Faculty Position

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in Emergency and Critical Care at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.  This position is available January 1, 2015, and the start date is negotiable.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine:  The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine.  Approximately 80 students from the four western provinces and the northern jurisdictions are admitted each year to the DVM program.  The College also includes 140 graduate students, interns and residents.  It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group on the university campus, with access to facilities including the PET-CT, Canadian Light Source and the Biomedical Beamline.  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 and one of the sunniest cities in Canada.  For more information on Saskatoon, please visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com.

The Veterinary Medical Centre:  The VMC has undergone substantial 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. A newer CT, 1.5T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy  and linear accelerator are available on site.  For more information on the VMC, please visit http://www.usask.ca/vmc/medical_centre/index.php.

Responsibilities:  The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include:  high quality didactic and clinical instruction in Emergency and Critical Care to undergraduate and postgraduate veterinarians, residents, interns and veterinary technicians; consultation and case management in the Veterinary Medical Centre,  supervisory and organizational oversight of the full service Intensive Care Unit; and scholarship and research in the field of Emergency and Critical Care.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and the University.  Contributions to the continuing education of practicing veterinarians will be encouraged and expected. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a DVM degree or its equivalent and must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan.  The successful candidate should be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or have credentials acceptable to the ACVECC at the time the appointment becomes effective.  Diplomate status in the ACVECC is required for tenure.  Possession of an advanced degree is desirable.

Salary & Benefits:  The current salary range for an Assistant Professor is $88,798.00 to $112,678.00 and for an Associate Professor it is $106,708.00 to $130,588.00.  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:  A letter of intent; curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, and email addresses of three referees; and copies of credentials should be submitted to Dr. Cindy Shmon, Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4 Canada or at cindy.shmon@usask.ca .  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been appointed.

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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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