Tenure Track Position in Department of Companion Animals (Small Animal Surgery) - Atlantic Veterinary College University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Companion Animals - Atlantic Veterinary College Canada

Tenure Track Position - Department of Companion Animals (Small Animal Surgery) - Atlantic Veterinary College


Competition Number:

Position Type:
Academic Opening

Closing Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017

Date of Posting:
October 27, 2017

Department of Companion Animals - Atlantic Veterinary College

Tenure Track Position - Small Animal Surgery

The Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in small animal surgery. Appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate professor level.


The successful applicant will join an established Companion Animal Department with sixteen faculty members, six rotating small animal interns, two surgical interns, and a team of experienced technicians. Job duties include teaching in undergraduate & graduate programs, providing clinical service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, developing a research program and contributing to extension and continuing education programs. Three months study time will be given for surgery board preparation if needed. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.



The successful candidate will have:

• a DVM (or equivalent) degree
• successfully completed an ACVS or ECVS accredited residency program
• demonstrated teaching ability
• well-developed skills of collaboration, relationship building and communication
• eligibility for licensure with the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association


Preference will be given to candidates with diplomat status. A graduate degree is desirable but not mandatory.


The salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Full-time, permanent faculty members receive a comprehensive fringe-benefits package, with benefit details provided at time of offer in accordance with the collective agreement.


Situated on the country’s beautiful east coast, with easy access to beaches all around, the AVC has 272 DVM students and is the main veterinary referral centre in Atlantic Canada with a busy surgical caseload. Equipment includes Kyon THR system, TPLO and TTA sets, harmonic scalpel/Enseal, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy, tracheal stents, CO2 laser and a mobile fluoroscopy unit for intraoperative use. There is a 16 slice helical CT scanner on site and access to a local MRI facility. Further details can be found at http://www.upei.ca/avc and http://www.gov.pe.ca


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three (3) referees to:


Please email or mail applications to:

Dr. Stephanie Hamilton
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Companion Animals
Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Telephone: (902) 620-5223
E-mail: smhamilton@upei.ca


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Starting date is flexible depending on availability of the successful candidate.

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