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Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy (Job ID# 359883)

College of Veterinary Medicine
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Date posted
Feb 27, 2024

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences within the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an outstanding educator for our interdisciplinary and innovative teaching team. This is a full‐time, 12‐month, faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with annual renewal contingent upon performance. The Department faculty educates professional veterinary medicine, undergraduate, and graduate students.

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is multi-disciplinary with expertise in biomedical and veterinary sciences. We are dedicated to the education of veterinarians and biomedical scientists and the discovery of new knowledge and skills.  The College of Veterinary Medicine is situated on the beautiful St. Paul campus, in the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area. Minneapolis-St. Paul offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. There are excellent school systems, a thriving workforce, an award-winning culinary scene, museums of all types, outstanding theaters, and an international airport, and some of the country's best bike trails.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM or DVM-equivalent at the time of hire
  • Demonstrated teaching experience
  • Large animal anatomical and clinical expertise
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, students, and stakeholders

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated college or university‐level teaching experience
  • Experience in contemporary veterinary and/or medical education, including the development of online educational curricula
  • A record of publication in the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or research
  • Experience with the clinical application of educational content related to veterinary medicine
  • Knowledge and ability to teach across a wide number of disciplines, e.g. large and small animal anatomy, physiology, immunology and infectious diseases. Other related experience, including small and large animal surgical experience and comparative anatomy, will also be considered.
  • Experience and interest in performing veterinary clinical service or research 

Key Responsibilities

Instruction (75-80%)

We are seeking a Veterinary Anatomist to join our dynamic education team at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. The primary focus of this role will encompass teaching (75-80%)  and course coordinating in the year-long DVM comparative anatomy courses with an emphasis on large animal anatomy, including embryology and radiographic anatomy. The successful candidate will participate fully in the instruction of comparative anatomy to veterinary students and assume responsibilities of laboratory instruction and associated assessments of student learning. The candidate will also provide leadership and vision for the DVM anatomy curriculum. Other teaching opportunities may include Microscopic Anatomy, Integrated Physiology, and courses in which anatomy or other relevant expertise is required, including undergraduate or graduate courses. Please see the DVM course catalog for more information.

Outreach, Professional Service, & Governance (5%)

The candidate is expected to participate in departmental, collegiate or University committees, seek and/or maintain membership and service in regional and/or nationally-recognized professional organizations, and effectively communicate with University stakeholders and the public.

Scholarly Activity or Clinical Service (15-20%)

The candidate is encouraged to participate in collaborative research within biomedical or veterinary sciences, clinical service within our veterinary medical center, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning and contribute to the generation of new knowledge in their field.

Specific effort allocation percentages to be determined at goal‐setting meetings each year. Responsibilities may change as the needs of the College, Department, and section change as well as the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. Academic performance will be reviewed annually utilizing criteria established for contract track faculty members within the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and is eligible for continuous term appointment.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The University of Minnesota provides a generous benefits package that includes retirement, group life, medical and dental insurance plans, and disability benefits.  A competitive start up package will be provided.


Applications must be submitted online on the UMN Career Site (Job ID 359883)  - Internal Applicant Link and External Applicant Link.  Please either sign in to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Applicants should include 1) a curriculum vitae and 2) a cover letter that includes qualifications,  a teaching statement and philosophy, three professional references, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement. The 1-2 page DEI statement should address how you will promote equity and inclusion at a large campus in an urban setting. The statement may explore your contributions to equity and inclusion, professional lived experiences with diversity and inclusive excellence, or experiences and qualifications that enhance your ability to work with historically underrepresented and minoritized groups of students.

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