Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Canine and Feline Nutrition (30-months Contractually-Limited)

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: August 21, 2020
Deadline: September 18, 2020
Please reference AD #20-29

Position Description:

The Clinical Studies department at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a 30-months contractually-limited faculty position in Canine and Feline Nutrition at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario. 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 join a world-class interdisciplinary team that advances of pet nutrition science, trains undergraduate, DVM and graduate students, provides a pipeline for careers in the pet nutrition and veterinary medicine, provides nutrition education to pet owners, veterinary teams and pet food industry, and offers clinical service and patient care through the OVC Health Sciences Centre Clinical Nutrition Service.

The successful candidate will support this team during a period of establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition. They 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.

The University of Guelph is the third 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

Assessment of applications will begin on September 18, 2020 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; and the names of at least three referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Carolyn Kerr
Clinical Studies
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: searchcv@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 M├ętis 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.