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Assistant or Associate Professor in Swine Health Management

University of Guelph

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Swine Health Management.

Applicants will have a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. In addition, applicants will have a post-graduate degree, at the doctoral level (PhD, DVSc or equivalent) in health management, epidemiology or a related field. Clinical swine practice experience is an asset and swine related teaching experience in a DVM program is preferred.

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate swine health management teaching in the DVM program and will have demonstrated experience teaching DVM students, ideally in both didactic and clinical teaching roles. Successful candidates will have a broad range of food animal experience but will have specific aptitude and clinical expertise with swine. The successful candidate will participate in delivering core swine lectures throughout the first three years of the DVM program including coordination and teaching of the third year DVM health management swine module. Didactic teaching will also involve coordination of and teaching of swine components in the undergraduate Animal Health course (DE version, offered every other year). They will also participate with other faculty in delivering core swine rotations in the final year DVM curriculum. In addition, they will contribute to the clinical training of DVSc students and assist in the teaching of a biennial graduate course in Swine Health Management. As well, they will actively participate in the swine service roles that include private and research swine facilities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong communications and collaboration skills and will use these skills to develop networks across broad communities of experts, effectively collaborating with faculty from multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive, independent, and collaborative research program in an area of departmental interest such as theriogenology, public health, epidemiology, health management, or one health. Related peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations and a demonstrated ability to generate research funds to support graduate student training to the MSc, PhD and/or DVSc levels will ensure the successful candidate will be an effective faculty member with the Department of Population Medicine.

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 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 June 11, 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) a teaching dossier, and (4) a list and contact information for at least three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Todd Duffield
Professor and Chair
Population Medicine, OVC
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 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.