Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

East Lansing, MI
Feb 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5024

Internal Posting Date: 02-24-2017

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 03-10-2017

Job Title: Assistant Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Veterinary Medicine

Primary Department: 10046764 SMALL ANIMAL CLINICAL SCIENCES - CVM

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 100%


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Position Summary: The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences is inviting applications for a fixed-term faculty position in veterinary companion animal primary care. The position is a 1 year, fixed-term appointment with the academic rank of assistant professor. This is a full time, 12-month appointment that has the potential for renewal beyond the first year. The successful applicant will join two other full-time faculty members, a licensed veterinary technician, and a veterinary assistant devoted to the primary care
service. Department faculty also include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesia.

The duties of the successful applicant include participation in the teaching and service missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Approximately 70-80% effort will be devoted to clinical service and instruction. Applicants should have experience and aptitude in delivering excellent primary (first-opinion) medical, surgical, and dental care to companion (canine and feline) animals. Small exotic "pocket pet" clinical experience is desirable but not essential. An interest in shelter medicine is also desirable, but not essential. The position involves extensive instruction of veterinary students in a teaching-hospital setting, and training of veterinary interns assigned to the primary care service. The instructional model emphasizes increasing student autonomy and hands-on experience under direct veterinary supervision, attempting to simulate a high-throughput, time-efficient practice environment.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Minimum qualifications include a DVM degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Michigan. At least one year of post-graduate (DVM) companion animal clinical experience is required, with three or more years highly desirable.

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: References: Provide full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 3 individuals acting as references.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Stephan Carey/Assistant Professor HP/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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