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 https://wcvm.usask.ca 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 https://vmc.usask.ca. 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.