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Career Opportunities

December 13, 2019
Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Bacteriology

Employer: Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Département de pathologie et microbiologie
Location: Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
Closing Date: March 31, 2020

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Job Description

Application deadline: March 1st, 2020
Applications received after the deadline will be considered if no other timely applications meet the requirements.


The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Veterinary Bacteriology. The FMV is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, the agricultural capital of Quebec with 53 000 inhabitants. The FMV is located 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent connections to Europe and the USA. The FMV is also within easy reach of the beautiful, historic Quebec City. The FMV is located off campus, but maintains strong collaborative ties with other faculties of the Université de Montréal and other universities within the province. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

The Université de Montréal is one of the top research universities in Canada. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology of the FMV is a leader in fundamental and applied science research in infectious diseases. The Department is composed of 28 full-time professors working in different research areas such as bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology and veterinary diagnostic. Many of our professors are members of multidisciplinary research groups. We also offer many undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellowship programs. To learn more about the Faculty of veterinary medicine and to discover its dynamic faculty life, please visit our website.

Université de Montréal has more than 10,000 employees and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. UdeM has Canada's 2nd largest student body and ranks among the top five Canadian universities in research, receiving more than half a billion dollars in research funding every year.

Through the achievements of the members of its community, UdeM participates in building today’s and tomorrow’s world.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire:

Through your teaching and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

  • Teach students enrolled in the DVM program;
  • Participate in the teaching and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This includes the supervision of students from the Veterinary Residency Program, Diagnostic Laboratory option as part of the Specialized Studies Diploma (D.E.S.), professional training that may lead to certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM);
  • Develop an autonomous research program in an area linked to the assignment; collaboration with ongoing research is also encouraged;
  • Participate in the diagnostic activities of the clinical bacteriology laboratory of the Diagnostic Service;
  • Participate in outreach activities in bacteriology (publications, conferences, etc.);
  • Contribute to the University activities.

Application Instructions

To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent;
  • Ph. D. degree, or in the process of completing a PhD, in the field of Veterinary Bacteriology;
  • Diplomate, or in the process of becoming diplomate, of the ACVM;
  • Expertise in molecular biology and/or antibiotic resistance would be an asset;
  • Eligibility to practice veterinary medicine in the province of Québec (Canada) issued by the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec;
  • Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, email, address, fax number) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Christian Bédard, DVM, M.Sc., Dipl. ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, extension 8519
Email: christian.bedard@umontreal.ca
Website: http://fmv.umontreal.ca/faculte/departements/pathologie-et-microbiologie/

Additional information about the position

Reference number:  FMV 07-17/1_4
Application deadline:   March 1st, 2020
Applications received after the deadline will be considered if no other timely applications meet the requirements.
Salary: Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date:  As of June 1st, 2020 or according to the candidate’s availabilities

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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