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Zoological Medicine, Tenure-Track

Exotic, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Zoological Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.  This position is available July 1, 2017 but the start date is negotiable. 

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine:  The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine.  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

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

The Veterinary Medical Centre:  The VMC operates a 24/7 full service companion exotic and avian pet practice as well as providing service to our local zoo and injured wildlife.  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

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of a dynamic zoological medicine service.  They will teach undergraduate and graduate students in the field of zoo, exotics and wildlife medicine and surgery.  The candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in the Veterinary Medical Centre and at the Saskatoon Zoo, to develop a research program in an area related to their interests and the interests of the institution, and contribute to extension and continuing education programs.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist on campus. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a D.V.M. degree or its equivalent and must be eligible for licensure with the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association.  The successful candidate should be a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) or be eligible for board certification with the ACZM.  Board certification is required for tenure.  An alternative training program (e.g. ABVP) may be considered.  Possession of an advanced degree is desirable.   

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, flexible health and wellness spending program and 6 weeks vacation.

Applications:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent outlining special interests, experience and career goals, and a curriculum vitae including the names and addresses and email addresses of three referees, and copies of credentials 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; email:, telephone:  306-966-7099.  Consideration of applications will 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.