Assistant Teaching Professor of Shelter Medicine (Non-Tenure Track)

Columbia, MO
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

  • The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the College's overall goals of teaching, discovery and service to meet critical veterinary workforce needs by providing training for students in physical examination, anesthesia, and surgery. Importantly, the faculty member will also work with other shelter personnel to promote knowledge of progressive shelter medicine practices and enhancing the health of shelter animals.

    Appointment’s primary focus is in shelter medicine, with majority of time dedicated to teaching and developing clinical service opportunities with local and regional shelters and humane societies. Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to:
    • Focus student teaching on meeting AVMA COE clinical competency requirements through interactions in local and regional humane societies and shelters
    -- Provide professional students with clinical training experience in physical examination, anesthesia, surgery, and dentistry. The individual should also be able to assist with instruction in shelter medicine and management, biosecurity, infectious disease, animal welfare, and behavioral welfare.
    -- Provide clinical training at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Middlebush Farm, the Veterinary Health Center, and at local and regional shelter facilities.
    -- Expand and refine the shelter medicine curriculum;
    • Participate in the management of the shelter program, employees, trainees, and facilities.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of agreements to provide clinical and consulting services with shelters in Missouri.
    • Actively seek funding support for the program with individual donors, humane organizations, granting institutions, and industry;
    • Participate in clinical / epidemiological research in an area related to shelter medicine, in collaboration with other faculty.


  • DVM or equivalent degree;
  • Professional license to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri;
  • BNDD and DEA registration in the State of Missouri;
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • USDA accreditation (small animal)
  • Appropriate clinical veterinary experience
  • Good communication skills


Salary will be commensurate with training and expertise.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a letter stating professional interests and career goals, professional transcript(s), contact information, including email addresses, for three references and curriculum vitae.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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