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SUNY Morrisville Assistant Professor - Equine Rehabilitation & Breeding Faculty Veterinarian - Tenure Track in Morrisville, New York

Assistant Professor - Equine Rehabilitation & Breeding Faculty Veterinarian - Tenure Track

Category:Full-time Faculty


Department:Equine Science

Locations:Morrisville, NY

Posted:Dec 4, 2023

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:170525


About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources.

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Assistant Professor, Equine Rehabilitation & Breeding Faculty Veterinarian

Budget Title: Assistant Professor


Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000, dependent on qualifications.

Duration: This position follows a 12-month calendar year as this person will take part in the care of animals on site.

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville is seeking an Assistant Professor to support our Equine Rehabilitation & Breeding programs. This is a tenure track position in our Associate & Bachelor's Degree Equine Science Program. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind Equine Science Program using the link below and join our team!

The successful candidate will be a collaborative team member of the Equine Science department, eager to support the development of the next generation of Equine Science professionals.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development & Classroom Instruction

  • Primary focus on Equine Rehabilitation and Breeding curriculum. This includes collaboration with the equine department to support the development and improvement of these program areas.

  • Work with accounting to develop and maintain program budgeting.

  • Hands-on experiential laboratory instruction is a key element in preparing students for industry positions. The successful candidate will work with area Instructional Support Assistants (ISAs) to create a robust, applied experience for their students.

  • Other courses taught could include any aspect of the equine industry (both Associate's and Bachelor's level courses) as it relates to the successful candidate's areas of expertise.

  • This person may supervise Instructional Support Assistants, and work to coordinate the summer internship program.

Equine Herd Management

  • Assisting in daily veterinary care, health, and maintenance of horse herd - both college-owned and client-owned horses (50% of position duties).

  • Involvement in establishing relationships with various equine professionals throughout the region and beyond.

  • Recordkeeping, client relations, and potential industry contacts for new program animals.

Student Mentorship

  • Provide guidance and support to students throughout their educational journey, including recruiting students to join our program, academic advising & retention, career counseling, supervision of student interns, and support student clubs.

  • Foster a student-centered approach that emphasizes individual growth and prepares students for the challenges of Equine Science.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or closely related field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with current equine industry practices.

  • Experience with equine rehabilitation and exercise physiology, and certified rehabilitation therapist (or equivalent credential).

  • Some experience teaching or working as an instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificates/credentials (train the trainer training) for various equine rehabilitation modalities (e.g., Aquatics therapy, Treadmills, Magnawave, Equine Chiropractor).

  • Breeding experience in Stallion and/or Broodmare management

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.

Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

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Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure:Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).