Tenure-track or Clinical-track Assistant or Associate Professor – Dairy Production Medicine

Iowa State University - College of Veterinary Medicine

Ames, IA
Position Details

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU CVM) in Ames, Iowa is seeking applications for a full-time tenure or clinical track faculty appointment in dairy production medicine and extension in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM).

The successful candidate will join a department with over 50 food animal-focused faculty and 165 staff. Responsibilities will include a commitment of approximately 50-60% of your time to extension and outreach, 15-25% to teaching, 5-15% to professional practice, 5-15% time to applied clinical research, and 2-3% to institutional service.

The successful candidate is expected to be a national resource for addressing current production and health issues facing the Iowa and North American dairy industries. This person will be involved with the ISU extension dairy team in programming and group meetings and will also provide service and consultation to private dairies through the ISU Veterinary Field Services unit. The successful candidate will take full advantage of these opportunities for training professional and graduate students and residents.

Teaching will include participation in and course leadership in a rich selection of dairy-related courses in the VDPAM curriculum for professional students. There may also be opportunities to contribute to teaching in the Animal Science curriculum.

It is expected that the successful applicant will become engaged with collaborative applied clinical research in dairy production and medicine with other faculty at the ISU CVM and other colleges at ISU, at the National Animal Disease Center, with dairy production companies, and with private industry.

The successful candidate will have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees. The candidate will demonstrate commitment to delivering exceptional client interactions, dedication to all levels of education, and contribute to the national prominence of the ISU CVM in food supply veterinary medicine.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
DVM or equivalent degree.

A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in a veterinary practice focused on dairy production medicine.

State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before first date of employment.

Eligible to receive DEA licensing.

Clinical Associate Professor:

A minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressive, high-quality veterinary practice focused on dairy production medicine or a combination of private practice and post-graduate training.

Assistant Professor:

Evidence of experience conducting research or other scholarly activity.


An established record of experience and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in veterinary population medicine or another relevant field

Knowledge-base in ruminant nutrition and ruminant ration balancing

Additional years of experience in dairy production medicine

Diplomate status or board eligible through the American College of Veterinary

Practitioners in Dairy Practice or through the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine or similar specialties

Have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.

Department/Program & College Description:
The vision of VDPAM is to support the continual improvement of food animal agriculture and food supply veterinary medicine to benefit Iowa and the world. Our department is made up of highly trained specialists who span a wide range of veterinary disciplines and species interests. We have faculty of all ranks with expertise in diagnostics, medicine, surgery, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and production medicine. Most have earned certification from specialty boards. Dozens of additional scientists and laboratory technicians support the research and service components of our department.

In recognition of the importance and value of diversity in everything we do, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to actively promoting diversity and inclusion that embraces the value of the many areas of the veterinary medical profession, and the value of varied cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientations, ages, religions, physical and mental abilities of our students, faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and community members. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University Principles of Community.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, which has a population of approximately 65,000. Beneath the small-town charm of Ames, beats the heart of a much larger city. A city that has become a player in developing the world's bio-economic future. A city with top-quality education, from kindergarten to graduate school. A city that regularly draws well-known bands, as well as emerging superstars, international symphonies, and Broadway musicals. A city with hundreds of acres of parks, 35 miles of bike trails, and cultural festivals and celebrations. A city that's consistently ranked high in Best College Town Rankings (No. 1 Wall Street, 2020; No. 3 Business Insider, 2016; No. 5 Best College Reviews, 2017). Des Moines, located just 30 minutes south of Ames, is Iowa's largest city and serves as the state capital. With a metro population of 569,633, Des Moines is a bustling metropolis that is a great place to live, work and play with exciting attractions, activities, and events all year.

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