Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Professor and Department Chair

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Pathobiology

Date Posted: September 17, 2019
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Please reference AD #19-54

Position Description:

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Pathobiology.

The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases, one health, and immunology. Research interests of our faculty range from basic understanding of the mechanisms of disease caused by a wide range of agents (including emerging and zoonotic pathogens) and conditions, to protective and pathological responses to infectious organisms. The department offers advanced training in diagnostic anatomic, clinical and comparative pathology, as well as research training in bacteriology, disease ecology, immunology, pathology, parasitology, and virology.

An in-depth profile of the Pathobiology department and its resources is available.

To be considered for this role, candidates must possess a PhD (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate success as an educator and researcher in a field related to the department’s programs and activities. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent) degree is preferred. Experience working within a veterinary or medical environment will be considered essential. Candidates should show evidence of a sustained research program funded by tri-council agencies or from equally prestigious funding agencies outside of Canada and/or in-depth experience as an educator as evidenced by curricular innovation and peer-reviewed contributions or achievements in pedagogy.

The Chair is responsible for the effective, efficient, and collegial operation of the Department. As such, applicants should highlight their experience in both human and financial resource management and show tangible evidence of their ability to engage faculty, staff and students in developing and implementing new initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess these attributes and provide evidence that they are a successful and collaborative leader with strong communications skills. We are looking for a leader with a vision that will set the stage for innovative research, learning, and teaching within the department and will be able to build effective relationships within the University of Guelph and with external groups.

The appointment will be tenured at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applications must include a detailed curriculum vita, the names of at least three referees and a statement of interest in the position. Candidates should also provide an overview of their current research program and a description of how they plan continue their research as Chair of Pathobiology.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. 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. 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

The deadline date for applications is November 30, 2019 or until a suitable candidate has been found. Applications should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Jeffrey Wichtel
Professor and Dean
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: ovcdean@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 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. 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.