Clinical Studies – Assistant / Associate Professor (Small Animal Primary Healthcare Practice & Experiential Learning)

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University of Guelph – Ontario Veterinary College

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2023-09-06
Advertised until: 2023-10-06


The Department of Clinical Studies at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Primary Health Care Practice and Experiential Learning.

Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario.  The applicant must possess demonstrated experience in small animal dentistry, spaying and neutering, and other aspects of primary care small animal clinical practice. Advanced training or qualifications in small animal dentistry or veterinary practice are an asset.  A graduate Master’s degree or higher and experience with graduate student supervision are desirable.  Experience in teaching and scholarly research will be considered favorably. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in primary health care, including dentistry, outstanding teaching, mentoring and communication skills. The successful candidate will spend approximately half of their time practicing in the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital, a fully operational primary healthcare companion animal veterinary practice, working with final-year DVM students by teaching entry-level skills with clinical cases on primary healthcare rotations.  The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital is also equipped to provide rehabilitation services. You will work with three other experienced primary care veterinarians and an excellent technician and customer service team.

In addition to your efforts in small animal practice, you will join our Clinical Skills team in laboratory sessions dedicated to teaching day-one competencies in small animal medicine and surgery to junior DVM students. You will also assist students in planning, coordinating, and assessing their required 8-week experiential learning rotation outside the OVC.

Remaining time will be spent on scholarly and service activities. The candidate will develop and participate in independent or collaborative research, ideally centered on the scholarship of teaching or a related field. You may expect to mentor and supervise graduate students. External remunerative activities are permitted within university guidelines.

The nearby Health Sciences Centre at the OVC a board-certified specialists, state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment and intensive care services. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies are committed to delivering the best patient ca re, research, and world-class veterinary education to Improve Life.

In addition to salary, the University offers a generous retirement, benefits and leave package to eligible employees.

The department highly values Indigeneity, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and applications from equity-deserving groups are strongly encouraged.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 144,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph is a globally top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 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 common purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community has 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 October 4, 2023 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 statement; (4) a research statement; (5) an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement, and (6) names and contact information of three referees.

The teaching/mentorship statement (1 to 2 pages max) should describe your overall teaching philosophy and experience, provide examples of specific strategies that have been used effectively, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department, and examples of graduate student mentorship (if applicable). The research statement (1 to 2 pages max) should present a vision of your goals and interests. The EDI statement (1 page max) should describe the approaches you plan to use to ensure your teaching, clinical, research, and mentorship activities provide equitable and inclusive opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Christopher Riley
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 medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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