Utah State University

Tenure Track or Professional Practice Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Skills Instruction

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/21/2023 5:17 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical & Life Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience
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 applicants for a fiscal year, tenure track or professional practice Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Skills Instruction position with the assignment of 70% teaching, 25% research and 5% service (for tenure-track); or 95% teaching and 5% service (for professional practice). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2024, and continue until position has been filled.


This candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of veterinary professionals by providing them with the practical knowledge and skills to excel in their careers. The candidate is expected to design, develop, and deliver hands-on clinical skills and reasoning courses in the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree curriculum; to develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and evaluation criteria to measure veterinary students’ clinical skills proficiency; and to contribute to other curriculum activities associated with their expertise. Courses to be developed include skills such as physical examinations, diagnostic procedures, surgical techniques, and anesthesia management.


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 the 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 supporting a class size of 80 veterinary students in subsequent years. 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.


This position is eligible for excellent benefits, including 13 paid holidays, 22 paid vacation days/year, a 50% tuition reduction for employees and dependents, competitive health benefits packages, and a generous contribution to retirement. In addition, up to 4 days/month may be used for consulting work. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2023-2024


Utah State University is a premier land- and space-grant institution committed to excellence, access, and inclusion. It is located in Logan, Utah, in the heart of Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The area is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities.


Position Responsibilities for Teaching:

  • Design, develop, and deliver hands-on clinical skills and reasoning courses in the DVM degree curriculum
  • Develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and evaluation criteria to measure veterinary students’ clinical skills proficiency
  • Contribute to developing the DVM degree curriculum and other curriculum activities associated with their expertise

Position Responsibilities for Service:

  • Contribute to the department, college, university, and profession through service (e.g., serve on graduate student, curriculum, hiring, and admissions committees)

Position Responsibilities for Research (if applicable):

  • Develop and carry out a research program that includes mentoring students to produce quality research as well as seeking external funding to support the research program
  • Publish scholarship in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Steady and consistent record of research or creative endeavors supporting your scholarly activity


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned DVM degree or equivalent
  • At least three years of clinical veterinary experience
  • Experience teaching clinical skills to veterinary students
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team member in a collaborative setting.

Additional Qualifications for the Rank of Associate Professor:

  • Demonstrated ability to design and successfully implement clinical skills curricula in a DVM degree program
  • Demonstrated ability to publish refereed scientific/educational research
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire extramural funding (for candidates seeking a research appointment)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification in a relevant veterinary specialty area

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and methods
  4. Statement of research interests (if applicable)
  5. Names and contact information of three references

* Please upload documents 2-4 under "Other Documents 1-10"

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, however, dependent on assignment, work may be done in agricultural environments (i.e., arenas, barns, paddocks, stocks, etc.) with minimal or no heat and exposure to the elelments.  

College/Department Highlights

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and it's four-year, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree were approved by the Utah System for Higher Education in the spring of 2022. In alignment with this, the Utah State legislature approved on-going funding for the CVM and the construction of a state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Education Building. The CVM is actively engaged in pursuing accreditation through the American Veterinary Medical Association. At the same time, the CVM continues to be a part of the WIMU 2+2 Program, and is actively engaged in delivering instruction for our current students.

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

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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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