Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Lecturer in Shelter Medicine (72629)

Gainesville, Florida
Apr 06, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Lecturer in Shelter Medicine (72629)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Apr 5, 2021
Close Date:
May 7, 2021

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Lecturer in Shelter Medicine.

The successful candidate will lead a shelter-based clinical clerkship for third- and fourth-year veterinary students focused on surgical training in spay and neuter techniques. Other topics may include population management, preventive healthcare, behavior, welfare, treatment of common illnesses and injuries, and professional wellness.

The clinical clerkship is a partnership between the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and Miami-Dade Animal Services. MDAS is one of the largest animal shelters in the country with an annual intake of more than 30,000 animals, live outcomes exceeding 90%, and a broad range of community-based support programs and collaborations. A large veterinary care team works closely with staff to promote pet retention, return-to-home, and public health, while minimizing length-of-stay, promoting physical/behavioral wellness, and vigorously pursuing animal cruelty investigations. The primary responsibility for this position includes instruction of veterinary students in a high-quality shelter environment, with a particular emphasis on surgical training in spay-neuter.

The successful applicant will be an employee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, but will be based in Miami, Florida with occasional service in Gainesville. The position can be filled as a Clinical Lecturer (approximately 42 weeks of clinical instruction in the shelter) or as a Clinical Assistant Professor (approximately 36 weeks of clinical instruction with expectations for performing research, teaching, and service during off-clinic time). Clinical assignment is adjusted annually at the discretion of the Department Chair. The UF Shelter Medicine Program is supported by 5 other Gainesville-based faculty with a mission to train veterinary students in the problems of homeless animals and medical/surgical/behavioral care of individual animals and the shelter population as a whole, to provide advanced training of Shelter Medicine specialists, to deliver outreach field services to assist shelters, and to complete research to solve existing and emerging threats to successful sheltering programs.

UF aspires to provide an exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential to preeminence and manifest through a community of students, faculty, and staff of diverse experiences and backgrounds. We believe inclusion equals excellence, and key to our quest is a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and anti-racism. UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families and domestic partners. At the University of Florida, we know that the quality of our life and the quality of our work are interdependent -- and, as such, we place a high value on the health and wellbeing of our faculty and staff as well as their families.


The successful applicant will have a DVM or equivalent degree with specialized training or experience in Shelter Medicine. The applicant should be comfortable supervising students in spay-neuter techniques and have experience performing the range of surgeries that typically occur in an animal shelter. Experience working in a diverse environment and familiarity with conversational Spanish would be additional strengths.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, interested individuals for job number 72629 must submit their curriculum vitae, letter of application, and contact information for three professional references online. Applications should also be emailed to: Dr. Julie Levy, Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education, [email protected] Review of applications will begin on May 4, 2021.

Rank and salary will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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