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Assistant/Associate Professor – Small Animal General Surgery
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
Date Posted September 23, 2021
Faculty-Medicine-Other Medicine
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor – Small Animal General Surgery
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202100262F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience. Typical starting range is: Assistant Professor - $115,000 - $130,000 Associate Professor - $135,000 - $160,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and  https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 30-40
% Teaching 30-35
% Service 30-35
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/18/2021
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for a 12-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Small Animal General Surgery.
The Small Animal General Surgery position is responsible for the surgical management of the small animal caseload at the VTH. Specifically, this position provides surgical consultations, manages surgical appointments (receiving), performs general surgery and teaches on the clinic floor. This position will support both clinical and didactic teaching in the DVM program, graduate student/resident and fellow training, and research in the area of small animal general surgery. The position also supports an important clinical service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) both in terms of client service and revenue generation. This faculty position will provide 18-22 weeks of clinical service. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop an independent impactful research program and participate in collaborative research. Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist throughout the college and university. 
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Assistant Professor – Tenure track
The approximate commitment to clinical responsibilities will range from 18 – 22 weeks.
·         DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree
·         Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), or candidates qualified to take the ACVS/ECVS certification examination are welcome to apply
·         3 years expertise in clinical service and instruction of veterinary students and residents and demonstrated ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.
Associate Professor – Tenure track
The approximate commitment to clinical responsibilities will range from 18 – 22 weeks.
·         DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree
·         Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) or ECVS
·         Evidence of maintaining a nationally recognized research program
·         5 years expertise in clinical service and instruction of veterinary students and residents and demonstrated ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.
Preferred Job Qualifications
·         Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and/or postdoctoral research experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but for full consideration, please submit application materials by October 18, 2021, 11:59pm MT.
For questions or additional information, please email ClinSciHR@colostate.edu
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Search Contact Cheryl Webb, cvmbs-clinsci_hr@Mail.Colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring
Assistant/Associate Professor
Clinical: Provide clinical instruction in general surgery to residents, interns and veterinary students in the VTH.
Didactic: Provide lecture and laboratory instruction on topics related to surgery throughout the veterinary curriculum. 
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity
Assistant/Associate Professor
• Assistant Professor – Expected to create and implement an impactful, independent research program
• Associate Professor – Expected to bring an impactful, sustainable independent research program 
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category University & Professional Service/Outreach
Assistant/Associate Professor
Clinical Service: Provide 18-22 weeks of clinical activity in the Small Animal General Surgery Service. 
Outreach: Provide phone and/or email consultation for veterinarians in Colorado and other states. Develop and participate in continuing education programs for veterinarians at Colorado State University and other locations.
Administrative: Participate in Departmental, College, and University administrative committees as well as active participation in the organization and implementation of the goals for the Small Animal General Surgery Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 
Percentage Of Time 30

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