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Assistant/Associate Professor-ECCM
Michigan State University

Date Posted Aug. 4, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor-ECCM
University Michigan State University More About This Institution...
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department College of Veterinary Medicine More About This Department...
Application Deadline Jul. 24, 2025
Position Start Date open
  • Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

Position Summary
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for a Tenure System (TS) or a multi-year renewable Health Programs (HP) Faculty Appointment position in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will join our dynamic team to become the 5th Small Animal ECCM faculty member and an integral member of the service, which includes 4 Diplomates of ACVECC (and an additional 3 large animal Diplomates of ACVECC), 5 residents, 2 ECCM Interns, and 20-30 service-dedicated licensed veterinary nurses. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences comprises over 30 faculty and has an onsite, state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC provides outstanding patient care and is staffed with highly qualified veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, social workers, and other care providers to support the specialty services. In addition to ECCM, the VMC is well represented in specialty areas including highly active soft tissue and orthopedic surgery services, internal medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, cardiology, anesthesiology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, theriogenology, primary care, interventional radiology, behavior medicine, ophthalmology, and dermatology.

Support from the specialty services for the ECCM Service is robust, including but not limited to daily (7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) full clinical laboratory and imaging coverage, a dedicated emergency surgery resident, and advanced cross-sectional imaging modalities available after hours. The ER/ICU was recently rebuilt to create a large, open-concept ICU with a dedicated quiet (feline) room, two mirrored isolation wards, and four treatment stations, all with a centralized workstation allowing the team to monitor patients closely and communicate effectively. Please see for a brief view of the facility during its dedication. The ICU currently utilizes advanced treatment capabilities, including Draeger Evita Infinity and Respironics Esprit long-term ventilators and the Prismaflex CRRT system (capabilities for hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, ultrafiltration, and therapeutic plasma exchange). In addition, the hospital boasts an interventional radiology suite, a wound management suite, 10 operating rooms, Storz HD video laparoscopy/thoracoscopy towers, Zeiss operating microscope, GE Revolution 64-slice helical CT, OEC mobile C-arm, Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI, Scintron nuclear medicine suite, Varian linear accelerator, Olympus and Storz video-endoscopy.

The ECCM service has a highly successful resident training program with a busy caseload (>11,000 cases annually) and experienced, supportive faculty. The service sees 30-70 new cases daily and manages an average of 10-15 as inpatients. Our service philosophy focuses on active case management by all team members. The ECCM Faculty function as a highly cohesive group, and we value and are committed to continuing to foster this exceptional team dynamic.

The successful candidates’ responsibilities will include management of ECCM cases, clinical instruction of house officers and students, assistance in the administration of the ECCM Service, and a commitment to scholarly contributions in the candidates’ areas of interest and expertise. Ample opportunity exists for interested individuals to become involved in scholarly activity related to veterinary medical education and curriculum development. Participation in the pre-clinical teaching curriculum and committee assignments is also expected. Assignments of clinical service, teaching, and scholarly activity are negotiable with the Department Chairperson. Evaluations and promotions are based on the faculty member’s performance within the agreed assignments. In addition to the two human medical schools on the MSU campus, we have several regional research institutes, cancer centers, and major human hospital complexes, providing unique and exciting opportunities for collaborative activities. Such activities are encouraged at both the Departmental and College level, and support is available for grant writing, acquiring external funding, and processing grant submissions.

The role of the successful applicant will encompass clinical service, education, and research/scholarly activity. The amount of time dedicated to each of these endeavors is flexible and will be geared towards the interests, strengths, and qualifications of the applicant. Tenure system appointments require a greater percentage of time dedicated to both independent and collaborative, externally funded research, with less time devoted to clinical service. More information about the Tenure System is available at Tenure System Hiring Information ( Health Programs (HP) appointments are unique to Michigan State University and are predicated on the need to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services and clinical research. Health Programs (HP) appointments emphasize clinical service and teaching, although these positions are flexible to allow ample time for research and scholarly activity. Both tenure system and HP appointments are expected to contribute to preclinical and clinical education of veterinary students, interns, and residents. Health Programs (HP) appointments are unique to Michigan State University Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services, and clinical research. HP faculty appointed in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences typically have 50-70% clinical assignments devoted to clinical and pre-clinical instruction, patient care services, and the general administrative efforts of the Department and College. In addition, HP faculty are expected to be active in research and other scholarly endeavors. A complete description of the Michigan State University HP system is available at Health Programs Faculty Appointment System Handbook (

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or an equivalent degree. Must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan, including a Clinical Academic Limited and Controlled Substance licenses. The appointment requires board certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American Board of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Applicants interested in the tenure system appointment should have a track record of training and experience in hypothesis-driven science, preferably with evidence of independence to include extramural funding. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. Outstanding clinical service and surgical skills in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine, outreach, consultation, and case management are also expected.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The college’s mission is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal, and protect. As a college, we 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 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 opportunities to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas 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 to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s goals, strategies, and progress.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by the low cost of living with convenient access to large 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 lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall, offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. For more details, visit the Pure Michigan© website Pure Michigan | Official Travel & Tourism Website for Michigan.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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.

  • 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.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Bharadhwaj Ranganathan
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University
    736 Wilson Rd
    East Lansing, MI 48824


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