Michigan State University - Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Date Posted: 
September 14, 2013 - December 13, 2013

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging - Assistant/Associate Professor
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Michigan State University, invites applications for a Health Programs Faculty Appointment System (HP) position in Diagnostic Imaging.  HP appointments are unique to Michigan State University’s Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services, and clinical research. HP faculty appointed in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences devote at least 50% effort to clinical practice and instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and up to 30% effort to research and other scholarly activities. The position is a multi-year renewable appointment available at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank depending on qualifications and experience. A complete description of the Michigan State University HP system is available at http://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/facacadhandbooks/healthproghandbook/.

The successful applicant will be joining a dynamic and collegial group of 3 ACVR radiologists, 4 residents and 7 technicians. All faculty participate in every imaging modality as well as teaching and collaborative research. The VTH has three small and two large animal diagnostic imaging suites equipped with wireless Canon DR cassettes as well as one built-in Canon unit, digital fluoroscopy for small and large animal and a new interventional suite shared by interventional radiology, cardiology and diagnostic imaging. A computed tomography unit (16-slice GE Brightspeed) and magnetic resonance imaging system (1.5 T Siemens Espree) are available in-house for small and large animal use, along with five GE ultrasound units (3 P5, 1 P3 and 1 Logiq 9). The VTH is completely filmless and uses the McKesson Horizon PACS and Study Share module for teaching files.  The diagnostic imaging section also collaborates with the Department of Radiology in the College of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine less than 1 mile from the MSU VTH. This facility is a clinical and research center for CT and MRI and provides daytime access to PET/CT imaging for research and client owned small animals.

Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant school, is one of the top research universities in the world where veterinary science has been taught since its 1855 founding.  East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to other 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 www.puremichigan.org for more details.

Applicants must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan (limited academic licensure is available). Specialty board certification in Radiology is preferred but board-eligible candidates will be considered. An advanced research degree, although not required, will be favorably considered. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff.

Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: (1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copies of their diplomas, and (4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 4 individuals acting as references to https://jobs.msu.edu, referencing posting number 8278. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Anthony Pease, Search Committee Chair, by phone 517-719-8050 or by e-mail peasean@cvm.msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and 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.

Application Deadline is:  January 15 or until filled