Veterinary General Surgery - Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor - NTT

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Job Title: Veterinary General Surgery - Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor - NTT
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36072
Job Description

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track teaching faculty position in Small Animal General Surgery at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor level.

This appointment’s primary teaching and clinical focus is providing faculty support to the general surgery section in the Veterinary Health Center (VHC). Intermittent, limited support to the surgical oncology section may be required. As part of this appointment, the successful candidate will:

  • Obtain and maintain license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri (faculty or regular licensure) within no more than 3 months of start date;
  • Complete DEA registration and get BNDD certificate;
  • Provide clinical instruction of students (professional), interns, and residents in general surgery and perioperative medicine;
  • Contribute to the professional and graduate curriculum by participating in classroom and laboratory instruction. Opportunities for online instruction are possible;
  • Represent the University, College, and VHC through outreach activities for animal-owning public, referring veterinarians, or other relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide consultation to off-site university-operated clinics;
  • Share with other faculty and house officers in after-hours call;
  • Participate in the discovery process by participating in clinical, resident or house officer research. Collaborative research is encouraged; and,
  • Participate in faculty governance activities.

Initial appointment will begin as soon as a well-qualified candidate can be identified and hired.

The Veterinary Health Center is a progressive environment where there is a culture of collegiality and patient care is top priority. The General Surgery Service of ureteroscopic offers surgical care for all types of advanced soft tissue procedures. We have access to top-of-the-line CT, Pet-CT, 3T MRI, and a state-of-the-art fluoroscopy suite. Rigid endoscopic and flexible equipment is utilized frequently for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Ectopic ureteral laser ablation and other interventional procedures are performed in cooperation with the Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Radiology Services.

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent degree.
Diplomate status or eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement. Clinical experience, communication skills, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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 VHC Surgery Service 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, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement

Application Materials Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

    a letter stating professional interests and career goals;contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,a curriculum vitae.
Appointment (hire) of the successful candidate will be contingent upon verification of all degrees. When an offer of employment is made, official transcripts for all completed degrees must be sent directly from the awarding institution to MS. Leslie J. Simmons, [email protected], Chair’s Office, 900 East Campus Drive, Columbia, MO 65211.

If you have questions about the online application process please email [email protected] or call (573)882-7976.

Application Deadline Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.

Please contact Dr. Jill Luther ([email protected]) if you have specific questions about the position.

Other 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:

Salary 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, 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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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.

Here are a variety of links that provide insights to this special place to live:
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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time