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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 601600
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences 10046518
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Tenure System Faculty, Veterinary/Animal Care, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Asst/Asc/Full Professor HP or Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University is seeking applications from qualified applicants for a clinical-track (Health Program, HP) or tenure-track position in large animal surgery at faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The large animal surgery service is committed to excellence in clinical service, didactic and clinical teaching of professional veterinary students, and resident training. The surgery service is composed of 5 boarded surgeons, one double boarded in ACVECC, one in ACVSMR and three surgery residents. The surgery service is complemented by specialists in multiple areas, including 4 ACVIM faculty that are also board certified in ACVECC and ACVSMR as well as boarded specialists in ACVAA, ACVO, and ACVIM-cardiology. Our facilities include a fully equipped hospital with 24-hour certified technical staff, advanced imaging, the Matilda Wilson Pegasus Critical Care and Isolation Facility and the McPhail Equine Performance Center that is fully equipped for advanced sports medicine (

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinical service and instruction, didactic and laboratory teaching, research, outreach, and service. Instructional responsibilities include teaching professional veterinary students and veterinarians (residents) in postgraduate training programs related to large animal surgery. Clinical service responsibilities include a hospital assignment of approximately 30-40% for tenure track faculty and 75% for clinical track faculty. Annual clinical service and research assignments are negotiable, depending on the successful candidate's experience, interests and the type of appointment (tenure-track or clinical-track).

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the East Lansing campus. The large animal teaching hospital is housed in the Veterinary Medical Center, a state-of-the art facility with recent substantial renovations to the large animal facilities to meet the College‚Äôs mission. The facility includes three surgical suites fully equipped with high definition arthroscopy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, ligasure, and a full complement of orthopedic instrumentation (LCP and DCP plates). In addition, state of the art imaging (including CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasound, digital radiography, over-the-ground endoscopy and fluoroscopy), equine gait analysis, including motion capture system, lameness locator, force plates, EMG and saddle pressure mat are available. The surgery team operates in a highly collaborative environment to practice the highest standard of veterinary medicine with focus on lameness and the equine athlete. 

Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is a national leader in agricultural research. MSU has a vibrant veterinary science community comprising of more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of clinical and diagnostic service, and translational and basic research spanning the lab-to-clinic continuum. The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty appointed in the College of Veterinary Medicine ( Opportunities exist to interact with members of other departments and colleges including faculty in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resource. Appointed faculty may also be affiliated with MSU AgBioResearch (

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The CVM is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University and respects all family forms. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

Required Degree

Doctorate -DVM

Minimum Requirements

Applicants for the position must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Competency in equine surgery and lameness is required. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, European College of Veterinary Surgeons, or completion of a residency program is preferred.

Excellent communication skills are required in small group as well as large lecture hall settings. The ability to interact with a wide variety of faculty and students in a professional and collegial manner is required. Participation in shared afterhours emergency surgery back-up is required. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Michigan is also required.


Desired Qualifications

Experience with advanced imaging modalities is desired. Residents completing programs in 2019 and 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

Applications must include: a letter of intent describing strengths, professional goals, and vision for contribution to either a tenure-track or clinical-track position, along with a curriculum vitae and names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please go to our online website to apply.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Marc Kinsley,  Search Committee Chair, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; telephone 315) 657-2645, email:


Special Instructions

Review of Applications begins:  September 11, 2019

Applications Close:  Open until filled

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Summary of Health Risks

Contact with animals.


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.

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