Assistant Professor Of Practice (Vet Tech)

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Veterinary
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Position description : The Department of Animal Sciences, Veterinary Technology Program, at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND has an immediate opening for a full-time 9-month (August - May annually), non-tenure track employee to impact the educational experiences of future veterinary technologists through classroom and laboratory instruction while serving as the Program Veterinarian. Duties will include overseeing all aspects of animal care and use, working with team members and administration to meet American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) requirements for accreditation, development and review of appropriate protocols for preventive care, and providing veterinary medical and surgical care (spay/neuter of canines and felines) to animals in the teaching program and those seen in the Robinson Hall Veterinary Wellness Clinic. In collaboration with other Veterinary Technology faculty, oversee and coordinate animal intake/outtake and husbandry, maintain positive relationships with partner animal organizations, and occasional morning/late afternoon and weekend availability for consultation during student animal care hours. Provide academic and career advising for Veterinary Technology students, promote the program and recruit potential students. Seek extramural funds, partnerships, and relationships which support the teaching program. Contribute to the departmental governance by attending faculty meetings, serving on committees, and participating in other activities as appropriate, including activities in the community.

Participate in professional development activities such as professional and technical meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. Provide service to the profession, university, college, department and public as assigned, elected, or appropriate. Contribute to maintaining a positive and collegial environment conducive for scholarship, and good working relationships with faculty, staff, employees, and students.

The academic, research and service responsibilities are determined by the Department of Animal Sciences, and are subject to change, based on the needs of the Department and/or College.

Minimum qualifications : The position requires a DVM degree with licensure to practice in North Dakota, with interest, experience, and physical ability to perform basic canine and feline surgical castration procedures and general veterinary practice activities. Willingness to teach a variety of courses. Effective written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications : Veterinary medical experience and interest in working with small and large animals. Previous teaching experience, formal or informal. Experience or demonstrated ability to develop creative, effective methods of teaching.

Screening date : Applications due August 1, 2024. Open until filled.

Required Applicant Documents : Complete application must include 1) a cover letter describing previous relevant experience and accomplishments, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) documented success in a veterinary surgical setting (ex: statement from colleague), 5) Contact information for 3 professional references.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Please address in your cover letter how you meet our minimum qualifications and as many of the preferred qualifications as possible.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).