The Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is seeking an energetic, experienced veterinary practitioner with a passion for teaching and large animal medicine to join us as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Extension Veterinarian. Your focus will be teaching (70% distribution effort for teaching) engaging a small class (14 students per cohort) of first- and second-year veterinary students in the handling and clinical exam of large animal species, as well discussion of food animal production. The incumbent will also serve as the Extension Veterinarian in the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension and will incorporate research and outreach (30%) in service to the large animal production sector in Alaska to include veterinary practitioners and livestock producers.
For a complete description, and information on applying, please go to https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/517322/asst-or-assoc-professor-of-veterinary-medicine.
Applicants must possess a D.V.M., as well as 5+ years of clinical practice and/or residency training in large animal medicine.
Internal Number: 517322
About College of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Alaska
The Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVMed) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) provides high quality education, research and service in veterinary medicine and the biomedical sciences. Faculty from several disciplines work collaboratively under the One Health paradigm, striving for combined optima in human, animal, and environmental health.
UAF and Colorado State University have partnered together to create a professional veterinary medicine program that gives preference to Alaskans so that they may increase their chances of being admitted and receive an in-state rate for the first two years.
The program also allows out-of-state students to learn about the role of veterinary medicine and research in the arctic and the state. Alaska is rich in natural resources, providing unique teaching and research potential on topics including wildlife disease and health, marine animal science, sled-dog medicine, and a variety of global public-health challenges that involve both human and veterinary medicine.
Students receive their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from CSU, but their starting point is at UAF. They take two years of graduate courses at UAF and then comple...te their veterinary studies in Colorado.
The program admits 10 students per year and is the first of its kind in Alaska. CSU is one of the top-ranked veterinary medicine schools in the US.