Asst. Professor Companion Animal Theriogenology
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Job no: 761776
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences 10046764
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Asst. Professor Companion Animal Theriogenology

Position Summary

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for a full-time, renewable faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Companion Animal Theriogenology. The appointment can be in either our Tenure System or Health Programs System based on the interests and qualifications of the applicant. The successful applicant will lead the development of a clinical Companion Animal Theriogenology service as an extension of the MSU primary care service. The applicant will also work closely with the specialty services in surgery, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. A variety of endoscopic and diagnostic imaging equipment is already available, and additional equipment and supplies will be provided in consultation with the selected applicant to ensure that they have the ability to practice state-of-the-art Companion Animal Theriogenology. The successful candidate will receive mentorship and career development guidance towards becoming the inaugural Kalter-Lezotte Endowed Professorship in Small Animal Theriogenology. This professorship is being established to increase knowledge in the field of purebred animal health, with Companion Animal Theriogenology as the primary disciplinary focus.

Another important aspect of the position will be to assist in the education of the next generation of veterinary clinicians, and there will be ample opportunities to participate in the pre-clinical and clinical teaching of veterinary students and house officers. Opportunities exist to lead or engage in research with endocrine and reproductive health specialists across a wide spectrum of disciplines (see Michigan State University also has two human medical schools on campus providing unique and exciting opportunities for collaborative activities. Such activities are encouraged at both the Departmental and College level, and support is available for grant writing, locating external funding resources, and processing grant submissions. Internal funding opportunities are also available through endowed research funds. The College of Veterinary Medicine has active faculty development and mentorship programs to facilitate career progression.

Faculty benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental packages are available; premiums will vary. Additionally, there is an optional base retirement plan available, as well as professional liability coverage in addition to paid vacation leave.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses. The University has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers and leaders. East Lansing's collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to neighboring cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public-school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lake shores, world-class golf courses, and four seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website for more details.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a College, aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture that is committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.

CVM Core Value of Diversity

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's goals, strategies and progress.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Other -DVM or equivalent

Minimum Requirements

DVM or equivalent

Desired Qualifications

Board certification in the American College of Theriogenologists or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine is preferred. Board-eligible candidates and those with a demonstrated track record in Companion Animal Theriogenology also will be considered. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively within a team. Advanced research degree will be considered favorably.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit electronically on the MSU Careers website:

  • Letter of intent that addresses specific strengths related to the position, overall qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. Please include research interests and funding history.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full names and contact information (e-mail and phone) of 3 references
  • Up to a two-page statement of interest that addresses the applicant's teaching philosophy, and interest and experience in teaching, clinical work and research
  • Diversity and inclusion statement: Statement on your commitment to diversity.
  • Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different and as individuals we are all uniquely different. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested individuals wishing for more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Daniel Langlois ( | 517-353-5420) Chairperson, Search Committee, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, 736 Wilson Road D202, Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

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Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.


Department Statement

We believe veterinarians make the world a better place. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SCS) is committed to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and bringing our skills and knowledge together to provide the best clinical services available.

Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU and the College of Veterinary Medicine seek to recruit and retain a diverse student body and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and leaning. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 9, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 9, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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