Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery - Three-Year Contractually Limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: December 5, 2023
Deadline: January 8, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #23-67

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies at the University of Guelph invites applications for a three (3) year contractually limited position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario. The applicant must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Applications may also be considered from candidates who have completed an ACVS-approved residency training program and are eligible for examination by the ACVS. A graduate research degree and experience in research and teaching are desirable. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in the clinical practice of small animal surgery and outstanding teaching and communication skills. The successful candidate will work with four other board-certified surgeons covering orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and board-certified specialists in medicine, anesthesiology, critical care, diagnostic imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, nutrition, and cardiology to provide didactic and clinical instruction in small animal surgery and related disciplines to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students. Much of your effort will be dedicated to clinical small animal surgery activities, including managing small animal patients and consultation in the Ontario Veterinary College-Health Sciences Centre (OVC-HSC). Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery experience will be regarded favorably, and flexibility to support both services, when required, is considered an asset. The proportion of clinical service time spent in orthopedic or soft tissue surgery is negotiable. On-call duties will be remunerated in addition to base salary, and the schedule will be shared with other faculty members in the surgery section, necessitating some orthopedic and soft tissue surgery after hours. The remaining time is to be spent on scholarly and service activities. The candidate is expected to develop and participate in independent or collaborative research. The successful candidate is expected to mentor and supervise small animal surgical residents and graduate students on a rotating basis. External remunerative activities are permitted within university guidelines.

The OVC-HSC offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to a 1.5 Tesla high field General Electric MRI, CT, digital radiology, PACS system, state-of-the-art ultrasonography, scintigraphy, arthroscopy, total hip replacement, video endoscopy, rehabilitation facilities, and a 24/7 fully staffed intensive care facility. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the very best patient care, research and world-class veterinary education to Improve Life. The department highly values Indigeneity, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and applications from equity deserving groups are strongly encouraged.

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 January 8, 2024 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. Christopher B. Riley
Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Studies
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 (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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.