UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track or Clinical-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Small Animal 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. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, or prior research training.
Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in veterinary small animal soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery. The candidate will be expected to 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. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinically relevant or basic research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to collaborate within the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as with 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 the harmonic scalpel and Ligasure systems 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.
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 after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Closing date: In order to receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by April 15, 2017. The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are encouraged prior to April 15, 2017; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.
Application procedures: In order to receive full consideration applications must be received by April 15, 2017. An official offer letter to a selected applicant will occur after the date of April 15, 2017. If a suitable applicant is not identified, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/Vet_Gen_Surgeon and upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for three references.
Additional information about the position may be obtained from Dr. Timothy M. Fan (Search Chair) at email@example.com or Drs. Heidi Phillips and Tisha Harper (Small Animal Surgeons) at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.
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).