Colorado State University Associate or Full Professor-Jorgensen College Chair in Emerg or Critical Care in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Associate or Full Professor-Jorgensen College Chair in Emerg or Critical Care

Posting Number 201800076F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with Experience

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 30

% Teaching 35

% Service 35

% Administration 0

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/14/2018

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for a 12-month tenured or tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to assume the new Jorgensen College Chair in Emergency and Critical Care. In 2017, the James L. Voss Veterinary teaching hospital saw 6300 cases through our Emergency/Urgent Care service and 2500 cases in the Critical Care Unit. The Department of Clinical Sciences has a strong tradition of emergency and critical care medicine with successful graduate and residency training programs since 1989. The Small Animal CC/UC unit is currently staffed by 3 boarded criticalists and additional hospitalists, residents, and interns. The service is a verified Veterinary Trauma Center and VECCS certified facility. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities are currently available within the service and hospital and include the capability for long term ventilation, hemodialysis, plasma exchange, advanced cardiac imaging, a new integrated hybrid operating room to support interventional and surgical capabilities. Other imaging modalities available in the hospital include nuclear imaging, MRI, and PET/CT scanning. We have advance capabilities for cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, radiation therapy including stereotactic radiation delivery and nuclear medicine (including I131). In addition the VTH functions as a regional tertiary care facility with a broad based caseload including internal medicine, oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, sports medicine, orthopedics and general surgery, and has excellent support services including anesthesia and pathology on site. Research and collaboration opportunities exist throughout the Department, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the University, in nearby institutions including Poudre Valley Hospital, the University of Colorado, Denver Children’s Hospital, and with local and regional industries. In early 2019 we will be opening the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, a state of the art research facility adjacent to the VTH supporting translational medical research and medical continuing education. The preferred candidate will have a strong interest in maintaining and building a research program in emergency/critical care medicine. The preferred candidate will also have strong interest and ability to work in a collaborative and team environment with nearly 100 other veterinary clinicians representing over 20 different specialties.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree

  • Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (EVECC)

  • Experience instructing veterinary students, interns, and residents in the diagnosis and management of emergent and critical diseases in small animal species

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • An advanced graduate degree or equivalent research experience is desirable

  • Service unit management experience and strong interest in building a research program. Candidates with experience or interest in clinical research will be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Search Contact Cheryl Webb,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring


  • Clinical – Provide active instruction to junior and senior Veterinary Medical students in the hospital environment (see Service and Outreach). Participate in the clinical training of interns and residents rotating through the Urgent Care/Critical Care service. Share responsibility for the training and oversight of ECC residents.

  • Didactic – Provide lecture and laboratory instruction to DVM and graduate students on topics related to small animal emergency and critical care.

  • Graduate Training – Participate in the advising, mentoring, and instruction of residents and graduate students.

Percentage Of Time 35

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity


  • Develop an independent and/or collaborative research program within any discipline related to emergency and critical care medicine.

  • Develop and obtain internal and external funding to support an active research program.

Percentage Of Time 30

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category University & Professional Service/Outreach


  • Clinical Assignment – Provide up to 18 -26 weeks of clinical service per year to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

  • • Management of and direct participation in the 24/7/365 Critical Care and Urgent/Emergency hospital services, as well as providing backup support for interns/residents on emergency duty.

  • Outreach – Provide consultation for veterinarians in Colorado and other states. Develop and participate in professional continuing education for veterinarians.

  • Administrative – Participate in Departmental, College, and University administrative committees as well as active participation in the organization and implementation of the goals for the Critical Care and Emergency services.

Percentage Of Time 35

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents