Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

  • 527991
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Nat Science & Math

The Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for veterinarians with interest or experience in gastrointestinal, nutrition, and internal medicine. We are seeking a team-orientated faculty member to enthusiastically instruct students and develop new curriculum content related to nutrition and gastroenterology in Fairbanks, where phenomenal outdoor recreational opportunities exist year round. Applicants with board certification in Internal medicine or nutrition are encouraged to apply. Ideal applicants would have extensive high quality clinical experience. The position is expected to begin by the start of the Spring 2025 semester.

As a Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) faculty you would be joining a diverse group of colleagues in curriculum development and instruction of a small cohort of first and second-year veterinary students. The UAF DVM does not have a teaching hospital or conventional clinical obligations. The primary role of this position is for instruction and curriculum development. The applicant will take a leadership role for course material in nutrition, internal medicine, and gastroenterology, with potential involvement in other topics. This faculty appointment may include research if interest and qualifications align. Opportunities may exist for collaborative research. Other faculty contribute to research topics such as infectious disease surveillance, one health, sled dog medicine, toxicology, and aquatic animal health. Opportunities to mentor and advise graduate students are also available. New faculty in the DVM will join a small teaching team that works closely with faculty at Colorado State University to deliver our 2+2 DVM curriculum. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring veterinary students, extensive veterinary clinical experience, and additional skills in nutrition, gastroenterology, metabolism, and internal medicine.

To thrive in this role you must be enthusiastic about the education of students, be able to collaborate with colleagues, and be willing to contribute to curriculum development. A commitment to delivering a high quality educational experience is essential. Board certification or residency training in nutrition or internal medicine is highly desired but not required. Candidates with an interest and broad clinical experience including these topics are encouraged to apply. You must be comfortable providing lab sessions with live animals, simulators, and cadaver material. The ideal candidate would have advanced training, clinical experience, teaching experience, and enthusiasm for joining a small team and living in the small community of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a D.V.M.(or equivalent international degree), and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree(s) in a related field(s). Clinical experience required (general clinical practice or specialist practice are acceptable). Advanced training in veterinary nutrition or internal medicine (internship, residency) and teaching experience are highly desired. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Alaska is desired, but not required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yedda campus in Fairbanks, AK. This is a full-time, 9-month base appointment, faculty position complete with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, paid holidays, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be offered a competitive salary based on education and experience.

This position is open until filled however a 1st review of application will occur on April 22, 2024. To ensure consideration, make sure all required documents listed below are submitted prior to 11:59 pm AKST, April 21, 2024.

Required documentation:
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of interest and qualification relevant to teaching, engagement and research (1-2 pages) (upload as Teaching and/or Research Philosophy Statement)
-Statement reflecting experience and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment as well as mentoring and instructing a diverse student population (1 page) (upload in supporting documents)
-Please make sure the 3 references listed on the application are professional, work related, preferably current or past supervisors. 

VISA sponsorship may be considered for this position.

Finalists invited to on-campus interview/visits will be required to give a teaching presentation and a research presentation (if applicable) during their visit. Feedback from faculty, staff and students will be considered. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers. The Department of Veterinary Medicine at UAF provides a small cohort of students a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine education in partnership with Colorado State University. UAF has a small cohort of students that receive the first two years of Veterinary training in Fairbanks Alaska. Students within the DVM program are intelligent, driven, and motivated individuals who appreciate the small class size and the amazing opportunities offered in Alaska. Some of the Veterinary students have completed a Masters degree in One Health, while in Fairbanks.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sheri Hall, CNSM HR Manager, at sahall5@alaska.edu or (907) 474-6714 .

 

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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