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Beef Cattle Veterinary Specialist Faculty Position
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Beef Cattle Veterinary Specialist Faculty Position
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Bovine Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General
    Field Service

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in beef cattle health management at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in both classroom and clinical settings. Clinical duties will be assigned within the Food Animal Field Service Section in the Veterinary Medical Centre. After hours emergency duties will be shared with other clinicians.

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 recently established Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence is a newly-constructed, world-class research facility serving the research, education and technology transfer needs of the Canadian beef cattle industry. Facilities available to support research and extension activities include a metabolism unit and a research feeding facility consisting of 42 small (15 head) and 4 large (200 head) pens, as well as modern feeding, handling and sorting equipment. The centre also houses up to 500 beef cows. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and have access to facilities across campus including those at VIDO-Intervac. 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.

Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and be eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate must also have an MSc (MSc equivalent or PhD) and be eligible for American Board of Veterinary Practitioner certification (or equivalent). A minimum of two years of food animal (including beef cattle) veterinary experience is needed. Familiarity with beef cattle industry in North America is essential. 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. Teaching duties will include courses offered by the WCVM to undergraduate veterinary students, and pre-veterinary students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustainable research program focused on beef health and production research. Ultimately, this research will result in publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and be related back to veterinarians/producers through continuing education programming.
Salary bands for this position are as follows:
Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145.

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; the names of three references and any supporting documents to:
Dr. David G. Wilson
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
Telephone: (306) 966-1809

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, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

  • 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. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. 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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