Clinical Instructor, Livestock Service

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Position Summary

The Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University invites applications for a Clinical Instructor in the Livestock Section. The selected individual will provide 40 weeks of clinical service commitment in livestock medicine, surgery, field, and emergency services at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The individual will also contribute to didactic and laboratory teaching and engagement in collaborative research.

Required Job Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of combined experience in general and tertiary level veterinary care of livestock.
  • Eligibility for academic veterinary licensure in the State of Colorado.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Advanced clinical training or residency in large animal internal medicine or large animal surgery with experience in both livestock medicine and surgery.
  • Experience instructing veterinary students and post-graduate trainees in livestock medicine and surgery.
  • A graduate degree (MS or PhD)
  • Research experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin after the full consideration date of June 1, 2018. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and 3 letters of reference. Reference letters are considered part of the application and referees will be contacted after receipt of the application. Please ensure letters of reference are submitted by June 8, 2018. Applicants should ensure that their letter of intent highlights their livestock medicine and surgery experience, their experience working with veterinary students, and any advanced clinical training or research pertinent to the position.

EEO Statement

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Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service & Outreach Duty/Responsibility

  • Clinical Service: Provide 40 weeks per year of direct clinical activity in the livestock service area. This will be divided between Hospital, Field, and Emergency services.
  • Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service (approximately 13 weeks)
  • The livestock caseload consists of hospital cases including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine (mostly pet pigs), llamas and alpacas.
  • Hospital cases include surgical, medical, and general appointments and urgent care.
  • Other Livestock Clinical Service (approximately 15 weeks)
  • These 15 weeks of service will include active effort in both the hospital and field settings depending on where the clinical service need and DVM student teaching opportunities exist.
  • Field activities include dairy and non-dairy livestock services.
  • Hospital activities include participation in daily rounds, admitting and caring for hospital patients including primary, tertiary and haul in ambulatory work, directing DVM students in patient management and care, and providing additional teaching experiences for DVM students when field activities are completed.
  • Livestock Emergency Service (approximately 12 weeks)
  • o Provide after hour livestock hospital emergency care.
  • o Emergency duty is equitably distributed between all livestock clinicians.
  • Outreach: Provide consultation for livestock producers and veterinarians in Colorado and other states. Develop and participate in professional continuing education for veterinarians and producers in the livestock industry.

Percentage Of Time 40 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

  • Clinical: Provide active clinical instruction to junior and senior Veterinary Medical Students as part of their livestock field and hospital rotations. Participate in the training of interns and residents when they rotate through the livestock services.
  • Didactic: Provide lecture and laboratory instruction for the DVM curriculum on topics related to livestock medicine and surgery. Initially this will include as many as 10 to 15 hours of lecture and 16-20 hours of laboratory teaching per year in the PVM program. Didactic and laboratory teaching responsibilities may increase with experience.
  • Graduate Training: Participate in the advising, mentoring, and instruction of graduate students in areas related to large animal medicine, surgery, and herd health.

Percentage Of Time 45 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research and Scholary Activity Duty/Responsibility

  • Support and collaborate with the research programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Department of Animal Science. Current areas of research emphasis include epidemiology, infectious diseases, immunology, and food safety.
  • Time for completion of credentials and preparation for specialty board examination will be provided for a successful candidate that has completed a residency in LAIM or LA Surgery.
  • The option for pursuit of a terminal graduate degree such as a PhD is possible.