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Job ID: 191959

Western University of Health Sciences

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2022
University Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA, United States
Department Animal Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine
    Avian Medicine
    Animal Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General


Posting Number: F00523
Position Status: Full Time
Department: 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine

Job Summary


The Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM) invites applications for one clinical or tenure-track faculty position in Food Animal Medicine at the rank of assistant professor. The veterinary medical curriculum at WesternU-CVM is built on evidence-based innovative instructional programs to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. The WesternU-CVM has one of the most diverse faculty, staff, and student populations in the USA. WesternU fosters a collaborative environment in the CVM college as well as across the other seven health-related colleges on the same campus. The successful candidate will play an essential role in incorporating Food Animal Medicine into the integrated curriculum, expanding the WesternU-CVM research program within this discipline, and providing content expertise and clinical services. The candidate is expected to incorporate the founding principles of the WesternU-CVM, specifically student-centered learning, reverence for life, and strategic partnerships.

WesternU-CVM is in Southern California, a region with a stunning landscape and pleasant weather. The college is surrounded by many national parks as well as an abundance of recreational options from the beach to the mountains. The Western University community is part of the vibrant, multicultural, diverse, and welcoming society in Southern California.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications received by Friday, September 23nd will receive the fullest consideration, but the position is open until filled. To begin the application process and to review the job responsibilities and preferred qualifications, interested applicants should register online at and submit the following materials: letter of
intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

EEO/AA Policy: Western University of Health Sciences provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment as required by law without regard to age, race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by law. To this end, WesternU is committed to equal opportunity laws that ensure applicants and employees are treated equally. Additionally, WesternU is committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment and intimidation. Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that he or she has not been treated consistent with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy or feels he or she has been subjected to any form of sexual intimidation or harassment is to contact the Vice President, Human Resources, who is the Equal Opportunity Officer for Western University of Health Sciences. More information is available at

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  1. Current theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Food Animal Medicine. Clinical practice experience with food animals is required.
  2. Organizational skills necessary in prioritizing workload, delegating responsibility when appropriate, and managing course(s) effectively.
  3. Proven teaching skills.
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students at the college and university levels, and with outside contacts, in a timely manner.
  5. Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality according to state/federal laws.
  6. Professional demeanor and collegiality

Required Qualifications
1. EDUCATION: An earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree.

2. EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least 5 years of food animal clinical experience at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Diplomate status or eligibility for certification examination by an AVMA specialty college or board, or equivalent residency training is preferred. Applicants who have earned a post-DVM graduate degree (MSc or Ph.D.) in Food Animal Medicine are highly encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 07/28/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Contribute to the training of veterinary students in Food Animal Medicine:
    1. Provide leadership and/or instruction for Year 3 and 4 clinical activities.
    2. Participate in the curricular activities for Year 1 and 2 students, including but not limited to content expertise in Food Animal Science, facilitation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activities, clinical skills laboratories, and other ancillary activities as determined in the curriculum development process.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

Pursue scholarly endeavors and professional self-development, with opportunities to engage in research, as negotiated:
    1. If tenure track: Develop a self-sustaining research program and participate in the development of post-DVM training programs.
    2. Participate in local, national, and/or international continuing education programs.


(40% FTE if tenure track; 25% FTE if non-tenure)

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

Clinical services, as negotiated and assigned, with the opportunity to develop a clinical program including medical, surgical, and preventive services for food animals, including small ruminants, potbelly pigs, and camelids.

(15% FTE if tenure track; 30% FTE if non-tenure)

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

Participate in college and university committees. Represent the college to external persons and agencies, including funding agencies


Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

The relative distribution between the job functions above is negotiable. The candidate is furthermore expected to incorporate the founding principles of the College of Veterinary Medicine, including student-centered learning, reverence for life, strategic partnerships, and alliances into their work, and to contribute to the development and implementation of programs consistent with these founding commitments.

Describe Work Environment
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties required of this position are normally performed in a typical office or laboratory setting and in a food production facility (farm, slaughter house, dairy, feedlot, etc). The noise level in this setting is variable due to the different activities occurring in each location.

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