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Assistant Professor Health Programs

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 694325
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: Veterinary/Animal Care, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Asst. Professor in Anesthesiology, Health Programs

Position Summary

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for an assistant professor position in Anesthesiology in the Health Programs Appointment System (HP). Health Program appointments are unique to Michigan State University’s Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services, and clinical research. Responsibilities will include classroom and laboratory instruction, research and scholarship and clinical practice and instruction. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other clinicians and staff. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include service to the large and small animal hospital and teaching anesthesiology to professional students, residents, graduate students and interns. Participation in providing back-up to the emergency anesthesia service coverage will be required. All faculty members are expected to be involved in research and scholarship, professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development.

The candidate will join a distinguished veterinary anesthesiology program with 3 board certified anesthesiologists, house officers, and a large group of supporting anesthesia nurses. The Veterinary Medical Center is a state of the art facility with a large and varied caseload. The Veterinary Hospital has a caseload of around 30,000 patients per year and provides superb facilities including 15 Small animal and 4 Large animal operating rooms, a minor procedures area, a wound treatment area, a dentistry suite, a recently remodeled intensive care unit and in-house MRI, CT and interventional fluoroscopy suites. House officer rounds, morbidity and mortality rounds, weekly journal clubs, case presentations and seminars enhance the intellectual environment. MSU has two other medical schools on campus that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research. Research infrastructure is directly supported by the college-level pre-awards office that assists faculty in preparing grants, and a Research and Teaching Technical Support group that provides a ready source of research technicians, and assists with general research needs. Opportunities for collaboration in research abound.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan (full or clinical academic license accepted). American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) specialty board certification or eligibility/candidate status is required.

Required Application Materials

Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address) of 4 individuals acting as references to

Special Instructions

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Valerie Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.


Department Statement

Michigan State University is a pioneer land-grant school and one of the top research universities in the world. Located on one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful campuses, East Lansing’s college-town atmosphere is complemented by a low cost of living and convenient access to other culturally-rich communities such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses and four distinct seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Additional information about Michigan attractions is available through the Pure Michigan® website:

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Mar 8, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 8, 2023 Eastern Standard Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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