Lecturer - Clinical Practice Veterinarian

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Lecturer - Clinical Practice Veterinarian


Great Plains Vet Ed Center-1179

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Description of Work:

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a Clinical Practice Veterinarian position. This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer. The apportionment is 30% research and 70% teaching. This position will be located in Clay Center, Nebraska at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center.

The Clinical Practice Veterinarian will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

This appointment will be for three years, and reappointment will be made depending on satisfactory progression and execution of responsibilities as well as availability of funds. This position participates in implementing the teaching and service component of the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC), located at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), Clay Center, Nebraska. The position is supervised directly by the Director of GPVEC.

Specific duties for this position are:

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES (70%): Teaching and directed service responsibilities are the primary focus for this position (50% teaching as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines and 20% directed, scholarly service). The incumbent will take an active role in the GPVEC teaching program in clinical food animal medicine and production management, including leadership in classroom and field teaching activities of veterinary medical students through lectures, demonstrations, and other educational efforts. Implementation of innovative teaching methodology, such as online instruction, is strongly encouraged. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on GPVEC educational program needs. The incumbent will participate in the day-to-day clinical care of the cattle, sheep, and swine populations at the USMARC as necessary to optimize and improve animal health and productivity while maintaining good rapport and complementary working relationships with the USMARC administration, scientists, staff, and other personnel. The incumbent will assume routine duties in concert with other staff, faculty, and the herd health veterinarian(s) at USMARC. This work will include occasional evening, weekend, and holiday duty. Veterinary medical clinical service for the USMARC herd includes herd health management as well as routine veterinary medical, surgical, obstetrical, and necropsy practices associated with large herds of cattle, sheep, and swine. Performance of necropsy duties includes recording necropsy findings, collecting and submitting specimens for laboratory tests, interpreting results, preparing final reports, and discussing interpretations with students.

RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES (30%): The incumbent will be engaged in research and provide support and participate as a team member in other research projects with GPVEC faculty, UNL faculty, USMARC scientists, ISU faculty and others to support and enhance the GPVEC mission when opportunities arise.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will serve as an engaged member of the GPVEC team, including, but not limited to, internal and external functions such as faculty and faculty/staff meetings, open houses, tours, and outreach activities and events. This engagement also includes other responsibilities fitting the expertise of the incumbent and needs of GPVEC and SVMBS.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • DVM degree and license to practice in Nebraska.
  • USDA APHIS Accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in a biomedical specialty.
  • Board Certification in an AVMA-recognized and appropriate field.
  • Three years’ experience in food animal clinical medicine, preferably in the beef sector.
  • Experience instructing veterinary students.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum). See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jodi Mackin
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

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