College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Employment Opportunities

Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Clinical-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Veterinary Small Animal Surgery

Closing Date: June 15, 2013

The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have completed a residency program in small animal surgery with credentials accepted by ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s) and/or prior research training.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in veterinary orthopedic, neurosurgery and soft tissue surgery, contribute to the clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate with clients and referring veterinarians. Teaching responsibilities will also include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinically relevant or basic science research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities within the University of Illinois. Candidates interested in rehabilitation will have the opportunity to expand services, teaching and/or clinical research offered within our physical therapy unit. Candidates seeking a broad clinical caseload will be provided with an opportunity for a shared appointment in soft tissue/orthopedic/neurosurgery and laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and oncologic surgery. The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full service facility with newly equipped surgical suites, arthroscopy, total hip replacement, intraoperative fluoroscopy and the latest implants for fracture fixation. On-site services include computed tomography, MRI, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, computerized gait analysis, and physical therapy. Percent of time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidates appointment title.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The department is responsible for instruction predominantly in the third and fourth years of the professional veterinary curriculum, an extensive post-doctoral clinical training and graduate program, and a vigorous program of research discovery. In addition, the faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for
delivery of state-of-the-art veterinary medical services. Through its academic sections, Veterinary Clinical Medicine conducts discovery, instruction and service relevant to companion animals; horses; food and fiber animals; exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but to improvement of human and environmental well-being through improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health.

The University of Illinois is located 120 miles south of Chicago, offers a variety of cultural opportunities that showcase the areas diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses.

Please create your candidate profile through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for three references by June 15, 2013. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date;
however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Should a suitable candidate not be identified, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional information about the position may be obtained by
Dr. Mark Mitchell, Chair Search Committee
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.