The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Cattle Welfare and Behaviour

Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Beef Cattle Welfare and Behaviour at the University of Saskatchewan to commence July 1, 2017 or when a successful candidate is available. Applicants should have at minimum a PhD in the field of applied ethology or related discipline with an interest in beef cattle welfare, behavior and production.  Candidates with a degree in veterinary medicine would be considered as preferred candidates.   Demonstrated experience in ruminant welfare, health, nutrition, housing and management and industry liaison will be considered an asset.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, interpersonal and leadership skills, and an ability to engage with the students, industry and the public.

The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in their field of expertise and therefore strong teaching skills will be considered as essential for this position.  The program will interact with others in the department, in the Department of Animal Science and at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence and across campus to foster a strong multi-species approach to animal welfare.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a recognized research program in cattle welfare, develop graduate level courses in animal behaviour and welfare, train undergraduates and graduate students, and engage in industry liaison and knowledge transfer. 

Salary ranges:  Assistant Professor $93,293-$112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 - $130,295; Full Professor $130,925 – $152,866.  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.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, letter of introduction, contact information for three referees, and a summary of future research plans in confidence to: Dr. John Campbell, Dept. Head, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences Western College of Veterinary Medicine; 52 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N5B4, Email:; Phone: 306-966-7158.

Applications are currently open and will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to apply.

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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.