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
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Position Function:

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has one Small Animal Community Veterinary Services (Primary Care service) faculty position available at the Assistant, Associate, or full Clinical Professor level (Clinical Track).

Salary Grade:  UC

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

Department Profile:

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a long-established and stable veterinary school with a busy and well-equipped veterinary teaching hospital that emphasizes provision of top level clinical teaching and clinical service. The MSU-CVM curriculum is highly innovative in that it provides two years of didactic/laboratory teaching followed by two full years of clinical teaching of veterinary students primarily within the on-site teaching hospital. MSU-CVM takes great pride in producing veterinary students that are extremely “practice ready”, with the ability to smoothly transition to either general practice or to specialty training if desired. The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a collegial and friendly atmosphere that emphasizes and prioritizes teaching, service and work-life balance. Mississippi State University is situated in Starkville, a vibrant mid-sized college town known for its rich history, Southern charm, and a thriving arts scene, that offers numerous activities for families with children.

Area of Specialization:

Small Animal Community Veterinary Services

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

New faculty members will join two other full-time and three part-time faculty members, all experienced general practitioners, in the Community Veterinary Service clinical service and student rotation. Teaching responsibilities will involve didactic and clinical training for veterinary professional students, house officers, graduate students, and veterinary medical technology students enrolled in the academic program. Candidates should be proficient in general veterinary care of medical and surgical patients as well as providing service to clients. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with the teams within the Animal Health Center and College of Veterinary Medicine. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership to continually improve the quality of the Community Veterinary Service clinical service and rotation. Mentoring students, house officers, and junior faculty will be an expectation. Participation in clinical or educational research and continuing education programs is also expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential qualifications include a DVM or equivalent degree.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience or interest in rural veterinary practice is preferred, as is an understanding of the Spectrum of Care options available for small animal practitioners. Candidates with experience in large, multi-doctor veterinary hospitals are preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred. Interest and expertise in exotic animal medicine would be a positive attribute.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (with SS number redacted), and the names of three referees to Dr. Andrew Mackin, Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Box 9825, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762-9825. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Mackin, email, or telephone 662 325 6631, or Dr. Christine Bryan, Service Chief of Community Veterinary Services, email, telephone 662-325-1394.

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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