The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Population Medicine Department wishes to fill a year-round 75% time contract track Instructor or Assistant Professor faculty position in Ruminant Production Medicine. This position is planned as a long-term full time position in which the candidate will grow into an expanded role as the college implements the 2+2 program with South Dakota State University starting in fall 2023. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies.
The position will require active participation in clinical teaching of both individual animal ruminant medicine and production medicine in the final year, as well as other discipline-related material throughout the DVM curriculum (physical exam and palpation laboratories as an example). The person in this position will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the development and implementation of teaching programs at the college’s John Fetrow Dairy Education Center (https://vetmed.umn.edu/centers-programs/dairy-education-center), and other teaching and service collaborations with commercial dairy, beef and small ruminant producers.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University offers an excellent benefits package for positions starting at 75% time. For example, the University pays 100% of the premium for Faculty Basic Life Insurance as well as 100% of the premium for Faculty Group Income Disability Insurance. Faculty contributes 5% of their annual salary and the University contributes 10% toward the Faculty Retirement Plan. There are also two Optional Retirement Plans available. For more benefits information see: https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits
Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign degree. The candidate must have a keen interest in teaching DVM students. Practical clinical and field experience for at least 1 year in bovine veterinary medicine, either in private practice or in an academic ambulatory practice, is required. Teaching areas of interest must include a strong desire to teach both individual animal and herd level production medicine in dairy, beef, and small ruminants. Experience with small ruminants is preferred but not required, though willingness to learn small ruminant medicine is required. The candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills and the potential for synergy with existing ruminant faculty, teaching collaborators, and the College and Department’s strategic goals and plans. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota (http://www.vetmed.state.mn.us/).
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