Utah State University

Clinical Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2020 1:33 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) at Utah State University (USU) seeks candidates for a food animal emphasis clinical assistant professor faculty position. This is a 12-month (fiscal year) non-tenure track clinical veterinary and teaching position.

The start date for this position is January 2021

The successful candidate will contribute to the Teaching (50%); Clinical Veterinary Service (45%); and Service (5%) missions of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) at USU. The preferred candidate will have an employment history that demonstrates proficiency in small ruminant (i.e., sheep and goat), bovine (beef and dairy) medicine and porcine medicine. The preferred candidate will have an intimate knowledge and experience in food animal production and medicine practices in the intermountain west. The preferred candidate will also have teaching experience in animal health and hygiene and principles of surgery. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are graduates from the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine.


  • Provide half of primary coverage of routine and emergency clinical veterinary needs at all USU farm units (i.e., dairy, beef, sheep/goat and swine facilities).
  • Provide secondary coverage of routine and emergency clinical veterinary needs at the USU Equine Education Center, including the development and implementation of all routine herd health care (i.e., vaccination, deworming, dental care, etc.).
  • Provide half of primary coverage of all animal science research procedures (i.e., dairy, beef, sheep/goat, swine and equine species). Including but not limited to: surgical transfer of cloned small ruminant embryos, bovine cloning procedures, oversight of recipient herd management and routine sample collections (blood, biopsies, urine, feces, etc.).
  • Teaching responsibilities will be in both the undergraduate ADVS curriculum (ADVS 3000 Animal Health and Hygiene) and in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) curriculum (VM 7586 Principles of Surgery). 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to be an active "citizen" in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences; College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences; and Utah State University. This expectation includes effective service and eventual leadership on college, department and university committees deemed relevant to the departmental and college missions and appropriate for the position description.  
  • Transport veterinary equipment/supplies to USU Farm Units with a University Vehicle


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned DVM (or equivalent) degree
  • Utah Veterinary License
  • USDA Accreditation
  • Ability to adhere to the Vehicle Use Policy including maintaining a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting.
  • Demonstrated collegiate teaching experience in undergraduate and veterinary degree program (at least 2 years).
  • Demonstrated at least 4 years of experience with small ruminant medicine.
  • Demonstrated at least 4 years of experience with both dairy and beef medicine.
  • Demonstrated at least 4 years of experience with equine medicine.
  • Demonstrated at least 4 years of experience with porcine medicine.
  • Demonstrated at least 4 years of experience with management of clone transfers, pregnancies and neonates in ruminant and small ruminant species.
  • Understanding and experience of food animal production agriculture and related agricultural practices in the Intermountain West.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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