Small Animal Surgery, Ast Teach Prof

Columbia, MO
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24245
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in Columbia, MO invites applications for full-time Assistant Teaching Professor of Small Animal Surgery. This is a full-time, 12 month/year appointment.

Position will be nontenure track teaching position, ranked at assistant professor level. Eligibility for professional licensure as a veterinarian in the State of Missouri is a requirement. The successful candidate will provide teaching and clinical service for the small animal surgery section and will have significant interaction with the anesthesiology, oncology, internal medicine, and neurology sections of the hospital. This position will primarily provide teaching and clinical service in the small animal surgery curriculum. Although there will likely be time devoted to the soft tissue surgery service at the time of hire, it is expected that the position will evolve into one that primarily focuses on orthopedic and neuro-surgery. Some weekend and emergency duty will be part of the appointment.

Focused research activity will not be part of the job description, but collaboration with other researchers, participation in clinical studies, and supervision of house officer projects will be possible. It is also an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in professional development activities to continuously improve his/her abilities and to expand the surgical options that are available to our clients and their animals.


Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement, and the potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the Small Animal Surgery 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);
  • Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or completion of a residency program in Small Animal Surgery;
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri. Please see ;
  • Certificate or eligibility for DEA / BNDD Certificate.

Application Deadline

Review of application materials will continue until a suitable candidate has been found.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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.

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:

Columbia Missouri Information

Our Campus and Our Community

MU's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital 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.

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.

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals. For more about the College of Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:

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 .

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 Denver. We have easy access to international airports from both St. Louis and Kansas City, as well. Read more about us:

Here are a variety of other links that provide insights to this special place to live:

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Thank you for your interest in our program.

Application Materials

Application materials must be submitted through the online application. Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

1. A letter stating professional interests and career goals;

2. Contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,

3. A curriculum vitae.

If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources by email or call (573)882-7976.


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