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Tenure Track Position - Veterinary Parasitology - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Tenure Track Position - Veterinary Parasitology

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Parasitology. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. UPEI is committed to teaching, service and research. The AVC has ~272 DVM students, over 70 graduate students, 70 full-time faculty and a professional and technical team of 190 dedicated individuals. It has full accreditation by the AVMA/CVMA and delivers DVM, MVSc, MSc and PhD programs. 

The successful candidate will have primary duties in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in veterinary parasitology, provision of professional service support in the AVC Diagnostic Services parasitology laboratory, and conduct independent and collaborative research in parasitology. The diagnostic parasitology laboratory at the AVC has state of the art equipment and is staffed with one staff member. It provides high quality service to both the AVC Teaching Hospital and clients from the four Atlantic Canadian provinces. We are looking for a candidate who is interested to contributing to ongoing efforts to expand and develop expertise in parasitology at the AVC and UPEI.

The successful candidate will:

•           Have teaching, research, and diagnostic parasitology skills.

•           Have experience in veterinary parasitology as well as instruction of DVM students.

•           Have a DVM or equivalent degree.   

•           Hold a PhD degree in veterinary parasitology as well as be board-certified/eligible by the ACVM in Parasitology specialty or Hold a MSc/MVSc degree in veterinary parasitology as well as be board-certified by the ACVM in Parasitology specialty.

•           Possess well-developed skills of collaboration, collegiality and relationship building, and communication.

•           Be eligible for licensure with the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full-time, permanent faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package with benefit details provided at time of offer in accordance with the collective agreement. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

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

To apply, submit a letter of intent, a statement of teaching, research and service goals and philosophy, a curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of 3 referees to:

Dr. Fred 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, Fax 902-566-0851


Additional information about the department can be obtained at,, and and Microbiology

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.

Applications will be received until May 31, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. The starting date is ideally September 01, 2021.