Colorado State University (CSU) and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) have received funding to enact a novel approach to bringing veterinary care, primarily spay and neuter services, to rural Alaska. While managing the program budget, this individual in this position will implement the community based public health veterinary care in the outreach plan. The primary goal is to bring safe and efficient sterilization to the rural villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta region, using Bethel as the base clinic. These clinics will provide needed veterinary services to communities that currently lack access to care. The individual in this position will have equal responsibilities as community outreach, veterinarian, logistical planner, and instructor of veterinary students. This individual is a key member of the healthcare team, continually examining the relationship between human, veterinary, and environmental factors. As the program develops and these links are identified through the lens of One Health, the veterinarian will lend expertise in improving overall community health.
THISPOSITION IS LOCATED IN BETHEL, ALASKA
This is a temporary postdoctoral fellowship contingent on annual funding renewal as well as the incumbent’s ability to meet or exceed program goals. First evaluation and renewal date are November 2019; the final determination will be made on December 31st, 2019.
To view the full job posting and application instructions, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/57145 To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MST) July 1, 2018.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
• DVM or equivalent (i.e. degree from an AVMA accredited university or equivalent) • Licensed veterinarian in the state of Alaska or eligible to become licensed within one month of hire • At least 1 year of experience as a clinical veterinarian • Ability to work with people with diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds • Willingness to move to Bethel, Alaska as soon as possible upon hire so that project work can start immediately • Willingness to travel throughout Alaska as needed
• Experience living and working in Alaska or an under-resourced, rural or developing region • Experience working in shelter medicine, rural medicine or high-volume, low-cost veterinary medicine and surgical environments • Demonstrated experience organizing projects that impact a community • Experience working with non-profit organizations in community projects or other partnerships • Experience with collaborative research or community surveys
About Colorado State University
Vision: To lead the world in education, research, and service that transforms animal and human health.
Mission: We improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative and dedicated teaching, research, outreach, and clinical service. Through our actions, we inspire the next generation of leaders.