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Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition

Employer
Western University of Health Sciences
Location
Pomona, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Posting Number:

F00481

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition

Campus:

Western University Campus-Pomona, CA

Department:

1701-College of Veterinary Medicine

Type of Position:

Faculty

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing content expertise in Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition, incorporating the discipline in the curriculum, and contributing to scholarly advancement of the field. Will assume various teaching roles, where required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Will provide support in the training of students throughout the DVM curriculum. Will serve as a college-wide content expert in Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition and contribute as an active member of college and university committees. Position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research. Clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services. Professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  1. Current theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition. Clinical practice experience with food animals is required.
  2. Organizational skills necessary in prioritizing workload and delegating responsibility when appropriate
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students at the college and university levels, and with outside contacts, in a timely manner
  4. Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality according to state/federal laws

Required Qualifications:

1. EDUCATION: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. Although not required, board certification in, or board eligibility for, a discipline pertinent to clinical Food Animal Medicine is desirable. Advanced training and credentials in research will be given additional consideration.

2. EXPERIENCE: At least five years clinical experience in Food Animal Medicine in an academic or private practice setting. Preference will be given to individuals with strong potential for, or with active, extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

Diplomate status or eligibility for certification examination by an AVMA specialty college or board, or equivalent residency training and experience. Applicants who have earned a post-DVM graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition are also encouraged to apply.

List comments regarding work hours:

Hours vary and may include some evenings and/or weekends.

Job Duty:

Contribute to the training of veterinary students in Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition:

  1. Provide leadership and/or instruction for third-and fourth-year clinical activities
  2. Participate in the Problem-Based learning (PBL) curriculum for first- and second-year students
  3. Develop and present PBL correlative presentations/interactive sessions, and laboratories and on-site visits in Food Animal Medicine/Nutrition as determined in the curriculum development process
( 55% if non-tenure)

Percentage Of Time:

40%

Job Duty:

Clinical services, as negotiated and assigned to provide on farm veterinary medical and surgical services to local food animal clients, including preventive and production medicine programs.


Percentage Of Time:

15%

Job Duty:

Pursue scholarly endeavors and professional self-development, with opportunities to engage in research, as negotiated:

  1. If tenure track: Develop a self-sustaining research program and participate in development of post-DVM training programs
  2. Participate in local, national, and/or international continuing education programs
(25% if non-tenure)

Percentage Of Time:

40%

Job Duty:

Participate in college and university committees. Represent the college to external persons and agencies, including funding agencies

Percentage Of Time:

5%

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:

Yes

If yes, list maximum weight and duration:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear, occasionally sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and frequently uses hands to grasp objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific vision requirements for this job.

Describe Work Environment:

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties required of this position are normally performed in a typical office or laboratory setting and in a food production facility (farm, slaughter house, dairy, feedlot, etc). The noise level in this setting is variable due to the different activities occurring in each location.

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