Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Large Animal Surgery

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: January 25, 2024
Deadline: February 26, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-07

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College of the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Large Animal Surgery.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Possession of an advanced degree, graduate student/resident supervision and teaching experience are desirable. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in the clinical practice and teaching of large animal surgery and lameness, demonstrated research interest, and outstanding communication. An interest and capacity to promote the development of caseload, provide exceptional service to clients and referring veterinarians, and work with others in a strongly collegial team atmosphere is essential.

The successful candidate will work with a strongly collaborative team of three other large animal surgeons at Canada’s highest-ranked veterinary college to provide clinical, laboratory, and didactic instruction in large animal surgery to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The College enjoys a busy caseload of ~1500 large animal referrals per year. The successful candidate will have most of their effort dedicated to professional client services and clinical teaching of students, interns, and residents for large animal surgery patients in the OVC Health Sciences Centre, including participation in out-of-hours emergency duty equitably with other section members. The remaining effort will be spent on scholarly activity, including independent or collaborative research, graduate student supervision, and service activities. Faculty have access to equine research funding through Equine Guelph and other granting agencies.

The OVC Large Animal Hospital caseload is primarily equine (90%) with some bovine, small ruminant, porcine and camelid patients. The Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) have a full spectrum of board-certified specialists available for consultation and/or support, and the surgery service is supported by three to four surgery residents and seven rotating interns. 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 OVC Health Sciences Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including but not limited to a 1.5 Tesla high field General Electric MRI, and conventional CT.

The department highly values Indigeneity, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and applications from equity-deserving groups are strongly encouraged.

In addition to salary, the University offers eligible employees a generous retirement, benefits and leave package. Once tenured, faculty may apply for paid research leave for each six years of service. Faculty are also permitted to earn additional income through external remunerative activities on approval from the Dean in accordance with the University of Guelph Faculty Associate Collective Agreement.

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 February 26, 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 teaching statement; (4) a research statement; (5) an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement, (6) names and contact information of three referees.

The teaching/mentorship statement (1 page max) should briefly describe your teaching philosophy, experience, and examples of specific teaching strategies you have found effective. The research statement (1 page max) should briefly present a vision of your goals and interests. The EDI statement (1 page max) should describe how you ensure your teaching, clinical, and research activities provide equitable and inclusive opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Christopher 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 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.