience in the equine industry. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience in the equine industry may be considered. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at the post-secondary level, proven oral and written communication skills, advanced proficiency with MS Office and internet applications, as well as a record of diplomacy and excellent teamwork. Ability to handle horses with different backgrounds and temperaments is also a requirement.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units and three campuses (Guelph, Ridgetown, Guelph-Humber). The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on July 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Darren Robinson
Interim Associate Director, Academic
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street East, Ridgeown, ON N0P 2C0

Email: drobinso@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, would like to acknowledge the Anishinaabe and Leni-Lunape ancestors of this territory on which the Ridgetown Campus resides. We offer our respect to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who live on the territory today and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we learn and work.

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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.