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Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology

Utah State University
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Closing date
Mar 14, 2024

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Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Organization Type

Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology

Requisition ID: 2024-7508
# of Openings: 1
Location: US-UT-Logan
Category: Faculty
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Faculty
College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Clinical & Life Sciences
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits

The Department of Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences (VCLS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applicants for an assistant or associate professor of veterinary physiology with the assignment of 60% research, 35% teaching, and 5% service. This is a tenure-track, fiscal-year (12-month) position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, and continue until the position has been filled.

The candidate will provide instruction in veterinary physiology in the veterinary medical curriculum and develop and carry out an independent, nationally recognized research program that includes mentoring students to engage in quality research. The successful candidate will also seek external funding to support their research program and publish scholarship in peer-reviewed scientific outlets.

The candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of veterinary professionals by delivering veterinary physiology instruction in the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree curriculum. In this capacity, the candidate is also expected to develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and evaluation criteria to measure veterinary students' mastery throughout the program's entirety. The candidate will also contribute to other curriculum activities associated with their expertise.

This position is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid holidays, 22 vacation days/year, a 50% undergraduate tuition reduction for employees and dependents, competitive health benefits packages, and a generous contribution to retirement. In addition, up to 4 days/month may be used for consulting work. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2023-2024

Position Responsibilities for Research:
  • Develop and carry out a high-quality research program that includes mentoring graduate and undergraduate, as well as veterinary medical students.
  • Obtain extramural funding to support an independent research program in the biomedical or life sciences.
  • Publish scholarship in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets.
  • Steady and consistent record of research supporting scholarly activity.

Position Responsibilities for Teaching:
  • Deliver instruction in animal physiology in the DVM degree curriculum.
  • Develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and evaluation criteria in your area of instruction.
  • Contribute to developing the DVM degree curriculum and other curriculum activities associated with their expertise.

Position Responsibilities for Service:
  • Contribute to the department, college, university, and profession through service (e.g., serve on graduate student, curriculum, hiring, and admissions committees).

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD or DVM/PhD, or equivalent degree(s).
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team member in a collaborative setting.

Additional Qualifications for consideration for the Rank of Associate Professor:
  • Demonstrated ability to design and successfully implement a nationally recognized research program.
  • Extensive track record of published peer-reviewed scientific research.
  • History of attracting significant federal research funding.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral research experience.

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:
  1. CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  4. Statement of research interests to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy and methods to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

University Highlights
Currently, the USU CVM participates in a "2+2" program with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and the broader Washington - Idaho - Montana - Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that provides instruction to 30 students in each class cohort. However, in 2022 the State of Utah approved the establishment of a full 4-year DVM degree program at USU with the goal of admitting its inaugural class of 40 students in the fall of 2025 and supporting a class size of 80 veterinary students in subsequent years. This position offers multiple opportunities for professional development in instruction, curriculum design, and innovative teaching methods.

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utahs premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.

Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU.

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the universitys ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USUs main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institutes 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.

*updated 7/2023

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In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USUs non-discrimination policies:
Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner,, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266
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Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322
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