Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Neurology (2-year Contractually-Limited)

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: August 25, 2021
Deadline: September 22, 2021
Please reference AD #21-37

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a 2-year Contractually Limited position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario. Preference will be given to individuals who are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Neurology (ACVIM Neurology) or European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), however, applications from candidates who are eligible for the ACVIM Neurology or ECVN certification examination will be considered.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in medical and surgical neurology and outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential. Currently, there are two board-certified neurologists working within the OVC. As a team they provide didactic and clinical instruction in neurology to DVM students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The successful candidate will have clinical service activities in the OVC Health Sciences Center, which include providing neurology case management and case-based teaching in the large and companion animal clinics including out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with other members of the section. The remaining time is to be spent on scholarly activity.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) and research laboratories in the Department of Clinical Studies offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to 1.5 Tesla high field GE MRI, 16-slice CT, digital radiology, PACS system, electrophysiologic data acquisition system, scintigraphy, linear accelerator, and a 24/7 fully staffed Intensive Care Unit with ventilatory support capabilities. 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.

The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. It has been named Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional research opportunities are available at three medical schools in the region (University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Western Ontario).

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on September 22, 2021, 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 references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Alexa Bersenas
Associate Professor
Clinical Studies
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: bersenas@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.