Iowa State University Clinical Assistant Professor - Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicology in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800259

Working Title Clinical Assistant Professor - Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicology

Advertised Employing Department Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Appointment Type Faculty - Term

Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 1 - 3 years

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa is seeking applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor term appointment in the area of veterinary diagnostic toxicology.

The successful candidate will join a department with over 50 food animal focused faculty and 130 staff. This position will commit approximately 85% effort toward professional practice and outreach, 10% towards teaching and 5% towards research. The primary focus for all aspects of the position will be on food animal diagnostic toxicology and nutrition.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for providing professional services in diagnostic toxicology to clients of the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (VDL). The successful applicant will work closely with the Analytical Chemistry Services section, using advanced analytical chemistry tools to detect and quantify toxins, elements, and chemical adulterants in specimens submitted to the ISU VDL by practicing veterinarians, researchers, exhibition, and industry partners. Teaching will involve providing toxicology-related lectures and case-based instruction in VDPAM 426/526 (Veterinary Toxicology) and VDPAM 455 (Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum). The position will include collaborative research focused on toxicology questions identified in the diagnostic case submissions and from emerging or re-emerging toxicology-related issues of relevance to the animal agriculture industry.

The successful candidate will have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees. The candidate will demonstrate commitment to delivering exceptional client interactions, dedication to all levels of education, and contribute to the national prominence of the ISU VDL.

Required Education and Experience

-DVM or equivalent degree.

Preferred Education and Experience

-An advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent degree) in Veterinary Toxicology or related field. -Working knowledge and experience with food animal agriculture. -Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in the food animal industry. -Demonstrated ability to conduct applied food animal toxicology diagnostic case investigation and research. -Demonstrated ability to instruct veterinary students.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology.

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Pat Halbur

Department Contact Phone 515-294-6970

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Clinical-track, 12 Months, Full Time

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 01/08/2019

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Clinical Assistant Professor - 1770

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty