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Two (2) Year Term Position - Aquaculture Population Health - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Two (2) Year Term Position - Aquaculture Population Health - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

The Department of Health Management at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications for a full-time, two-year term faculty position in Aquaculture Population Health, with the possibility of renewal pending budgetary approval. Appointment will be made at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level.   

The successful applicant will join an established aquatic health program. Job duties include teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, enhancing ongoing clinical teaching and research activities with aquaculture in the Atlantic region, and liaising with provincial government aquatic health services, industry veterinarians and production companies and associations. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other AVC faculty in the field of aquatic health research and service.  

Required qualifications: The successful candidate will have a DVM (or equivalent) degree with considerable practical experience in the delivery of health management services in finfish aquaculture, and be eligible for licensure with the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association. 

Preferred qualifications: A candidate that has an MSc or PhD degree in aquatic population medicine or aquatic epidemiology, and has experience in shellfish aquaculture. Well-developed skills of collaboration, relationship building and communication with industry are desired assets.

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

Situated on the country’s beautiful east coast, with easy access to beaches all around, the AVC has 270 DVM students and is the main veterinary referral center in Atlantic Canada for cases and diagnostic samples. Find out more about Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Veterinary College by visiting these websites:, and

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three (3) referees to:

Ms. Tracy O’Flaherty
Administrative Support
Department of Health Management
Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA, C1A 4P3
Telephone (902) 566-0609 and e-mail address

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.

Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2019, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Starting date is flexible depending on availability of the successful candidate.