Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Theriogenology, One-Year Contractually Limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Population Medicine

Date Posted: April 26, 2024
Deadline: May 24, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-21

Position Description:

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a one-year contractually limited position at the Assistant Professor level in Theriogenology.

Applicants will have a DVM degree and additional advanced training in the field of Theriogenology, such as a Residency and/or a post-graduate degree, consisting of either a MSc or doctorate (PhD, DVSc or equivalent) in Theriogenology. Board-certification by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) is preferred, however ACT-Board-eligible candidates will also be considered. Previous experience teaching didactic lectures, laboratories, and provision of clinical training in Theriogenology to DVM students and/or residents are considered assets. Successful candidates will have multi-species experience in Theriogenology with an emphasis in equine.

The successful candidate will teach assigned Theriogenology course lectures on various topics, as well as bovine and equine transrectal palpation, obstetrics, and semen analysis laboratories. Additionally, the successful candidate will coordinate and teach final-year DVM Equine Theriogenology rotations. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required, and the successful candidate will use these skills in cooperation/collaboration with other faculty, staff, and students. A willingness to collaborate in, and support, ongoing research programs in Theriogenology or related areas is required. The successful candidate will contribute to Theriogenology resident and graduate student training at the MSc, and doctoral levels (PhD or DVSc) within the Department of Population Medicine and the OVC Health Sciences Centre, through participation in a busy clinical caseload at the referral hospital.

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 May 24, 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 dossier; (4) an EDI statement – 1 page max (should describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your teaching, research, 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) a list and contact information for three 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.

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