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Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology

University of Guelph

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

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the Province of Ontario, and should be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) or European College of Veterinary Neurology or eligible for the certification examination with one of these Colleges. Candidates must have demonstrated research capability and possessing an advanced research degree is highly desirable. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical medicine and outstanding teaching and communication skills. The successful candidate will work full-time with another full-time neurologist to provide didactic and clinical instruction in Veterinary Neurology and related disciplines to DVM undergraduates, interns, residents and graduate students. Service activities will include the healthcare of patients, communication with clients and referring veterinarians and consultation within the OVC Health Science Centre and limited administrative activities. Research of a collaborative or independent nature consistent with the research goals of the Department and College is expected. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in partnership with the Comparative ad Translational Regenerative Medicine Network and other Centers and Institutes at OVC.

The successful candidate will participate in out-of-hours emergency duty equitably with other section members. The OVC Health Science Centre offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to MRI, CT scanner, digital radiology, PACS system, state-of-the-art ultrasonography, scintigraphy, Holter cardiology equipment, videoendoscopy, and more, all of which are supported by faculty and staff committed to delivering the very best of patient care. Other specialty services include Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Small and Large Animal Internal Medicine, Small and Large Animal Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Anesthesiology.

The Ontario Veterinary College ( is a founding college of the University of Guelph. The Department of Clinical Studies focuses on the health and disease in companion and large animals and one health in underserved or disadvantaged communities.  The outstanding faculty provide veterinary student and graduate-level training and research in clinical veterinary medicine and related areas and teach and provide patient care in the OVC Health Sciences Centre, the referral hospital for southern Ontario and beyond, and shelter and Indigenous communities.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 144,000 people, located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The 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 value statement: To Improve Life, reflecting a 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, regional and local issues.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on May 31, 2023 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) the names and contact details 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

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 ( 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 the 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.