Louisiana State University, USA

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine

Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Job Number: R00043304

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Louisiana State University is searching for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine. This position will be tenure-track.

Provide direct patient care for animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participate in and help supervise the small animal internal medicine service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, cooperate with other clinical faculty in the clinical and hospital practice, support the emergency duty clinicians through provision or supervision of the small animal internal medicine service when requested, participate in the didactic and tutorial instructional programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine, cooperate with other faculty members in the development of teaching programs, visual aids and other instructional materials.

Participate in the School’s research program as a team leader or member, participate in residency training and in the continuing education and public relations programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Professor Rank: 

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Must have successfully completed a residency training program accredited by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or equivalent

Associate Professor Rank: 

  • DVM or equivalent degree with 5 years of related research/teaching/clinical experience
  • Must have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or equivalent

Full Professor Rank:

  • DVM or equivalent degree with 8 years of related research/teaching/clinical experience
  • Must have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications (ALL LEVELS):

Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or equivalent

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Per PS 18- This position is a part of the Emergency Response Personnel - these personnel are linked with the hospital during any emergency response event and are expected to report in and perform as outlined in the emergency response plan.

Required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting.

*Due to the nature of this position and/or responsibilities, this position is subject to random drug & alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67*

Special Instructions:

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available).  However, original DVM transcripts are required prior to hire. Any degrees received outside of the United States will require a credential evaluation by a NACES member prior to hire. Please provide your CV and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Please submit all required application materials on the LSU Career Site. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Overview of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is a dynamic community dedicated to saving lives, finding cures, and changing lives through outstanding clinical and community service, educational excellence, and groundbreaking scholarly research. The School is composed of three academic departments: Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Pathobiological Sciences, and Veterinary Clinical Sciences plus the Veterinary Medical Library, VTH&C, and the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. It supports a diverse learning environment for professional and graduate students, residents and interns, and post-doctoral fellows and serves as the center of biomedical research for the LSU campus funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, and other federal, state, and industrial resources.

The School’s research focus can be seen in its Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, Equine Health Studies Program, Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine (BioMMED), Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and Laboratory for Equine and Comparative Orthopedic Research. On the local and state level, the SVM has established research partnerships with the LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane National Primate Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU Agriculture Center, and the LSU Aquaculture Research Station. Furthermore, SVM faculty are engaged in many research collaborations with national and international academic and research institutions. They conduct cutting edge Comparative Biomedical and Translational Research at the SVM. The SVM faculty have successfully garnered research funding from a number of extramural granting agencies including NIH, USDA-NIFA, NSF, and Morris Animal Foundation. The SVM was ranked eighth overall for research funding in 2020 by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research among the 32 veterinary schools in the US. SVM also participates in national and state disease diagnostic and surveillance programs through LADDL and plays a significant role in protecting animal and human health in Louisiana.

The School was fully accredited by the AVMA-COE in 2020. It offers three degrees including the D.V.M. degree and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical & Veterinary Medical Sciences.  

Training geared toward board certification in AVMA recognized specialty colleges is offered in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Pathobiological Sciences departments. To learn more about the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s history, mission and strategic plan, visit https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/index.php.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Commitment to Diversity

We are dedicated to creating an educational environment that celebrates and embraces differences in every individual and promotes cultural inclusion, mutual respect, and trust among members of the community of students, faculty, and staff. In fact, the School was recently awarded the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Highlights include:

  • Improved student diversity whereby the Under Represented Minority (URM) pool of DVM program applicants has held steady at approximately 21 percent, and the Class of 2024 has 28 percent URM;
  • Development of minority affinity groups, including the LSU SVM Student Association of Black Veterinarians and a soon-to-be-established Latin X student organization;
  • Established minority scholarships for recruitment;
  • Added diversity and inclusion education in the DVM curriculum;
  • Improved diversity in the administration, including the first Asian male associate dean, the first Black female assistant dean, and the first female department head; and
  • Created implicit bias training for faculty search committees and individuals reviewing student applications.

To learn more about the SVM Diversity Office as well as view the SVM Diversity Strategic Plan, visit https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/diversity/.

LSU Diversity Statement

We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. Therefore, LSU is firmly committed to an environment that affords respect to all members of our community. We will work to eliminate barriers that any members of our community experience.

To make LSU a place where that can happen, we must recognize and reflect on the inglorious aspects of our history. We now acknowledge the need to confront the ways racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, LGBTQ+ phobia, intolerance based on religion or on national origin, and all forms of bias and exploitation have shaped our everyday lives.

We accept personal and professional responsibility to eliminate bias and oppression wherever they are found. We understand our obligation to speak up when we see bias whether it be in our teaching, study, or daily work. Our community will educate themselves proactively and continuously about how to intervene and bring bias to the attention of others with commitment and compassion.

We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions and inactions, and for maintaining intentional, measurable, and meaningful efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion, including through ongoing evaluation of our policies, practices, and procedures.

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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