Assistant Teaching Professor of Small Animal Nutrition

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Salary commensurate with education, training, and experience. Position is eligible for MU benefits
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, seeks applications for two full-time non-tenure track faculty positions in Small Animal Nutrition at the Assistant Teaching Professor level. Details about positions, MU, and Columbia are posted online at , Job # 45584

The successful candidate will provide instruction and oversee clinical service activities of a small animal clinical nutrition consultation service and participate in our community practice, small animal emergency service, or small animal sports medicine and rehabilitation service at the MU Veterinary Health Center (VHC).

Nutrition instruction principally will be leading of clinical rotations and contributions to didactic instruction, and will involve professional students, intern veterinarians, and resident veterinarians. Scholarly activities may include research collaborations and continuing education offerings at local, regional, and\or national veterinary meetings. The candidate will participate in the functioning, fiscal health, and growth of the nutrition consultation service.

The successful candidates will split time between the nutrition service and the community practice, the small animal emergency service or the small animal sports medicine and rehabilitation service. The candidate will have the freedom to choose the service that most closely matches their expertise and interest.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree (such as VMD, BVSc);
  • Diplomate status or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the Nutrition subspeciality or completion of an approved Nutrition residency training by start date.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri
  • Must be eligible for BNDD and DEA certification in the State of Missouri
  • Professional, residency and graduate training
  • Rehabilitation certification (e.g., CCRP, CCRT, CCAT, or equivalent) or Diplomate status/eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for those interested in a dual nutrition-rehabilitation appointment

Selection Criteria:

Candidates will be assessed based upon clinical and educational interests, achievements, and potential. Clinical experience, communication skills, organization skills, experience working effectively in an interdisciplinary and diverse environment, and letters of reference will be collectively considered in selection of a candidate.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Robert C. Backus at

Salary and Benefits:

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

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

Apply Online:

Application materials must be submitted online: , Job # 45584. 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 contact Human Resources at email or call 573-882‐7976.

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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

Columbia Missouri Information:

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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 is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital with a robust small animal case load. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.  

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 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 126,853, Columbia is 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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Columbia’s Farmer’s Market 

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Blues Festival - 

True/False Film Festival -

University Concert Series 

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Sports - MU Tigers, as well as Cardinals, KC Chiefs, Royals, Blues, & St. Louis City SC in 2023!

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