Food Supply Veterinary Medicine – Clinical Instructor; Assistant Teaching Professor (NTT); or

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 23, 2023

Job Description

The College of Veterinary Medicine 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.

The Department 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 therapies.

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 program 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 by:
  • Participating in the clinical curriculum and providing service to clients.
  • Interacting with the animal-owning public, referring veterinarians, students, commodity groups, extension faculty, animal science faculty, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
  • Sharing after-hours call with other faculty and house officers.
  • Participating in intern, resident, and graduate student training.
  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree (such as a VMD, BVSc) prior to appointment start date.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
  • 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 registrations.
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain Federal Accreditation by the USDA.
  • 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 required.
Application Materials

Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

  1. Letter stating professional interests and career goals.
  2. Professional transcript(s).
  3. Curriculum Vitae.

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.

Please contact Noah Hartsfield, Recruiter, at or Dr. Austin Hinds, Food Animal Section Head, at if you have questions about the position.

Community Information

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, combining 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 -
Columbia-Downtown Association -
Columbia Public Schools -
Daniel Boone Regional Library -

Benefit Eligibility

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

Values Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit .


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