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Job ID: 220150

Job no: 888038 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System
Michigan State University

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2023
Title Job no: 888038 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Aug. 9, 2025
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine

Position Summary

Michigan State University, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor who can build a vibrant research program applying data science to improve health, welfare and production in food producing animals.

Applicants from diverse fields of disciplinary expertise are invited to apply, including epidemiology, applied statistics, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, data science, computational sciences or artificial intelligence. Because we are looking for someone who can work in this cutting-edge transdisciplinary space, your field of academic training is less important. What is critical is the ability and desire to use large/big data and computational approaches to address challenges in food animal health, welfare, and production and to do so in collaboration with veterinary and animal science scientists and practitioners.

The successful candidate will join a department with a strong focus on research, teaching, and outreach, including several endowed chairs in multiple disciplines of animal science and health research. The successful candidate also will be part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s solution-based approach to sustainable food animal production, which includes optimizing animal health and welfare, mitigating antibiotic resistance, and enhancing the interface between society and food production.

Across their appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to:

1. Research:

  • Lead and develop innovative research in the application of large/big data and computational approaches to address challenges in food animal health, welfare, and production.
  • Pursue external funding as the PI/PD to support research activities.
  • Publish high-quality research articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including veterinarians, animal scientists, and computer scientists, to enhance research outcomes and foster a collaborative research environment.

2. Outreach:

  • Lead outreach activities to develop and/or promote the application of computational data sciences and quantitative approaches to enhance food animal health, welfare and production.

3. Teaching:

  • Develop graduate level courses that apply computational methods, artificial intelligence, advanced statistical methods or quantitative modeling to large data sets to enhance health, welfare, and production of food producing animals.
  • Supervise and mentor graduate students.

4. Service:

  • Participate in departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the field of large/big data and computational sciences through peer review activities, editorial board memberships, and participation in professional societies.

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 (

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a College, 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 that is 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 opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us 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 Strategic Planning 2021-26 | College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU 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 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. Visit the Pure Michigan© website for more details.

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.

Department Statement

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and providing the finest clinical services available.

Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

  • 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. Jean Tsao
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University
    736 Wilson Rd
    East Lansing, MI 48824


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