Record #: 2848

Veterinary Practice Information:

Carley L'Hirondelle
Practice Name:
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary    Google Maps
Zip Code:
T2N 1N4

Job Description:

 The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in bovine theriogenology. The expectation is that the majority of this appointment (50%) will focus on teaching (DVM students and other opportunities), 40% will be used to conduct research on bovine theriogenology, and the remaining 10% will involve departmental and university service. Instruction in theriogenology of all major species, including clinical, didactic, and laboratory teaching of DVM students, and course administration, will be a major requirement of this position. Contributions to other courses, particularly professional skills and graduate courses, may also be required, according to program needs and the expertise of the successful candidate. Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until April 14, 2021. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( Please include a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information for three referees. For more information and to apply: The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)  
Training Required:
 Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in food animal theriogenology, plus either a graduate degree or board certification (or equivalent) in theriogenology. The candidate must also be licensed or eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta. The applicant must have experience in teaching and research in bovine theriogenology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally funded research program in bovine theriogenology (dairy or beef) and to supervise graduate students. The University of Calgary has WA Ranches, a 19,000-acre ranch with approximately 1000 commercial beef cows. In addition, there are many commercial dairy, cow-calf and purebred beef operations nearby.  
Experience Desired:
 Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced clinical training in food animal theriogenology, plus either a graduate degree or board certification (or equivalent) in theriogenology.  
 negotiable, based on collective agreement 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  0 Dairy:  0  Swine:  0  Small Ruminants:  0 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year (50 students per year as of September 2020). The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments are on our website ( The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity. 
Other Personnel :   
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit 
Practice Area:  Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

Date job was submitted:    3/10/2021 

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