Assistant Professor – Neurotoxicology – University of Guelph

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD degree and must have a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in toxicological effects on nervous system function, however, outstanding researchers in any field of neuroscience will be considered. Applicants with an established record of success in research, teaching, including graduate or undergraduate student supervision, and evidence of effective communication and leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will work in a collaborative atmosphere among faculty with a research focus in neuroscience, to provide research and teaching to the newly established Collaborative Program in Neuroscience. Teaching obligations will be to deliver both Neuroscience and Toxicology lectures to undergraduate and graduate students. Establishment of an independent research program consistent with the research goals of the Department and College is expected. They will independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is responsible for delivering professional and specialist undergraduate education, and research training, in four main interdisciplinary fields: Reproductive Biology and Development, the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease (with particular emphasis on Cardiovascular disease and Cancer), Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuroscience. In addition to courses in the DVM and BSc programs, the Department offers graduate course-based Masters, and thesis-based MSc and PhD programs in each of the departmental discipline fields.

Guelph is a vibrant community of approximately 118,000 people, located in Southern Ontario, 100 kilometers west of Toronto. For more comprehensive information about the city please refer to the city’s web site at

The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. It has been named Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional collaborative research opportunities are available at three medical schools in the region (University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Western Ontario). In 2016, the Ontario Veterinary College was ranked number one in Canada and eighth worldwide, according to a global ranking of veterinary schools. Quacquarelli Symonds ranks universities by subject based on three different components: academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per paper.
The deadline for applications will be January 30th, 2017. Interviewing candidates will begin by late February and continue until the end of March or until a successful candidate has been identified. Interested parties should contact Dr. Tarek Saleh, Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 email in confidence to: and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.

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