Ast/Aso/Full Professor of Food Animal Production Medicine

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 19, 2023

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Job Description:

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida (UF), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) invites applicants for a full-time Tenure Track or Clinical Track position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Food Animal Production Medicine. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching (clinical, didactic and laboratory), clinical service, and research activity in beef cattle production medicine. The candidate will join a team of 4 clinicians within the Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service (FARMS:, as well as a wider team of extension and research faculty serving food animal teaching and research needs. A close relationship with the Department of Animal Sciences at UF enhances opportunities for collaborative teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for training veterinary students, residents and interns in beef cattle production medicine, while providing reproductive, medical and surgical services to private clients and the UF beef cattle units. There are three UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) beef cattle units in close proximity to Gainesville, as well as units located in north and south Florida ( These units provide clinical teaching and research access to a 200-head capacity feed yard; cow-calf operations ranging from 40- to 350-head including a large herd of Brahman cattle; a state-of-the-art 480-head feed efficiency facility, and a large range cattle operation. To cover service responsibilities, occasional clinical work with species other than beef cattle will be required; this will include reproductive management, production medicine and emergency services for dairy cattle, swine, and small ruminant herds. There will be participation in shared on-call duty with the other FARMS faculty. The primary clinical teaching effort will be directed towards DVM students during their 2-week FARMS rotations throughout the year, where students receive on-farm and classroom instruction in basic clinical skills; elective rotations provide opportunity for more specialized training, with the goal of producing new graduates that are ready to practice in their chosen area of food animal production medicine. Didactic teaching responsibilities will include coordination of the 1-credit beef cattle production medicine elective course, as well as assisting with didactic lectures in relevant areas across the veterinary curriculum, such as production and preventive medicine, nutrition, theriogenology, and ruminant medicine courses.

A successful Tenure Track candidate will be expected to initiate and maintain research through extramural funding directed towards beef cattle health and population medicine. Opportunities exist for participation in graduate programs and for collaboration within established research programs in other departments and colleges of the University of Florida. Clinical Track faculty are expected to be involved in scholarly activities and participate in collaborative research. Expected service activities include committees within the Department, College and University, local, state, national, and international professional organizations, and editorial service for scientific and trade journals.

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Required Qualifications are a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree (MS, PhD), is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Applications for job number 527957 and a curriculum vitae, names of three persons who can provide letters of reference, and a statement of career goals should be submitted online and sent electronically to Dr. Fiona Maunsell, Search Committee Chair, (email:

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes.