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Job ID: 108899

Faculty Member, Swine Health Management
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2018
Title Faculty Member, Swine Health Management
University University of Saskatchewan
Department Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2019
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Porcine Medicine

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in Swine Health Management at Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a renowned swine health research program and participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in both classroom and clinical settings. The position will help support the western Canadian swine industry that produces ~14 million hogs annually from ~600,000 sows on 3,400 farms.

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 various commercial swine production systems and research facilities including Canadian Light Source and the Biomedical Beamline and Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences and VIDO-Intervac Research Institute. For further information, please visit Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the University (College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Prairie Swine Centre Inc., College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, and College of Engineering).

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the M├ętis homeland and 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 23,000.


Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and be eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) – Swine Health Management will be a requirement for tenure. Previous academic experience such as a faculty position, postdoctoral fellowship or residency in swine health is required as is a PhD degree in a supportive discipline. Familiarity with the North American swine industry is essential and must be supported by evidence of leadership in swine disease investigation(s) or applied research in commercial production systems. 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: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925.

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

Review of applications will begin as applications are received; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2019.

  • 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

  • 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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