Veterinary Anesthesiology - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

  • Full-time
  • Department: Faculty

Company Description

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), an Adtalem Global Education institution, prepares students to become veterinary leaders by drawing connections among animals, people and the planet, as a member of the One Health Initiative. RUSVM offers research programs focused on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine and ecosystem health. RUSVM has graduated more than 6,000 students and offers postgraduate master’s, PhD, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board and the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. RUSVM is located on St. Kitts and includes the Ross University Veterinary Clinic, accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Job Description

Opportunity at a Glance

The Department of Clinical Sciences at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) invites applications for 1 full-time faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management beginning immediately. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications but can be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent and advanced residency training in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Preference will be given to those who are diplomates of the ACVAA (or ECVAA), but candidates who are ACVAA or ECVAA board-eligible may be considered. A PhD is preferred but not required.


  • The successful candidate will contribute to the instruction of veterinary medical students and is expected to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students throughout the University.
  • Primary after-hours emergency support in anesthesia is provided by anesthesia technicians, with shared backup support by anesthesia faculty.
  • Teaching responsibilities include primarily didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary medical students.
  • Faculty members are expected to be involved in continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.
  • Faculty have a 70% appointment in teaching, which comprises participation in 3 semesters per year of teaching didactic lectures and laboratories, consultation and support for clinicians in the Ross University Veterinary Clinic, with the remaining time split between research (20%) and service (10%).
  • Research publications or other scholarly activities to advance veterinary anesthesiology and/or pain management are expected.
  • Successful faculty are expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

What Success Skills are Important in this Role: Will I be successful?

  • Compassion - At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, you will guide our students to learn adaptability, resilience, and patience fostered by island life and a rigorous academic program.
  • Community Focused – On St. Kitts, everyone knows everyone. As part of the island community, you experience a melting pot of people who come from everywhere and contribute to our focus on continuous improvement and advancement of veterinary education.
  • Innovative - Strengthened by a culture of connectivity and a fundamental commitment to integrated One Health research, you’ll find the path that advances your veterinary career and global connection.

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments and requirements will I preform on a regular basis?

Expect a Variety of The Following

  • Provide challenging, student-focused, delivery of Anesthesia courses utilizing multi-modal learning within a collaborative climate.
  • Commitment to student success and continuous learning through formative and summative assessment and curricular modification to ensure success of the students that is measurable.
  • Progressively build on student’s skills and knowledge through well-designed course modules accompanying case based and live-animal laboratories.
  • Contribute to the development of novel research initiatives or continue evolving your established research profile while collaborating with our experienced research scientists in one of our 4 institutional research centers – and the link to the research webpage
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Willingness to share talents with a sense of humor, and a hopeful, caring, and open attitude.

What is the structure and culture of the team like?

We are a small school with a diverse and proactive team focused on collaboration and providing a student and colleague centric environment of care and respect. You will join a team of 2 other anesthesiologist and 4 support staff colleagues.  The position will work under the guidance of the Division and Department Heads.

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  • A DVM or comparable degree is required.
  • Board certification in Anesthesiology (ACVAAAmerican College of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Analgesia or European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia) and a PhD are preferred.
  • Research expertise, as evidenced by a record of funded research and peer-reviewed publications is required for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.
  • There is an expectation to develop a focused research program.
  • S/He will have demonstrated expertise in teaching professional DVM students in anaesthesiology.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.


Additional Information

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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