Equine Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Salary commensurate with education, training, and experience. Position is eligible for MU benefits
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Practice Area
Large Animal, Equine
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type

University of Missouri Equine Ambulatory and Emergency Position

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, invites applications for a full-time Equine Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track) position in the Equine Section of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  Details about position, MU and Columbia are posted online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings , Job # 45706

Primary clinical teaching and service responsibilities will be in support of the equine ambulatory and emergency services in the Veterinary Health Center.  Clinical and teaching efforts are anticipated to be 70-80% of total FTE (full time equivalent) for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide clinical instruction and mentoring of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students in clinical and didactic settings. 
  • Provide health care and service to equine ambulatory patients of the Veterinary Health Center
  • Provide after-hours in house and ambulatory emergency services Advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients regarding emergency cases
  • Effectively communicate and work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
  • Provide leadership and direction to interns, residents, and graduate students
  • Produce scholarly output that may include development of novel teaching/clinical tools, collaborative clinical research, and authorship of manuscripts, review articles or book chapters
  • Participate in committee assignments and curriculum development

This position is anticipated to include

-40 weeks including majority of ambulatory daytime and shared after-hours emergency and minority in-house after-hours emergency

-12 weeks off clinical duty

Final distribution of effort will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the Equine Section.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree (such as VMD, BVSc);

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri 
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain DEA and BNDD 
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain Federal Accreditation by the USDA  
  • Professional, residency and graduate training 
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s license 

Please contact Dr Martha Scharf scharfm@missouri.edu if you have questions about the position or the section.   Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.  Initial appointment will begin as soon as an acceptable candidate can be identified and hired.

Application materials must be submitted online: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings, Job# 45706. Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

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

Applicants should also be prepared to prove eligibility to be employed in this position in accordance with all applicable laws.

If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources web sites: email umpshrsupport@umsystem.edu or call 573-882‐7976. 

Search Criteria

Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement.  Clinical experience, organizational skills, teaching proficiency, experience working effectively in diverse environments (including those within the industry including veterinarians, trainers, owners, and internal and external stakeholders), teaching experience, research experience, letters of reference and the potential to work within the framework of the VHC and equine section will all be considered in selection of a candidate.   We are seeking a candidate with an interest in high quality client focused veterinary medicine, a passion for teaching, excellent interpersonal skills, and a desire for continuing professional improvement. If you have questions regarding the position or the Equine Section, please contact Dr Martha Scharf scharfm@missouri.edu.

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.

Salary and Benefits:

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

These positions are 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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

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:   

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/ 

Columbia-Downtown Association - http://www.discoverthedistrict.com/

Newspapershttp://www.columbiatribune.com/ and http://www.columbiamissourian.com/

Columbia Public Schools - https://www.cpsk12.org/

Columbia Catholic Schoolhttp://www.ccsk8.org/ 

Columbia Independent Schoolhttp://cislions.org/ 

Daniel Boone Regional Library - http://www.dbrl.org/ 

Trail Directory- http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Trails/ 

Columbia Parks and Recreationhttp://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/

Columbia Activity and Recreation Center - http: //www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/ARC/

Katy Trial - http://www.bikekatytrail.com/columbia.asp

MO Dept of Conservation - 22 area sites - http://mdc.mo.gov/

Daniel Boone Regional Library - http://www.dbrl.org/ 

Columbia’s Farmer’s Markethttp://www.columbiafarmersmarket.org/ 

Film Festival – http://ragtagfilm.com/ 

Jazz http://www.wealwaysswing.org/index.php 

Blues Festival - https://www.treelinemusicfest.com/

True/False Film Festival - https://truefalse.org/

University Concert Serieshttp://www.concertseries.org/ 

Golf Courses – http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/city.aspx?dest=Columbia+MO 

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

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