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Veterinary Anesthesiology  Open Rank Faculty Positions
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine currently seeks applications for open full-time faculty positions in Veterinary Anesthesiology at either the clinical instructor, assistant / associate / full teaching professor (NTT), or assistant / associate / full professor (TT) rank. Incumbents will join a dynamic Anesthesia team that supports a busy and diverse Veterinary Health Center. Our team includes board-certified faculty veterinarians as well as a highly trained team of veterinary technicians who focus on providing perioperative care.
The anesthesiology section provides support to nearly every other specialty within the health center, including small animal, large animal, and equine services. The section utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, including:
• Modern anesthesia workstations with integrated ventilation in each operating room
• Mindray ePM 12M monitors with agent analysis
• Radiometer ABL90 Flex Plus blood gas analyzer
• Nerve stimulators and Samsung HM70 EVO ultrasound unit for locoregional techniques
• Mallard and Tafonius large animal anesthesia machines
This is a full-time, benefit eligible, 12 month/year renewable appointment. Teaching or tenure track options are available depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate. Distribution of effort between teaching, research, and service will depend upon whether a tenure track or teaching track option is chosen as well as the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the anesthesiology section. Duties will include:
• Provide clinical instruction of students (professional), interns, and residents in veterinary anesthesia, analgesia, and perioperative medicine utilizing the caseload of the VHC.
• Contribute to the professional and graduate curriculum by participating in classroom and laboratory instruction. Opportunities for online instruction are possible.
• Represent the University, College, and VHC through outreach activities for animal-owning public, referring veterinarians, or other relevant stakeholders.
• Provide consultation to off-site, university-operated clinics.
• Participate with other faculty and house officers in after-hours call.
• Participate in the discovery process by participating in research and graduate/house officer research. Individuals in the tenure track will be expected to develop a productive research focus.
• Participate in faculty governance activities.
• Distribution of effort will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the anesthesia section.
The at MU is on a mission to educate and train outstanding clinicians and scientists from diverse backgrounds, generate new knowledge, engage stakeholders, and foster economic growth, all of which promote and protect the health and welfare of animals and people. Our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program boasts a unique curricular structure, which provides nearly two years of hands-on training in the college’s general and specialty clinics. Additionally, the College is a leader in the training Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in the areas of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Pathobiology. Simply put, our mission is to Teach, Heal, Discover, and Serve. is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock. The VHC has 51,211 square feet dedicated to the small animal hospital, including separate areas for our 14 specialty service lines, a full-service clinical pathology laboratory, an in-house pharmacy, as well as radiation therapy and imaging. The VHC additionally provides a supportive environment for clinical trial research and has experience in performing veterinary clinical trials.
Minimum Qualifications
• A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree (such as VMD, BVSc)
• Completion of a residency designed to meet the requirements for certification in American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia or European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia by the start date.
Candidates will be evaluated on
• Eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri.
• Professional, residency and graduate training.
• Communication skills, experience working effectively in diverse environments and letters of reference will also be considered in selection of a successful candidate.
• For those interested in a tenure track position, research productivity and granting activity will also be evaluated.
Application Materials
Application materials must be submitted online: Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:
• Letter stating professional interests and career
• Professional transcript(s) – Unofficial copies are sufficient for application. Official copies will be required prior to appointment start date.
• Curriculum Vitae
Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified. Please contact Dr. Alex Bukoski, Section Head for Anesthesiology at, or Noah Hartsfield, HR Recruiter at 573-882-3761 or if you have questions about the position.
Application Instructions
Interested candidates may apply through the University of Missouri careers website: Select “Academic Positions” and search for Job ID: 45372.
Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at
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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.
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