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Assistant Professor, Veterinary Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 21490

Updated: October 8, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary (UofC), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Parasitology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful applicant will focus on establishing an independent, externally funded research program and contribute to Veterinary Parasitology teaching in UCVM. We will consider a variety of research areas and expertise where parasitology is the primary focus. This position offers a range of unique research opportunities. UCVM research laboratories are co-located at the UofC Foothills Campus with those of the Cumming School of Medicine, providing outstanding research infrastructure and numerous opportunities for collaboration. Our Faculty have strong collaborations with many other UofC Faculties, including Science, Anthropology and Archaeology, Arts, Nursing and the Schulich School of Engineering. WA Ranches, the UofC’s 19,000 acre working research and teaching ranch in the Alberta Foothills, together with existing faculty collaborations with national and provincial parks, federal, provincial and territorial wildlife and agriculture agencies and NGOs, and the livestock industry, provide a diversity of opportunities to develop innovative research programs in the field of Parasitology. UCVM is also committed to a One Health approach in teaching and research, encouraging collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.

The successful applicant will be expected to spend the majority of their time devoted to research activities and will be expected to teach at both undergraduate (DVM) and graduate levels.

The candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation and the potential to achieve international recognition within the next 5 to 10 years. A PhD is required for this position.
The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high-quality journals, securing external funding and effectiveness in teaching. 
UCVM has high international ranking (annual QS Rankings of 50, 48, 47 and 42 in 2017 to 2020, respectively), based on its research intensity and reputation of the program among employers. UCVM also has: one Royal Society of Canada Fellow; one member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada; one 3M National Teaching Fellow; four Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows; and many other with international and national awards. UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 150 DVM students, 150 graduate students, 35 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education and in 2020, expanded to admit 50 students annually. To facilitate this expansion, UCVM is currently increasing its staff, faculty, and facilities. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on- 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 departments are online ( The UofC has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity. We strongly value diversity in all its forms and strive to create an inclusive working environment where everyone feels respected and valued.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020, or until a qualified person is identified.

Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees, a statement of teaching and scholarly interests, and a page detailing their commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Please apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link 

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

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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.

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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