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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Livestock Medicine and Surgery

Application Window

Open date: March 29th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Livestock Medicine and Surgery

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent) with advanced training in livestock medicine and surgery is required; masters or doctoral degree in a basic science discipline is preferred. Board certification or credentials accepted by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Surgeons or equivalent is required. Clinical experience and competence in livestock medicine and surgery is required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching livestock medicine/surgery is required. Demonstrated interest/aptitude in an area related to evidence-based approaches and strategies or research for application to individual animal medicine in organic animal agriculture, dairy/beef cattle, small ruminants, and pigs; or other research focus areas including antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases, food safety, pharmacology, and medical education, is desired. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Clinical: The position includes a 70% (Professor of Clinical X series) clinical commitment to the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Individual will be responsible for 1) directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students and residents; 2) providing medical and surgical service to livestock patients that include organically raised livestock and; 3) advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and clinical instruction of senior veterinary students rotating on the livestock medicine and surgery service. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum, including new evidence-based material appropriate for organic livestock agriculture; 2) clinical teaching in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH); and 3) participation in the graduate clinical training program of the VMTH.

Professional Competence: Will advance the discipline of livestock medicine and surgery within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. Expected to establish reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally, and nationally, depending upon level of appointment. Must demonstrate clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical practice.

Creative Scholarship: Faculty in the Professor of Clinical X Series are expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation in peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.

If the successful candidate has research interests aligned with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and its mission-oriented research, a split appointment as an Agronomist in the AES is possible.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means is required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to livestock medicine and surgery is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by May16, 2021. Position is open until filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy; 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 5) the names and addresses of four professional references. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program,

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitment. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Intent - Letter of intent outlining special interests in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Davis, California