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Assistant Teaching Professor in Oncology (Job # 38183)

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Professor / Educator, Veterinary Internist / Specialist, Residency Trained
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Full Time
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The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track teaching faculty position in Small Animal Oncology at the level of Assistant Teaching Professor (Nontenure track). Details about position, MU and Columbia are posted online at , Job # 38183.

The successful candidate will join an established comprehensive oncology service dedicated to teaching, clinical and basic science research, and the highest quality patient care. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teaching students (professional and graduate students) and house officers in clinical and didactic settings.
  • Participating in a busy and progressive oncology service.
  • Scholarly activity. For a non-tenure track individual, this will include collaboration on clinical research projects, authorship of book chapters, reviews, or other activities relating to oncology or education.
  • Participation in NCI Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC) and Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) activities.  
  • Participate in faculty governance activities.
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a regular or faculty license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain DEA and BNDD certificates. 

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

The Veterinary Health Center is a progressive environment where there is a culture of collegiality and patient care is top priority.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (ACVIM, Specialty of Oncology) or completion of residency resulting in eligibility for board certification by ACVIM, Specialty of Oncology by the start date

Appointment (hire) of the successful candidate will be contingent upon verification of all degrees. When an offer of employment is made, the University requires an official copy of your highest awarded degree transcripts  to be sent directly from the awarding institution to Ms. Connie Sievert,, Chair’s Office, 900 East Campus Drive, Columbia, MO 65211.

Application materials must be submitted online:   

Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

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

If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources web sites: email umpshrsupport@umsystem.eduor 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, and observations shared by referees 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 up-to-date medicine, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement.

Please contact Dr. Lindsay Donnelly (  if you have specific questions about the position.  Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.

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, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate 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. 

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.

Our Campus and Our Community

MU’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital 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.

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:

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 108,500, Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri on Interstate 70. 

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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Katy Trail–

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

Columbia’s Farmer’s Market –

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Film Festival –

Jazz –

Blues Festival–

RagTag Cinéma–

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