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College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University - Chairperson Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Michigan State University (MSU), the nation’s pioneer land-grant university, is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic departments, residential colleges, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, alumni, and leaders. The College of Veterinary Medicine includes three clinical departments -- large-animal clinical sciences, small-animal clinical sciences, and pathobiology and diagnostic investigation; two affiliated biomedical science departments -- microbiology and molecular genetics and pharmacology/toxicology; two service units -- the Veterinary Medical Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; and several research centers. The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and providing the finest clinical services available. Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world. The MSU community has a long history of collegiality that fosters collaborations across many different academic disciplines and with off-campus stakeholders. Similarly, the role of the LCS Chairperson will be to foster and promote a collaborative environment that extends well beyond the college. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to embrace opportunities to network with other campus-based units such as the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, AgBioResearch, and various research centers and departments with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with the goal of building and delivering impactful programs to better serve students and stakeholders. The department faculty are uniquely positioned to network with off-campus entities such as Michigan Department of Agriculture, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Animal Health Foundation, Michigan commodity organizations, and food-animal producers to generate advancements in the health and well-being of large animals. The successful candidate will be expected to not only foster these existing relationships, but also explore other collaborative opportunities with the goal of enhancing the department’s research and educational programs. At a time of significant change to traditional paradigms of veterinary education, service, and research, we seek candidates who will actively lead the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences through the implementation of a new curriculum and AVMA COE accreditation process. The Chairperson will help shape the future of the Department with a focus on advancing educational, clinical service, research, and faculty development goals. The Chairperson will have a 50% administrative commitment, and the remaining commitment provides the opportunity to pursue teaching, clinical service, research, outreach or other interests. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience through roles requiring strong management, financial, and administrative skills. We seek candidates who are committed to shared governance and are willing to listen and learn to faculty and staff, while acting decisively in the best interests of the whole. The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is experiencing a shift in mission areas. Applicants should demonstrate success in program-building in areas including, but not limited to research, clinical, or educational programs, such as fundraising, grantsmanship, and/or collaboration with industry, stakeholders and government agencies. As a department with a dedicated, progressive faculty and staff, the candidate will be able to creatively support faculty and staff with non-traditional career tracks and provide flexibility to allow faculty to develop their areas of strength. Additionally, the Chairperson should be committed to equal opportunity and diversity through both understanding of obstacles faced by underrepresented faculty groups and action to ensure the success of all faculty, house officers, staff and students. Of critical importance, the leader of the Department must have a demonstrated record of exceptional communication skills as a listener, writer, and speaker. We seek candidates who approach leadership with a philosophy of shared success through mentorship, personnel development, and advocacy for the Department and its faculty, staff and house officers. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an accessible and engaging leadership style, actively seeking feedback and input from the members of the Department. As a leader, the Chairperson will convey vision and purpose to students, house officers, staff, faculty, administration, alumni, and external constituencies. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will demonstrate integrity, patience, resilience, and energy, paired with uncompromising standards of excellence. OUTREACH The LCS Chairperson must actively engage with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally with regards to the university. Developing new educational, clinical, outreach and research opportunities for all department employees aligned with University, College, and VMC priorities is a key responsibility. Identifying and pursuing financial support from industry, the veterinary community, and philanthropic sources will be important. In support and development of programs within the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, the Chairperson will work closely with the College Director of Development and Director of the Veterinary Medical Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. This will require a collaborative spirit and a willingness to actively and enthusiastically engage in development/advancement activities to benefit the College, Department, and the Veterinary Medical Center. The Chairperson will foster a shared sense of purpose within the department, with a deep appreciation and understanding of the role that a large public university plays in the vitality of surrounding communities locally, regionally and nationally. The Chairperson must be willing to actively engage with the veterinary community beyond the College, keeping abreast of emerging new trends and expectations from students, animal owners, producers, veterinary practitioners and society in general. The practice of veterinary medicine is becoming increasingly competitive, and the candidate will be expected to work with the VMC Director to remain competitive and to ensure that owners/producers are aware of the full spectrum of care available at the VMC. The Chairperson will cultivate partnerships with public and private veterinary organizations and practices as well as industry at local, regional, state, and national levels. Identifying and implementing opportunities to expand the College’s reach, including the Training Center for Dairy Professionals, and developing other unique and creative opportunities to meet MSU missions will be an important aspect of the Chairperson’s work. This position is a full-time, annual appaointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, and may be in the Tenure System or the Health Programs (HP) faculty appointment system. Health Programs positions are unique to MSU's medical colleges and support clinical research, diagnostic service, and teaching (see https://www.hr.msu.edu/policies-procedures/faculty-academic-staff/health-programs-faculty-handbook/index.html)

http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/501379/chairpersonmanagement

SLU - Sweden - Clinical Instructor with responsibility for the activities within the Ruminant Clinic

The Department of Clinical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The department is responsible for education, research and postgraduate training within the subjects anaesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, epidemiology, laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical pathology, medicine and reproduction. These subjects cover all animal species. The University Animal Hospital (UDS) is SLU’s facility for clinical research and education and is the only university animal hospital in Sweden. The Department of Clinical Sciences and the University Animal Hospital of SLU invites applications to a new position as clinical instructor with responsibility for the activities within the Ruminant Clinic. The Ruminant Clinic is one of SLU’s specialised clinics for education and research. Our activities are based on i) individual cases referred for diagnosis and treatment, that may also lead to prophylactic activities on herd level, ii) herd visits including investigations of ruminant health problems iii) advisory services to veterinarians and farmer organisations. All parts include veterinary under- and post-graduate education, together with other teachers and researchers. Clinical material is also used for research. The facilities are modern and we have access to advanced diagnostic imaging and accredited laboratories, as well as dedicated colleagues. This is an environment and position that will allow you to develop your skills. You have received, or are eligible to be examined to obtain, an internationally acknowledged specialist degree in ruminant medicine (Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management, ECBHM), preferably after having passed a residency training programme or have another similar degree and training allowing you to supervise residents of the ECBHM, as well as documented clinical experience within ruminant medicine and surgery, at individual and herd level. You are eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Sweden. Postgraduate education and research experience within relevant subjects are merits, as well as experience from leading and developing clinical activities. Teaching experiences, preferably at university level, and training in pedagogics for higher education are merits, as well. Personal qualities, such as a positive approach, organisational skills, and abilities to communicate and collaborate are important. Personal skills are therefore an important part of the evaluation. More informations and application form can be found here :

https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=2331&rmlang=UK

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in Ruminant Health, HOH Helsinki One Health

HOH Helsinki One Health is a new network organization, led by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and cooperated by four other faculties at the University of Helsinki, to co-ordinate research actions within the area of One Health. One Health is a globally emerging concept recognizing that the health of humans and animals is interconnected and that their populations share the essentials of life: the genome, disease causing organisms, health, welfare, and the environment. HOH Helsinki One Health involves different disciplines and professions to work together to resolve emerging health problems concerning human and animal populations worldwide. In addition to other profiling actions, HOH Helsinki One Health will host several tenure track professorships with their established research environments in years 2018-2022.

Please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/one-health. The position is a joint position between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The position will focus on diseases of ruminant animals, primarily of cattle, in a multidisciplinary environment within HOH Helsinki One Health network organization. Potential research areas include infectious and metabolic diseases of ruminants, their impact on production, welfare and economics of livestock production as well as their prevention and treatment on farms. The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD and a licentiate of veterinary medicine degree or equivalent (for example DVM, MSc VetMed) and have experience in research and teaching of ruminant animal diseases. When considering applicants’ qualifications, attention will be paid to for example a national or international veterinary specialization in production animals (but it is not a requirement). The applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term assistant/ associate professorship (tenure track), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage. The closing date for applications is 31 March, 2019. Please go to the application site of the university for the full job advertisement including the operational environment, qualification requirements of the position and the link "Apply for the Position":

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professor-associate-professor-professor-in-ruminant-health-hoh-helsinki-one-health.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Large Animal Nutrition - Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Large Animal Nutrition. This position is being offered as a Tenure Track faculty position. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to world-class research, outreach, and training to meet the needs of the large animal industry. Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists). American or European board certification (or eligibility) in veterinary nutrition is desirable. An advanced graduate degree (Ph.D. desirable) or evidence of equivalent research experience and scholarly productivity is required. The successful candidate is expected to dedicate 20% of the position to providing client-focused nutrition service as part of the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (VDL). The candidate in this appointment will have a 50% research appointment and will be expected to develop a nationally/internationally recognized, externally funded, collaborative program in fields related to Large Animal Nutrition. The remainder 30% of the appointment will be dedicated to DVM, post-doctoral and graduate training (residents and research-degree students). Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying which appointment they are seeking as well as their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, commitment to clinical service, history of research funding, statement of future research plans and ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment.

Candidates should apply using MSU’s online system: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500266/ast-profasc-proffull-professortenure-system

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. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Additional information about the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine is available at http://cvm.msu.edu/lcs.

Send inquiries to: Dr. Lou Neuder, Search Committee Chair, College of Veterinary Medicine (neuder@msu.edu).

Review of applications will begin Jan 1, 2019, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.


Professor with special responsibilities within Bovine Herd Health Management University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a professor with special responsibilities within Bovine Herd Health Management to the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences to commence as soon as possible. At the end of the 5-year period of employment, the professor is secured employment and remuneration as associate professor. Job description When considering applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Bovine Herd Health Management. The subject area is focused on evidence based dairy herd health management based on clinical observations, production records and automatically recorded sensor data from e.g. milking systems. The professor will be responsible for the theoretical and practical education of veterinary students within the subject area. Improved health, animal welfare, sustainability and production economy are important aspects in the research and teaching to be carried out by the professor in cooperation with other research groups at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science In addition, the appointee should undertake teaching and supervisory duties in connection with e.g. PhD programs together with project management. The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of: • Research, including publication/academic dissemination • Research-based teaching, including associated examination • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate • Academic assessments • Research-based public-sector consultancy may be required
Information on the Department can be found at: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/
For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=147959

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Livestock Health and Welfare University of Liverpool

The Department of Livestock Health and Welfare, Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool seeks to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer to join the Ruminant Health and Production Research group. Current research areas include the role of the microbiome in health and disease, genomic aspects of dairy cow production diseases, neonatal health, lameness in ruminants and antimicrobial resistance. This is a new full time post on the Teaching and Research (T&R) career path. The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to both research and teaching. Teaching will be in the broad field of Dairy Herd Health Management with the bulk of teaching delivered via small group teaching within the Final Year clinical rotations although some teaching will also be delivered in earlier years of the BVSc course. There will be opportunities to participate in postgraduate education delivery. Applications are invited from promising researchers who wish to develop their careers to a higher level within our excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate should have a CV with evidence of either potential or success in attracting external funding, high quality publications plus a PhD in a relevant research area. You will be expected to bring in external funding, develop and deliver high quality teaching and successfully supervise PhD students. For full details and to apply online, please visit: recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

Bovine Veterinarian at GD Animal Health (Deventer, NL)

Collaboration on animal health, in the interest of animal, animal owner and society. That is the mission that we have been facing at GD Animal Health (GD) for almost a century and we propagate every day. With about 400 employees, we work every day in an innovative way and with a lot of passion on the health of farm and companion animals. We do this together with animal owners, practitioners in the field, governments and the business community. Our company in Deventer, the Netherlands has a turnover of approximately 50 million euros. The Department At the Bovine department approximately 50 employees are active. They market products and services to cattle farmers, veterinary practices and various other market parties. Another important task is the monitoring of animal diseases. Approximately 15 cattle veterinarians working in the sector are jointly responsible for the active development, application and (international) dissemination of knowledge in the field of animal health. For this enthusiastic team of bovine veterinarians we are looking for another driven and experienced: Bovine Veterinarian (40h/week) Core tasks of the function • developing supporting and evaluating products and animal disease programs; • initiating, implementing and supervising projects and practice-oriented scientific research; • providing national and international scientific and practice-oriented lectures to transfer knowledge to livestock farmers, veterinarians and others working in the bovine sector; • advising veterinarians and livestock farmers in the field of animal health via the GD service and monitoring systems or in support of infectious disease programs, products and services; • identifying trends and opportunities for GD within the sector. The ideal candidate The ideal candidate has a relevant network and a good picture of the developments in the cattle sector and has several years of relevant work and / or research experience. In this position you will be expected to be able to provide targeted and well-founded veterinary advice and to be able to absorb, combine and interpret relevant signals from the field. You are market-oriented, innovative and create opportunities in a challenging and changing veterinary market. Are you goal-oriented, collegial and communicative and able to achieve a joint result in a dynamic organization? Then we expressly invite you to apply. What do we offer? In addition to a challenging job in a dynamic team and a competitive salary, we offer you an attractive and broad package of employment conditions. GD has a company-specific Collective Labor Agreement and supplementary regulations. The terms of employment package includes a fixed end-of-year bonus, 25 vacation days and 11 days related to the Dutch law, a system of reduction of working hours, flexible working hours, the possibility to exchange employment conditions, contribution premium health insurance and a good pension scheme. Where do you work? GD has one of the largest veterinary laboratories in the world, where more than 4 million laboratory provisions are performed every year. We conduct animal health monitoring, practice-based research and develop programs for animal disease prevention and control (e.g. BVDV, Salmonellosis etc., but also on mastitis and lameness). We work closely together with various parties in the market. Cooperation is self-evident for us. GD is a company with a healthy ambition. With us you get possibilities to take initiative. We think it is important that you stand for your own result and for the total. Interest? Do you recognize yourself in this profile and are you enthusiastic about this position? Via the application form you can upload your motivation and curriculum vitae no later than 2018, September 23rd Substantive questions about the position can be asked to Linda van Duijn, Chief of Veterinarians at Bovine Department, phone number 0031570 - 660132. For more information about GD we refer you to our website (www.gdanimalhealth.com). An assessment and / or personal profile analysis can be part of the selection procedure. Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Residency in Bovine Health Management in Glasgow University

The University of Glasgow has currently an opening for an upcoming residency with the applicant expecting to register as a ECBHM. raduates with at least 12 months farm animal experience are invited to apply for this position. The successful applicant will have progressive responsibilities including delivery of routine veterinary herd health services on both dairy and beef units, herd problem investigation visits and primary care of individual animals (on farm and referred). They will study towards the European Diploma in Bovine Health Management and complete a Masters in Veterinary Medicine through clinical research over a 4 year period (renewed annually, subject to satisfactory progress). Initial stipend £19,540 (PAYE exempt) which rises to £21,110 by the fourth year plus £1500 CPD allowance per annum. For informal enquiries please contact Martin Tomlinson (Martin.Tomlinson@glasgow.ac.uk).
Below is the link to the vet record advertisement:
https://www.vetrecordjobs.com/job/22156/senior-clinical-scholar-resident-in-bovine-health-management-with-mvm-/

Head of Department Livestock Health and Welfare - University of Liverpool

The Institute of Veterinary Science is looking to appoint to the post of Head of Department of Livestock Health and Welfare. Reporting to the Dean of the Institute of Veterinary Science, and as a member of the Institute’s Management Team, the Head of Department of Livestock Health and Welfare will provide direction and leadership for the Department and Institute. You will provide strategic direction, vision, leadership and management for the Department of LHW, and ensure delivery of high quality teaching for BVSc, postgraduate courses and CPD. You will have significant experience of promoting research collaboration, philosophy and leadership within a similarly complex educational institution, or similar, and will have successfully managed the delivery of academic plans and performance targets. You should be MRCVS, or eligible, and have experience in a senior academic leadership/management role related to veterinary education, service provision and/or research. You will have a track record of academic leadership and team building, an understanding cross-disciplinary research initiatives, research led and globally orientated teaching, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting teaching of the highest standards and enhancing the quality of the student experience. Job Ref: 009751 Closing Date: 22 August 2018 For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

 

Resident in Cattle Health and Management

This is a Residency position in a training Programme which is aligned with the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) Diploma training programme, leading to eligibility to sit ECBHM board exams. It is tenable for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress. It will incorporate a fixed term scholarship working towards a taught Masters in Veterinary Science during the last 3 years of the residency. The main role of the post-graduate student will be to join our vibrant clinical / research group and be mentored by ECBHM diplomats as well as other Diploma holders. Time will be split between clinical work, research and personal study.
The resident will perform ambulatory clinical work through our first opinion farm practice at Langford Vets, serving all farm animal species across North Somerset. In this role, you will contribute to the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduates, have responsibility for individual animal and herd health work and assist with farmer education and training courses.
As a member of the University of Bristol’s Farm Animal Group, you will collaborate with academics at all levels conducting multi-million pound interdisciplinary and internationally recognised farm animal research in a number of fields. Current active research themes include antimicrobial stewardship and resistance (@AMRForce), livestock sustainability, veterinary-farmer communication and population health. You will be supervised to undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications.
The MSc in Veterinary Science will develop your clinical research skills and enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, critical reading and data analysis.
The Resident will be expected to undertake informal group teaching of undergraduate students undertaking rotations and a small amount of formal teaching.
The position carries responsibilities for out of hours care of emergency first opinion cases on a rota basis (1 in 5).
You must be a member (or eligible to become a member) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with at least 2 years experience in practice or 1 year in a recognized internship. You must satisfy the English Language requirements for the Masters in Veterinary Science programme (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/language-requirements/profile-a/).

For informal enquires please contact Sarah Wood (sarah.wood@bristol.ac.uk) or Professor David Barrett (david.barrett@bristol.ac.uk)

Application Closing date: 29th August 2017

Interviews will take place in the last 2 weeks of September 2017

Please find the application at http://www.langfordvets.co.uk/vacancies. Please submit your application to Professor Richard Hammond (ceo-lvs@bristol.ac.uk) Chief Executive for Langford Vets and Head of Bristol Veterinary School.

 

Residency in food animal practice opening at Iowa State Ujiversity

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for a Resident in Food Animal Practice. We offer a training program in Food Animal Practice designed to prepare residents for board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
The residency program will consist of a minimum of 2 years of supervised training and clinical experience in the science and practice of all disciplines in the field of Food Animal Practice. This training will occur in both the hospital and in the field with approximately 50% of effort devoted to each. If a concurrent graduate program is pursued, the duration of the residency will then necessarily be extended to three years. The resident is expected to participate in all aspects of case management including receiving, examination, diagnosing, daily management, client communication, discharging, and follow-up communication. They are also expected to rotate through emergency on call duty and emergency case management on a rotating basis with other house officers and clinicians.
This American Board of Veterinary Practice Food Animal Practice residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in the practice of medicine, surgery, and theriogenology of livestock species and related basic and applied sciences. The program has been developed to provide residents with a comprehensive knowledge of individual and population-based conditions affecting food and fiber producing animals. Our program strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice, and the caseload provides an excellent and broad experience over the duration of the residency. The residency will fulfill the training requirements and partially fulfill the requirements for certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

The application and full posting can be found at http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/27542.

 

Academic Positions (x2) in Bovine / Ruminant Health at Charles Sturt University (Australia)

Two exciting opportunities for enthusiastic cattle veterinarians have just opened at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, Australia).
We are currently recruiting for 2 full-time, continuing (aka permanent/tenured) academic positions in Ruminant/Bovine Health and Production. Both are a 60% teaching, 30% research, and 10% academic service positions.
One position is at the Associate Lecturer or Lecturer level and the other at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
The post holders will be expected to contribute to teaching in the veterinary undergraduate program and other courses delivered by the School. The role includes expectations of research productivity, supervision of research students, as appropriate, and a broad engagement with livestock industries as well as participation in the development and provision of clinical and/or consulting services to livestock producers as a part of a veterinary clinical service. Administrative activities within the School and Faculty are also required.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Angel Abuelo, Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Health (aabuelo@csu.edu.au, Tel: +61 269334737) or the Head of the School, Prof. Glenn Edwards (savshos@csu.edu.au).

Closing Date: 6th August 2017

Interview Date: Beginning of September 2017

Further details and the online application system can be found at http://www.csu.edu.au/jobs/home/acad-vacancies (Ref No. 95956 and 95955)

 

Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Internal Medicine – Vetsuisse-Faculty University of Zurich

SENIOR LECTURER POSITION (“OBERARZT”) IN RUMINANT INTERNAL MEDICINE
The Farm Animal Department at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland, is offering a full time (100%) senior lecturer position in Ruminant Internal Medicine.
Hospital: The Veterinary Hospital of the Vetsuisse Faculty (VSF), University of Zurich, is one of two Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Switzerland. The campus of the VSF is located at the outskirts of the city, close to the Irchel campus and approximately 15 minutes (by tram) from the central campus of the University. All clinical, preclinical and paraclinical institutes are located in close distance on campus. Therefore, the location provides an ideal environment for clinical service, teaching and research activities, including interdisciplinary research collaborations within the VSF and with groups at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science.
Farm Animal Department: The Farm Animal Department consists of the Clinic for Ruminants, including the sections Internal Medicine and Surgery, and the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, including the sections Large Animal Reproduction, Genetics and Functional Genome Analysis, Andrology and Assisted Reproduction. Additional sections of the Department are Bovine Health Service (RGD), Ambulatory Service and Herd Health and Swine Medicine.
There is a close cooperation with the Equine Department, which covers Anes-thesiology, Ophthalmology and Cardiology service.
The facilities of the Farm Animal Department are well maintained and equipped with up-to-date medical devices (including high-end video-endoscopy equipment, several ultrasound machines, two tilt tables, different surgery tables for calves and adult cows, different POC devices for emergency laboratory).
The Department has five main examination and treatment areas (surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, reproduction). The yearly caseload of the Clinic for Ruminants consists of approximately 1200 cases (approx. 800 in the Internal Medicine Section and 400 in the Surgery Section), most being inpatients. Currently, the Internal Medicine Section consists of one board-certified internists (ACVIM), one Intern and four assistant veterinarians (bovine practitioner track), several senior students, and grooms/technicians. The senior lecturer position will be filled in addition to the above listed positions.
The candidates should fulfill the following qualifications:
• A professional degree (Dr. med. vet., DVM, or equivalent) and board certification in large animal internal medicine (ACVIM) and/or bovine health management (ECBHM) are absolute requirements.
• An advanced degree (PhD, Habilitation, or equivalent) is not required.
• The candidate should be a team-player with adequate clinical experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to provide excellent patient care and to train professional students, graduate students, interns and residents.
• Knowledge of German and English language is required. At least basic German language skills are necessary to communicate with clients, grooms, and technicians. Also, lectures are generally held in German (although English would be possible as well). If the candidate does not have adequate knowledge of the German language, he/she must agree to acquire it within a reasonable period of time. Communication among clinicians and case discussions on rounds can be done in German or English.
Duties:
• Participation in the clinical activities of the Ruminant Internal Medicine section (in-house service only; including emergency and critical care).
• Contribution to the clinical training and didactic teaching of professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students and participation in continuing education activities.
• Emergency work after hours, on holidays, and on weekends is part of the basic duties and will be shared with other senior clinicians.
• The appointed candidate will represent the Ruminant Internal Medicine section through interactions with clients, referring veterinarians, other faculty members and clinicians, colleagues from preclinical and paraclinical institutes, students, external research groups, visitors, and representatives of biomedical companies.
• The appointed candidate will be expected to develop an independent or collaborative research program and to pursue an advanced degree (PhD, Habilitation) at the University of Zurich. Opportunities will be available for intramural start-up grants and for collaborative research with a variety of research groups, including the Agrovet Strickhof Research and Teaching Center. The Agrovet Strickhof facility is located 18 km from the Zurich campus. This center was recently founded by the State Competence Center for Agricul¬ture and Food Technology Strickhof , the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and the University of Zurich (UZH). The facility offers space for 120 dairy cows and 120 beef cows.
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The appointment includes 4 weeks of vacation and admission in the obligatory retirement plan. Accident insurance is covered by the employer, whereas general health insurance must be concluded by the employee.
Zurich is a fantastic place to live, very cultural and diverse. Zurich has recently been judged to be the city with the second highest quality of life worldwide. Zurich International Airport is located only 8 km from the VSF and can easily reached by public transportation (30-40 min) or by car (10-15 min).
Deadline for application is June 31, 2017. However, consideration of applications may continue after the deadline if no suitable candidates have been selected. The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. The starting date is as soon as possible after selection of the candidate.
All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intention that includes their career objectives and research interests, alongside with their curriculum vitae, a copy of their transcripts and diplomas, and the names and contact information of 3 professionals

Any interested people should contact Dr. Christian Gerspach (contact information cgerspach@vetclinics.uzh.ch) for more information. All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Ulrich Bleul, Prof. Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ECBHM, Director ad interim Clinic for Ruminants Farm Animal Department Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail: ubleul@vetclinics.uzh.ch

Closing Date: 31.06.2017 (consideration of applications may continue after the deadline if no suitable candidates have been selected)