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Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

University of Guelph

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The candidate will have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent veterinary degree in addition to a PhD or equivalent advanced graduate training in veterinary clinical pathology. Board certification or eligibility to be certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) is essential, and experience teaching veterinary clinical pathology would be an asset. Other preferred qualifications include a demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent or collaborative research program as evidenced by high-quality publications and prior grants in an area suitable for funding from Canadian and international funding agencies. The applicant and their proposed research program should be suitable for the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in the area of pathology.

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College has recognized excellence in mammalian and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases, and immunology. The incoming candidate will join a strong group of researchers and teachers in both clinical and anatomic veterinary pathology with collaborative projects across the University and spanning the world. More information is available by viewing The Department of Pathobiology’s website (https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/).

In an engaging, collegial and supportive atmosphere, the incumbent will share in teaching DVM and graduate students, including trainees in applied programs in the discipline of clinical pathology, through lectures, small group discussions, and experiential learning. The 3 clinical pathology faculty and 4-6 clinical pathology trainees enjoy a close relationship with anatomic pathologists and trainees and have lively and stimulating case discussions in our large, shared microscope room. Diagnostic investigations are conducted in close collaboration with the University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory (AHL), a full-service AAVLD-accredited laboratory. The AHL’s Clinical Pathology Laboratory has an excellent team of two ACVP board-certified clinical pathologists, laboratory manager, and 5 full-time and 2 part-time medical laboratory technologists.

The Department is housed together with the AHL, in a 13 000 square meter building holding well-equipped, modern research and diagnostic laboratories including a state-of-the-art flow cytometry suite and an advanced hemostasis testing laboratory. The College has a large veterinary teaching hospital (Health Sciences Centre), the small animal oncology centre (Animal Cancer Centre), and several initiatives related to translational medicine. In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting studies in a variety of domestic and laboratory animals, and a newly built, on-campus, level-2 animal isolation facility with capacity for large animals.

Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Guelph is the third 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 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 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 November 25, 2024 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 two-page summary of future research plans; (4) a one-page statement outlining the candidate's understanding and commitment to developing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive research and teaching environment; and (5) names and contact information of three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Brandon Lillie
Chair, Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: blillie@uoguelph.ca

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 (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) 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 a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.