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

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

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 Bacteriology. 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 60 graduate students, 70 full-time faculty, and a professional and technical team of 222 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 bacteriology and conduct independent and collaborative research in bacteriology. A more limited time allotment will go toward provision of professional service support in the AVC Diagnostic Services bacteriology laboratory.  The diagnostic bacteriology laboratory at the AVC has state of the art equipment and is staffed with a Clinical Bacteriologist and 3 staff members.  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 in contributing to ongoing efforts to expand and develop expertise in bacteriology and mycology at the AVC and UPEI.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Have teaching and research microbiology skills.
  • Have experience in veterinary bacteriology and mycology as well as instruction of DVM students.
  • Have a DVM or equivalent degree.
  • Be board-certified/eligible by the ACVM in Bacteriology and Mycology specialty.
  • Hold a PhD degree in veterinary bacteriology.
  • 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 http://www.upei.ca/~avc  and http://www.gov.pe.ca.

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. 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: kibenge@upei.ca, Phone: 902-566-0967, Fax 902-566-0851


Additional information about the department can be obtained at http://www.upei.ca/pathmicro/,

http://www.upei.ca/pathmicro/newsletters, and http://www.islandscholar.ca/islandora/search/.

Possible collaborations include http://research.medicine.dal.ca/ 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 February 28, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is found. The preferred starting date is ideally July 1, 2021.