The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University invites applications for a faculty position in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant, the position will be a tenure track or multi-year renewable health programs clinical appointment available at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level.
The successful candidate will be joining a team of 5 ACVS and 4 ACVIM faculty that are also board certified in ACVECC (2) as well as a full complement of boarded specialists in ACVSMR (2), ACVR, ACVAA, ACVO, and ACVIM-cardiology. Clinical facilities include a fully equipped hospital with 24-hour certified nursing staff, advanced imaging, the Matilda Wilson Pegasus Critical Care and Isolation Facility and the McPhail Equine Performance Center fully equipped for advanced sports medicine McPhail Equine Performance Center | College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU. The position offers exciting opportunities to work in a collaborative environment using state of the art facilities and equipment. Facilities include three surgical suites fully equipped with high-definition arthroscopy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, ligasure™, and a full complement of orthopedic instrumentation (LCP and DCP plates). In addition, state of the art imaging (including CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and fluoroscopy) is available. The College of Veterinary Medicine has implemented a new exciting interactive evidence-based curriculum.
The hospital caseload is predominantly equine (approximately 85%), but includes all other large animal species (15%). A substantial proportion of after-hours emergency coverage is envisioned for this position (a minimum of 40% of the position responsibility). Primary responsibilities include: 1) sharing primary duties for after-hours emergency cases; 2) some elective daytime duty including both equine and food animal cases; 3) developing strong relationships with referring veterinarians; 4) providing evidence-based teaching, laboratory and clinical instruction to veterinary students and residents; 5) establishing an externally funded research program or developing collaborations with faculty having established research programs; 6) participating in state and national outreach and continuing education.
Michigan State University is an R1 research-intensive university home to internationally renowned faculty with broad research interests. Opportunities exist for mentored development of external grants, as do world-class laboratory space and core facilities in imaging, molecular and cellular biology, genomics, and bioengineering. Additional information on some of MSU’s research resources can be found at the CVM Research Resources web page (https://cvm.msu.edu/research) and the MSU Research Technology Support Facility (https://rtsf.natsci.msu.edu/).
Required qualifications include DVM or equivalent degree, board certification or eligibility for Diplomate status in either the American College of Veterinary Surgeons/European College of Veterinary Surgeons, or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine/European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and competency in equine emergency care. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, experience with emergency and critical care, and a MS or PhD are highly desirable. An opportunity exists for a motivated candidate to participate in a concurrent fellowship in Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
The successful applicant will have proficiency in emergency care as this is an essential component of the position. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with other faculty members, residents and staff. It is also desirable for the candidate to have demonstrated enthusiasm for research as well as educating the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists.
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.
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Other -DVM or Equivalent
Eligibility for Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (or equivalent) or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (or equivalent).
Diplomate Equine Emergency and Critical Care OR experience in equine emergency care OR MS OR PhD OR interest in completing a fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
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.
Your most recently updated CV
Full names and contact information
(phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in a DEI statement.
Interested individuals desiring more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Julie Strachota, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail email@example.com.
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Summary of Physical Demands
- Work requiring lifting 50 pounds or more with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or more.
Summary of Health Risks
- Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
- Potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans and providing the finest clinical services available.
Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world.
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.
Advertised: May 1, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 1, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time