Veterinary Biomedicine – Assistant /Associate Professor (Animal Husbandry)

Publicado hace 11 meses
Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-11
Advertised until: 2023-11-10

Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, Université de Montréal is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Like the city whose name it bears, it is effervescent and multicultural. 

UdeM attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the top three university research hubs in Canada. It also ranks among the top 100 universities wor1dwide and among the five best French language universities. 

Through the achievements of the members of its community, UdeM participates in building today’s and tomorrow’s world.

The Department of Veterinary Biomedicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) is inviting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Animal Husbandry/Animal Production for the new decentralized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in Rimouski, located on the campus of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). The professor position is full-time and leads to tenure.

The position is located in Rimouski, a city of 50,000 inhabitants, the regional capital of Bas-Saint-Laurent, renowned for its dynamism and quality of life. It brings together numerous educational institutions and has a high concentration of researchers in fundamental and applied sciences, particularly in marine sciences. Thanks to the privileged partnership with the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, multiple collaborations and services exist.

FMV is ranked among the top 30 veterinary educational institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors. To learn all about FMV and experience the excitement of its faculty life, visit our website.

This position is at the heart of the Faculty’s mission to train the next generation of veterinarians and scientists to master new technologies in basic and applied research with an understanding of current challenges in animal and human health based on the «One Health» vision.

The successful candidate is expected to lead an innovative and independent research program, secure external research grants, use a current approach, including state-of-the-art techniques, and collaborate with members of the department and colleagues at FMV and UQAR. A research program related to the department’s activities, the FMV and the UQAR would be an asset.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire:

Through your teaching and your research activities, you will also ensure the visibility of your discipline in addition to actively participating in the operation of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

  • Participate in teaching animal husbandry and sustainable development of animal production to students enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program;
  • Develop an autonomous and independent research program aligned with the posting, the activities of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, the FMV, the Rimouski region or our partner UQAR;
  • Participate in the teaching and training of graduate students (2nd and 3rd cycles and postdoctoral levels);
  • Participate in outreach activities of your discipline (publications, conferences, others);
  • Contribute to the functioning of the FMV.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • D. degree in a relevant area;
  • Postdoctoral experience or equivalent is considered an asset;
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent would be considered an asset;
  • Strong track-record of publications demonstrating scientific and academic excellence;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, critical to establishing collaborative research within the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, the FMV, or the UQAR;
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, including a summary of their research program proposal and a short description of their teaching philosophy as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, email, address) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr Christopher Price
Interim Director, Department of Veterinary Biomedicine
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université́ de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, ext. 8383
Email :

Additional information about the position

Reference number – FMV 09-23/03
Application deadline – Until October 20, 2023 inclusively
Salary – Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date – As of March 4, 2024


Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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