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Assistant Professor in Veterinary Physiology
Universite de Montreal

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Veterinary Physiology
University Universite de Montreal More About This Institution...
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Department Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2022
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nutrition & Animal Health
    Animal Sciences
    Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Veterinary Physiology to join the dynamic multidisciplinary team of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine. The FMV is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, city of 57 000 inhabitants known as the agricultural capital of Quebec. It is located 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent flight connections to Europe, the USA and South America. The FMV is also within easy reach of the beautiful, historic Quebec city and Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The FMV is located off campus, but maintains strong collaborative ties to other faculties at the Université de Montréal and other universities within the province. FMV is ranked among the top 35 veterinary educational institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors. To learn all about the FMV and discover the effervescence of its faculty life, visit our Website.

The FMV is seeking expertise in the fields of digestive physiology, nutrition and intestinal microbiome of animals. Highly qualified persons with expertise in these and connected areas are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a cutting-edge independent, extramurally funded research program, and to interact with members of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine and other departments/colleagues of the FMV to develop multidisciplinary collaborative research projects.

Knowledge transfer from fundamental research to clinical application is a significant goal in the One Health vision of animal, human and environmental health. This position is at the heart of the FMV’s commitment to training future generations of veterinarians and research scientists equipped to meet the challenges facing the application of research to animal and human health in a changing world. 

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

Through your teaching and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

  • Participate in teaching of veterinary undergraduate students;
  • Develop an independent research program aligned with the posting, the activities of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine and the Faculty;
  • Supervise and train graduate students at Master’s, Ph. D. and postdoctoral levels;
  • Participate in outreach activities of your discipline (publications, conferences, others);
  • Contribute to the overall activities of the University (departmental or faculty committees).

To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant area;
  • Postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) would be considered an asset;
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DMV) or equivalent would be considered an asset;
  • Strong track-record of publications demonstrating scientific excellence;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, critical to establishing collaborative research within the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine and the Faculty;
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, including a summary of their research program proposal and a short description of their teaching philosophy as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, email, address) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr Younès Chorfi, DMV, M. Sc., Ph. D.
Chair, Department of Veterinary Biomedicine
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, ext. 8299
Email :

Additional information about the position

Reference number

FMV 09-22/4

Application deadline

Until October 30, 2022 inclusively


Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits

Starting date

As of January 1st, 2023


    Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

    UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

    In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

    Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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Contact Information

  • Younes Chorfi, Chair
    Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, Faculté De Médecine Vétérinaire
    Universite De Montreal
    3200, Rue Sicotte
    Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 2M2
  • 4507738521 ext 8299


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