University of Vermont — Lecturer, Companion, Zoo, and Exotic Animal Sciences

The Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences (ASCI) at the University of Vermont invites applications for a renewable, two-year, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track, full-time Lecturer Position to ideally begin in Spring 2021. This is a 9 month (1.0 FTE) teaching, advising and service position.

The person hired will be primarily responsible for teaching the Introduction to Animal Science (ASCI 001) course, as well as undergraduate courses in the Companion, Zoo and Exotic Animal focus area of the Animal and Veterinary Science program. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, expand and teach courses that complement existing course offerings within the Companion, Zoo and Exotic Animal focus area. Contributions to undergraduate experiential and service learning program opportunities will be expected. This faculty member will also contribute to the service requirements of the Department and University and is expected to have a strong participation in undergraduate advising.

Minimum qualifications include a Masters, Ph.D., or DVM degree in Animal or Veterinary Science or a related discipline with a terminal professional degree preferred. The University is interested in a highly-motivated professional with demonstrated proficiency in companion animal, zoo, and/or exotic animal health, management and/or behavior. Professionals with expertise in a broad number of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has approximately 324 ASCI undergraduate majors and 76 ASCI undergraduate minors in four focus areas of study: Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Professional Science; Companion, Zoo and Exotic Animals; Equine Science; and Dairy Science/Management. The department is committed to offering and facilitating undergraduate experiential learning through established on-campus programs (e.g. UVM CREAM and EQUUS), travel courses, and extensive internship and research opportunities. More information about the department is available at: 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, advising, and service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter, or address in a separate statement, information about how they will further this goal.

Members of the University of Vermont community also embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. For more information regarding Our Common Ground and the University of Vermont’s diversity and other initiatives, please visit the President’s web site at: The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

All candidates must apply online at (search for position # 016516 or posting # F1989PO) and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a document explaining their teaching philosophy. Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Please note, reference letters will only be required upon request.

Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2021, and the search will remain open until top candidates are identified.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact search committee co-chair, Dr. Sabrina Greenwood by email at for further information.

Founded in 1791, UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of ~125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.