The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Population Medicine Department wishes to fill a full-time 9 or 12-month tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor faculty position in Dairy Production Medicine. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies.
This position is a part of a CVM cluster hire of candidates in diverse animal agricultural research related disciplines. Candidates who do not completely fit this this description may be considered for one of the other positions, if qualified.
The faculty member will be expected to develop a program of independent research in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. The faculty member will also be expected to contribute to a team effort in the dairy program and to participate in graduate and residency education programs and continuing education. The position will also require active participation in both didactic and clinical teaching of both individual animal bovine medicine and production medicine areas as well other discipline related material in the DVM curriculum. The person in this position will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the development and implementation of programs at the college’s National Dairy Education Center, an affiliation site within a large commercial dairy. Other opportunities include collaboration with members of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, School of Public Health, and Academic Health Center.
Candidate must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign degree. An advanced research degree (e.g. MS or PhD) or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution is required. The ideal candidate must have a strong interest in and the potential to develop an extramurally funded research and graduate training program in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. Research program focus may include any bovine-related focus areas including, but not limited to, nutrition, economics, infectious disease, microbiology, metabolic disease, clinical pharmacology, antimicrobial agent resistance, udder health, welfare, biosecurity, or food safety and security. The candidate should also have a keen interest in teaching DVM students and a commitment to continuing education programming. Practical clinical and field experience in dairy veterinary medicine, either in private practice or in an academic ambulatory practice, is required. The candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills and the potential for synergy with existing dairy faculty and the College and Department’s strategic goals and plans.
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