Lecturer - Food Animal Veterinary Fellow

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Lecturer - Food Animal Veterinary Fellow


Great Plains Vet Ed Center-1179

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The Food Animal Veterinary Fellow will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. The successful candidate would be encouraged and mentored to pursue board certification in a relevant veterinary specialty and/or graduate training.
This is a 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Lecturer as a Food Animal Veterinary Fellow. The apportionment is 30% research and 70% teaching. This position will be located in Clay Center, Nebraska at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and GPVEC are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

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. This position is designed to provide the incumbent with experiences conducive to future high-level food-animal private practice or future pursuit of an academic role, but at a higher pay scale than a traditional residency. It is also envisioned to be a steppingstone toward ACVPM or ACVP board certification. The incumbent may or may not be able to complete board certification in the time employed, but efforts to do so will be encouraged and supported.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (70%): The successful candidate will be expected to develop clinical teaching skills while participating in teaching and directed service responsibilities which is the primary focus for this position (50% teaching 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. The incumbent will participate in the day-to-day clinical care of the cattle, sheep, and swine populations at the USMARC with supervision and structured mentorship appropriate to the incumbent. The incumbent shares the responsibility of 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.
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. 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 the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (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.

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 – Type II.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of clinical experience, preferably in food animal clinical medicine, and preferably in the beef sector.
  • Interest in developing specialized clinical skills relevant to food animal practice.

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 your experience working in diverse teams or groups 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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