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Equine Field Service, Term Lecturer
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Dec. 15, 2020
Title Equine Field Service, Term Lecturer
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2021
Position Start Date Apr. 1, 2021
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Equine Medicine/Surgery
    Field Service

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time 27-month term faculty position in Equine Field Service at the Lecturer rank with the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching undergraduate veterinary students and veterinarians in specialty training programs (interns, residents) in both classroom and clinical settings. Clinical duties will be assigned within the Equine Field Service Section in the Veterinary Medical Centre. After hours emergency duties will be shared with other clinicians. Teaching duties will be assigned within the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

The state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine serves western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre. The Equine Field Service section provides both first opinion and referral veterinary services to a large client base. The facilities include advance diagnostic imaging, Ryan/Dube Equine Performance Centre with a high-speed equine treadmill, Reporduction Centre and Rae Dawn neonatal intensive care unit at the WCVM. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and have access to facilities across campus. The University of Saskatchewan also has the benefit of a full complement of Health Sciences.

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.

We are seeking candidates who have a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent with a focus in an Equine Specialty. At least 75% of duties will be related to providing leadership and delivery of clinical services within Equine Field Services, which includes building and maintaining relationships with clients, along with further developing and supporting the current vibrant clinical practice. The remaining 25% of duties will be Instructional activities, which include didactic classroom and laboratory teaching of veterinary undergraduate students, clinical skills training, and in-depth case discussions with veterinary undergraduate students, residents, interns and veterinary technicians as it relates to equine veterinary medicine. There is no requirement for research; however, there is a requirement for completion of a post-graduate degree such as a MSc or PhD, and board specialization or recent completion of a recognized residency training program. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA). Applicants must have a proven commitment to high quality teaching and clinical service provision and have demonstrated potential or competency in a collaborative teaching and clinical environment. Excellent communication skills and clinical teaching experience are required. Didactic teaching experience is preferred.

Salary bands for this position for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows: Lecturer: $80,116 to $118,960.

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. Tasha Epp (up to December 31, 2020) or Dr. Dave Wilson (post January 1, 2021)
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
Email: or

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 January 31, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2021.

  • The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

    We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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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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