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Assistant Professor, Disease Ecology

Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Veterinary Microbiology 

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology. The position is available immediately.

The successful applicant must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. A DVM or MD, postdoctoral research and teaching experience are highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program the following area:

Disease ecology - Infectious disease in populations. Possible areas of focus include changing patterns of disease, molecular epidemiology, biology of multi-host pathogens, One Health approaches to disease mitigation. 

The department conducts research and training in the area of infectious disease at the interface of animal, human and environmental health, united by an interest in addressing complex One Health issues at local, national and international levels. The department has a vibrant graduate studies program with approximately 30 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students actively engaged in research.  The department is currently engaged in a recruitment effort that will result in the hiring of a total of three new faculty members.

The University of Saskatchewan hosts a unique health science cluster, incorporating the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, College of Arts and Science, and Schools of Public Health, Environment and Sustainability, and Public Policy. Collaborative opportunities exist within these units and other campus organizations including the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Organization - International Vaccine Centre, the Canadian Light Source (Synchrotron), the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, the Toxicology Centre, the School of Public Health and the Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy.

The salary band is $93,293 to $112,109 CAD annually. The position also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, 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 should include a cover letter, statement of research interests and plan (maximum 5 pages), teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees. Appropriately signed electronic or paper-based applications should be sent to: 

Janet E. Hill, Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
e-mail: Janet.Hill@usask.ca

Review of candidate applications will begin on April 24, 2017 and continue 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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