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Small Animal Internal Medine Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
commensurate with education, training, and experience.
Closing date
Mar 22, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator, Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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The University of Missouri (MU), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track assistant teaching professor position in the Small Animal Internal Medicine section of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Details about position, MU and Columbia are posted online at, Job ID# 37550

This appointment’s primary teaching and clinical focus is providing faculty support to the small animal internal medicine section in the Veterinary Health Center (VHC). As part of this appointment, the successful candidate will:

  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri (faculty or regular license) within 3 months of start date;
  • When licensed, register for DEA registration and BNDD certificate;
  • Provide clinical instruction of students (professional), interns, and residents in small animal internal medicine utilizing the caseload of the VHC and by providing cutting-edge medical care to patients of the VHC;
  • Participate in the discovery process by participating in clinical, resident or house officer research;
  • Contribute to the professional and graduate curriculum by participating in classroom and laboratory instruction;
  • Opportunities for online instruction are possible;
  • Represent the University, College, and VHC through outreach activities for animal‐owning public, referring veterinarians, or other relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide telephone consultation to off-site, university-operated clinics and veterinarians regarding medical issues;
  • Participate with other faculty and house officers in after‐hours call;
  • Participate in faculty governance activities and provide service to the department, college, and university as well as to the profession, as appropriate.

Distribution of effort will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the small animal internal medicine section.

Initial appointment will begin as soon as an acceptable candidate can be identified and hired.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent degree by start date; and,
  • By start date, Diplomate status or completion of a residency in preparation for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine, or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


Application materials must be submitted online:  Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

  1. a letter stating professional interests and career goals;
  2. professional transcript(s);
  3. contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,
  4. a curriculum vitae.

If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources web sites: email or call (573)882‐7976.

Search Criteria

Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement. Clinical experience, communication skills, experience working effectively in diverse environments, letters of reference, and for tenure track faculty the potential to develop a research program will all be considered in selection of a candidate. The potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the VHC will also be assessed, as will specialty and/or research training and teaching experience. We are seeking a candidate with interest in practicing cutting edge medicine, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Carol Reinero at

Salary and Benefits 

Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience.

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Our Campus and Our Community

MU’s Veterinary Health Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock.   Columbia, MO is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital. The population of central Missouri and reasonable proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City provide for a robust small animal emergency and referral caseload. 

MU is a nationally competitive, global university.  Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university.  Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. The small animal internal medicine service has a long history of cooperative projects with other university units, chiefly in the School of Medicine.

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals.  For more about the College of Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:

University of Missouri/College of Veterinary Medicine-

Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for educational facilities, health care, technological savvy, economic growth, and cultural opportunities.  The cost of living is still affordable, whether you prefer an apartment in the city, a farm on a country road or a family home near a top-notch school.  With a population of ~120,000, Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri on

Interstate 70, an easy drive to both St. Louis and Kansas City. 

Here are a variety of links that provide insights to this special place to live: 

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Daniel Boone Regional Library -

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Stephens Lake Park-

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Katy Trial -

There are 22 area sites owned, leased or managed by MO Dept of Conservation -

Columbia’s Farmer’s Market –

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