VBMS: tenure-track faculty position

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position (diagnostic toxicology) in the WCVM Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences.

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in Diagnostic Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences https://wcvm.usask.ca/departments/bio-medical.php .

We are looking for highly promising individuals with exceptional potential for success in clinical and biomedical toxicology whose research interests complement existing programs. Prairie Diagnostic Services, the animal diagnostic laboratory affiliated with the veterinary college, receives over 3000 toxicology cases annually. The successful candidate will assist with clinical diagnostic service, will provide teaching and training in the veterinary undergraduate and graduate programs in clinical toxicology and contribute to research and scholarly work.

The department aims to build on our strengths of collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching, research and service related to the health and disease of animals. This position addresses a need to grow our diagnostic toxicology expertise. The presence of a world-renowned Toxicology Centre http://www.usask.ca/toxicology on campus, with highly successful undergraduate and graduate programs, presents the unique opportunity to develop a pre-eminent graduate resident training program in clinical toxicology.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM; http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/index.php ) is the premier centre for veterinary medical education and expertise in western Canada. More than 230 undergraduate students are enrolled at the internationally-recognized college that also includes the Veterinary Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art primary care and referral hospital; the BJ Hughes Centre for Clinical Learning; and Prairie Diagnostic Services, providing 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. Collaborative opportunities exist with these and other facilities on campus including the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), InterVac (International Vaccine Centre), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Light Source and Canada’s national synchrotron facility, Environment Canada, the Toxicology Centre, the School of Environment and Sustainability.

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 have DVM or equivalent, MSc or PhD in toxicology or a related field, be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the province of Saskatchewan and be eligible for certification in the American College of Veterinary Toxicologists (ACVT). Experience with analytical or diagnostic toxicology, ABVT Board certification, postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience are highly desirable.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925. Salary will 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, detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. Appropriately signed electronic or paper-based applications should be sent to:

Gillian Muir, Professor and Head

Dept. of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

University of Saskatchewan

52 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4 Canada

E-mail : cheryl.hack@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2019, though applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020.

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.


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