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Assistant or Associate Professor in Large Animal Surgery

University of Guelph

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Large Animal Surgery at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Possession of an advanced degree and teaching experience is desirable. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in the clinical practice of large animal surgery and lameness and outstanding teaching and communication skills. An interest and capacity to promote caseload and provide outstanding service to clients and referring veterinarians and work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential.

The successful candidate will work with three other large animal surgeons to provide clinical, laboratory and didactic instruction in large animal surgery to veterinary students, interns, residents and graduate students. The successful candidate will have the majority of their effort dedicated to clinical teaching and service for large animal surgery patients in the OVC Health Sciences Centre including participation in out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with the other member of the section. The remaining effort is to be spent on service and scholarly activity including research, and graduate student supervision.

The caseload at the OVC Large Animal Hospital is primarily equine (90%) with some bovine, small ruminant, porcine and camelid patients. The Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) has a full spectrum of specialists available for consultation and/or support and the surgery service is supported by four surgery residents and five rotating interns. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the very best of patient care. The OVC Health Sciences Center offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to a 1.5 Tesla high field General Electric MRI, conventional and standing CT and scintigraphy.

University of Guelph is the second 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 about 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 6, 2019 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; and the names of at least three referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Carolyn Kerr
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 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.