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Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences 10046518
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location:East Lansing
Categories:Research/Scientific, Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Dairy Cattle Production Medicine

Position Summary

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking applicants to fill a Tenure Track position in Dairy Cattle Production Medicine at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will conduct teaching, extension, and research activities related to the MSU CVM mission to serve the dairy industry of the state. This position will be jointly appointed in Michigan AgBioResearch and MSU Extension.

The future colleague will join the LCS Production Medicine team that includes eight faculty, with programs focused on the most relevant health and welfare problems facing the dairy industry. The position offers exciting opportunities to work in a collaborative environment that fosters faculty development. LCS faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including analytical core facilities and cyber infrastructure for advanced data analytics. LCS dairy faculty are part of the MSU dairy team that includes faculty in the Department of Animal Science and MSU Extension Educators. The team promotes and supports the growth of the Michigan Dairy industry, one of the most progressive in the U.S. and the world. Michigan has the greatest milk production per cow and the lowest average somatic cell count per cow in the country. The development of cutting-edge applied research and extension programs to meet the needs of these progressive producers provides an outstanding opportunity to impact the global dairy industry.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical instruction to students participating in dairy production medicine clerkship’s with an emphasis on building critical analytical skills. The selected candidate will collaborate with MSU Extension Educators in developing, delivering, and evaluating extension programs integrated with their clinical and research interests. The ability to use quantitative and data science skills to educate veterinarians, extension educators, and producers on investigating and solving herd-level problems is desired. This position requires the development of an externally funded research program related to dairy production medicine. Research should focus on collaborative and applied efforts that would directly impact Michigan’s progressive dairy industry and fully integrate with instructional and extension activities. Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience.

Faculty benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental packages are available; premiums will vary. Additionally, there is an optional base retirement plan available, as well as professional liability coverage in addition to paid vacation leave.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful campuses. The University has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to neighboring cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lake shores, world-class golf courses, and four seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website https://www.michigan.org/  for more details.

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.

CVM Core Value of Diversity

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College’s vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals  to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s goals, strategies and progress.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Dairy Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM, VMD, BVSc, or  equivalent) and an advanced graduate degree (PhD desirable) or evidence of equivalent research experience and scholarly productivity. Candidates should be eligible for licensing in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists).

Desired Qualifications

PhD, board certification. Applicants should have experience collaborating with dairy professionals to solve problems and deliver science-based solutions. The position requires an effective communicator able to impact both scientific peers and industry stakeholders, and possessing the ability to leverage technology to increase the reach and impact of clinical and research findings. Special consideration will be given to applicants with, but not limited to: PhD, board certification, advanced data analytic skills, dairy herd automation and monitoring knowledge, and practical experience in dairy cattle health management, instruction, and outreach programs (such as previous teaching at a university level, extension position, private or public practice or in agricultural industry).     

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.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Your most recently updated CV

References

Full names and contact information (phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.

Teaching Philosophy 1-page

Diversity Statement 1-page

Statement on your commitment to diversity

Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different, and as individuals we are all uniquely different. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Special Instructions

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 11, 2022; position open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

1. Letter of intent

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information of three professional references

4. A one-page statement about commitment to diversity

5. A one page teaching philosophy statement.

Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online applicant system, https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ .

Please direct all inquiries, including requests for detailed position information and candidate nominations in confidence to:

Search Committee Chair (email): [email protected]

Review of Applications Begins On

10/11/2022

Summary of Physical Demands

Lifting 50 pounds Lifting 50 pounds or more or more.

Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Website

https://cvm.msu.edu/lcs

Department Statement

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.

MSU Statement

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:Oct 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 4, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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