Pathology and Microbiology - Assistant Professor (Bateriology)

University of Prince Edward Island/Atlantic Veterinary College

Location: Prince Edward Island
Date posted: 2012-03-06


Assistant Professor in Bacteriology
3-Year Term Position

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term position in Bacteriology with possibility for extension. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

UPEI is committed to teaching, research, and service. The AVC has 240 DVM students, over 90 graduate students, 67 full-time faculty members and a professional and technical team of 225. It has full accreditation by the AVMA/CVMA, is recognized by the RCVS in the UK, and delivers DVM, MVSc, MSc and PhD programs.

Candidates with strong basic research interests in areas including, but not limited to, bacterial or mycotic diseases of animals or zoonotic agents are being sought. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has research strength and interests in zoonotic diseases, and is looking to enhance its capacity in basic research and graduate training. The department has state-of-the-art flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, and microarray facilities. The AVC's animal housing facilities have recently expanded with the addition of an SPF rodent facility, and a new aquatic animal facility soon to be certified up to CFIA Aquatic Containment Level 2 (AQC2) for in-vivo work.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in microbiology or related to bacteriology. The individual will be expected to develop and maintain an active externally funded (for example NSERC and/or CIHR) basic research program in bacteriology, to teach at the graduate and professional (DVM) student levels, to supervise graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels and to potentially participate in clinical rotations for senior DVM students. The position has shared teaching responsibilities of a 5 credit-hour Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology course to second year DVM students, and to graduate bacteriology courses. A DVM (or equivalent) degree is desirable, and preference will be given to an applicant with a strong bacteriology/mycology training such as Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM), and productive postdoctoral or research experience and a record of research publications in bacteriology. Familiarity with conventional bacteriology as well as bacterial genetics, molecular biology, and alternative disease intervention strategies would be considered desirable assets. The candidate must demonstrate teaching and research skills and possess well-developed skills of collaboration, relationship building and communication.

Term: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.

The AVC is located on the campus of UPEI in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI). Nestled on the east coast of Canada, PEI is one of the world's most beautiful islands, and is home to sandy beaches, championship golf courses, some bike and cross country ski trails and a vibrant arts community. Further details can be obtained at and

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2012.

To apply, submit a letter of intent, a statement of research, teaching and service goals and philosophy, a curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of 3 referees to:

Dr. Frederick Kibenge
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 4P3
E-mail:, Phone: 902-566-0967, Fax 902-566-0851

Additional information about the department can be obtained at,, and
Possible collaborations include and

In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


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