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Professor (Teaching), Bovine Medicine

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is seeking a dynamic, experienced veterinarian with a passion for teaching bovine medicine and surgery, for a full-time position at the rank of Professor (Teaching) with tenure.

A dynamic multidisciplinary team is responsible for delivering the bovine component of the curriculum at the UCVM. This team is currently seeking a new colleague with a passion for clinical teaching and supporting the professional development of our students.

This teaching position will have a primary focus on development, delivery, and administration of production animal (mostly bovine) curriculum in clinical and professional skills laboratory courses, 4th year clinical student rotations, and when opportunities arise also in didactic lectures taught during the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. Our DVM program employs a Distributed Veterinary Teaching Model; therefore, clinical duties and 4th year rotation teaching occur in partnership with production animal specialty practices or other Faculty-led practice settings such as the University of Calgary WA Ranches.

The successful candidate’s expertise in other disciplines (e.g., internal medicine or bovine surgery) will be strongly considered and may result in contributions to other courses, according to program needs and distribution of effort.

Candidates must hold a DVM (or equivalent) degree and be licensed or eligible for immediate licensure in the Province of Alberta. There are some opportunities for special or limited licensure within the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. A minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience is preferred, but all applicants with demonstrated expertise in bovine clinical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, previous experience mentoring or working with students, and passion for clinical bovine teaching will be considered.

Appointments at the rank of Professor (Teaching) require evidence of excellence in effectiveness and innovation of teaching undergraduate students in a wide variety of teaching activities. The duties of a Professor (Teaching) will normally include the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline.

The UCVM is a dynamic community with approximately 80 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 50 students per year. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty and its programs are available at www.vet.ucalgary.ca. The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute) that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity

The University of Calgary is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (https://ucalgary.ca/equity-diversity-inclusion/edi-awards), and UCVM has a task force to implement EDI principles throughout our Faculty. This is in line with the University of Calgary institution-wide launched Indigenous Strategy and consistent with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, and is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. Therefore, we feel comfortable to state that we offer a vibrant environment, with a focus on work-life balance, opportunities for additional benefits (e.g., child care), and an attractive package of health benefits and pension plan.

UCVM is located in Calgary, a vibrant, multicultural city of 1,200,000 near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise. The University of Calgary is a research-intensive, comprehensive university that supports innovation in education, research, and service to the community.

Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail vetdean@ucalgary.ca.

Application Instructions:
Applications are encouraged as soon as possible but will be accepted until October 6, 2022. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information for three referees online via the UCalgary careers site: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/10507199-professor-teaching-bovine-medicine-faculty-of-veterinary-medicine.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.