Assistant Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Université de Montréal - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Assistant Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Département de sciences cliniques, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified candidates
for an Assistant Professor position in Veterinary Ophthalmology. The FMV is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, the
agricultural capital of Quebec with 57 000 inhabitants. The FMV is located 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal, a
vibrant city with an international airport and excellent flight connections to Europe and the USA. 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. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team dedicated to the needs of our state-of-the-art teaching hospital
and currently composed of 1 clinician, 1 technician, 1 resident and interns. The caseload of the ophthalmology
department is mainly made up of cases involving small animal pets and horses. In addition, ophthalmology
consultations with exotic animals, birds of prey, zoo animals or farm animals are regularly requested. The
professional team has access to an arsenal of state-of-the-art equipment, two examination rooms and a dedicated
surgical suite. Related specialist services, including anesthesia and radiology, enable the wide range of
ophthalmology services offered. In addition, monthly rounds in ocular histopathology complete the training
component in the various study cycles.

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 didactic teaching of Ophthalmology to undergraduate and graduate students;
Participate in clinical teaching within the Ophthalmology Service to DVM students and graduate students

(including interns and residents);
Develop research activities in Ophthalmology. It will be possible for the new professor to benefit from

several opportunities for collaboration.

Contribute to the after hours, holiday and weekend emergency duties according to the conditions
established by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire (CHUV).

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

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree;
Have successfully completed a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology and be a diplomate of the American

College of Ophthalmologists (ACVO);
Candidates diplomate from the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) and
applications from board-eligible individuals will be considered but preference will be given to ACVO

Strong interest in teaching, clinical service and research;
M.Sc. or equivalent research experience; Ph.D. will be considered an asset;
Hold or be eligible to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the province of Quebec (Canada)

issued by the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec;
Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering

the proficiency level required, in accordance with 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, as well
as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers,
email, postal address) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. André Desrochers
Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521 ext. 8297

Additional information about the position

Reference number FMV 04-21/2

Application deadline Until May 26th, 2021 inclusively
Applications received after the deadline might be considered if no other timely
applications meet the requirements.

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

Starting date As of September 1st, 2021, or according to candidate’s availability

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program,
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. We also welcome
applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

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.