Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Nat Science & Math
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Medicine with a focus on small animal medicine at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.


10%Service responsibilities include serving on departmental committees, university committees, and outreach and public service.Essential
20%Research / Clinical work: Depending on expertise and interest the candidate would develop an active research program or provide advanced specialty medicine to veterinarians in the state. These activities would also provide learning opportunities for graduate or veterinary students.Essential
70%Teaching: The teaching responsibilities of this position focus on teaching clinical aspects of small animal medicine in our veterinary program. The normal teaching load is four course equivalents per year in the department of veterinary medicine. The candidate will annually teach one of the Clinical Sciences courses for the Department of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of the second year. Additional responsibilities include teaching veterinary, undergraduate, or graduate student courses in areas depending on the specific expertise of the successful applicant. Courses could include Foundations of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Principles of Anesthesia or Theriogenology depending on expertise of the successful candidate. Advising responsibilities include advising D.V.M. students and may include advising Ph.D. and M.S. students in related areas. Additional contributions to support the DVM training program (2+2 collaboration with CSU) may include areas such as pathology, physiology, as expertise and interests allow.Essential

UAF is located in Interior Alaska, 2 hours from Denali National Park and offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. The doctor of veterinary medicine program at UAF has small class sizes of 10-12 students and a small group of highly motivated faculty that work directly with Colorado State University.

Applicants must possess a D.V.M., or equivalent degree(s) in veterinary medicine and advanced training in small animal medicine or related field(s). Postdoctoral research, residency training, and/or teaching experience in a professional veterinary program are desired. Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires a demonstrated record of teaching experience, extramural funding, collaboration, and the supervision of graduate students, residents or similar experience.

Outstanding applicants conducting innovative teaching in small animal clinical medicine or closely related disciplines are of particular interest. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with current UAF faculty and the scientist throughout Alaska as well as with our partnering institution, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins.

Responsibilities will include advising D.V.M., Ph.D. and M.S. students and teaching a veterinary medical course in clinical sciences with a focus on small animal medicine. Additional contributions to support the DVM training program (2+2 collaboration with CSU) include areas such as neurology, reproductive medicine, pharmacology, etc. as expertise and interests allow. Research or clinical service in collaboration with local clinics is an opportunity. This is a 9 month tenure track position with tenure advancement partly based on teaching success and effectiveness. Any secured extramural funding can be utilized to provide a supplemental salary for the remaining 3 months and may be considered in tenure consideration.

Review Date: Screening of applicant materials will begin on March 1, 2021. To ensure consideration, apply prior to 11:59pm AKST, February 28, 2021. A complete application packet will include: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests that describes an effective teaching experience, and the names and contact information for three references. 

Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Karsten Hueffer at Questions re: the application process, or other human resource questions, can be directed to Valerie Rickards, CNSM/SOE Human Resource Coordinator, at or 907-474-6714.


The successful candidate must be able to teach small animal clinical sciences and other areas in the curriculum.

In addition, preferred candidates have:
Clinical education or experience;
Additional expertise in pharmacology, neurobiology or reproductive biology.
effective and innovative teaching experience;

Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires a demonstrated record of extramural funding, collaboration, and the supervision of graduate students, residents or similar experience.

Postdoctoral research, residency training, and/or biomedical teaching experience are preferred for a competitive application.

The ability to obtain an Alaska professional veterinary license is preferred but not required.


The Applicants typically have a veterinary degree and some clinical experience in small animal medicine.


Applicants must possess a D.V.M., or equivalent degree(s).

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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