Assist/Assoc Professor Health Programs

United Kingdom
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working/Functional Title

Assist/Assoc Professor Health Programs Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU, CVM) invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Large Animal Medicine. This position is being offered as a Health Programs (HP) faculty position with the title of Attending Veterinarian – Teaching Center for Dairy Professionals (TCDP). HP appointments are unique to Michigan State University’s Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary Medicine and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services and clinical research.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to world-class research, outreach and training to meet the needs of the dairy industry. Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists).

This appointment will be a 1-year fixed term appointment. Continued reappointment is anticipated, subject to continued external sponsorship of the TCDP and the continued clinical service association between the MSU Veterinary Medical Center and Green Meadow Farms, Inc. Green Meadow Farms milks approximately 3,700 cows in two parlors and has participated in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine teaching program for fifteen years. Applied research at the facility is encouraged and supported.

The successful candidate is expected to provide clinical instruction of students participating in dairy medicine and production medicine clerkships at the TCDP, with primary oversight of the production medicine activities. Experience/expertise in herd-level monitoring and application preferred. Supervision of large animal residents and interns, including back up support after-hours (nights and weekends). Additional duties include providing clinical services to Green Meadow Farms including but not limited to medical and surgical treatment of sick cows and calves, reproductive management, herd level problem-solving and resolution, oversight of on-farm diagnostic procedures, and the recording of complete case treatment records in databases such as Dairy Comp 305.

Maintaining excellent communication and a positive relationship with the owners and managers of Green Meadow Farms and other LCS-TCDP faculty is a key responsibility. Attending various scheduled meetings (some in East Lansing) is expected and developing collaborations with other CVM/MSU faculty on applied research projects is strongly encouraged.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists). Experience in a primary dairy practice or within a large dairy herd, as well as analytical and computer database skills. Interest in nutrition and managing metabolic disease is desirable, but not required.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, commitment to clinical service, history of teaching, statement of future plans and ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive

Special Instructions

Additional information about the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine is available at Send inquiries to: Dr. Ron Erskine, Search Committee Chair, College of Veterinary Medicine (

Review of Applications Begins On 06/11/2019

Summary of Health Risks

TB risk or potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.


Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.