Iowa State University Clinical or Tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Food Animal Ambulatory Medicine in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800048

Working Title Clinical or Tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Food Animal Ambulatory Medicine

Advertised Employing Department Veterinary Diagnostic Production Animal Medicine

Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU), located in Ames, Iowa, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, clinical or tenure track faculty appointment in the area of Food Animal Ambulatory Medicine in the Veterinary Field Services (VFS) unit of the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). ISU’s Veterinary Field Services provides individual animal and herd health services for beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, and camelids via fully equipped mobile veterinary trucks equipped to accommodate the high-interest in farm animal medicine among our veterinary students and to provide veterinary service to local producers. Services include year-round, 24-hour emergency care, diagnostics, routine healthcare, surgical services, breeding and fetal services, herd health programs, milking system analysis, and much more.

The department is seeking a candidate who will join a department with 54 food animal focused faculty members and 120 staff employees. The person in this position will commit the majority of their time to professional practice and outreach associated with delivering and growing veterinary clinical services to clients of the ISU’s VFS unit, while teaching 4th year veterinary students in the Field Services rotation and other clinically based rotations.

The current clientele of the ISU VFS unit are primarily beef cattle but there are also substantial amounts of dairy, small ruminant, swine, and other cases. The person in this position may also play a limited role in managing cases in the ISU Food Animal and Camelid Hospital (FACH). Responsibilities may also include occasional teaching of undergraduate students in Animal Science. Opportunities exist to become involved in collaborative research in food supply veterinary medicine.

The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees.

Required Education and Experience

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • One year of clinical experience in a food animal veterinary practice
  • Documented experience working with herd managers, animal care providers, researchers, and/or students at various levels of training

In addition, positions at the following ranks will require: CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: a minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressive, diverse, high quality veterinary medical practice CLINICAL PROFESSOR: a minimum of 10 years of experience in a progressive, diverse, high quality veterinary medical practice ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: evidence of experience conducting research or other scholarly activity ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR: an established record of experience and scholarship appropriate to each rank at Iowa State University

Preferred Education and Experience

  • An advanced degree in a field related to food animal production medicine
  • Additional years of practice experience in a progressive, diverse, high quality food animal production medicine practice

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

1) State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before first date of employment

2) Category II veterinary accreditation under the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program on or before the first day of employment

3) Eligible to receive DEA licensing.

4) Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties or the European Board of Veterinary Specialiation in a recognized specialty area relevant to food and fiber animals; individuals who are in the process of becoming board certified in a recognized specialty area of veterinary medicine related to food and fiber animals are encouraged to apply

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr Patrick Gorden or Dr Locke Karriker

Department Contact Phone 515-294-3096 or 515-294-6970

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Tenure Eligible, 12 Months, Full Time; OR Non Tenure Eligible, 12 Months, Full Time, term appointment.

To guarantee consideration, please apply by April 30, 2018.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 04/30/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1770

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty