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Apply now Department: 3670080050 Clinical Sciences
Job no: 513076
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (clinical or tenure track) in Zoological Medicine / Exotic Pet Medicine.  Applicants must hold the DVM or equivalent degree and have completed all requirements needed to take the relevant specialty board examination. Preference will be given to individuals with board certification/eligibility in the American College of Zoological Medicine or other related specialties.

The Zoological / Exotic Pet Medicine Service is responsible for student teaching and medical management of all nondomestic animals presented to the Veterinary Health Center. Additional service responsibilities include provision of medical care for animals maintained at the Sunset Zoological Park (Manhattan, KS). The position offers a unique opportunity to work with a wide range of exotic pet and zoological animals, yet be associated with an academic environment with strong interdisciplinary service support. The successful candidate will become the third member of a three-faculty service, which also includes a specialty resident in exotic companion mammal medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), a specialty intern in zoological / exotic pet medicine and a service-dedicated veterinary nurse. The successful candidate will participate in clinical service (both on-site and at the contract zoo), and will provide residents, interns, and senior students a broad experience in zoological and exotic pet medicine, including preventive medicine, nutrition, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and anesthesiology. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of residents, interns, and veterinary students in both clinical and didactic environments.  There will be opportunities for scholarly activities for the incumbent, and time for preparation for board-certification, if needed. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications plus excellent benefits. 

Please submit a Curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and contact information for three professional references must be included. The letter of intent should describe the applicant’s strengths, professional goals, and vision for this position at Kansas State University. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sara Gardhouse at (785) 532-4202 or sgardhous@vet.k-state.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Completed all requirements needed to take the relevant specialty board examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to individuals with board certification/eligibility in the American College of Zoological Medicine or other related specialties.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Salary

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications plus excellent benefits. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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