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Tenure-track Small Animal Surgery Faculty
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2020
Title Tenure-track Small Animal Surgery Faculty
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General
    Surgery/Surgical Sciences

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Small Animal Surgery with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to the formation of a dynamic surgery service and teach in the Veterinary Medical Centre. Quality instruction of undergraduate and graduate veterinary students is required. Scholarly activity and development of a clinical research program in collaboration with other faculty will be encouraged and expected. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and the University (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Dentistry, Engineering, Kinesiology, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, School of Physiotherapy and the Canadian Light Source and Fedoruk Centre of Nuclear Innovation).

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine. Annually 80 students from the four western provinces and the northern jurisdictions are admitted to the DVM program. The College also has approximately 140 graduate students, interns and residents. It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group at the University of Saskatchewan ( with access to facilities including Canada’s national synchrotron light facility ( and Cyclotron-PET/CT Research Centre. For further information, please visit

The Veterinary Medical Centre has undergone substantial recent expansion and renovation, and it is currently an outstanding state-of-the-art facility servicing western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre. Equipment and diagnostic enhancements include a 320 slice CT scanner, 1.5 T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and a linear accelerator with SRT and IMRT capabilities. Advanced surgical equipment includes portable C-arm fluoroscopy, arthroscopic/laparoscopic equipment, total hip replacement equipment, vessel sealing device, operating microscope, and has access to a full rehabilitation service.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the M├ętis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent. American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) board certification or completion of an ACVS approved residency is required. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association. Preference will be given to those who have a post-graduate degree and related research experience and experience with the teaching of veterinary education.

Salary bands for this position are as follows:
Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; and Professor: $135,145 to $157,804.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:
Dr. Cindy Shmon
Department Head
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
PH: 306-966-7099

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021

This position is in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Cindy Shmon
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Saskatchewan
    52 Campus Drive, Room 2529
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
  • 306-966-7099


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