Associate Professor of Veterinary Food Animal Medicine

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Job ID 26784
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri Food Animal Medicine Faculty Position (2018)

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, seeks applications for a full time tenure track or non-tenure track faculty position in Food Supply Veterinary Medicine at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Details about position, MU and Columbia are posted online at .

This appointment's primary focus is field service and production medicine for all livestock, with an emphasis in cow/calf, with a minority of time dedicated to in house clinical service. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop a caseload-based clinical curriculum in livestock production medicine;
  • Contribute to a production medicine clinical elective that is taught every year;
  • Interact with the animal-owning public, referring veterinarians, students, commodity groups, extension faculty, animal science faculty, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture;
  • Share with other faculty and house officers in after-hours call;
  • Share responsibility for training interns, residents and graduate students.
  • Participate in clinical / production based research (non-tenure track-teaching) or develop an independently funded research program related to food supply veterinary medicine (tenure track).

Didactic teaching, outreach, or administrative service will make up the remainder of the appointment. Distribution of effort will be based on the successful candidate's qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the food animal section.

Initial appointment will begin as soon as an acceptable candidate can be identified and hired.


DVM or equivalent degree, eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri, and Federal Accreditation by the USDA are required. Diplomate status or eligibility in a specialty relevant to food supply veterinary medicine is desirable. Graduate training is desirable, especially for candidates considering a tenure track position.

Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement. Clinical experience, communication skills, experience working effectively in diverse environments, and letters of reference will all be considered in selection of a candidate. The potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the food animal section will also be assessed, as will specialty and/or research training and teaching experience. We are seeking a candidate with interest in practicing up-to-date medicine/surgery and a passion for teaching.

Please contact Dr. Loren Schultz, 573-882-6857, e-mail [email protected] if you have questions about the position.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.


Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, 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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. 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.


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Columbia Missouri Information

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. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.

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:

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.

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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2018
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