Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor (TT) or Assistant Teaching Professor
Columbia, MO 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Job ID
Full/Part Time
Job Description

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, invites applications for a full-time tenure track teaching faculty position in Small Animal Oncology at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track).

The successful candidate will join an established comprehensive oncology service dedicated to teaching, clinical and basic science research, and the highest quality patient care. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teaching students (professional and graduate students) and house officers in clinical and didactic settings.
  • Participating in a busy and progressive oncology service.
  • Scholarly activity: For a non-tenure track individual, this will include collaboration on clinical research projects, authorship of book chapters, reviews, or other activities relating to oncology or education. For a tenure track individual, this will include development of an independent research focus that will strengthen or extend the work currently being done in the Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory.
  • Participation in NCI Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC) and Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) activities.
  • Participate in faculty governance activities.
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a regular or faculty license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain DEA and BNDD certificates.

Initial appointment will begin as soon as an acceptable candidate can be identified and hired.

The Veterinary Health Center is a progressive environment where there is a culture of collegiality and patient care is top priority.


Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Completion of residency resulting in eligibility for board certification by ACVIM, Specialty of Oncology by the start date.
Application Materials

Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

  1. a letter stating professional interests and career goals;
  2. contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,
  3. a curriculum vitae.
Other Information

Search Criteria

Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement. Clinical experience, communication skills, experience working effectively in diverse environments, and observations shared by referees will all be considered in selection of a candidate. The potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the VHC and Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory will also be assessed, as will specialty and/or research training and teaching experience. We are seeking a candidate with interest in practicing up-to-date medicine, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement.

Please contact Dr. Lindsay Donnelly () if you have specific questions about the position. Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.


Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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Columbia Missouri Information

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As soon as possible
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Regular, Full or Part Time
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