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Location:  Calgary, Canada

Institution:  University of Calgary

Assistant or Associate Professor (Teaching & Research or Teaching Only) Veterinary Anesthesiologist

The University of Calgary (UCalgary), located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The university recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the university recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to diverse communities. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for a full time or part time Veterinary Anesthesiologist in either the Teaching and Research stream or the Teaching focused stream. Full time applications are preferred. Depending on qualifications and career track expectations, the appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching and Research (tenure track), Assistant Professor, Teaching (tenure track), Associate Professor, Teaching and Research (with tenure) or Associate Professor, Teaching (with tenure).

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2024 or a mutually agreed upon date.

Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) and board certification (DACVAA and/or Dipl. ECVAA) is preferred but board eligible ACVAA or ECVAA residency trained candidates will be considered. An additional graduate degree is considered an asset. The candidate must be eligible for immediate licensure in the Province of Alberta.

  • Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching) normally requires evidence or promise of teaching effectiveness or competency in teaching and learning, an awareness of how to apply scholarly approaches to teaching and learning practices, participation in reflective practice, and professional learning activities related to teaching and learning. Commitment to, or experience with, defining learning goals, supporting student learning activities and engagement, and creating assessment strategies may also be required. Engagement in the research and scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and curriculum design of the relevant discipline or field as well as engaging in other scholarly professional or creative activities that strengthens and informs the academic staff member’s knowledge base and expertise is required.
  • Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor (Teaching), in addition to the requirements for an Assistant Professor (Teaching), requires evidence of teaching effectiveness, a demonstrated ability to apply scholarly approaches to teaching and learning and student engagement, to design student learning experiences and assessment strategies grounded in a clearly articulated teaching philosophy, and to engage in scholarly, professional, or creative activities. Continuous development and demonstration of a scholarly foundation for designing and implementing innovative teaching and that supports student learning, ability to create respectful and inclusive learning environments that promote student engagement, participate in learning activities, networks and communities, and engagement in reflective practice to adjust and strengthen one’s teaching, learning and assessment practices is required.
  • Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor normally requires evidence or promise of original high-quality research and scholarship and future development as a scholar. Evidence or promise of the ability to obtain funding may also be required where appropriate. Evidence or promise of teaching proficiency or professional activity may also be required.
  • Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, in addition to the requirements for an Assistant Professor, requires evidence of an established academic program of a caliber equivalent to national recognition by peers. It is expected that a record of high-quality research and scholarship suitable to the discipline or field has been achieved, or that other measurable contributions to professional practice, knowledge engagement innovation, or entrepreneurship have been achieved. Evidence of ability to obtain funding to sustain a research program is required. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and expertise, including a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses, design learning experiences grounded in a clearly articulated teaching and/or mentorship and/or supervisory philosophy may be required. A satisfactory record of and active involvement in university, professional or community service is expected.
  • Applicants to the teaching-focused stream will devote the majority of their time to teaching within UCVM and predominantly within the anesthesia curriculum, which can include lecture teaching, lab instruction, graduate program teaching along with service on teaching-related committees. Clinical duties are integrated within the teaching role and the time allocation spent on clinical duties is open for discussion. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching skills. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected.
  • Applicants to the teaching and research stream will have time allocated for research in addition to teaching. The successful candidate will establish an active research program that aligns with the University of Calgary’s and the UCVM’s strategic plans. The successful research-oriented candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, with access to state-of-the-art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with established research programs such as the Cumming School of Medicine and other faculties on main campus. Additionally, the successful candidate will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in veterinary medicine. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected.

The University of Calgary has a Distributed Veterinary Teaching Hospital and clinical time is spent in clinics in the community. There is no teaching hospital but we are planning to build a community care clinic. A variety of clinical options can be explored with candidates, based on desires and opportunities available.

UCVM’s AVMA accredited DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 50 students per year, with a planned expansion to 100 students. 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 can be found at

The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via this link.

A complete application should include:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees. Please state whether you will be applying for a full time or a part time position.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier.
  • Statement of research interests, which can include a sample of a relevant research paper (required only of applicants applying for Assistant or Associate Professor, Teaching and Research stream)

Within your application, indicate the rank and stream for which you are applying. Please be aware that the application process allows only four attachments.

Questions may be addressed to:

Aylin Atilla, VMD, MS, DACVS-SA, Associate Dean Faculty Affairs and Development


Daniel Pang, BVSc, PhD, DACVAA, Dipl. ECVAA FRCVS


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. The faculty is committed to exploring and expanding veterinary medicine by including Indigenous ways of knowing in veterinary medicine through research, practice and pedagogy.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ( Questions regarding Indigenous engagement at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Indigenous Engagement ( Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

About the University of Calgary

Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the traditional territory of the peoples of Treaty 7 and Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a global and innovative intellectual hub for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. UCalgary ranks fifth among Canada’s top research universities in Research Infosource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Universities list released on Jan. 25, 2022. UCalgary is the youngest university to have reached the top five.

UCalgary has more than 6,500 graduate students and 28,500 undergraduate students, more than 1,800 academic staff (continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment), more than 1,300 sessionals, and more than 3,200 non-academic staff, in 14 Faculties, across five campuses. The vibrant and research-intensive environment at UCalgary is home to 146 research chairs (75 Canada Research Chairs), and more than 50 research institutes and centres. UCalgary has the fastest growth rate in attracting research funding among the 10 largest universities in Canada.

The university’s new Framework for Growth establishes principles and focus areas for the University of Calgary over the coming decade. It will ignite our entrepreneurial spirit to turn challenges into opportunities to improve the world around us. It will help to meet our academic and research ambitions and strengthen our community engagement in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, whose exciting future is unfolding rapidly, and where scientific disciplines will play a major role. Built around three big ideas (transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery), the Framework will distinguish the university and drive growth.

To learn more about this vision please see:

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary has been named one of the world’s most livable cities, has been ranked one of the most sustainable cities in the world, and is the third most diverse in Canada. 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.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.