The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences is inviting applications for a fixed-term faculty position in veterinary companion animal primary care. The position is a 1 year, fixed-term appointment with the academic rank of assistant professor. This is a full time, 12-month appointment that has the potential for renewal beyond the first year. Minimum qualifications include a DVM degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Michigan. At least one year of post-graduate (DVM) companion animal clinical experience is required, with three or more years highly desirable. The successful applicant will join two other full-time faculty members, a licensed veterinary technician, and a veterinary assistant devoted to the primary care service. Department faculty also include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesia.
The duties of the successful applicant include participation in the teaching and service missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Approximately 70-80% effort will be devoted to clinical service and instruction. Applicants should have experience and aptitude in delivering excellent primary (first-opinion) medical, surgical, and dental care to companion (canine and feline) animals. Small exotic “pocket pet” clinical experience is desirable but not essential. An interest in shelter medicine is also desirable, but not essential. The position involves extensive instruction of veterinary students in a teaching-hospital setting, and training of veterinary interns assigned to the primary care service. The instructional model emphasizes increasing student autonomy and hands-on experience under direct veterinary supervision, attempting to simulate a high-throughput, time-efficient practice environment.
Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: 1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 3 individuals acting as references to https://jobs.msu.edu, referencing posting # 5024. Application review will begin March 6, 2017, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. It is desired to have the successful candidate begin on or before July 1, 2017. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Stephan A. Carey, Chairperson, Search Committee, 517-355-6570 email@example.com.
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.