Assistant/Associate/Clinical Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Mississippi State University, in conjunction with Thrive Pet Healthcare, is seeking a radiologist to fill a flexible hybrid position, working part time as a faculty member (assistant/associate/full clinical professor) in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and part time as a telemedicine consultant for Thrive.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As an Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor at MSU, teaching responsibilities will involve didactic teaching and clinical training of professional students, technology students, interns, residents, and graduate students in an innovative academic program. Service responsibilities will involve operation of the Radiology Service in the Animal Health Center, secondary emergency duty, and consultation with private practitioners. Clinical duties will be shared with other Radiology faculty members. Participation in the college’s continuing education and clinical research program, and supervision of Radiology interns and residents is expected. Mississippi State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thrive Pet Healthcare presently owns and operates over 400 hospitals across the United States along with VitalRads, a teleimaging service. The company’s Support Office is located in Austin, TX. Thrive was founded by Dr. Jasen Trautwein and is owned and operated by a strong team of veterinarians and allied professionals alongside a private equity partner. On the specialty side of veterinary practice, in addition to VitalRads, Thrive's present reach includes: ACCESS with four locations in the Los Angeles area; Dermatology for Animals; Eye Care for Animals; Veterinary Cancer Group in Southern California; Animal Neurology and Imaging Centers in Texas/New Mexico/Arizona/Louisiana; Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in San Diego, Heart of Texas Specialty and Emergency Center in Austin, Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, South Carolina Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center as well as other locations in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Georgia and Florida.

Thrive has a Specialty Directors Board with a Director in each Specialty Lane. Specialists participate
across hospitals in activities promoting collaboration and community within the Thrive Team. New
specialists receive support and mentoring through the strong connections established within their lane.
Thrive Pet Healthcare has partnered with Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to create an innovative hybrid position that provides an attractive mix of the benefits of both academic and private practice specialty medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent). Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology is required. Clinical competence in veterinary diagnostic imaging and demonstrated aptitude in teaching are required.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at Please send an application package consisting of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Andrew Mackin, Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 6100, Mississippi State MS 39762-6100. Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process will continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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