Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Laboratory Animal Medicine

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Pathobiology

Date Posted: December 18, 2023
Deadline: February 13, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #23-69

Position Description:

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent veterinary degree in addition to a PhD or similar advanced graduate training in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Other preferred qualifications include a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program. The latter should be suitable for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral researchers in the area of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Board certification or eligibility to be certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) will be considered an asset, as will experience teaching laboratory animal medicine.

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College has a very strong legacy of excellence in veterinary laboratory animal medicine. The incoming candidate will join a strong group of researchers working with laboratory animals both within the Department of Pathobiology and elsewhere in the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Guelph.

The incumbent will teach DVM students, including final year DVM students, and graduate students, including trainees in applied programs, and will also contribute to other undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Pathobiology has recognized strengths in Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Cancer Biology, Mammalian and Comparative Pathology, and One Health.

The Department, together with the Animal Health Laboratory, has a state-of-the-art, 13 000 square meter building housing well-equipped, modern research and diagnostic laboratories. The College has a large veterinary teaching hospital (Health Sciences Centre), the Animal Cancer Centre, and several initiatives related to translational medicine. In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting studies in a variety of domestic and laboratory animals, and a newly built, on-campus, level-2 containment facility.

Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Guelph is a green city of approximately 144,000 people and is located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Ontario. 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 more than 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 February 13, 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;
  3. a two-page summary of future research plans
  4. a one-page diversity statement that describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group; and
  5. names and contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Brandon Lillie
Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: blillie@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.

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