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Assistant or Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Calgary

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University University of Calgary
Department Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Calgary, AB
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
    Large Animal Medicine

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for position in Large Animal Surgery. This position will be at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenure-track or with tenure) rank with an expectation of 20-30% of the appointment devoted to research and the remainder of the assignment focused on clinical, didactic, and laboratory teaching of undergraduate students and interns. UCVM employs a distributed veterinary teaching hospital and clinical rotation teaching will occur in partner specialty practices.

Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in Large Animal Surgery, with board certification or eligibility (ACVS). Instruction of food animal surgery will be a major requirement of this position. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of accomplishment of teaching and research in the area of food animal surgery. A graduate degree is considered an asset. The candidate must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present a strong publication record, and evidence of successful undergraduate teaching.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must be able to provide evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision.

UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments can be found at The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

Located in Calgary, a vibrant, multicultural city of 1,200,000 near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise. The University of Calgary is a research-intensive, comprehensive university that supports innovation in education, research, and service to the community.

Applications are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but will be accepted until November 1, 2018. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail

For more information and to apply, please visit the university careers page.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB


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