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Ruminant Theriogenology Faculty Position
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2021
Title Ruminant Theriogenology Faculty Position
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Apr. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Theriogenology

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from qualified individuals for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in Ruminant Theriogenology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in both classroom and clinical settings. Clinical duties related to food animal theriogenology will be assigned within the Veterinary Medical Centre. After hours emergency duties will be shared with other clinicians.

The Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is a state-of-the-art facility serving western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre. The recently established Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence is a global venture serving the research, education and technology transfer needs of the Canadian beef cattle industry. Facilities available to support research and extension activities include a metabolism unit and a research feeding facility consisting of 42 small (15 head) and 4 large (200 head) pens, as well as modern feeding, handling and sorting equipment. The centre also houses up to 500 beef cows. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and have access to facilities across campus including those at VIDO-Intervac. The University of Saskatchewan has the benefit of a full complement of Health Sciences Colleges.

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 25,000.


Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and be eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. Applicants ideally completed a ruminant theriogenology residency training program or one with substantial exposure to ruminant reproduction under clinical settings. Diplomate status in the American College of Theriogenologists will be required for tenure. Previous academic experience is desirable and a post-graduate research degree is required. A thorough knowledge of food animal theriogenology and the industry is essential. Applicants must have a proven commitment to high quality teaching and research. Applicants should have demonstrated an ability to succeed in a collaborative research and teaching environment. Excellent communication skills and teaching experience are required.

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

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; names of three referees; and any supporting documents to:

Dr. David G. Wilson
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
Telephone: (306) 966-1809

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

  • 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. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Dave Wilson
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Saskatchewan
    52 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
  • 306-966-1809


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