Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Oncology

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Clinical Studies

Date Posted: May 15, 2024
Deadline: June 12, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-27

Position Description:

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Medical Oncology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The OVC Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer is a state-of-the-art facility that provides DVM students education and advanced veterinary and graduate training in oncology, diagnosing and treating companion animal patients with cancer using the most current knowledge and cutting-edge technologies. The comprehensive veterinary cancer centre is currently staffed with 3 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine boarded Veterinary Medical Oncologists, 4 American College of Veterinary Surgeon (ACVS) Diplomates, 3 residents (DVSc), veterinary technicians, radiation therapists, a Clinical Trials Coordinator, a Tumour Banker, and a Clinical Counsellor. The ACC covers 12,000 square feet and includes a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator with on-board imaging (Clinac IX) and Eclipse 3D planning system capable of delivering image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT).This one-of-a-kind facility is in partnership with the University’s Institute for Comparative Cancer (ICCI) and the Bench-to-Bench Institute for Translational Research (B2B), advancing the understanding of cancer through comparative research. Managing clinical trials and our animal tumor sample bank are specific mechanisms by which the ICCI strives to advance the understanding of cancer and improve treatment options for both companion animal and human cancer patients.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in Ontario. Preference is given to individuals who are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology). However, applications from candidates who are eligible for the ACVIM (Oncology) will be considered. Possession of an advanced degree, graduate and undergraduate teaching experience is required. The ideal candidate has a strong background in clinical oncology and outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills. Competency working with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential. Research of a collaborative or independent nature consistent with the research goals of the Department and College is expected. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical oncology and outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will have fifty to sixty percent effort dedicated to clinical teaching and service for cancer patients in the OVC Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer. The successful candidate will work with two oncologists to provide didactic and clinical instruction in oncology to DVM students, interns, residents, and graduate students. Provision of clinical teaching to fourth year DVM students, interns, and residents/DVSc students of other disciplines, along with training and mentoring of oncology residents, is expected. The remaining effort is to be spent on professional development and scholarly activity, including research and supervision of graduate students. Research of an independent or collaborative nature is expected.

Other specialty services include emergency medicine and critical care, small and large animal internal medicine, small and large animal surgery, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and anesthesiology. Faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the best of patient care, veterinary education, and research.

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

Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College placed number one in Canada and third in North America in the 2023 global ranking of veterinary colleges by Quacquarelli Symonds. 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 June 12, 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.