• Assistant Professor - Veterinary Anatomy

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    To make a difference, you have to be different. That’s what we strive to be.

    A career with Ross Vet is more than just a job; it is an extraordinary opportunity to join an innovative, collaborative community of passionate professionals making a difference every day by advancing human and animal health through the power of education.


    We make a difference by providing our students with an unparalleled learning experience as they prepare for lifelong career success as today’s veterinarians and tomorrow’s leaders. Ross Vet colleagues thrive in a culture that encourages personal growth and professional development, bringing meaning and purpose to everything we do.


    Position Overview: 


    We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced veterinary anatomist with a passion for teaching who will contribute to the continuation and development of our veterinary anatomy program in comparative gross anatomy of domesticated species. The successful candidate must have the ability to instruct incoming veterinary students in the fundamental structural and functional aspects of anatomy with clinical relevance including dissection of the cadaver. Knowledge or experience in microanatomy is desirable but not essential. Applicants at all levels are expected to develop or participate in a collaborative research program.


    RUSVM graduates the largest cohort of veterinarians of any AVMA-accredited School in the world; therefore this position offers a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on dissemination of knowledge in veterinary anatomy throughout the United States, an area that is currently underserved within many veterinary curricula.



    • Contributes to lectures and team-taught laboratories in Veterinary Gross Anatomy
    • Participate in case-based or other didactic courses


    Research and Scholarly Activity:

    • Intramural funding is available to develop or continue a collaberative line of research resulting in peer-reviewed publications 
    • Mentor DVM students as Research Volunteers or Assistants or though a MSc program
    • Attend scientific meetings



    • Serve on assigned academic or research committees
    • Contribute to the Ross community
    • Other duties as determined by the Department and/or Division Head

    Completes other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a background in veterinary anatomy and will complete a team of 5 anatomists and several support staff. S/he will report to the Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. A DVM or PhD or comparable degree is required. All applicants are expected to have a track record of academic scholarship. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, as is the ability to lead and work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.


    Application: Applications should include: a curriculum vitae along with a statement of interest. If the applicant is selected for further review Three letters of reference will be required,
    Review of applications will commence on February 28 2019 and will end when a qualified candidate has been selected.


    Salary is very competitive with US based universities and there is no income tax in St. Kitts which could result in a large increase to your net salary. As an expatriate, you may still be responsible to report income in your home country. Additional benefits include a significant relocation and repatriation package, health insurance, generous annual continuous education budget and annual travel benefit, geographical living allowance to offset cost of living differences, retirement match (up to 4% of your salary) and 7 weeks paid leave between semesters.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 


    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.


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