Posting Number: 201700378F

Proposed Annual Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience


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.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date

Position Summary

The Department of Clinical Sciences and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is seeking applicants for an assistant or associate professor, full time veterinary dentist to join the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service (DOSS). It is the intent that this individual will share the clinical and teaching responsibilities for the college and DOSS with another faculty member, an AVDC diplomate. The individual hired into this position is expected to have a 34 week (65%) commitment to clinical teaching and service. Clinical training of residents, DVM students, and interns is a requirement of this position as is providing state-of-the-art care for small animals. Opportunities for providing dental care in a large variety of species are available if of interest to the faculty member, but the emphasis for this position will be dental care for dogs and cats. The clinical service currently includes two residents, one veterinary technician, and one veterinary assistant. During the non-clinical time, the faculty member will share didactic and laboratory teaching responsibilities with the other DOSS faculty member; the remaining time is available for professional advancement. This may be spent in development of innovating teaching strategies or a collaborative research program specific to the candidate’s interests. Outreach in the form of continuing education for local, regional, national, and international veterinary groups is valued as are efforts on behalf of the specialty college and other professional organizations.

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

  • DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree
  • Board eligibility via credentials approval after completion of an approved AVDC or EVDC residency program.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Diplomate status in the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) or European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC)
  • Experience and expertise in clinical service and instruction of veterinary students in veterinary dentistry is desirable but not a requirement.

Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplications 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. Reference letters will be solicited during the search process but references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy StatementColorado 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 StatementColorado 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 StatementPersonal 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, clinscihr@colostate.eduJob Duty Category: Service and Outreach


Clinical service: Provide dental care and surgery in the small animal hospital for up to 34 weeks per year (65%). This entails primary receiving of patients, educating and supervising residents, interns, and junior and senior DVM students, and working efficiently and collegially within an academic hospital setting.

Outreach: Provide consultation for veterinarians in Colorado and surrounding states. Develop and participate in professional continuing education for graduate veterinarians.

Administrative: Supervision of the Dental and Oral Surgery service personnel. Participation in hospital, department or college committees, and service to professional organizations.


Clinical: Provide clinical instruction of junior and senior DVM students as part of the DOSS at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Didactic: Provide core lecture and laboratory instruction for the DVM curriculum on topics related to veterinary dentistry. The successful candidate would be expected to partner with fellow dentistry faculty to develop a core distribution course in small animal dentistry containing both lecture and laboratory components.

Graduate training: The candidate would be given the opportunity to develop graduate level courses for residents in the realm of small animal dentistry and oral surgery.

Resident training: Provide mentorship and skills training in advanced dentistry procedures to residents who have demonstrated special interest in dentistry.


Research activity may be developed through acquiring funding from either internal or external sources to support an active research program and/or through clinically oriented research generated from clinical case material. Research activity may be independent or collaborative.