Job ID 23906
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

University of Missouri (MU) Clinical Instructorship - Equine Medicine, Ambulatory and Surgery

MU College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a clinical instructorship in the equine section of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. This opportunity is within an equine section consisting of 6 faculty members, 4 house officers, and 4 technicians. The job description will depend upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant. The successful candidate will demonstrate they are a dedicated team player, with interest in practicing progressive medicine/surgery and a passion for teaching.

Clinical, emergency, and teaching efforts are anticipated to be 80% of total FTE. Remaining time may be devoted to professional development, didactic teaching, and preparation for specialty certification, if applicable. Significant in-house opportunities are available for education including journal clubs, house officer rounds and continuing education events. Teaching activities will include supervision of clinical veterinary students on equine service rotations.

If you have questions regarding the position or the Equine Section, please contact Dr. Philip Johnson, Phone: (573) -882-7821 or send an email to JohnsonPJ@missouri.edu.


Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement, and the potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the Equine section. Communication skills, experience working effectively in varied environments and letters of reference will all be considered in selection of candidates. Qualifications include:
  • Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree (such as VMD, BVSc) and a minimum of 2 years equine practice or completion of a residency in equine medicine or surgery;
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri. Please see http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2270-2.pdf;
  • Certificate or eligibility for DEA / BNDD Certificate;
  • USDA accreditation;
  • A valid driver's license.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will continue until suitable candidate is identified.

Other Information

MU's Veterinary Health Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock. Columbia, MO is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital. The population of central Missouri and reasonable proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City provide for a robust small animal emergency and referral caseload. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals. The MU campus has within it bounds a College of Veterinary Medicine, a School of Medicine, a College of Agriculture, a College of Engineering, the Missouri University Research Reactor, the Nuclear Sciences and Engineering Institute, the Radiopharamaceutical Sciences Institute and the International Center for Nanomedicine. This unique blend of campus resources creates a synergy to conduct high-quality research and practice cutting-edge medicine. The imaging section of the Department has close ties to all of these groups. For more about this special place and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:

MU is a nationally competitive, global university. Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

In 2010, the University of Missouri began investing strategically in its areas of expertise through the Mizzou Advantage, a campus-wide plan to build on exciting opportunities in: Food for the Future; Media of the Future; One Health, One Medicine; and Sustainable Energy. Mizzou Advantage - One Health, One Medicine offers unmatched opportunities for collaboration in animal and human health. The initiative also connects with research and instruction in health care delivery, policy, business models, medical ethics and the culture of healthy living. To learn more, please visit One Health, One Medicine: The Convergence of Human and Animal Health.


Professional rank and salary are negotiable and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Benefit Eligibility

This is a full-time, benefit eligible, 12 month appointment. 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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

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 Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

MU 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.

Columbia Missouri Information

Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for educational facilities, health care, technological savvy, economic growth, and cultural opportunities. The cost of living is still affordable, whether you prefer an apartment in the city, a farm on a country road or a family home near a top notch school. With a population of 108,500, Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri on Interstate 70. American Airlines connects Columbia Regional Airport with Dallas and Chicago. United flies from COU to Chicago and Dallas. We have easy access to international airports from both St. Louis and Kansas City, as well. Here are a variety of links that provide insights to this special place to live:

Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau - http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/

Columbia-Downtown Association - http://www.discoverthedistrict.com/

Radio Stations - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_stations_in_Missouri

Newspapers -http://www.columbiatribune.com/ and http://www.columbiamissourian.com/

Columbia Public Schools - http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/

Columbia Catholic School - http://www.ccsk8.org/

Columbia Independent School - http://cislions.org/

Trail Directory- http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Trails/

Columbia Parks and Recreation - http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/

Stephens Lake Park-http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Parks/Stephens_Lake/index.php

Columbia Activity and Recreation Center - http: //www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/ARC/

Katy Trial - http://www.bikekatytrail.com/columbia.asp

There are 22 area sites owned, leased or managed by MO Dept of Conservation - http://mdc.mo.gov/

Daniel Boone Regional Library - http://www.dbrl.org/

Columbia's Farmer's Market - http://www.columbiafarmersmarket.org/

Art in Columbia - http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Arts/Documents/galleryguide.pdf

Jazz - http://www.wealwaysswing.org/index.php

Blues Festival - http://www.rootsnbluesnbbq.com/

RagTag Cinema - http://www.ragtagfilm.com/

Film Festival - http://ragtagfilm.com/

University Concert Series - http://www.concertseries.org/

Golf Courses - http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/city.aspx?dest=Columbia+MO

Wineries & breweries- http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/web/things_to_do/wineries_breweries.php

Application Materials

Please be prepared to submit a letter stating professional interests and career goals, a curriculum vitae, professional transcript(s) and contact information including email addresses for three references.