Utah State University

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Associate, Anatomical Sciences

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/5/2023 12:04 PM)
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# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical & Life Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences (VCLS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow II. Currently, the USU CVM participates in a “2+2” program with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and the broader Washington – Idaho – Montana – Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that provides instruction to 30 students in each class cohort.  However, in 2022 the State of Utah approved establishment of a full 4-year DVM degree program at USU with the goal of admitting its inaugural class of 40 students in the fall of 2025 and host a class of 80 veterinary students beginning in the fall of 2026.


This position offers multiple opportunities for professional development in instruction, curriculum design, and innovative teaching methods.  Applicants with an interest in the development of innovative teaching methods and resources are strongly encouraged to apply. The qualified applicant will have the option to engage in scientific research under the direction of faculty in VCLS. 


This is a two-year position, in a full-time (12-month) appointment, with the potential for further extensions. 


This position is eligible for excellent benefits including: 13 paid holidays, earn 22 days of paid leave and 12 days of sick leave per year, 50% tuition reduction for employees and dependents, competitive health benefits packages, and a generous contribution into your retirement. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2023-2024 


  • The overarching goal of this position is to develop educational resources and assist in the delivery of veterinary anatomy instruction to students in the Veterinary Medicine Program.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Earned DVM and/or PhD degree by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching anatomy to veterinary students.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"

2. Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application (iForm)

4. Statement of Research Interests to be typed/pasted at the end of your application (iForm)

5. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application (iForm)


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The employee is required to communicate both verbally and in written format. May require lifting of over 30 lbs. Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

While currently a part of the Washington/Idaho/Montana/Utah (WIMU) Veterinary Medicine Program since 2012, the College of Veterinary Medicine was approved by the state of Utah's Legislature in 2022. It is actively seeking to become a four-year, accredited program through the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

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

*updated 09/2023


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