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Specialist - Curriculum Dev-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Medicine Dean 10046908
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Veterinary Curriculum-Content Specialist

Position Summary

The position will be part of the Academic Programs (AP) team. The veterinary curriculum-content specialist/coordinator will work closely with teams of veterinarians, veterinary nurses and assistants, project managers/administrators, curriculum specialists, coordinators, and assistants, and instructional designers, to develop curricula in support of the veterinary programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). In collaboration with faculty and the Academic Programs team, the veterinary curriculum-content specialist/coordinator will support the design, delivery, and refinement of curricula aligned with competency-based education and active learning principles and inform implementation of cutting-edge practices related to competency-based veterinary education, faculty development, and student success at MSU CVM through application of best practices and collaboration with experts in relevant fields. 

The veterinary curriculum-content specialist/coordinator will be responsible for assisting faculty in developing courses and content in support of various veterinary basic science and clinical disciplines and skills, coordinating curricular content development and integration of basic- and veterinary-sciences disciplines and skills within and across courses and years of the four-year veterinary curriculum, collaborating with curriculum stakeholders such as the CVM faculty and the CVM Curriculum Committee, designing, generating, analyzing, and disseminating data relevant to CVM and veterinary education in collaboration with AP leadership, and serving as an ex-officio member of the College Curriculum Committee.



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

Masters -Education, Animal Health or related fiel

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Veterinary Science or Higher Education

Minimum Requirements

Successful candidate must have knowledge and experience equivalent to successful completion of a veterinary medical program, veterinary technology/veterinary nursing program, or 4-year degree in a related field and an advanced degree (Masters, PhD) in education, animal health, or a closely related field; and one to three years clinical practice, public practice, or teaching experience. Proven leadership abilities with an emphasis on success working in a team environment; expertise in interpersonal and communication skills. Preference will be given to Licensed Veterinary Technician and DVM (or equivalent) candidates.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with developing and delivering veterinary curricula, including didactic and/or clinical instruction for veterinary medical and/or veterinary nursing students. Familiarity with higher education and adult learner pedagogy. Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, management, analysis, and reporting. Demonstrated success working with higher education faculty and students. Experience in mentoring and educator development.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent/cover letter
  • Listing of three professional references, including names and contact information.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



Department Statement

CVM Mission:

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.

CVM Vision:

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 to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's goals, strategies and progress.

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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