Temporary Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition

Western University of Health Sciences
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$102,000
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Pay Transparency Act- Western University of Health Sciences is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.

Classification Details

Function College of Veterinary Medicine

Family Instruction Classification Series Title Faculty

Full Salary Range

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum $102,000.00 Maximum $135,178.08

Expected Pay Scale

Minimum $102,000.00

Maximum $104,998.40

Posting Details

Posting Number TC00385

Position Title Temporary Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine Type of Position Temporary / Contract Job Summary

We invite you to TEMPORARILY join in the innovative and diverse faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM). We are seeking a colleague to contribute to the college's mission to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. This team member will:

  • Provide content expertise in Nutrition, contributing to scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporating this discipline in the curriculum.
  • Assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum.
  • Serve on college and university standing committees.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Individuals must possess this knowledge, these skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to orally communicate with others. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students, and outside contacts.
  • Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality.
  • Organizational skills necessary in prioritizing workload and delegating responsibility.
  • Knowledge of educational needs for contemporary veterinary practice.
  • Knowledge and skills in his/her discipline.
  • Required Qualifications

    EDUCATION: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, PhD, or equivalent degree and advanced training or experience in nutritional sciences are required. Diplomate status or eligibility for certification examination in Veterinary Nutrition / Veterinary Internal Medicine (Nutrition) is desirable.

    EXPERIENCE: The college is seeking an optimal match between individual qualifications and assessed ability to contribute to the College's mission. All qualified candidates will be considered.

    List comments regarding work hours

    Hours vary, Monday – Friday, some evenings and/or weekends

    Posting Date 10/10/2022 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duty

    1. Contribute to the training of veterinary students in Nutrition (40% FTE): a. Participate in the curricular activities for Year 1 and 2 students, including but not limited to content expertise in Nutrition, facilitation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activities, clinical skills laboratories, and other ancillary activities as determined in the curriculum development process. b. Provide leadership and/or instruction for Year 3 and 4 courses and clinical activities.

    Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty

    2. Pursue scholarly endeavors and professional self-development, with opportunities to engage in research, as negotiated (40% FTE if tenure track; 25% FTE if non-tenure): a. If tenure track: Develop a self-sustaining research program and participate in the development of post-DVM training programs. b. Participate in research mentoring of veterinary students. c. Participate in local, national, and/or international continuing education programs

    Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty

    3. Clinical services, as negotiated and assigned (15% FTE if tenure-track; 30% if non-tenure), with the opportunity to develop a clinical program in coordination with the WesternU Pet Health Center.

    Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty

    4. Participate in college and university committees. Represent the college to external persons and agencies, including funding agencies (5% FTE).

    Percentage Of Time 5

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and sit. The employee is frequently required to move from room–to-room or building-to-building while on campus, and (depending on individual professional specialty) may be required to travel to off campus sites for curricular delivery. The employee generally must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds in normal office settings. Exceptions are dependent on the individual professional specialty. The employee may be required to work with (move or lift) live animals of various species and sizes as part of curricular delivery. The employee must be able to demonstrate appropriate behaviors and physical capacity to work with live animals according to generally accepted professional guidelines (for the individual's professional specialty) that are designed to meet reasonable safety standards in the protection of patients, professional colleagues, staff, and students. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    The employee must be able to travel when required to deliver the essential functions of the job.

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Duties of the Faculty Member are normally performed in a typical office setting, classroom setting, or laboratory setting. Depending on individual professional specialty, curriculum duties may require different environmental settings which may include, but is not limited to classrooms, farms, clinical practices, research and academic laboratories, and other off campus settings. Occasionally the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in these settings is usually moderate due to telephone calls, office equipment, normal student traffic, and depending on species – animal noises. Some travel is required, and work environment characteristics will change to that of the regional norms. Virtual delivery of the curriculum might be considered based on the characteristics of the needs of the curriculum for this discipline.


    The above description is intended to provide a summary of the typical functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the position. As such the responsibilities, tasks, and duties might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be included.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Additional Applicant Document
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