Assistant Professor Health Programs

Job description

Job no: 503721
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences 10046764
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Veterinary/Animal Care, Non-Union
Position Summary

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences is inviting applications for a Health Programs (HP) faculty position in veterinary companion animal Primary Care. The position is a 1 year appointment with the academic rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full time appointment that has the potential for renewal. The successful applicant will join two other full-time faculty members, 2 licensed veterinary technicians, and a veterinary assistant devoted to the primary care service. Department faculty also include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and anesthesia.

The duties of the successful applicant include participation in the teaching and service missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Approximately 70-80% effort will be devoted to clinical service and instruction. Applicants should have experience and aptitude in delivering excellent primary (first-opinion) medical, surgical, and dental care to companion (canine and feline) animals. Small non-traditional “pocket pet” clinical experience is desirable but not essential. An interest in shelter medicine and formalized teaching and/or leadership experience is also desirable. The position involves extensive instruction of veterinary students in a teaching-hospital setting, surgical supervision of veterinary students in an outreach shelter environment, and training of veterinary interns assigned to the Primary Care Service. The instructional model utilizes direct and experiential learning for preclinical and clinical veterinary students. The goals are to emphasize critical thinking, increase student autonomy, and provide hands-on experience under direct veterinary and technician supervision, aiming for a model of excellence in companion animal first opinion and preventative care.

Required Degree

Doctorate -DVM

Minimum Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a D.V.M. degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Michigan. At least three years of post-graduate (DVM) companion animal clinical experience or completion of a rotating or applicable specialty internship is required.

Required Application Materials

Michigan State University has an online, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: 1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 3 individuals acting as references. At least one of the references must be a veterinarian who has worked with the candidate in a veterinary capacity.

Special Instructions

Application review will begin May 29, 2018, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. It is desired to have the successful candidate begin on or before July 1, 2018. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Stephan A. Carey, Chairperson, Search Committee, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, 736 Wilson Road D208, Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314. [517-355-6570] [email protected].

Summary of Health Risks

TB risk

Potential exposure to animals or to specimens with mycobacterium.

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Advertised: May 14, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 12/27/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time