The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for an Instructor (tenure track), Senior Instructor (tenure), or Teaching Professor (tenure) to teach in the undergraduate program with an emphasis on basic small animal surgical skills. This position is also posted in the professorial stream for those interested in dedicated time for research.
We are looking for additional faculty to join our team for our expanded class size. Teaching will be 80%-90% of this position pending rank and will include didactic, clinical and professional skills laboratories, and 4th year rotation teaching in the DVM program. Clinical and teaching duties in addition to basic surgery instruction will be assigned based on needs of the program. Mentoring of advanced clinical trainees and providing continuing education within the veterinary community will also be part of the responsibilities. UCVM employs a distributed veterinary teaching hospital and clinical duties, and rotation teaching will occur in partner specialty practices and other practice settings. Service will be 10-20% of assigned duties pending rank.
This position will be a full or part time employment at Instructor (tenure track) or Senior Instructor (with tenure), teaching professor (with tenure) ranks.
Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in small animal surgery, with board certification or eligibility (American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons). Other specialties with a surgical component to clinical activities are encouraged to apply and will be equally considered. This includes but is not limited to specialists in ophthalmology, oral surgery, or neurology.
A graduate degree in clinical or educational research is considered an asset. The candidate must be eligible for immediate licensure in the Province of Alberta.
Appointments at the rank of Instructor require evidence of successful undergraduate teaching abilities. The duties of an instructor will normally include, but not go beyond the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline.
Appointments at the rank of Senior Instructor require evidence of successful undergraduate teaching effectiveness and innovation in teaching methods; evidence that the individual is capable of initiating and participating in a wide variety of teaching activities. The duties of a Senior Instructor will normally include the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline.
Appointments at the rank of Teaching Professor require evidence of excellence in effectiveness and innovation of teaching undergraduate students in a wide variety of teaching activities. The duties of a Teaching Professor will normally include the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline.
UCVM has approximately 80 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year, with an expected expansion to 50 students. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments can be found at www.vet.ucalgary.ca. The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute) that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.
UCVM is located in Calgary, a vibrant, multicultural city of 1,200,000 near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise. The University of Calgary is a research-intensive, comprehensive university that supports innovation in education, research, and service to the community.
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Applications are encouraged as soon as possible but will be accepted until September 1, 2022.
To apply interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; indicate full or part time application, rank applying for, and the names and contact information for three referees online via the UCalgary Careers page; https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/9840491-instructor-senior-instructor-or-teaching-professor-in-small-animal-clinical-sciences-surgery-emphasis-faculty-of-veterinary-medicine.
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