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Assistant or Associate Professor - Veterinary Medical Communication
Colorado State University

  • Jul. 7, 2017
  • Sep. 1, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science
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The Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Communication. We are looking for someone with research and teaching experience in health professions education to transfer these skills to veterinary medicine. Like physician-patient encounters in pediatric medicine, veterinarian-client-patient interactions requires effective communication to gather information, build client relationships, provide structure to the clinical interview, and educate clients to achieve clinical outcomes.

The Colorado State University (CSU) communication curriculum is a world renowned model among veterinary colleges and received accolades from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. One of our faculty has recently been recognized by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) with a prestigious teaching award. Veterinary students undergo an intensive and rigorous biomedical and professional curriculum to meet day one competencies for veterinary practice. Building communication curricula and research initiatives in veterinary medicine has been highly reliant on collaboration and mentorship with experts in medical communication.

CSU veterinary students receive 50 hours of highly experiential communication education integrated throughout the curriculum. The program conducts the FRANK and Communication Coaching Skills workshops with a national reputation for transformative continuing education. The assistant or associate professor will coordinate, instruct, and coach communication coursework, including 3 communication modules offered in "Foundations in Veterinary Medicine", two immersive Junior Practicum "Clinical Communication Skills" Courses, Community Practice Senior Rotation, and the Healer’s Art. This position presents an opportunity to coordinate, instruct and coach in the FRANK and Communication Coaching Skills continuing education workshops. In both settings, the significant feature of the instruction is the communication laboratory where students interact with simulated clients (i.e. actor-educators), receive feedback from their peers and client and reflect on a video-recording of their performance. In addition to these educational roles, the assistant or associate professor will obtain grants, conduct outcomes-based research and publish scholarly manuscripts related to veterinary communication or education.

The Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 3rd in the nation for two decades by US News and World Report, and 2nd for federal research funding by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Fort Collins is a beautiful, family-friendly, and entrepreneurial college town (pop 160,000) located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains approximately 65 miles north of Denver. It was ranked as a best town ever by Outside Magazine in 2017, as the 3rd healthiest midsize city by Gallup in 2014, and America’s most satisfied city by Time Magazine in 2014 with 300 days of sunshine.

This is a 9-month position with two years of summer salary funding. Future opportunities for securing summer salary are possible through consulting, continuing education, grants and research funding. For further information about the position, please contact or (970) 297-4007.

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Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence

City of Fort Collins

Deadline: September 1st 2017

  • Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of 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. The University complies with the Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado. Accordingly, equal access and opportunity in treatment, employment, admissions, programs and activities shall be extended to all persons. The University shall promote equal opportunity and treatment in employment through a positive and continuing affirmative action program for ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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  • Jane Shaw
    Veterinary Communication
    Colorado State University
    300 W Drake Road
    Fort Collins, CO 80523
  • 970-297-4007


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