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VBMS lecturer (three-year position)

Three-year term non-tenure track lecturer position in veterinary biomedical sciences


Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a three-year term, non-tenure-track lecturer position in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). 

The position seeks an applicant to teach within two team-taught core courses VBMS 250 Veterinary Anatomy (9 credit units) and VBMS 260 Form and Function (13 credit units) in the veterinary medicine program (DVM Year 1).

Duties will mainly include classroom teaching (lectures) as well as lab and/or tutorial demonstration. Contents covered in these courses include comparative veterinary anatomy and microscopic anatomy (i.e. histology).

There is also a possibility of contributing some lectures on physiology of various organ systems and biochemistry. Existing teaching materials could be provided to assist the successful applicant. Teaching of these courses occurs between mid-August to the end of April.

About the WCVM and the University of Saskatchewan

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre for veterinary medical education and expertise in Western Canada. More than 250 undergraduate students are enrolled at the internationally recognized college that also includes the following: the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art primary care and referral hospital; the BJ Hughes Centre for Clinical Learning; and Prairie Diagnostic Services, which provides expertise in support of animal health diagnostics, teaching and disease surveillance.

The University of Saskatchewan has the widest array of health science colleges in Canada, including the WCVM, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, and School of Public Health. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is 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 have a PhD degree in a life sciences-related discipline. A DVM and previous teaching experiences would be assets for this position but are not required. Salary bands for the lecturer position are as follows: $81,678 to $121,278. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications and suitability for the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement (one page), and contact information for three references. Appropriately signed electronic or paper-based applications should be sent to:

Daniel J MacPhee, Professor and Head
Dept. of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4 Canada | Email:

Review of applications will begin May 1st, 2024, though applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

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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.