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Sessional Instructor- Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 32043
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated June 06, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


Applications are invited for Sessional Instructor positions in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the 2024-2025 academic year. The positions involve participation in clinical skills, clinical presentations, clinical or practicum rotation, and discipline courses in the DVM program.

UCVM's DVM program combines a comprehensive general veterinary education with enhanced opportunities in selected areas. The integrated core-elective curriculum combines discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off¬ campus practical 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 and its departments can be found on the UCVM website.

Sessional faculty positions are available in the following areas:

  • Bovine medicine, surgery, theriogenology and clinical skills
  • Business skills for veterinary medicine
  • Equine medicine, surgery, theriogenology and clinical skills
  • Fish medicine
  • Northern rotation
  • Nutrition
  • Porcine medicine, surgery, theriogenology and clinical skills
  • Poultry and other avian health and clinical skills
  • Professional skills coaching
  • Shelter Medicine (with completed shelter medicine residency)
  • Small animal medicine, surgery, theriogenology and clinical skills
  • Small mammal, reptile and lab animal clinical skills
  • Small ruminants and camelids medicine, surgery, theriogenology and clinical skills
  • Veterinary anesthesia
  • Veterinary dentistry
  • Veterinary dermatology
  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Veterinary ethics and jurisprudence
  • Veterinary field disease investigation
  • Veterinary LA and SA internal medicine
  • Veterinary medical imaging
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Veterinary neurology
  • Veterinary oncology
  • Veterinary ophthalmology
  • Veterinary parasitology
  • Veterinary pathology
  • Veterinary physiology
  • Veterinary toxicology and pharmacology
  • Wildlife and exotic animal medicine

Willingness and ability to travel to participate in teaching experiences is required in many instances, with teaching taking place in person at the Foothills Campus, Spy Hill Campus, or in the field. Teaching assignments may range from a 0.1 to 4.0 half course equivalents.

Qualifications include a DVM degree, with appropriate expertise in the designated area. Appropriate expertise may include an advanced degree, board certification, or equivalent clinical experience in the designated area. 

Interested individuals should attach the following documents to their online application:

New applicants must submit by applying online via the `Apply Now' link:

  • Cover letter (Please include all courses of interest in the cover letter)
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Three written letters of reference

Returning applicants please include the following by applying online via the `Apply Now' link:

  • Updated CV, optional
  • Specific, named course(s) of interest and/or qualification
  • Most recent term of U of C employment and course(s) taught
  • List of all courses applicant would be interested in teaching

All applicants must apply online on the University of Calgary Careers website. Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents.

The deadline for applications is Sept 30, 2024.

While we accept all applications for these vacancies, we may have candidates with the right of first refusal as per Article 23.12.1 of the University of Calgary Faculty Association's Collective Agreement. The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association's website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

We thank all applicants in advance for submitting their application. 

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, click here

About the University of Calgary

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About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.