Assistant Professor of Practice – Program Veterinarian, Animal Sciences
North Dakota State University
June 27, 2018
Fargo, North Dakota
Commensurate with experience.
Type & Experience Level:
Faculty - Experienced
North Dakota State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice – Program Veterinarian in the Veterinary Technology program with a 50% teaching and 50% service appointment. This is a 9- month, non-tenure track position in the Department of Animal Sciences; an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The Animal Sciences Department has the largest undergraduate student population in the College with over 400 total students in three undergraduate degree designations: Animal Science, Equine Science, and Veterinary Technology.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach 3 to 6 credit hours per semester. Course assignments are based on candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. In addition, the successful applicant will also advise undergraduate students and further the mission of the program by contributing to curricular development and assessment. The service portion of the appointment includes responsibility for veterinary care of the animals in the Veterinary Technology Program as well as departmental service activities. Initial responsibilities include the following:
Deliver classroom and laboratory instruction in the Veterinary Technology program and Animal Sciences department
Provide veterinary medical and surgical care to animals in the teaching program and seen in the Robinson Hall Veterinary Wellness Clinic. Position will require some on call and after hours availability.
Provide academic and career advising for Veterinary Technology students
Work with the Veterinary Technology team to promote the program and recruit potential students
Develop and maintain positive relationships with area animal shelters/rescues
Work with team members and administration to meet AVMA requirements for accreditation
Seek extramural funds, partnerships, and relationships which support the teaching program
Other responsibilities consistent with the needs of the program and department as assigned by the department head
Review of candidates will begin July 16, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.
DVM or equivalent degree with licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of North Dakota
Recent medical and surgical clinical experience
Competency in routine small animal medicine and surgery, including canine and feline spays/neuters
Experience working in a clinical setting with veterinary technicians or technologists
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially and effectively in a diverse team atmosphere
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Physical ability to perform veterinary duties
3+ years of recent clinical practice
Expertise in managing populations of shelter animals
Familiarity with veterinary practice management computer software
Expertise in small animal dentistry
Experience in classroom instruction and capability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses
Demonstrated ability in personnel management
Demonstrated ability in obtaining grant funds
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.
Internal Number: 1800752
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