Food Production Medicine
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) is seeking applicants to fill a Health Programs (HP) position in Food Production Medicine at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will teach clinical skills to final year DVM students. The position is for a part-time (with the potential of up to 50%) Assistant Professor, Health Programs, one year (12 month) appointment. The appointment percentage will be assigned based on the needs of the department and successful candidate.
The successful candidate will provide clinical instruction to students participating in food animal medicine, surgery, and production animal clerkships with an emphasis on building critical analytical skills. The ability to work with students and provide a welcoming and scholarly environment is essential. We are looking for someone who enjoys teaching and interacting with students for all disciplines in the profession. The right candidate will be committed to ensuring all students in the DVM curriculum are competent in introductory food animal medicine and surgery, a commitment to evidence-based practice of veterinary medicine, a commitment to one-health (interface of human-animal-environmental health), and always interacts in a professional manner with students, veterinarians, clients and colleagues.
The position offers exciting opportunities to work in a collaborative environment that fosters faculty development. LCS faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including analytical core facilities and cyber-infrastructure for advanced data analytics. LCS’s dairy faculty are part of the MSU dairy team that includes faculty in the Department of Animal Science and MSU Extension Educators. The team promotes and supports the growth of the Michigan Dairy industry, one of the most progressive in the U.S. and the world. Michigan has the greatest milk production per cow and the lowest average somatic cell count per cow in the country.
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, service/extension, and research in a DEI statement.
Faculty benefits which include comprehensive medical and dental packages are available for a 50% position; premiums will vary, as well as an optional base retirement plan and paid vacation leave depending upon appointment percentage. There is also professional liability coverage.
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.
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Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate - Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD, BVSc or equivalent)
Licensed to practice in State of Michigan (academic license option exists)
MS, PhD. Applicants should have experience in veterinary practice and relevant clinical skills. Prior experience teaching or mentoring DVM students interested in food animal practices would be desirable.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit electronically on the MSU Careers website: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/listing/
- Letter of intent that addresses specific strengths related to the position, overall qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. Please include research interests and funding history
- Curriculum vitae
- Full names and contact information (e-mail and phone) of 3 references
- Statement of interest that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy
- Diversity and inclusion 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.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Interested individuals desiring more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Melinda Wilkins, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 517-355-3967.
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Summary of Physical Demands
Frequent lifting and carrying of 50 pounds or more.
Summary of Health Risks
Work with animals and unfixed animal tissue.
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and providing the finest clinical services available.
Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world.
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.