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Job ID: 225690

Assistant Professor, Zoonotic Viral Diseases
University of Calgary

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Zoonotic Viral Diseases
University University of Calgary More About This Institution...
Calgary, AB, Canada
Department Faculty of Veterinary Medicine More About This Department...
Application Deadline Dec. 22, 2023
Position Start Date July 1, 2024, or an earlier mutually agreed upon date
  • Assistant Professor
  • Virology
    Medicine & Epidemiology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time academic position in Zoonotic Viral Diseases. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024, or an earlier mutually agreed upon date.

The selected applicant will be an emerging leader in the area of Zoonotic Viral Diseases, epidemic/pandemic viruses that can cause a permanent threat to human and animal health. The selected applicant will have extensive expertise in infection pathogenesis, prevention and control, including, but not limited to, cutting-edge vaccine development, therapeutic drug discovery, sensitive diagnostic tools, environmental monitoring strategies, or evolution of emerging viruses at the human-animal interface. The selected applicant is expected to establish an externally funded research program that is transdisciplinary and potentially complementary and collaborative with current strengths in infection biology research at the faculties of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine (CSM), Science and Engineering (SSE). There are cutting-edge core facilities in place, including for research with small and large animal models, and a newly renovated Containment Level 3 facility. In addition to fostering a thriving training program, the selected candidate will participate in undergraduate, DVM program and graduate level teaching.

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  • As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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