Faculty Member, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Medical Oncology)

Saskatoon, Canada
Salary commensurate with experience.
May 26, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Organization Type

Faculty Member, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Medical Oncology)

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in Medical Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include: high quality instruction in oncology to undergraduate and graduate veterinarians; organizational responsibility and participation in the clinical teaching and service programs of the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Medical Centre; and development of an independent or collaborative research program with other members of the oncology team. Contributions to the continuing education of practicing veterinarians will be encouraged and expected. The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine. It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group on the university campus, with access to facilities including the Canadian Light Source and the Biomedical Beamline and Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences. For further information, please visit www.usask.ca/wcvm. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within WCVM 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 Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is currently a state-of-the-art facility AVMA and AAHA accredited primary care hospital and referral centre serving western Canada. Specialty services and undergraduate and graduate training are offered in anesthesia, dentistry, dermatology, exotics and wildlife, internal medicine, medical imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and surgery. Advanced imaging modalities such as PET-CT, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, and nuclear scintigraphy are available on site. The radiation oncology unit has a Varian Clinac 21EX, ARIA and Eclipse treatment planning software and staffing includes a board-certified medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and radiation therapist. For more information, please visit http://www.usask.ca/vmc/. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities (see www.saskatoon.ca ). The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000. Applicants must possess a DVM degree or its equivalent and must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) or have credentials acceptable to the ACVIM (Oncology) at the time the appointment becomes effective. Possession of an advanced degree is desirable.

Salary bands for this position for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; and Professor $135,145 to $157,804 and is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. An attractive faculty research start-up package is available for the successful applicant.

This position includes an attractive comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to: Dr. Cindy Shmon 52 Campus Drive University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4 Telephone: (306) 966-7099 Email: cindy.shmon@usask.ca Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. Review of applications will begin on receipt; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or on negotiation with the successful candidate.


The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.