Clinical Assistant Professor - Shelter Medicine (Clinical Sciences)

Mar 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Description of Position: The Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant / Associate / Professor position in Shelter Medicine.  Information about the College: Kansas State University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to diverse recreational regions. Kansas State University was voted as the second best place to work for professional adults in the nation. For more information visit or Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: The successful candidate will provide clinical instruction in shelter medicine for fourth year veterinary students. The majority of training will occur off-site at regional shelter facilities using a mobile surgical unit. The successful candidate must be committed to providing excellent patient care and clinical training in surgical sterilization and non-surgical considerations associated with shelter practice. Additional responsibilities will include building and maintaining cooperative agreements with regional shelters to provide learning opportunities for students, providing consultation services to regional facilities, community outreach and didactic teaching in shelter medicine and basic surgery. The successful candidate will oversee the associated intern program and support staff. Generation of scholarly communication in issues relevant to shelter medicine and/or clinical training will be encouraged.  Required Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and have experience working with shelter animals.  Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with formal training in shelter medicine and/or eligibility for board certification with the ABVP in the specialty of Shelter Medicine Practice.  Additional Information: This is a 12 month, annually renewable position.  Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications. Questions regarding the open position or search process should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brad Crauer at (785) 532-4482 or Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and contact information for three professional references. The letter of intent should describe the applicant's strengths, professional goals and vision for contributing to a clinical position at Kansas State University.      Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.