Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Farm Administration and Operations
West Virginia University
The position is Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design – Farm Administration and Operations at West Virginia University located in Morgantown, WV. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track position divided among 70% on-farm clinical responsibilities and 30% teaching. Evaluation will be the responsibility of the Associate Dean of Programs and non-tenure-track positions are eligible for promotion. The initial salary shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will:
Provide primary coverage, including call, for the veterinary care program and clinical treatment to include herd health, medicine, and surgery of livestock and poultry located on Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design farms in Morgantown, Reedsville, and occasionally other college farms at greater distance depending on needs. This would include the supervision of the veterinary technicians assigned to the farms. Additionally, the incumbent will provide assistance and training to farm staff, students, in management herd/flock health and serve as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, pending appointment.
The successful candidate will:
Teach the equivalent of ~10 credit hours per year, coordinated with the Division Director of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, which may include:
Courses related to large animal veterinary medicine
Assisting in teaching animal production and animal science laboratories at the farm, as well as
Have the potential to help develop a veterinary technician licensing program
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent (DVM/MS and/or PhD preferred) with specialization and interest in food animals. In addition, the successful applicant either must have a West Virginia veterinary license or be eligible for temporary West Virginia licensure and attain West Virginia licensure within six months of employment. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and will interact effectively with faculty, farm staff, students and stakeholders. Candidate must have a strong interest in veterinary medicine and surgery and teaching undergraduate/graduate students. The ability to coordinate and facilitate effective student internship experiences, and experience providing clinical care for traditional livestock species are crucial.
About West Virginia University DCANRD
The West Virginia University main campus is in Morgantown, a small city of 30,293 in the Appalachian Mountains near West Virginia’s northern border with Pennsylvania. The city ranks 16th in Business Insider’s Top 20 Best College Towns of 2014 and 7th on Kiplinger’s 10 Great Places to Live in 2013. Larger cities in proximity include Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Columbus, OH. West Virginia University is the state’s major research, doctoral degree granting, land-grant institution. The University serves over 29,175 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in 13 academic schools and colleges. Additional information can be found at http://about.wvu.edu/wvu-facts.