Job Opportunity







The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Wildlife and Zoo Pathology . This position will contribute to a cluster hire of One Health researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), advancing interdisciplinary comparative research at the interface of animal, human, and environmental health.


Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, completed a doctoral degree, have a strong research background, be eligible for licensure by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and be eligible for phase II board certification or be board-certified by the American/European College of Veterinary Pathologists. Preference will be given to the candidates who are already board-certified.

The incumbent should have strong skills in wildlife and zoo pathology and be an effective teacher in various aspects of anatomic pathology, such as in rounds, small seminar or traditional lecture and laboratory formats at the BSc/DVM and graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise and contribute to the applied training of graduate students in collaboration with the Toronto Zoo and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative. The incumbent will also contribute to the diagnostic pathology submissions to the Department of Pathobiology.

The new faculty is expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program suitable for graduate education at the PhD level. Applicants who have a successful research track record employing One Health approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching and administrative duties will be adjusted in the first two years to permit the successful candidate to establish, sustain and grow their research program.

The new faculty member is expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively and consult with graduate students and faculty in other departments/units, and with staff in the Animal Health Laboratory, the Toronto Zoo, and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.

The Department of Pathobiology has recognized strengths in anatomic, clinical and comparative pathology, immunology, microbiology, and veterinary infectious diseases. The Department, together with the Animal Health Laboratory, has a new state-of-the-art 13,000 square meter building housing well-equipped modern research and diagnostic laboratories. The College has a large veterinary teaching hospital (Health Sciences Centre), the Animal Cancer Centre and the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting studies in a variety of domestic animals, on-campus housing for laboratory and production animals, and a wildlife research field station in Algonquin provincial park. For information on the department please visit: Department of Pathobiology.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

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