Director - Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2012
Date of Posting: 
October 30, 2012
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
Full-time Permanent Position
Commensurate with education and experience.

This is a full time continuous appointment subject to a probationary review after one year.

 The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, seeks a Director of the Diagnostic Services Laboratory (DS). The successful applicant reports to the Associate Dean, Professional Services. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the management and operation of DS and will ensure it fulfills its role in the teaching, service and research mission of the AVC. In close collaboration with the Associate Dean, Professional Services, the Director provides the leadership to create a financially sustainable laboratory that delivers exemplary client service, a supportive environment for student learning and a fulfilling workplace for faculty members and staff. The Director is responsible for day-to-day operational management of DS that includes supervision of staff members, oversight of expenditures and revenues and trouble shooting operational issues. The Director must effectively communicate his/her vision and goals and work collaboratively with stakeholders, both within and outside of DS and AVC.
Diagnostic Services includes laboratories focused on clinical pathology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, histology, and post mortem and employs approximately 21 support staff and 4 professional staff. DS provides services to the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital, regional veterinary practices, provincial and federal government agencies and departments, researchers and producers. Over 300 veterinary diagnostic laboratories worldwide participate in the Veterinary Laboratory Association Quality Assurance Program of which DS is a key partner in delivering.
The University of Prince Edward Island is located in the beautiful and historic provincial capital city of Charlottetown. Home to a thriving Maritime culture that includes a vibrant theatre, music and art scene, access to world class sailing, beaches, bike trails, kayaking and golf and with a family friendly, laid back pace, Charlottetown is one of the best small cities in Canada.
The successful applicant must have a veterinary or a university degree in a related field, have at least 5 years of management experience working in a veterinary/medical diagnostic laboratory, leadership/management experience/training and have excellent communication, relationship building and organizational skills. Board certification in a relevant diagnostic specialty, experience working in a unionized or academic postsecondary environment or a business-related degree would be assets. For a detailed job description please email .

Application Instructions: 

Please forward a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position, resume and the names of three references to:
Dr. Darcy Shaw, Associate Dean, Professional Services
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA, C1A 4P3
Email:, Tel: (902) 566-0801, Facsimile: (902) 566-0958
The closing date for applications is November 30, 2012 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

L. Dobbin

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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