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Lecturer, Animal Science

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Commensurate with qualifications
Posted Date
Dec 30, 2022

Lecturer, Animal Science

The Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position starting in Fall 2023. This position is a two-year, renewable, 9-month (1.0 FTE) appointment with expectations for teaching, advising, and service. The position is responsible for undergraduate courses in the Zoo, Exotic, and Companion Animal focus area of the Animal Science major. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses that complement existing course offerings within this focus area as well as support the overall teaching mission of the department. Through teaching, research, and service, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences strives to strengthen the ability of our students, faculty, and stakeholders to meet current and future local, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the field of Animal Science. The approximately 430 undergraduate Animal Science majors and minors may choose to focus on zoo, exotic, and companion animals, equine science, dairy science, or pre-veterinary/pre-professional studies. The Department is well regarded for its experiential learning courses on campus (such as UVM CREAM and EQUUS), travel courses, and internship and research opportunities. Faculty members are committed to advancing the values of Our Common Ground (i.e., openness, respect, responsibility, integrity, innovation, and justice) through their teaching and service. We are specifically seeking a colleague who will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising and collaborate with other faculty to that end. Furthermore, we seek a colleague who shares our commitment to mentoring and supporting students and staff from diverse backgrounds and to developing more inclusive and equitable academic practices.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences seeks a highly motivated professional with demonstrated proficiency in companion animal, zoo, and/or exotic animal health, management, and/or behavior. Minimum qualifications include a masters or doctoral degree in Animal or Veterinary Science or a related discipline, or a veterinary degree. Professionals with expertise in a broad number of disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates must apply online at  Position # 015320. Complete applications include five elements: (1) A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; (2) A current curriculum vitae; (3) A teaching philosophy statement; (4) A statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; and (5) The names and email addresses of three references. Please note, reference letters are required only upon request. Review of applications will begin January 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to either search committee co-chair, Dr. Julie Smith or Dr. Stephanie McKay, by email at  or  More information about the Department is available at:

Burlington, Vermont, perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. For more information regarding UVM’s diversity and other initiatives, please visit the President’s web site at:

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