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Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 901177
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University seek candidates for the prestigious full-time Tenure System (TS) faculty position as the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will lead and enhance programs in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation with emphasis on the sport of dressage, specifically by:
The Mary Anne McPhail Chair is a prominent position within the College of Veterinary Medicine that serves as a catalyst for enhancing collaborative research and graduate / post-graduate training with other departments as well as nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable interest in the sport of dressage and their research program will include work that applies directly to the dressage horse. The offer will include a competitive startup package, laboratory facilities (including use of the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center), and annual discretionary funding from the Mary Anne McPhail Endowment.
The successful applicant’s role will encompass clinical service, education, and research/scholarly activity. The amount of time dedicated to each of these endeavors is flexible and will be geared toward the applicant’s interests, strengths, and qualifications. Tenure system appointments require more time dedicated to independent and collaborative, externally funded research, with less time devoted to clinical service. More information about the Tenure System is available at Tenure System Hiring Information (msu.edu).
We seek to enhance existing collaborations and build on research strengths including locomotion/lameness and rehabilitation, biomechanics, bone biology and arthritis, obesity/endocrinopathies and performance, and horse-rider interactions. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to education and mentoring graduate and professional students, and a commitment to collaboration, collegiality and building an inclusive academic environment.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The mission of the College is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal, and protect. As a College, we aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.
CVM Core Value of Diversity: We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunities to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The College’s vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s goals, strategies, and progress.
Michigan State University is located on one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing’s cultural venues, renowned sports teams and facilities, and collegiate atmosphere are complimented by low living costs 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 four seasons, offers various outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website, for more details.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Other -DVM/VMD or Equivalent
Required Application Materials:
Letter of Intent/Cover Letter:
A letter of intent highlighting specific strengths related to this position, overall related qualifications, experience, accomplishments, and career goals. For tenured and continuing system positions, include research interests and funding history.
Your most recently updated CV
Full names and contact information
(phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.
Statement on your commitment to diversity.
Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different; we are all uniquely different as individuals. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.
Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Contact information for three references is requested, but will only be used, with permission from finalists. Application materials should be submitted through PageUp. Questions about the position can be directed to any member of the search committee, Dr. Pamela Ruegg (Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Birgit Puschner (email@example.com), Dr. Andres Contreras (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Stephanie French (email@example.com), Dr. Ana Dias Moreira (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mary Anne McPhail (email@example.com).
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and providing the finest clinical services available.
Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Sep 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close: Sep 25, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time