Professor of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Michigan State University
July 06, 2025
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Professor of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Apply now Job no: 879740 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Professor of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Position Summary

The successful candidate will provide clinical instruction to students participating in zoo and wildlife clerkships with an emphasis on building critical clinical and analytical skills. The ability to work with students and provide an inclusive and scholarly environment is essential. We are looking for someone who enjoys teaching and interacting with students for all disciplines in the profession. The right candidate will be committed to ensuring all students in the DVM curriculum are competent in zoo and wildlife medicine while providing additional training to those with a special interest in this discipline. A commitment to evidence-based practice of veterinary medicine and One Health are important, as is maintaining a professional and respectful relationship with students, veterinarians, clients, and colleagues.

The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the MSU CVM. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, service/extension, and research in a DEI statement.

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

Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD, BVSc, or equivalent

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM, VMD, BVSc, or equivalent). Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists).

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with prior experience teaching or mentoring DVM students, experience in zoo and wildlife medicine, and Board certification or eligibility in zoo medicine are preferred.

Required Application Materials

Please provide a Curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a DEI statement and the contact information for three professional references.

Special Instructions

Interested individuals desiring more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Petroff, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail [email protected].

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Summary of Health Risks

Zoonotic Diseases and physical hazards typical for work with animals


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Department Statement

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 https: // planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's goals, strategies and progress.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse 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 large 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 lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website https: // www. for more details.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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.

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: Jul 6, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jul 6, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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