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Faculty Position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Job ID: 16999

Updated: November 29, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for a Senior Instructor position (tenure track or with tenure) in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology .

The position will be of the Senior Instructor (tenure track or with tenure) and will have 70% of its time focused on teaching and diagnostic service. Teaching will include clinical, didactic, and laboratory teaching of undergraduate students and interns. Developing a residency program is a goal and with that training of residents would also be expected. Prior teaching experience or demonstration of teaching excellence is required. The fully equipped anatomic pathology services are located on campus and serve to fulfill missions in research and teaching, in addition to serving the broader veterinary community. The service sees approximately 800 cases a year and sees a diverse number of species.

30% of time allocated to this position will be dedicated as the Director of the Diagnostic Services Unit for a five year term, which may be renewed. The goal will be to ensure anatomic pathology and ancillary services are delivered in an efficient manner to support teaching, research and revenue. This will involve oversight of duty pathologists and support staff.

Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in veterinary anatomic pathology, with board certification or eligibility (ACVP, ECVP anatomic). The applicant must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Prior administrative or management experience is required. The applicant must be organized, have a good understanding of biosecurity, occupational health and safety practices, and billing systems. Assessment of support staff will be part of this role.

In addition, the applicant must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and innovation in teaching.

UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM's DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments can be found at . The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

UCVM is 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.

Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until January 3, 2019 . Interested individuals should submit Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly 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

Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail .

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)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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. 



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