Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Chair in Clinical Studies

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: March 1, 2021
Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #21-15

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

As Chair, you will lead a large and innovative veterinary clinical department that has a central role in educating the next generation of veterinarians and scientists. The department’s academic, research and service mandates encompass all clinical specialties for companion animal, exotic and large animal.

The Chair is responsible for the effective, efficient, and collegial operation of the Department. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, collaborative leader with strong communications skills and a vision that will set the stage for innovative research, clinical training, and learning and teaching within the department. The Chair will possess the skills needed to manage a large and diverse team, maintaining the faculty clinician complement needed to support services in our busy companion and large animal hospitals. Demonstrated experience and potential in human and financial resource management, and the ability to engage faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing new strategy and initiatives, are required.

The Chair is a critical leadership position within the College and a valued member of Dean’s Council in advancing strategic initiatives for the College and University. The chair will work closely with the department’s Manager of Operations and forge numerous productive partnerships, in particular with the Associate Dean, Clinical Program who oversees the hospitals. The successful candidate will have the ability to build effective relationships within the University of Guelph and with external groups. The Chair, in collaboration with the Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, will be expected to grow research and graduate training in the Department of Clinical Studies. In addition, the Chair has responsibility to the curriculum working with the Associate Dean, Students and Academic to ensure teaching excellence and advancing scholarship in teaching and learning.

The preferred candidate will be a successful researcher and educator, holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and an advanced degree or record of scholarship in a related area. In addition, the selected applicant will be board certified in their area of clinical specialty.

The appointment will be for a five-year term, with the possibility of renewal following a leadership review for a second five-year term.

More details can be found in the brochure for Chair, Clinical Studies.

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 over 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 as qualified applications are received 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 including a statement of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

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.