Faculty Member, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Emergency & Critical Care)

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (2 years ago)

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Faculty Member, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Emergency & Critical Care)

Requisition: req3386

Open Date: 10/3/2018

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in Emergency and Critical Care at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. This position is available July 1, 2021 but the start date is negotiable. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include: high quality didactic and clinical instruction in Emergency and Critical Care to undergraduate and postgraduate veterinarians, residents, interns and veterinary technicians; supervisory and organizational oversight for the full service Emergency Service and Intensive Care Unit; supervisory case management and consultation for emergency and critical care cases presenting to the Veterinary Medical Centre, and research and scholarship in the field of Emergency and Critical Care. Contributions to the continuing education of practicing veterinarians will be encouraged and expected. A strong primary and referral emergency caseload which is enhanced by the newly opened Bev Hughes Clinical Skills Centre provide a strong foundation for specialists with a passion for teaching.

The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine. It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group on the university campus, with access to facilities including the PET-CT, Canadian Light Source and the Biomedical Beamline and Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences. For further information, please visit www.usask.ca/wcvm. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the University (College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, College of Dentistry, and College of Kinesiology), as well as the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.

The Veterinary Medical Centre is currently a state-of-the-art facility serving western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre for all species with a primary care practice. Available on site are well-appointed operating rooms, 320 slice CT, 1.5T MRI, ICU and linear accelerator (with SRT and IMRT). We currently provide sedation and anesthesia services for small and large animal medicine and surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, neurology, oncology, medical imaging, elective surgery and for exotic/zoo animals. We also provide support to the ICU with a Datex-Ohmeda Centiva and a GE Healthcare R860 ICU ventilators. Research equipment includes lithium dilution and thermodilution cardiac output monitors and nociceptive threshold devices. For more information, please visit http://www.usask.ca/vmc/medical centre/index.php.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


Applicants must possess a DVM degree or its equivalent and must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate should be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or have credentials acceptable to the ACVECC at the time the appointment becomes effective. Diplomate status in the ACVECC is required for tenure. Possession of an advanced research degree is desirable.

Salary bands for this position are as follows:
Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; and Professor $135,145 to $157,804.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent outlining special interests, experience and career goals, and a curriculum vitae including the names and addresses and email addresses of three referees, and copies of credentials to:

Dr. Cindy Shmon
Department Head
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Email: cindy.shmon@usask.ca
PH: 306-966-7099

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.