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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Internal Medicine

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Jul 20, 2023

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

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for a faculty position in Small Animal Internal Medicine with a primary emphasis in Companion Animal Endocrinology and Endocrine Oncology.

The position is for a full-time Tenure System faculty appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The successful applicant will work alongside 4 other faculty members in the MSU Small Animal Internal Medicine Service. The applicant will also work closely with members of the internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology services that have shared interests in endocrine oncology to help build an endocrine oncology caseload that will further both clinical and research endeavors. Clinical, research and teaching assignments will be tailored to the desires and qualifications of the applicant, with a general expectation for an approximate 30-50% clinical service commitment. A substantial component of the the applicant’s research program should ideally be devoted to endocrinology or endocrine oncology.

The MSU Veterinary Medical Center is a state-of-the-art and AAHA accredited facility, and it is equipped with GI, pulmonary and genitourinary endoscopic equipment, 64 slice helical CT, digital cinefluoroscopy unit, and on-site MRI and nuclear medicine, amongst other equipment and capabilities. The small animal internal medicine team at MSU consists of 4 faculty members, 6 residents, and 3 technicians. Other specialties are also well-represented in the MSU Veterinary Medical Center and include surgery (both soft tissue and orthopedics), emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, medical and radiation oncology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging.

There are numerous opportunities to lead or engage in endocrine-related research and partner with experts across a wide spectrum of disciplines. The Endocrinology Section of the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has been on the forefront of diagnostic endocrinology for decades, and many collaborations exist between members of the diagnostic lab and internal medicine service. Michigan State University also has two human medical schools on campus providing unique and exciting opportunities for collaborative activities. Beyond this, researchers at the University of Michigan Endocrine Oncology Unit, located in Ann Arbor, have strong interests in adrenal and thyroid cancer and have previously partnered with faculty at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Such research activities and collaborations are encouraged at both the Departmental and College level, and support is available for grant writing, locating external funding resources, and processing grant submissions. Internal funding opportunities are also available through endowed research funds. The College of Veterinary Medicine has active faculty development and mentorship programs to facilitate career progression, especially in the research arena.

Another important aspect of the position will be to assist in the education of the next generation of veterinary clinicians and clinician scientists, and there will be ample opportunities to participate in the didactic and clinical teaching of veterinary students and house officers. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a college, aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture that is committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.

CVM Core Value of Diversity: We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s goals, strategies and progress.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses. The University has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to neighboring cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago.  East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public-school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and four seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website for more details.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan. Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine is desired, although board-eligible candidates will be considered.  The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively within a team.

Desired Qualifications

An advanced research degree or focused research experience in the fields of endocrinology and/or endocrine oncology will also be favorably considered.

Required Application Materials

Letter of Intent/Cover Letter:
A letter of intent highlighting specific strengths related to this position, overall related qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. For tenured and continuing system positions, include research interests and funding history.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume:
Your most recently updated CV

Full names and contact information
(phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.

Teaching Philosophy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

Special Instructions

Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Nyssa Levy by email, or phone, 517-353-5420.

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Summary of Health Risks

  • Works with animals and unfixed animal tissue


Department Statement

We believe veterinarians make the world a better place. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SCS) is committed to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and bringing our skills and knowledge together to provide the best clinical services available.

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers graduate programs through the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program, a residency program, a DVM degree, a veterinary technician program, and specialty continuing education for practicing veterinarians.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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