Veterinary Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery-Clinical or Tenure Track
University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine
February 22, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved ACVS board certification or completed residency training with credentials accepted by ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Duties: The surgery program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is composed of a highly productive and dynamic group of specialists who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the quality practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapy for companion animals.
Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in small animal soft tissue surgery, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and primary veterinarians. The University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is interested in developing a minimally invasive small animal surgery program with additional focus on interventional radiology and endoscopy procedures. The University of Illinois is highly dedicated to faculty development and growth. We are committed to providing support for equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills in these fields. Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinically and scientifically relevant research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with basic science investigators on our main campus. Our veterinarians have been integral to the creation of the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine- the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine- leveraging advanced technology to train physician-innovators to deliver better, more compassionate and accessible care to patients worldwide.
The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with newly equipped surgical suites and with fluoroscopic capabilities. Equipment to perform thoracoscopy and laparoscopy and other endoscopic procedures including harmonic scalpel, Ligasure®, and laser-assisted surgical systems are also available. On-site services include digital radiography, computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and physical rehabilitation. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment title.
Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine is lauded for our unique clinically-integrated professional veterinary curriculum and is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration. The College is also focused on advancing clinical, applied and translational research efforts across the college and university by developing quality relationships with world-class scientists and investigators. With these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to develop a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Our faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities and is planning an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical corridor and intensive care unit. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide 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 also to improving our understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is a premier public research university and is gaining recognition for its uniquely multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment.
Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, including a rich experience of farm-to-table cuisine, music, art, all-season outdoor activities, and other life-enriching opportunities. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices promoting work and home balance.
Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.
Starting date: on or about August 16, 2018
Application procedures: Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/SA_Surgery. Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including your letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for at least three references by June 15, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved ACVS board certification or completed residency training with credentials accepted by ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
About University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary MedicineThe College of Veterinary Medicine is uniquely qualified to address some of the world’s most critical problems. Our qualifications arise from the singular role of the veterinary profession, the only health profession trained in multispecies comparative medicine and able to elucidate key interconnections among human health, the environment, and agriculture.Veterinary students have many opportunities to participate in research at Illinois, including monitoring the health of free-living box turtles in the area.Through our professional and graduate degree programs, we supply veterinary scientists who work to improve animal, human, and environmental health. Through our outreach programs we touch the lives of thousands of animals and their owners and provide direct services that place us on the front line of key economic and public health issues in Illinois. Through our research expertise and facilities, we are making significant contributions to science and facilitating the translation of discoveries in the theoretical sciences into biomedical applications that benefit human and animal health.The centerpiece of our college is the four-year doctor of vet...erinary medicine (DVM) degree program. An innovative integrated curriculum introduced in 2009 has attracted the interest of educators around the world and was commended by the veterinary accreditation site visit team in 2013.The three academic departments – Comparative Biosciences, Pathobiology, and Veterinary Clinical Medicine – also offer master’s degree and PhD degree programs, as well as residencies in a number of veterinary medicine disciplines: anatomic pathology, anesthesiology, clinical pathology, clinical pharmacology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, equine medicine and surgery, food animal medicine and surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, production medicine/theriogenology (reproduction), small animal medicine, small animal surgery, and zoological, wildlife and exotic animal medicine. Internships at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are non-degree educational programs designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the management of clinical cases.The college has three service units: the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Medical District Veterinary Clinic in Chicago. They provide service to animal owners and veterinarians throughout the Midwest.