Sessional Instructor - Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College (Fall 2016)

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Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 8, 2016
Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2016

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), is seeking a sessional instructor to assist in delivery of VPM 450 - Virology. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

VPM 450 – “Diagnostic Services – Virology”

This course is a fourth-year core rotation offered 5 times during the semester to small groups of 6-7 students/rotation block. The virology section consists of 1.5 days contact time/rotation. The focus of the rotation is clinical diagnostic virology and teaching is split 0.5 days by the Diagnostic Virologist and 1.0 day by the sessional instructor. Students are given practical experience in diagnostic virology through a review of virology concepts, proper procedures for collection, handling & submission of laboratory specimens, and interpretation of laboratory test results using a case study approach.

Remuneration will be as specified in the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

UPEI is committed to teaching, research, and service. The AVC has 240 DVM students, over 90 graduate students, 67 full-time faculty members and a professional and technical team of 207.  It has full accreditation by the AVMA/CVMA, is recognized by the RCVS in the UK, and delivers DVM, MVSc, MSc and PhD programs. 

The AVC is located on the campus of UPEI in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI). Nestled on the east coast of Canada, PEI is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, and is home to sandy beaches, championship golf courses, some bike and cross country ski trails and a vibrant arts community. Further details can be obtained at  and


• Applicant must hold a DVM degree.
• Preference will be given to those with advanced training or experience in veterinary virology and Board certification in virology or anatomic pathology.
• Priority will be given to members of the UPEI Sessional Roster for the Department of Pathology & Microbiology.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a statement of research, teaching and service goals and philosophy, a curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of 3 referees 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
C1A 4P3
Phone: 902-566-0967
Fax 902-566-0851

Additional information about the department can be obtained at,, and Possible collaborations include and

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 April 22, 2016.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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