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Assistant Clinical Professor in Oncology

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Wentzville, Missouri
commensurate with education, training, and experience. Position is eligible for University benefits
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Oncology
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate

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 Clinical Professor (Nontenure track) at the Veterinary Health Center - Wentzville satellite teaching hospital.  Details about position, MU and Wentzville are posted online at  Job # 39178. 

The successful candidate will join an established comprehensive oncology service dedicated to teaching, clinical and basic science research, and the highest quality patient care. As part of this appointment, the successful candidate will: 

  • Participate in a busy and progressive oncology service.
  • Teaching students (professional and graduate students) and house officers in clinical and didactic settings.
  • 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 as feasible. 

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

The Veterinary Health Center -Wentzville is a progressive clinical practice where there is a culture of collegiality and patient care is top priority.  This University of Missouri satellite facility located in the St. Louis suburb of Wentzville, MO offers specialty care for the St. Louis metropolitan area. Current specialties supported in clinic include Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Dermatology. We work hand-in-hand with our colleagues at our Columbia campus for collaborative case care and research. Veterinary students, interns and residents are offered clinical rotations at the Wentzville location. Technology is utilized to allow attendance and contribution to multiple types of rounds throughout each workweek. This position has the benefits of working within the academic community with all of it support and professional development opportunities while maintaining the efficiency of private practice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Completion of Veterinary Oncology residency program by the start date

Candidates will be evaluated on: 

  • 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. 
  • 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

Application materials must be submitted online:  

Interested candidates should submit:

1. a letter stating professional interests and career goals;

2. contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,

3. 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, and observations shared by referees will all be considered in the selection process. 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. Tara Ehling (  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, 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.

Wentzville is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 44,372. Wentzville is in St. Charles County, the 15th largest community in Missouri, and is one of the best places to live in   Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wentzville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The population of Wentzville is very well-educated.  35.27% of adults in Wentzville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree compared to a national average of 21.84%.

2021 Niche ranks Wentzville:

Best Suburbs for Young Professionals #42 of 145

Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Missouri #42 of 145

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Missouri #49 of 145

Wentzville is surrounded by things to see and do. You can check out places to visit in Wentzville, including Historic Downtown Wentzville, when you browse our Wentzville Visitors' Guide.   You won't want to miss a visit to the nation's first Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located right here in Wentzville. You’ll want to be sure to attend as many of the Parks and Recreation Department events as you can, like the 4th of July festivities, the Hill of Thrills Soapbox Derby and the Holiday Night Lights drive-thru or walk-thru tour of Rotary Park. Other community events include Wentzville Days Fair and Music Festival, a downtown street festival held in August, and the Annual Christmas Parade, held on the first Sunday evening in December, .  Wentzville’s Rotary Park is also the home to the St. Charles County Fair, and the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Just outside the city limits is the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) Museum, located within St. Charles County's Quail Ridge Park.

Located just 40 minutes from downtown St Louis and the Gateway Arch, the area offers numerous opportunities. St. Louis’ Forest Park is home to the Art Museum, The St. Louis Zoo, the History Museum, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center, just to name a few.

For sports enthusiasts, St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.   St. Charles County is host to the baseball Frontier League’s River City Rascals and the indoor arena football team The River City Rage.

Wentzville is located just 20 minutes from the many wineries at Augusta, Missouri.  For the history buffs, you can visit the  Daniel Boone home in Defiance or the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles.  The St. Charles County Family Arena is host to a variety of events.  If it's music you’re looking for visit the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Symphony Hall. No matter what you are looking for or wanting to do, you’ll find Wentzville a convenient location.

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