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Instructor, Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 20696

Updated: June 11, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for a contingent term (until March 31, 2024), Instructor position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. We are recruiting additional faculty to join our team as we expand our diagnostic services and our undergraduate class size beginning in Fall 2020. 
The position will be at the rank of Instructor and will have 90% of its time focused on diagnostics and teaching and 10% dedicated to service. UCVM’s fully equipped anatomic pathology services are located at the Spy Hill Campus. The service sees approximately 1000 cases a year including a wide range of species. The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Dean, Clinical Programs, the Director, Diagnostic Services Unit (DSU), the DSU Manager, and professional and technical staff to deliver expanded livestock diagnostic testing in Alberta while also providing service to the broader veterinary community and contributing to the enhancement of teaching and research in the faculty.  

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.
Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in veterinary anatomic pathology, with board certification or eligibility (ACVP or ECVP anatomic). Previous diagnostic experience supporting the livestock industry is desirable, preferably with a focus on diseases of cattle, poultry and/or swine. A graduate degree is considered an asset. The applicant must be licensed or immediately eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  

Appointments at the rank of instructor requires evidence of successful undergraduate teaching abilities. The duties of an Instructor will normally include, but not go beyond the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline. 

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, with an expected expansion to 50 students. 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 of Calgary has also established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning to support 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.
Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail [email protected] 
Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until July 15, 2020. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information for three referees online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

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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