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Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Location
Durham, New Hampshire (US)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Jun 24, 2024
Website
https://www.unh.edu/

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

PF0868FY24

 

Summary of Position
The Veterinary Technology Program in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire seeks an outstanding application for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology, a full time (1 FTE, academic year – nine month) teaching position. The position will be for a three-year, renewable term, with an expected starting date of the fall term, August 2024. Renewal of the position after the initial three-year period will be at the discretion of the college. An appointment for a clinical faculty position includes the full benefits package of the University for non-tenure-track faculty.

We seek a gifted teacher and mentor to teach courses in our Veterinary Technology program. The candidate will be responsible for teaching five to six units (typically 20-24 credit hours) per academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include pre-clinical didactic lecture and labs and clinical instruction at our on-campus pet wellness clinic (the PAWS clinic). The candidate will serve as the attending veterinarian for the on-campus PAWS Clinic and run two bi-monthly off-campus clinics. There are no on-call responsibilities for this position. The candidate must maintain a veterinary license and obtain state-required continuing education credits relevant to assigned work in the program. Other responsibilities will include formal academic advising of students, participating in curriculum development, and service activities at the department, college, and university level.

The position supports undergraduate students in both the 2-year Thompson School of Applied Science Veterinary Technology (A.A.S degree) and 4-year Animal Science (B.S. degree) within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. The on-campus teaching and research animal facilities available at UNH provide a wealth of opportunities for hands-on, practical experience with agricultural animals, including the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, the Teaching Animal High Tunnels, and Lou and Lutza Smith Equine Center, and the Burley-Demeritt Organic Dairy Research farm.


Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a D.V.M., will be licensed (or be able to be licensed) to practice veterinary medicine in the state of NH, and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical settings. They will have demonstrated ability to function independently in a clinical setting and will have expert knowledge of Veterinary Medical Technology/Veterinary Nursing.

Additional preferred qualifications include experience teaching at the college level and in designing and offering experiential and laboratory courses, and experience demonstrating conflict management, cultural competency, patience, and empathy to students, as they learn to communicate with a clientele.

Application Details:
Candidates should upload the following documents at the time of application: Cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three professional references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 8.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Liz Brock (elizabeth.brock@unh.edu).

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire is committed to continuously improving our learning environment, one that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus, and we encourage and value applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission.


Department and College Description:
The Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) Department (http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs) currently serves 450 undergraduate majors through its Animal Science, Nutrition, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems programs, Applied Animal Science and Veterinary Technology as well as 30 graduate students and interns through a variety of departmental and College-wide programs. We are an interdisciplinary department of colleagues committed to enhancing the sustainability of the farm-to-fork-to- human wellness continuum through teaching and engaged research activities. Current faculty research areas include animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, dairy and human nutrition (http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs). ANFS is one of five academic units within COLSA, which includes the state’s Agriculture Experiment Station. Relevant campus facilities include NH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the Woodman and Kingman Agricultural Research Farms, the Fairchild Dairy Research Center, the Burley-Demeritt Organic Dairy Research Center, the MacFarland Greenhouses, the Equine and Therapeutic Riding Center, the PAWS Veterinary Clinic, and the Nutrition Assessment & Simulation Laboratory.

University Description and Mission:
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is conveniently close to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. Its primary purpose is learning students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. UNH is a Research Land, Sea, and Space Grant University recognized both nationally and internationally for research excellence and a commitment to sustainability. From its main Durham campus, its college in Manchester, and law school in Concord, the University actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all by serving New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a D.V.M., will be licensed (or be able to be licensed) to practice veterinary medicine in the state of NH, and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical settings. They will have demonstrated ability to function independently in a clinical setting, and will have expert knowledge of Veterinary Medical Technology/Veterinary Nursing.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Additional preferred qualifications include experience teaching at the college level and in designing and offering experiential and laboratory courses, and experience demonstrating conflict management, cultural competency, patience, and empathy to students as they learn to communicate with a diverse and historically underserved clientele.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or
marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston

and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Quick link: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/61398

 

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