Assistant Professor - Production/Farm Animal Surgery

Location KN-St. Kitts
Job ID
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Opportunity at a Glance

The Department of Clinical Sciences at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is seeking applicants for two faculty positions in the field of production animal surgery, medicine (including production medicine) and health management of production animals. Dependent upon experience and qualifications, appointments will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Suitable qualifications could include Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) or the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Substantial appropriate clinical experience could substitute for the above in exceptional circumstances. One of the appointees could be qualified in a relevant field, such as Animal Science, at PhD level.



The successful applicants would be expected to provide didactic and laboratory training to veterinary preclinical students in medicine and surgery of production animals, including emphasis on all aspects of production medicine, such as nutrition, milk quality, beef quality and related topics as well as individual animal medicine and surgery. They would be familiar with modern production systems for most important species. Classroom and laboratory teaching of veterinary professional students is estimated to constitute about 50% of professional effort. The remainder will be divided between research and institutional service. Faculty members are expected to develop extramurally funded research programs that include collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.


 - DVM or equivalent required.  Ph.D. and board certification strongly preferred. 

- Strong teaching skills and experience or evidence of potential.

- Flexibility and ability to work well on a team. - Preference will be given to an applicant with proven teaching skills within the areas covered by the department.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Willingness to reside in St Kitts. 



Ranks and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. RUSVM provides a generous vacation, insurance and benefits package. For information directly related to the job responsibilities, please contact Dr. Robert Gilbert, Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine at For general inquiries about the roles, the recruitment process, benefits or RUSVM, please contact Cynthia Butchley at

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 focus includes key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, conservation medicine and integrative mammalian research. We also place emphasis on innovation in veterinary and medical education. The RUSVM campus and the island of St. Kitts are located in a sub-tropical climate, which provides a temperate climate year round with trade-wind breezes for a truly envious environment in which to live. The island has a seemingly endless number of hiking trails for the nature enthusiast as well as a multitude of water sports to satisfy your love of the sea including snorkeling, swimming, SCUBA diving, surfing, kitesurfing and sailing among others. Please see the following link for more information: Additionally, there is no personal income tax in St. Kitts. As an expatriate, you may still be responsible to report income in your home country. Please consult a tax advisor for more information on implications for you.


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