The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is seeking an expert in production animal nutrition for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of AssistantProfessor or Associate Professor with tenure.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead an externally funded research program and spend substantial time on research. There is a strong focus on gastro-intestinal research, both within UCVM and across the University of Calgary (U of C). The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage with several active research groups at the U of C, including the UCVM Cattle Health Research Group, the Western Canadian Microbiome Centre and the Cumming School of Medicine Gastrointestinal Research Group. UCVM is co-located with the Cumming School of Medicine, providing outstanding research infrastructure and a unique environment for comparative medical and One Health research. External to the U of C, there are also numerous opportunities for collaboration, including the University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centres, and various other institutions and groups.
In addition, the successful candidate will teach all aspects of general and production animal nutrition in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, including lectures, laboratories and practicum rotations. Contributions to graduate education, including developing and delivering courses, supervising graduate students and serving on graduate student committees, as well as various service activities, are also expected.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD (or equivalent) in some aspect of production animal nutrition, with either a DVM (or equivalent) or postdoctoral training. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in bovine nutrition. A commitment to teaching excellence is required. Appointments with clinical responsibilities in the Distributed Veterinary Teaching Hospital require eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor normally requires evidence of successful teaching ability or professional experience, with evidence of appropriate research or professional activity beyond that involved in the completion of academic or professional training. Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor requires evidence of teaching effectiveness, recognized research attainment or equivalent professional attainment, and a satisfactory record of service.
UCVM, the youngest veterinary medical faculty in Canada, is already well established amongst research-intensive North American veterinary colleges, due to the quality of its research programs and engagement of undergraduate and graduate students with research. There are ~70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 120 graduate students, 30 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. The DVM program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas, combining discipline-based courses with extensive on- and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM uses a distributed veterinary learning community, including public and private practice partners, to deliver its fourth-year practicum program. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments are online. Applicants wishing more information are encouraged to call or e-mail email@example.com .
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. To learn more, please visit the University of Calgary’s website.
Review of applications will begin in July 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching and research interests, and the names of three referees to:
Ms. Linda Butcher Human Resources, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 3280 Hospital Drive N.W. Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information and to apply, please visit the University of Calgary career page.
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. 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)
The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is the first veterinary college located in the province of Alberta and is unique amongst veterinary colleges world-wide. UCVM was established with the goals of graduating an increased number of veterinarians with the skills to meet and adapt to the changing demands of rural Alberta, the food animal industries, environmental and wild...life health (ecosystem health), comparative health and biomedical research, and public health.
UCVM is committed to strengthening the connections between human and animal medicine, a concept known as One Health. Collaborating with the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine, UCVM will contribute to the health and welfare of animals and humans.
Our mission is to meet the veterinary, animal and public health needs of Alberta through:
- excellence in delivery of a comprehensive undergraduate veterinary medical education, emphasizing the production animal health, ecosystem and public health, equine health, and investigative medicine;
- excellence in clinical, diagnostic and professional teaching and service, in collaboration with our partners in a Distributed Veterinary Learning Community;
- excellence in the creation and distribution of new knowledge through research, graduate veterinary education, and continuing education in animal health and disease, and its relation to human health.
UCVM's graduate education and research programs focus on issues at the animal-human health interface, production limiting disease in food animals, ecosystem and public health, and advance population, clinical and comparative biomedical research. Veterinary faculty members supervise students in a variety of graduate programs, best suited to the goals of the student.
Our education, research and service activities will contribute to the promotion and protection of animal and human health and welfare/wellness in Alberta, Canada and internationally.
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and facilities - http://www.vet.ucalgary.ca/about_UCVM