Western College of Veterinary Medicine - Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Diagnostic Imaging

Date Posted: 
February 01, 2013 - May 02, 2013

Contact Information: Dr. C. Shmon, Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4 Canada; email: cindy.shmon@usask.ca, telephone: 306-966-7099.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Medical Imaging at a rank and salary to be determined depending on experience and qualifications. The position is available on July 1, 2013 or when a suitable candidate is identified.

The Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine has recently undergone major renovations in response to our growing caseload in small, large and exotic/wildlife patients. The advanced imaging equipment upgrades for large and small animals include a 16 slice Toshiba Aquilon multidetector CT scanner, Millennium MPR/MPS Gamma Camera with Genie AcQ software, Philips BV Pulsera C-arm Fluoroscope, Philips iU22 and Philips HD-11 XE ultrasound machines with multiple specialized probes, AGFA CR and Eklin DR. Our exciting MRI technology includes in-house Siemens Harmony 1.5 Tesla MRI for small animals with installation of equine MRI in the brand new Ryan-Dube Equine Performance Centre. The McKesson Horizon Medical Imaging PACS provides access throughout the College for consultation, diagnosis and teaching on clinical and research cases. A dedicated Osirix workstation is also available in the radiology department for advanced MPR and 3-D imaging. Installation of a Clinac 21EX 6MV linear accelerator with electron capability and a 120 leaf Millenium multileaf collimator allowing intensity modulated and stereotactic radiation therapy in addition to conformal radiation therapy is nearing completion. Oncology faculty include a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist and support staff includes a full-time radiation therapist.

Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the University (College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, College of Dentistry, and College of Kinesiology), as well as the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. The University of Saskatchewan (www.usask.ca) has the widest array of health science colleges in the country and is also home to the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s national synchrotron light facility (www.cls.usask.ca) and a Cyclotron-PET/CT Research Centre.

The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include: Quality instruction in medical imaging to undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students; participation in the clinical teaching and service programs of the Veterinary Medical Centre; and contributions to continuing education. Scholarship and clinical research in medical imaging will be encouraged and expected.

Applicants must possess a D.V.M. degree or its equivalent and must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. Candidates must have diplomate status or board eligibility in ACVR or ECVDI at the time the appointment becomes effective.

WCVM is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, an actively growing city of over 250,000. Saskatoon sits on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River and is the site of many festivals and major events year round. Saskatoon, the “City of Bridges”, is a vibrant multi-cultural community offering a wide variety of sports and cultural activities. Rivers, lakes, forests, sand dunes and hot springs are all within easy driving reach of the city. The region has been experiencing economic growth despite been the recent global recession and continues to experience growth and expansion in all areas.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent outlining special interests, experience and career goals, and a curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three referees, to Dr. C. Shmon, Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4 Canada; email: cindy.shmon@usask.ca, telephone: 306-966-7099.

Consideration of the applications will begin March 15th and continue until a suitable candidate has been found.

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.