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Colorado State University (Field) Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor, CSU Livestock Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title (Field) Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor, CSU Livestock Service

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 201900311F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 85,000 - 105,000

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

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.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No

% Research 10

% Teaching 45

% Service 45

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/16/2019

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 07/01/2020

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University seeks a non-tenure track Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor, Special Appointment – Dairy and Livestock Production Medicine, in the Livestock Veterinary Services. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month renewable faculty appointment. This is a full-time position with 40-50% effort in Teaching/Advising/Mentoring, 5-20% Research/Scholarly Activity, and 40-45% University and Professional Service/Outreach depending on appointment classification. Eight (8) faculty (two Professors, one Associate Professor, two Assistant Professors, and two Clinical Instructors) support the daily clinical and teaching missions for the Livestock Veterinary Services and include two ACVIM diplomats and one ABVP-Food Animal/ACVMP dual boarded faculty member. The advanced clinical training program includes one ACVIM resident and two Food Animal interns. Depending on appointment, the selected individual will provide 34-40 weeks of clinical service commitment in the Dairy and Livestock Field and Livestock Emergency Medicine Services at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The individual will also contribute to Specialty Field Clinical Rotations, didactic and laboratory teaching, and engagement in collaborative research.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Instructor • DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree is required. • Eligibility for academic veterinary licensure in the State of Colorado. • 1-3 years’ experience in clinical practice and herd health management of dairy cattle and/or other livestock.

Assistant Professor • DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree is required. • Eligibility for academic veterinary licensure in the State of Colorado. • 3 – 5 years’ experience in clinical practice and herd health management of dairy cattle and/or other livestock. • Eligibility for food-animal specialty board certification (ACVPM, ABVP, ACT, ACVIM, ACVS).

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Advanced clinical training or residency in livestock or dairy production medicine. • Experience instructing veterinary students and post-graduate trainees in livestock practice and health management. • A graduate degree (MS or PhD) in livestock health, production, or population medicine. • Research experience in livestock health or production topics.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Search Contact Cheryl Webb, cvmbs-clinsci_hr@Mail.Colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring


• Clinical: Provide active clinical instruction to 3rd and 4th year Veterinary Medical Students in the clinical service environment (see Service and Outreach). Participate in the training of interns and residents in the context of the Dairy and Livestock Field and Livestock Emergency Medicine services. • Didactic: Provide lecture and laboratory instruction for the DVM curriculum on topics related to livestock medicine, surgery, and production management. Depending on appointment, this may include as many as 10-20 hours of lecture and/or 16-20 hours of laboratory teaching per year in the DVM program. Didactic and laboratory teaching responsibilities may increase with experience. • Graduate Training: Participate in the advising, mentoring, and instruction of interns, residents, and graduate students in areas related to livestock medicine and production management.

Percentage Of Time 45

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity


• Support and collaborate with the research programs of faculty in the Livestock Section of the College of Veterinary Medicine & 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 is eligible for ACVPM, ABVP, or ACT or has completed a residency in LAIM or LA Surgery. • Administrative: Participate in Departmental, College, and University administrative committees.

Percentage Of Time 10

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category University & Professional Service/Outreach


• Clinical Service: Provide 34-40 weeks per year of direct clinical activity in the Livestock Service area. This will be divided between Dairy and Livestock Field and Livestock Emergency Medicine services. • Dairy and Livestock Field Service (approximately 18 weeks) • The Dairy and Livestock Field Service works with contracted dairies and local livestock clients including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, camelids, and swine (mostly pet pigs). • Primary clinical activities include recurring clinical services for contract herds, general non-emergency ambulatory practice for local clients, and herd health/disease outbreak investigations as needed. More than 50% of the clinical effort will be in support of two Fort Collins area contract dairy herds for reproductive evaluations, diagnosis and management of sick cows, dairy calf health and monitoring, infectious disease control, and records monitoring. • The successful candidate will provide service in this area in conjunction with other faculty and house staff, as time and interest allow. • Specialty Livestock Clinical Rotations (approximately 6-10 weeks) • The successful candidate will support collaborative specialty clinical service and teaching field rotations depending on where the clinical service need and DVM student teaching opportunities exist. Rotations may occur outside of the immediate Fort Collins locality and include fair/exhibition medicine, lambing/calving opportunities, and commodity group specialty topics such as feedlot or advanced dairy investigations. • Livestock Emergency Service (approximately 8-12 weeks) • Provide after-hours, weekend, and holiday clinical support to the VTH in-house Livestock Emergency Service.
• LES is staffed by the house officers (primary) with active support from Field and LMS faculty shared on a rotating basis. ACVIM and ACVS diplomats are available for referral consultation as needed.

• 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 45

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents