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Assistant or Associate Professor in Swine Medicine
Universite de Montreal

Date Posted Feb. 10, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Swine Medicine
University Universite de Montreal
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Department Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Department of Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Apr. 15, 2023
Position Start Date according to the successful candidate's availability
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Porcine Medicine
    Animal Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Swine Medicine. The FMV is located on the Saint-Hyacinthe campus, 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal and in the heart of the agri-food technopole. The swine sector is the second largest agri-food sector in Quebec. This sector includes approximately 2,500 production sites belonging to several integrated companies or independent producers, and comprises about 320,000 sows and 4 million growing pigs. The swine industry in Quebec also gathers more than 60 veterinarians and multiple very proactive stakeholders eager for scientific advances in order to maintain their global competitiveness.

The swine sector in the Département de sciences cliniques of the FMV is dynamic and has developed over the years several collaborations with other professionals and partners of the swine industry through the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Swine Medicine (LEMP). Several well-structured and recognized research groups also work within the FMV, namely research groups on Infectious Diseases in Animal Production (GREMIP), in Food Safety (GRESA) and in Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health (GREZOSP), as well as the strategic group Center for Research in Swine and Poultry Infectious Diseases (CRIPA).

The FMV is located off campus, but maintains strong collaborative ties to other faculties at the Université de Montréal and other universities within the province. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire:

Through your teaching to students and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution and your involvement in the swine industry. As such, you will:

  • Participate in the teaching of swine medicine to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the continuing education of veterinarians;
  • Develop research axes and collaborate on various projects in the field of swine medicine;
  • Contribute in outreach activities within the field of swine medicine (publications, conferences and others), including participation in various community services in the field;
  • Act as a reference person for partners in the swine industry at different levels of government;
  • Contribute to the overall organization of the institution.

 To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications: 

  • Hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent;
  • Hold a Ph.D., DVSc. or equivalent degree in a field related to the posted position;
  • Demonstrate interest and aptitude for teaching, research and clinical activity;
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the province of Quebec (Canada) issued by the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec;
  • Have adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

 If you have any questions or would like to discuss employment informally before submitting your application, please contact Dr. André Desrochers.

All candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, email, postal address) of 3 references. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. André Desrochers, Chair

Department of Clinical Sciences

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal

3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2

Phone: 450-773-8521 ext. 8297




Additional information about the position 

Reference number

FMV 04-22/03_2

Application deadline

Until April 15th, 2023 inclusively

The application review process will continue after this date if no candidate has been selected.


Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits

Starting date

As of September 1st, 2023, or according to the successful candidate’s availability


    Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

    UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

    In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

    Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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Contact Information

  • Dr André Desrochers
    Faculté De Médecine Vétérinaire, Department of Clinical Sciences
    Universite De Montreal
    3200, Rue Sicotte
    Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 2M2
  • 450-773-8521 ext 8297


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