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Sessional Instructors, Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Session Courses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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Job ID: 12808

Updated: May 23, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Applications are invited for sessional instructor positions in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the 2017-2018 academic year. The positions involve participation in clinical skills, clinical presentations, clinical or practicum rotation, and discipline courses in the DVM program. In certain cases, participation in graduate courses and/or supervision of graduate students/advanced clinical trainees may be included. Willingness to travel to participate in teaching experiences is required in many instances, with teaching taking place at the Foothills Campus, Spy Hill Campus, or in the field. Teaching assignments may range from a 0.5 to 4.0 half course equivalents.

  • Sessional faculty positions are available in the following areas:
  • Professional skills
  • Veterinary neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Poultry health
  • Veterinary pathology
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Veterinary pharmacology
  • Wildlife and exotic animal medicine
  • Veterinary ophthalmology
  • Veterinary dentistry
  • Small ruminants and camelids
  • Veterinary dermatology

Qualifications include a DVM degree, with appropriate expertise in the designated area.  Appropriate expertise may include an advanced degree, board certification, or equivalent clinical experience in the designated area.

UCVM’s DVM program combines a comprehensive general veterinary education with enhanced opportunities in selected areas. The integrated core-elective curriculum combines discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus practical learning. UCVM uses a distributed veterinary learning community including public and private practice partners to deliver its fourth year practicum program. Descriptions of the Faculty and its departments can be found on the UCVM website.

Review of applications will begin May 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae, along with the names of three referees to:

Linda Butcher
HR Coordinator, Human Resources
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Calgary
Phone: (403) 210-7325
Fax: (403) 210-7899

The deadline for applications is May 19, 2017.

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. 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)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
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