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Job ID: 221045

Ophthalmology Lecturer
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2023
Title Ophthalmology Lecturer
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Nov. 1, 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Ophthalmology

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a 2-year term full time special lecturer position in Veterinary Ophthalmology in the department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.  This position will have a 75 % clinical commitment and its primary focus will be the clinical teaching of undergraduate and graduate veterinarians in veterinary ophthalmology. Together with undergraduate and graduate students, they will provide a clinical service in ophthalmology.  In collaboration with the one faculty member in this discipline and a full-time, experienced technician in ophthalmology, this individual will incorporate recent disciplinary advances and teach related skills to undergraduates, graduates, and technical staff.  For 25 % of their time, this individual will participate in teaching veterinary ophthalmology to undergraduates and graduate students as assigned.  They will participate in the development of learning materials in collaboration with the faculty and participate in relevant service administration.  The successful applicant must be passionate about their discipline and able to communicate effectively, work collegially, and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds. 

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 facilities including the Canadian Light Source, Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences and PET-CT.  For further information, please visit  The Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is currently a state-of-the-art facility AVMA and AAHA accredited primary care hospital and referral centre serving western Canada. The ophthalmology service is fully equipped and includes the use of modalities such as anterior and posterior segment OCT, fluorescein angiography, b-mode ultrasound, ultrasound biomicroscopy, and corneal cross-linking. Dedicated exam rooms and a surgical suite are provided. Advanced imaging modalities such as PET-CT, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, and nuclear scintigraphy are available on site. For more information, please visit Other specialty services and undergraduate and graduate training are offered in anesthesia, dentistry, exotics and wildlife, internal medicine, medical imaging, nutrition, oncology, radiation oncology and surgery. 

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. 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 DVM degree or its equivalent and are eligible for a general license to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan.  Applicants should have ACVO or ECVO board certification.  Applicants who have completed a ACVO or ECVO approved residency will be considered.  Interest and experience with exotic pets are desirable.  A demonstrated interest in teaching is required. 

Salary bands for this position for the 2023-24 academic year are currently being negotiated but at present are as follows:

Special Lecturer: $ 99,945 – 163,766

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. Cindy Shmon
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B4
Telephone: (306) 966-7099

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 upon receipt; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2023.

  • The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. 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 to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthening these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. 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

  • Cindy Shmon
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Saskatchewan
    52 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
  • 306-966-7099


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