Assistant or Associate Professor in Equine Veterinary Extension

The University of Kentucky, Department of Veterinary Science is seeking a full-time, 12-month non-tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in equine veterinary extension. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in equine-related research and service activity. The candidate will work with equine scientists in the department and college, faculty at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and equine stakeholders to further collaborative research and diagnostic efforts addressing ongoing equine veterinary issues. This person will also serve as a department liaison to the local, state, national, and international equine industry and work with equine veterinarians as well as state and federal veterinarians. Furthermore, the candidate will work closely with the college's Equine Philanthropy Director. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the research mission of the department and college through collaboration with other faculty and/or by developing a research program.
The candidate is expected to work with faculty and stakeholders to identify new opportunities for research and diagnostics in an area relevant to the horse that leverages current departmental scientific expertise and scientific strategies with the needs of the industry. The candidate will be required to communicate knowledge to horse owners and related stakeholders through respected equine industry publications and conferences as well as organize regular outreach events to include seminar series, meetings, webinars, and other activities that inform stakeholders of ongoing research activities. The candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment by contributing to equine-related courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The candidate will be tasked with coordinating ongoing efforts to recruit veterinary students into research laboratories for summer research experiences. Finally, the candidate will be expected to serve on various committees at the department, college, and university level, including graduate student committees and national organizations for equine veterinarians.

Interested applicants should include the following along with nomination form:
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Letter of Intent that includes statement of research interests and experimental plan (upload under Cover Letter)
• Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 1)

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Martin Nielsen ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2017.

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Equine Veterinary Extension

Requisition Number

Working Title
Equine Extension Veterinarian

Department Name
81140:Veterinary Science

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

DVM or equivalent degree
MS or PhD degree in equine related scientific discipline

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification



The successful candidate is expected to have experience in equine-related research and service activity.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Five years of clinical experience in the care of horses is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of outreach and educational efforts, are required.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents


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