Two (2) Year Term - Diagnostic Wildlife Pathologist - Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 7, 2016
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Two (2) Year Term - Diagnostic Wildlife Pathologist

The Atlantic regional centre of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) based in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Diagnostic Wildlife Pathologist commencing mid-February 2017.  This is a two-year term position with the likelihood of renewal pending budgetary approval and satisfactory performance.  Appointment will be made at the Clinical Veterinary Professional (FA2) level.

The CWHC has served as Canada’s national wildlife health program since 2002.  It is a network of seven centres across Canada.  Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the Diagnostic Wildlife Pathologist will be expected to provide diagnostic service for wildlife submitted by a varied clientele.  Workload involves necropsy, histology, interpretation of ancillary laboratory data, and preparation of final reports on a case load including free-living fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  The wildlife pathologist responds to telephone and written queries, providing information to representatives of wildlife and environmental agencies and to the public.  As core CWHC responsibilities allow, the incumbent will also be expected to participate in some teaching duties and other Department activities.  It is expected that the individual will support regional and national CWHC priorities and programs, including the potential for independent research.

Qualifications include eligibility for licensure in the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association and postgraduate training in veterinary pathology (Master of Veterinary Science, Master of Science, PhD, and/or ACVP Board certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology).  Extensive experience in wildlife pathology is an important consideration.  Familiarity with the operation of the CWHC will also be considered.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full-time, term faculty members receive a comprehensive fringe benefit package, with benefit details provided at time of offer in accordance with the collective agreement. This appointment and renewal are subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory performance.

Applications should include a current CV and contact information for at least three references.  Applications should be directed to:

Dr. Frederick Kibenge
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 4P3
E-mail:, Phone: 902-566-0967

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.

Closing date for applications is January 13, 2017

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