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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Surgery emphasis), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 25989

Updated: November 7, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track), Associate professor (with tenure) or Professor (with tenure) to teach in the undergraduate program with an emphasis in basic surgery and to perform clinical research. This position is also posted as Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching) and Professor (Teaching).

Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor will be made with the expectation of 30% of time devoted to research. Teaching will 50 -60% of the position pending rank and will include didactic, clinical and professional skills laboratories and 4th year rotation teaching in the DVM program as well as supervision of graduate students. Clinical skills teaching will have an emphasis on teaching basic undergraduate surgical skills. Clinical and teaching duties in addition to basic surgery instruction will be assigned based on needs of the program. Mentoring of clinical interns will also be part of the responsibilities. UCVM employs a distributed veterinary teaching hospital and clinical duties, and rotation teaching will occur in partner specialty practices and other practice settings.  Service will be 10-20% of assigned duties pending rank. 

Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in small animal surgery, with board certification or eligibility (American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons). Other specialties with a surgery component are encouraged to apply and will be equally considered. This includes but is not limited to specialists in    neurology, oral surgery, or ophthalmology. Individuals with advanced clinical training without board certification may also be considered. A graduate degree in clinical or educational research is considered an asset. Must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. 

Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must be able to demonstrate a strong publication record and evidence of successful undergraduate teaching.  Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must provide evidence of a strong publication record, and evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision. Appointment at the Full Professor rank requires evidence of a well-established academic achievements recognized by peers at the national level, a significant track record of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and evidence of an established and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have evidence of an outstanding teaching and trainee (post doc, graduate and undergraduate) supervision and mentoring record.

UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year, with an expected expansion to 50 students. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments can be found at The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.  

UCVM is located in Calgary, a vibrant, multicultural city of 1,200,000 near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise. The University of Calgary is a research-intensive, comprehensive university that supports innovation in education, research, and service to the community.

Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail [email protected].  If you would like to meet to discuss the position at the ACVS Conference in Portland, Oregon, please email Aylin Atilla at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.

Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until December 15, 2022. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; indicate rank applying for, and the names and contact information for three referees online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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 visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


About the University of Calgary
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