The Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture in the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, Truro, invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time career stream Veterinary Instructor.
Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrolment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. An influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development in the context of environmental protection, Dalhousie has campuses in Halifax and Truro and a satellite of its Medical School is located nearby in Saint John, New Brunswick. This position is located on the Truro campus.
The Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture offers technical, undergraduate and graduate programs, including Animal Science, Bioveterinary Science, Veterinary Technology and Aquaculture. The campus has commercial level poultry and mink units, an Aquaculture centre, a functional dairy herd and sheep unit, and provides housing for horses as needed in the teaching program. The instructor will have a primary role in the Veterinary Technology program but will also be responsible for developing and delivering courses within the undergraduate program and assisting with courses in the Diploma in Business Management program. Course areas include animal health and animal welfare, for both farm and companion animals. The successful candidate will be required to provide veterinary clinic instruction for Veterinary Technology students, including routine surgeries and medicine, take an active role in student supervision, assessment, and review of curriculum for this program. The incumbent is required to be on shared call for veterinary emergencies in the veterinary technology teaching hospital, including evenings and weekends.
The successful candidate is required to have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and have at least three years of experience in private practice (preference will be given to candidates with mixed practice experience.). At commencement of employment the candidate must be a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. The candidate must be experienced in routine surgery, anaesthesia, and companion animal medicine. Competence in advanced surgical techniques is an asset. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching excellence. Specific training in companion animal behavior, immunology, or animal welfare are assets. Excellent written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills, including experience working with teams and experience working with veterinary technicians, are required. Education beyond the DVM degree in companion animal behavior, animal welfare, or livestock/equine medicine are assets. Teaching experience in the veterinary clinical environment is an asset, as is an interest in shelter medicine.
Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, a Curriculum Vitae, and evidence of professional veterinarian status, with the names and contact information of three referees to Donna Jamieson, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture, 58 Sipu Road, PO Box 550, Truro, NS. Canada. FAX: 902-895-6734, e-mail email@example.com. Applicants must also submit a completed Self Identification questionnaire available online at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. Review of applications will begin May 19, 2017.
For further information regarding this position contact: Dr. Lori Parsons, Chair of Selection Committee, Dept of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Dalhousie University; firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.