Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in Ruminant Health Management
College: Ontario Veterinary College
Department: Population Medicine

Deadline: September 4, 2018 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #18-51

Position Description:

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 Ruminant Health Management.

Applicants will have a DVM or equivalent degree and will be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. A post-graduate degree, at the doctoral level (PhD, DVSc or equivalent) in ruminant health management, epidemiology, or a related field is required. Teaching experience with ruminants and specifically with practical and applied bovine reproduction is required. In addition, both demonstrated clinical practice experience and evidence of applied ruminant research are required. Clinical and research experience with dairy cattle, in particular, would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will contribute to ruminant-related teaching in multiple years (Phases) of the DVM program, including final year DVM clinical teaching. Duties will include delivering clinical services within the Ruminant Field Service ambulatory clinic of the OVC Health Sciences Centre. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience to provide clinical and didactic teaching in ruminant health management (dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats) and in practical and applied bovine theriogenology. The successful candidate will participate in after-hours emergency service for the Ruminant Field Service. S/he will have demonstrated productivity or strong potential in research related to ruminant health management or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive independent and collaborative research program in an area of ruminant health management and to generate research funds to support graduate student training to the MSc, PhD and/or DVSc levels.

The Ontario Veterinary College (www.ovc.uoguelph.ca) 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 behaviour, and ecosystem health. There are currently four faculty and two funded DVSc student positions in the Ruminant Health Management section.

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 about 28,000 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 September 4, 2018 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 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.
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