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Assistant Professor Health Programs

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 910303
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences 10046764
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Veterinary/Animal Care, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant Professor in the Health Programs (HP) appointment system.

The role of the successful applicant will encompass clinical service, education, and research/scholarly activity. The amount of time dedicated to each of these endeavors is flexible and will be geared towards the interests, strengths, and qualifications of the applicant. The current Primary Care team consists of two full-time, and one part-time primary care faculty, three licensed veterinary technicians, and a veterinary assistant devoted to the primary care service in the Veterinary Medical Center. The Primary Care Service sees outpatient appointments for routine wellness and medical concerns. The service also caters to many second-opinion cases due to our ability to perform more advanced diagnostics and easy accessibility to specialty consultations. Primary Care performs sterilization surgeries for dogs/cats and other routine surgeries commonly performed in a primary care setting such as mass removals and cystotomies. Routine dental procedures are also performed via the service. The Veterinary Medical Center faculty also include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, medical and radiation oncology, theriogenology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and anesthesia.

Considerable effort will be devoted to clinical service and instruction. The position involves extensive instruction of veterinary medical and veterinary nursing students in a teaching-hospital setting, surgical supervision of veterinary students in a traditional hospital setting with the goal of also providing training in an outreach shelter environment. Additionally, the position will also be responsible for training veterinary interns assigned to the Primary Care Service.

This position will also be responsible for teaching and the continuous improvement of didactic and laboratory courses. This will include the development of educational support materials in assigned courses in the DVM programs. The instructional model employed at MSU utilizes direct and experiential learning for preclinical and clinical veterinary and veterinary nursing students. The goals are to emphasize critical thinking, increase student autonomy, and provide hands-on experience under direct veterinary and veterinary nurse supervision, aiming for a model of excellence in companion animal first opinion and preventative care.

Health Programs (HP) appointments are unique to Michigan State University and are predicated on the need to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services and clinical research. Health Programs (HP) appointments emphasize clinical service and teaching, although these positions are flexible to allow ample time for research and scholarly activity. Both tenure system and HP appointments are expected to contribute to preclinical and clinical education of veterinary students, interns, and residents. Health Programs (HP) appointments are unique to Michigan State University Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services, and clinical research. HP faculty appointed in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences typically have 50-70% clinical assignments devoted to clinical and pre-clinical instruction, patient care services, and the general administrative efforts of the Department and College. In addition, HP faculty are expected to be active in research and other scholarly endeavors. A complete description of the Michigan State University HP system is available at Health Programs Faculty Appointment System Handbook (msu.edu)

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary school; licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Michigan.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a College, aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture that is committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.

CVM Core Value of Diversity

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s goals, strategies and progress.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to large cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public-school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© Official Travel & Tourism Website for Michigan for more details.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Diversity Statement:
Statement on your commitment to diversity.
Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different and as individuals we are all uniquely different. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Other -DVM/VMD

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary school; licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Michigan.

Required Application Materials

Letter of Intent/Cover Letter:

A letter of intent highlighting specific strengths related to this position, overall related qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. For tenured and continuing system positions, include research interests and funding history.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume:

Your most recently updated CV

References:

Full names and contact information (phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.

Teaching Philosophy

Diversity Statement:
Statement on your commitment to diversity.
Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different and as individuals we are all uniquely different. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.

Special Instructions

Interested individuals desiring more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Hayley Gallaher, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail gallah12@msu.edu.

Review of applications begins on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Review of Applications Begins On

01/09/2024

Summary of Physical Demands
  • Work requiring lifting 50 pounds or more with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or more.
  • Summary of Health Risks
    • Work with animals and unfixed animal tissue.
  • Potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
  • Website

    https://cvm.msu.edu/scs

    Department Statement

    We believe veterinarians make the world a better place. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SCS) is committed to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and bringing our skills and knowledge together to provide the best clinical services available.

    The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers graduate programs through the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program, a residency program, a DVM degree, a veterinary technician program, and specialty continuing education for practicing veterinarians.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Nov 7, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Nov 7, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

    Organization

    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

    We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

    In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 29th among the nation’s public universities
    • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
    • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
    • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

    Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

    Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

    Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

     

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