UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Small Animal Soft Tissue/Oncologic Surgery
Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.
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. In addition, ACVS fellowship training or ACVS Founding Fellow recognition in surgical oncology is required. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Duties: The University of Illinois is developing a high-quality integrated oncology service with medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, and pain management specialists, working collaboratively to achieve tripartite excellence in research, teaching, and service. The current oncology program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is a highly productive and dynamic group of specialists who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapy for companion animals. Focused development of a world-class Surgical Oncology Fellowship training program has been envisioned and will be aggressively pursued.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in veterinary small animal soft tissue and oncology services, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and referring veterinarians. Teaching responsibilities will also include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be pivotal in developing a surgical oncology fellowship program at the University of Illinois. The successful applicant will have expectations to participate in clinically relevant or basic research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to collaborate with our thriving medical oncology and surgery programs within the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as with basic science investigators on main campus.
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 including harmonic scalpel and the Ligasure system is also available. On-site services include computed tomography, MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and physical therapy. 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 has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is also focusing on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the college and university. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The 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. Faculty conduct discovery, instruction, and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber animals, exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.
Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. 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 in balancing work and home.
Starting date: Negotiable.
Application procedures: Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/SA_Oncologic_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 March 15, 2017. 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. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Additional information about the position may be obtained from Dr. John Herrmann (Search Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Laura Selmic (Surgeon) at email@example.com.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).