Clinical or Tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Food Animal Medicine and Surgery

Ames, Iowa
Commensurate with experience
Sep 02, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, is seeking applications for a full-time, clinical or tenure track, faculty appointment in the area of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine.

The successful candidate will join a department with over 50 food animal focused faculty and 150 staff. This position will commit approximately 50-75% effort toward professional practice and outreach, 30-50% towards teaching, and 5-20% towards research. The primary focus for all aspects of the position will be on food animal medicine and surgery. This position will have responsibilities for providing professional medical and surgical services to patients referred to the Food Animal and Camelid Hospital of the Iowa State University Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). On a limited basis, services may also be provided to patients on privately owned farms serviced by the ISU Veterinary Field Services unit, and to patients on university farms. Teaching responsibilities include providing clinical instruction to fourth year veterinary students in the VDPAM 477 (Food Animal Medicine and Surgery) rotation while delivering clinical services to clients. The candidate will be expected to provide selected lectures on food animal medicine and surgery in other courses in the professional curriculum. The position will include scholarship of teaching and learning of clinical skills and techniques and advancing best practices in food animal medicine and surgery.

The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach. The candidate will demonstrate commitment to delivering exceptional patient care, dedication to all levels of education, and contribute to the national prominence of the LVMC.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree.
  • Experience as an internist or surgeon in an academic institution or referral hospital. This may include experience as a resident.
  • State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before first date of employment.
  • Eligible to receive DEA licensing.

In addition to the requirements above, below are minimum qualifications at the following ranks:

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: A minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressive, high quality veterinary medical practice or university.

CLINICAL PROFESSOR: A minimum of 10 years of experience in a progressive, high quality veterinary medical practice or university.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Evidence of experience conducting research or other scholarly activity.

ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR: An established record of experience and scholarship appropriate to each rank at Iowa State University.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent degree) in large animal clinical sciences or related field.
  • Additional years of experience practicing food animal veterinary medicine.
  • Additional years of experience in food animal surgery.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct veterinary students.
  • Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), with large animal emphasis. Individuals having successfully completed an ACVIM or ACVS residency program, credentials accepted by the ACVIM or ACVS, or are in their third year of internal medicine or surgical residency training are also encouraged to apply and will be considered.\


Department & College Description:

VDPAM was created in 1997 to strategically grow the resources and emphasis in production animal medicine at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. VDPAM consists of approximately 55 faculty and 150 staff and many of our faculty and staff serve food animal agriculture through the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center’s Food Animal and Camelid Hospital. The LVMC provides advanced, specialized medical care and 24/7 emergency services. Our team of board-certified specialists (internal medicine, surgery, theriogenology), residents and interns, fourth-year veterinary students, and registered veterinary technicians work together to offer medical and surgical care and diagnostics to a variety of species including cattle, sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats. The hospital has specialized equipment and a dedicated large-animal treatment area that includes stalls for cattle, small ruminants, and camelids to provide patient-focus veterinary care.

ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Employment Opportunity Profile


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.