University of Minnesota, Veterinary Biomedical Science Department

Contract Faculty Position - Assistant or Associate Professor (non-tenure track)

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences within the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an outstanding educator to integrate into our interdisciplinary and innovative teaching team. This is a full‐time, 9‐month, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with annual renewal contingent upon performance. The Department faculty educate undergraduate, graduate, and professional veterinary medicine students.

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine affects the lives of animals and people every day through educational, research, service, and outreach programs. We are dedicated to the education of future and current veterinarians and biomedical scientists and the discovery of new knowledge and skills. Our college is situated on the beautiful St. Paul campus, right in the heart of a vibrant city.

Required Qualifications:
- DVM, MD, and/or PhD degree in the biomedical sciences or equivalent degree at the time of hire
- Experienced college or university‐level educator
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, students, and stakeholders

Desired Qualifications:
- DVM degree or equivalent
- Experience in contemporary veterinary and/or medical education, including the development of online educational curricula
- Educational/professional expertise in comparative biology and/or medicine
- Experience with the clinical application of educational content, especially as it relates to veterinary medicine
- A record of publication in biomedical research and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning

This is primarily a teaching appointment with the majority of effort within the DVM curriculum. Depending on the candidate’s expertise, instructional duties will include participation in team-taught microanatomy and gross anatomy courses. Additional responsibilities may include teaching in physiology, immunology, microbiology and selected graduate and/or undergraduate classes and labs.

Research & Scholarship
The candidate is expected to participate in collaborative research within biomedical disciplines and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning and contribute to the generation of new knowledge in their field.

Outreach, Professional Service, & Governance
The candidate is expected to participate in departmental, collegiate or University committees, seek and/or maintain membership and service in regional and/or nationally-recognized professional organizations, and effectively communicate with University stakeholders and the public.

Approximate Effort Allocation Summary*
Teaching 75%
Scholarly Activity 20%
Outreach, Professional Service, & Governance 5%

*Specific effort allocation percentages to be determined at goal‐setting meetings each year. Responsibilities may change as the needs of the College, Department, and Section change. Academic performance will be reviewed annually utilizing criteria established for contract track faculty members within the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Applications must be submitted online on the UMN Career Site (Job ID 340665) - Internal Applicant Link and External Applicant Link. Please either sign in to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover  letter and resume.  Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments"  section.

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes a teaching statement and philosophy, a list of three professional references, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement. The 1-2 page DEI statement should address how you will promote equity and inclusion at a large campus in an urban context. The statement may explore your contributions to equity and inclusion, professional lived experiences with diversity and inclusive excellence, or experiences and qualifications that enhance your ability to work with historically underrepresented and minoritized groups of students.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled.

VBS Search Committee: John Collister (chair), Roxanne Larsen, Christina Clarkson, Abby Brown, Sarah Brown, and Perle Zhitnitskiy