Canada Research Chair in Arctic One Health: Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities in a Changing Arctic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Canada Research Chair in Arctic One Health: Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities in a Changing Arctic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The University of Calgary, Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine (UCVM), is seeking applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research
Chair (CRC) in Arctic One Health: Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities in a
Changing Arctic.  In accordance with the
regulations set for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (,
the candidate will be an outstanding and innovative researcher who has
demonstrated research success with international recognition in the field of
wildlife health, human-animal health dynamics, or both, in a changing Arctic.
Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must generally be full professors or
associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor
level within one or two years of the nomination. The expected start date for
the successful nominee is September 1st 2019.

The Tier 1 CRC nominee should have
established an internationally recognized and externally funded research
program with an emphasis on Arctic wildlife health and climate change,
promoting ‘Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities in a Changing Arctic’. The
CRC will take a One Health approach, working with Indigenous communities and
bridging knowledge systems, to detect, study, and mitigate the impacts of
emerging animal health issues on wildlife conservation, human health, food
security and community welfare. Please contact the University of Calgary’s
Office of Research Services for more information on the nomination process:
Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on
the Government of Canada’s CRC website,
including eligibility criteria.

The successful applicant will work with a
dynamic group of researchers at the University of Calgary engaged in a number
of One Health initiatives developed to address questions related to ecosystem
and public health,  climate change and
wildlife health. A key linkage will be with the Arctic Institute of North
America, at the University of Calgary, and other Arctic Research programs
across Canada and Internationally. The position also provides an excellent
opportunity to interact with other established research groups in the Faculties
of Veterinary Medicine, Science, Arts and Medicine (
including the One Health Research Group which was developed as part of the
Faculty’s Strategic Plan. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to teaching in the DVM and/or graduate programs in wildlife health,
Indigenous engagement, infectious disease and/or other areas according to their

Qualifications include a PhD and DVM or
equivalent professional degree. An outstanding and externally well funded
research program working at the interface of climate change, wildlife health
and conservation, and domestic animal health is required, ideally related to
the well-being of northern Indigenous communities. A track record of
capacity-building, knowledge translation, and working collaboratively and
effectively with Indigenous communities, is an asset. A successful track record
in graduate student and postdoctoral training is required. Appointment will be
at a rank and salary commensurate with experience.

UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members,
130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 30 post-doctoral fellows,
and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive
general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year.

The program is an integrated core-elective
program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine
discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential
learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research,
graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the
Faculty, its programs, and its departments can be found at
The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (
http:/ ) that
supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity. 

The University of Calgary recognizes that
candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part
of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to
provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career
interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection
committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be
sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s
research productivity. 

are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but will be accepted until March
22nd, 2019.
Interested individuals should submit a
Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees,
and statements of teaching and scholarly interests online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

In parallel, these documents should be sent
via email:                                                                           

Ms. Linda Butcher
Human Resources, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
3280 Hospital Drive N.W. Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6

Those applicants wishing more information
are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail

To learn more about academic opportunities
at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic
Careers website
. For more information about the Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and
enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and
greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically
encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who
will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and
professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members
of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with
disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer
accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with
disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can
be sent to Human Resources (

Please apply via recruiter’s website.