Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Ruminant Health Management

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Population Medicine

Date Posted: July 20, 2023
Deadline: October 19, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-47-Repost

Position Description:

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Ruminant Health Management.

Applicants will have a DVM or equivalent degree and a post-graduate degree at the doctoral level (PhD, DVSc or equivalent) in health management, epidemiology or a related field. Clinical ruminant veterinary practice experience is required. A background with clinical beef practice and/or research is considered an asset.

The position includes approximately equal distribution of effort in research in ruminant health management (beef cattle focus preferred) and teaching in the DVM program. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive, independent, and collaborative research program in one or more areas of ruminant health management that includes topics of relevance to the beef cattle industry. They will be expected and supported to acquire research funds to provide graduate student training to the MSc, PhD and/or DVSc levels and to publish their research in peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills and will use these skills to develop collaborations with faculty from multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will deliver ruminant teaching in ambulatory practice, lectures, and clinical laboratories in the DVM program. They will contribute to ruminant herd health and production, research, teaching, and outreach.

The faculty member will provide clinical service and teaching in the Ruminant Field Service (RFS) ambulatory clinic, including herd health, individual animal medical farm calls, and out of hours duty. The caseload in the RFS is predominantly dairy cattle with a mix of beef and small ruminants comprising the remainder. There are four other faculty in Ruminant Health Management as well as one RFS Veterinarian and one registered veterinary technician. Candidates must be competent in ruminant clinical practice and will be expected to grow our relationship with the beef industry. Graduates of AVMA-accredited or non-AVMA-accredited DVM programs with the required skills and experience are encouraged to apply.

The University of Guelph has state-of-the-art beef and dairy research facilities. There are extensive opportunities and a culture of collaboration with faculty in many related disciplines including animal science, meat science, genetics, welfare science, and economics. We are close to an abundance of cattle farms and enjoy productive relationships with cattle producers for field research on commercial farms. In addition, there are strong research funding opportunities with our industry partners.

The Ontario Veterinary College is a founding college of the University of Guelph, which is Canada’s leading comprehensive university. The Department of Population Medicine is home to a diverse team of faculty members working in epidemiology, theriogenology, food animal health management (ruminant, swine, and poultry), public health, applied animal behavior, and One Health.

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 on October 19, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a list and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Todd Duffield
Professor and Chair
Population Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: tduffiel@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 (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) 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.

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