Veterinary Medicine - Assistant /Associate Professor (Ophthalmology)

University of Guelph - Ontario Veterinary College

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-04

Ophthalmology - Department of Clinical Studies

The Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is seeking applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in Ophthalmology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario (general or academic license), and must be either a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or have completed an ACVO approved residency-training program. Candidates must have demonstrated research capability. Preference will be given to individuals with an advanced degree. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical ophthalmology as well as outstanding teaching, interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential.

The successful candidate will work with one other ophthalmologist to provide didactic and clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines to undergraduate DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students. Approximately 60% effort will be dedicated to clinical teaching and service activities in the OVC Health Sciences Centre, which includes providing clinical services for companion, large animal, and exotic patients. The successful candidate will participate in out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with the other member of the service. The remaining time is to be spent on scholarly activity, didactic and laboratory teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, and research. Independent research or research of a collaborative nature is expected.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to an electroretinogram, phacoemulsification unit, diode laser, carbon dioxide laser, strontium probe, linear accelerator, echocardiography unit with 3D capability, transesophageal echocardiography, companion animal minimally invasive suite, MRI, CT, digital radiology, PACS system, scintigraphy, videoendoscopy, and a 24/7 fully staffed Intensive Care Unit with ventilator support capabilities. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to delivering the very best of patient care.

Guelph is a vibrant community of approximately 118,000 people, located in Southern Ontario, 100 kilometres west of Toronto. For more complete information about the city please refer to the City's web site at

The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. It has been named Canada's top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional research opportunities are available at three medical schools in the region (University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Western Ontario).

The deadline for applications will be May 1, 2013 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should contact Dr. Carolyn Kerr, Chair, Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 (519) 824-4120 ext: 54051, Fax 519-767-0311, email: and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


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