Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor - Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in One Health

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: To Be Determined

Date Posted: November 15, 2018
Deadline: December 17, 2018
Please reference AD #18-68

Position Description:

The University of Guelph is a recognized leader in one health—preparing our future leaders for the complex challenges at the confluence of human, animal and environmental health, working across disciplinary boundaries, conducting multidisciplinary research, mobilizing knowledge, and informing policy.

The University of Guelph is seeking applications and nominations for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in One Health. The appointment will be tenure-track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Tier 2 Chairs are awarded for a five-year term and can be renewed only once. Details about the CRC program are found at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca. This position will contribute to a cluster of hires in one health fields at the University of Guelph. This Chair will be based in the Ontario Veterinary College.

Exceptional emerging scholars, with the potential to become world leaders in a field related to one health, are invited to apply. Eligible applicants for the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in One Health must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DVSc, or equivalent) and have demonstrated research excellence, productivity and application of one health approaches in their work. A DVM, MD or other relevant health profession qualification is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be a catalyst for one health research, drawing on the University’s research strengths and aligning with the University Strategic Research Plan and the OVC Strategic Plan.

The Chair will be expected to develop a productive independent, multidisciplinary and collaborative research program employing one health approaches to solving complex health problems and informing policy impacting veterinary and human health; this includes acquiring funds to support graduate training of students up to the doctoral level. The Chair is expected to work collaboratively with the growing cadre of one health multidisciplinary research teams on campus, and with partner institutions and agencies, supporting a broad one health community of practice. While this is primarily a research appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and teach graduate-level courses characterized by higher order and global learning.

The Ontario Veterinary College is a founding college of the University of Guelph, one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities. Recently the OVC was ranked first in Canada, seventh worldwide and fourth in North America for veterinary science by Quacquarelli Symonds.

Guelph is a vibrant community of over 130,000 people located in Southern Ontario, approximately 100 kilometers west of Toronto.

Eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair requires that applicants are exceptional emerging scholars and have fewer than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination. Nonetheless, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, where career breaks exist, such as parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, or other exceptional circumstances, may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information please contact AilsaFullwood, Manager, Strategic Research Programs at fullwood@uoguelph.ca. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Positions are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 18, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process

Please send a life-time curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research, and the contact information for three referees to: Dr. Jeffrey J. Wichtel, Dean, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1.
Email: ovcdean@uoguelph.ca

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to address the underrepresentation of individuals from four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and members of visible minorities/racialized groups) within its allocation of Canada Research Chairs. The university seeks applications from qualified applicants from these four groups only. Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. We encourage applicants to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application and through the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire.

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 resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we 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.

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