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Assistant/Associate Professor (Small Animal Surgery)

Small Animal Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
 
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in small animal surgery at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.  This position is available July 1, 2016, and the start date is negotiable.
 
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine:  The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine.  Annually 80 students from the four western provinces and the northern jurisdictions are admitted to the DVM program.  The College also has approximately 140 graduate students, interns and residents.  It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group at the University of Saskatchewan (www.usask.ca) with access to facilities including Canada’s national synchrotron light facility (www.lightsource.ca) and Cyclotron-PET/CT Research Centre. For further information, please visit www.usask.ca/wcvm
 
The WCVM is located in the vibrant and economically booming city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city.  Saskatoon straddles the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. As a city, it has many of the features of a large multicultural city with abundant ethnic restaurants and festivals but has managed to preserve its small town charm.  It is close to northern Saskatchewan’s cottage country which is well known for its pristine rivers, lakes, and forests for those who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, camping, and canoeing. For more information on Saskatoon, please visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com.
 
The Veterinary Medical Centre:  The VMC has undergone substantial recent expansion and renovation, and it is currently an outstanding state-of-the-art facility serving western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre.  Equipment and diagnostic enhancements include a16 slice CT scanner, 1.5 T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and a linear accelerator with SRT and IMRT capabilities.  Advanced surgical equipment includes portable C-arm fluoroscopy, arthroscopic/laparoscopic equipment, total hip replacement equipment, vessel sealing device, operating microscope, and has access to a full service rehabilitation service.
 
Qualifications:  Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan.  ACVS board certification or completion of an ACVS approved residency is required.  A post-graduate degree and related research experience and experience with the teaching of veterinary education are preferred.
 
Responsibilities:  The individual will contribute to the formation of a dynamic surgery service and teach in the Veterinary Medical Centre.  Quality instruction of undergraduate and graduate veterinary students is required.  Scholarly activity and development of a clinical research program in collaboration with other faculty will be encouraged and expected.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and the University (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Dentistry, Engineering, Kinesiology, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, School of Physiotherapy and the Canadian Light source and Fedoruk Centre of Nuclear Innovation).
 
Salary & Benefits:  The current base salary range for an Assistant Professor is $93,293.00 to $112,109.00, and for an Associate Professor it is $112,109.00 to $130,925.00.  This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.
 
Applications:  Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2016 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been appointed.  For more information, please contact:
 
Dr. C. Shmon, Head
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4  Canada
Telephone (306)966-7099; E-mail cindy.shmon@usask.ca.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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