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Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Two Tenure-Track Positions in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Saskatchewan

(Review of applications will begin July 1, 2016 and continue until both positions are filled) 

The successful candidates will be competent and enthusiastic teachers, scholars, diagnosticians, and committed to advancing the research program of the Department and WCVM. Duties will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of graduate students, research and scholarly activity, and diagnostic service, usually in the context of clinical teaching. Tenure and promotion decisions will be based on teaching ability and performance, practice of professional skills or research, and scholarly work. Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent); PhD (or equivalent); and eligibility for licensure with the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA). Board certification or eligibility for certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) would be required.

In addition to proficiency in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology, current areas of expertise within the Department include: pathogenesis of infectious disease in domestic and wildlife species, skeletal and metabolic disease, oncology, and innate immunity. Independent and collaborative research within the Department, College, and University is encouraged. Resources for research and scholarly activity include a rich and diverse diagnostic caseload available through Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.; the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative; the Veterinary Medical Centre; the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO); InterVac (International Vaccine Centre), a vaccine research and development centre with one of the largest Containment Level 3 (CL3) facilities in North America; the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s national synchrotron light facility; and a number of interdisciplinary groups including the: Toxicology Group, Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Group, School of Public Health, and School of the Environment and Sustainability. The WCVM has undergone major renovation and expansion that includes a well-equipped cooperative college research laboratory suited to a range of molecular techniques and a new diagnostic laboratory.

Since the successful candidates will be expected to initiate and sustain a research program, a competitive research start-up package will be provided. Further information on other benefits and services provided to in-scope faculty can be obtained from -

The University of Saskatchewan, with a student population of about 20,000, boasts a beautiful campus located in Saskatoon, a prairie city with a population of over 250,000. The city offers a scenic riverbank, many parks, a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant cultural community, affordable living, and a high quality of life. The University of Saskatchewan has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and service and has the widest array of health science colleges in Canada.

Complete applications will include: a statement of professional goals and interests; current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of at least three professionals willing to serve as references. Appropriately signed electronic or paper-based applications should be sent to:

Trent Bollinger, Acting Head
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
S7N 5B4
Phone: 306 966-5153   Fax:  306 966-7439

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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.