The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU CVM) is committed to the social responsibility of producing graduate veterinarians that are technically competent, professionally astute, and cognitively adaptive to the future needs of global health security. To that end, WesternU CVM is committed to graduating veterinary professionals who have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of epidemiology and population health. Further, graduates must be skilled in the application of epidemiology in all career settings.
The College of Veterinary Medicine provides a unique environment for a motivated faculty member to contribute their knowledge in epidemiology to help prepare health professionals for the needs of the veterinary profession.
With its founding principle of student centered learning, the curricular design at WesternU is novel and seeks to challenge adult learners with an evidence based approach to scholarship. Epidemiology is delivered in all four years of the curriculum. For first and second year students epidemiology is one of 12 basic sciences integrated into the Veterinary Basic and Medical Sciences course which uses a problem based approach to learning basic concepts in epidemiology with real world application. For third year students, a quarter of this clinical year is dedicated to courses in applied epidemiology, public health, global health and food and feed safety. In the fourth year students are given the opportunity to select from a multitude of national or international externship experiences in epidemiology.
Another founding principle - excellence in clinical training through strategic community partnerships, WesternU CVM is well positioned to provide its epidemiology faculty with multiple career building opportunities. Our location in Southern California provides relatively easy access to a vibrant and diverse general population, a complex and multi-tiered veterinary community, a vast array of animal related non-profit organizations and proximity to multiple public sector agencies. WesternU CVM has fostered strong relationships with veterinary professionals in area county departments of health, as well as with county, state and federal regulatory veterinarians. They are integral partners in the education of our students. Our college is teamed with municipal and privately owned animal shelters, with an expanding shelter medicine curriculum and veterinary community outreach to underserved populations. WesternU CVM faculty are key players on the national and international One Health stage. The college of veterinary medicine is also actively engaged in the university Interprofessional Education Curriculum.
This position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research. Professional activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.
Essential Job Functions
Ancillary Job Functions
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the following specific knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
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 regularly required to talk or hear, occasionally sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and frequently use hands to grasp objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific vision requirements for this job.
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.
The duties of the Professor of Veterinary Medicine-Epidemiology are normally performed in a typical office, classroom, lecture theater or laboratory setting. The noise level in these settings is usually moderate due to the proximity of business machines and office traffic.