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Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Health

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 Public Health.

Applicants will have a post-graduate degree, at the doctoral level (PhD, DVSc or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, or a related field. Experience in administrative responsibilities with a public health program (e.g. MPH) and training and applied experience in Public Health practice are considered assets. In addition, candidates with a DVM (or equivalent) are preferred.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the MPH program and will ideally have demonstrated experience teaching graduate students. The successful candidate will have a broad range of public health or One Health experience. The successful candidate will coordinate and deliver core courses within the MPH program. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to share MPH program administrative responsibilities with other MPH faculty including admissions, curriculum development and monitoring, practicum placement and monitoring, and student mentoring and advising. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to interact with the Centre for Public Health and Zoonosis at OVC. 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 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, and doctoral levels (PhD or DVSc) 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, public health, One Health, theriogenology, food animal health management (ruminant, swine, and poultry), and applied animal behavior.

The University of Guelph is the 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 approximately 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 July 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 dossier; (4) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement – 1 page max (should describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, 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, 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 the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and 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.