The College of Veterinary
at MU is on a mission to educate and train
outstanding clinicians and scientists from diverse backgrounds,
generate new knowledge, engage stakeholders, and foster economic
growth, all of which promote and protect the health and welfare of
animals and people. Our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional
program boasts a unique curricular structure, which provides nearly
two years of hands-on training in the college’s general and
specialty clinics. Additionally, the College is a leader in the
training Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in the areas of
Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Pathobiology. Simply put,
our mission is to Teach, Heal, Discover, and Serve.
of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
is dedicated to
developing and disseminating knowledge to improve the health and
well-being of animals and people through instruction, innovative
research, service, and leadership. The department is home to the
college’s Veterinary Health Center where our faculty provide
clinical care, teach, and develop innovative treatments and
We seek applications for an Clinical Instructor, Assistant
Teaching Professor (NTT) or Assistant Professor (TT) faculty
position in Food Supply Veterinary Medicine
. The positions may
be filled as a Clinical Instructor; a Non-tenure track Assistant,
Associate, or Full Teaching Professor; or a Tenure Track Assistant,
Associate, or Full Professor.
The University of Missouri has a broad-based food animal
that includes in-house clinical services, field
service, and a production/regulatory/public health service. While
this position will primarily focus on ambulatory/field service,
some time may be dedicated to the in-house clinical service as
dictated by scheduling needs. The person filling this position will
be expected to provide care of patients in the clinic and the field
when assigned to emergency duty.
The successful candidate will contribute meaningfully to the
missions of the Food Animal Section, Department, and College
- Participating in the clinical curriculum and providing service
- Interacting with the animal-owning public, referring
veterinarians, students, commodity groups, extension faculty,
animal science faculty, and the Missouri Department of
- Sharing after-hours call with other faculty and house
- Participating in intern, resident, and graduate student
- Participating in clinical/production- based research.
- Individuals in the tenure track will be expected to develop a
productive, funded research focus.
Didactic teaching, outreach, or administrative service will make up
the remainder of the appointment. Distribution of effort will be
based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals,
and the needs of the food animal section.
Initial appointment will begin as soon as an acceptable candidate
can be identified and hired.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
- A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree
(such as a VMD, BVSc) prior to appointment start date.
- Relevant experience in an area of Food Animal Medicine.
- Interest in practicing up-to-date medicine/surgery and a
passion for teaching.
- Eligibility for professional licensure (faculty or regular
license) to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Missouri
(be able to obtain within 3 months of their start date).
- Eligibility to obtain and maintain DEA and BNDD
- Eligibility to obtain and maintain Federal Accreditation by the
- Board Certification / Diplomate status or eligibility in a
relevant food animal specialty is desirable, but not required.
- Residency or further graduate training is desirable, but not
Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:
- Letter stating professional interests and career goals.
- Professional transcript(s).
- Curriculum Vitae.
Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is
Please contact Noah Hartsfield, Recruiter, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Austin Hinds, Food Animal Section
Head, at email@example.com if you have questions about the
MU is a nationally competitive, global institution and
Missouri’s largest public research university.
Many states fund
separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri
combines those roles at its flagship institution with both
land-grant and statewide missions in service to the citizens of the
State. MU, also referred to as “Mizzou”, is one of only five
universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary
medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.
MU is a national leader in comparative medicine
, in which
researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and
treatments for humans and animals. For more about the College of
Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation, and the
world, please explore our website
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town,
small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with
big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally
renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers,
Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and
hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
The following links provide insights into Columbia and Central
Missouri as a special place to live:
Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/
Columbia-Downtown Association - http://www.discoverthedistrict.com/
Columbia Public Schools - https://www.cpsk12.org/
Daniel Boone Regional Library - http://www.dbrl.org/
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For
additional information on University benefits, please visit the
Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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