Record #: 2911

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 University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for an Instructor position in large animal internal medicine. We are looking for additional faculty to join our team as we expanded our undergraduate class size in September 2020. This position will be at the rank of Instructor (tenure track) or Senior Instructor (with tenure). The position will have 90% of its time focused on teaching with 10% dedicated to service. For more information and to apply: 
Training Required:
 Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) with immediate eligibility for licensure with the ABVMA and advanced clinical training and/or a graduate degree in clinical or educational research is considered and asset. Board certification is considered desirable but not required. Appointments at the rank of Instructor requires evidence of successful undergraduate teaching abilities. The duties of an Instructor will normally include, but not go beyond the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline. Appointments at the rank of Senior Instructor requires evidence of successful undergraduate teaching effectiveness and innovation in teaching methods; evidence that the individual is capable of initiating and participating in a wide variety of teaching activities. The studies of a Senior Instructor will normally include, but not go beyond the scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and content in the discipline.  
Experience Desired:
 Teaching will largely be comprised of clinical and professional skills teaching of DVM students. In addition to equine instruction, multi-species instruction in the clinical skills program is expected, including cattle and small ruminants. Additional contributions to didactic, field and 4th year rotation teaching, and course coordination will be required. UCVM employs a distributed veterinary teaching hospital and clinical duties and 4th year rotation teaching will occur in partner equine specialty practices and other practice settings. Mentoring of advanced trainees (such as interns) and graduate students is expected.  
 as per collective agreement  
 as per collective agreement 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  20 Dairy:  20  Swine:  20  Small Ruminants:  20 
Equine:  20  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. 
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Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
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Practice Area: About the University of Calgary 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 About Calgary, Alberta 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:    8/5/2021 

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