UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Assistant Professor in Equine Veterinary Surgery
The University of Illinois (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 . At Illinois we have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs: http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance.
Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved ACVS Large Animal board certification or have completed residency training with credentials accepted by ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS-LA certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Duties: Upon joining our Equine Medicine and Surgery service, the successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in equine surgery, and occasionally in food and fiber animals. The equine surgery program at Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is composed of a highly productive and dynamic group of specialists who have achieved excellence in the different arenas of comparative and clinical research. 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. 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 in 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. Illinois’ Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full service facility with a strong surgery caseload. The Equine Medicine and Surgery service is looking for a third faculty to join our 2 large animal surgeons and 3 large animal internists. The Equine Medicine and Surgery service currently has 2 ACVS-LA residents and an ACVSMR resident, 1 LA surgery intern, and 3 rotating interns. Illinois’ Veterinary Teaching Hospital has 2 surgical suites with state-of-the art equipment to perform soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. On-site services include digital radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, computed tomography, 3T MRI, gait analysis (AMTI force plate and lameness locator), and rehabilitation. The Illinois’ Veterinary Teaching Hospital is planning an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical suites and induction areas. We also have a satellite clinic that has the opportunity to grow a sports medicine and surgery caseload. Individuals interested in certification in the College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation have the opportunity to train with two ACVSMR-Equine faculty members.
Illinois is highly focused on faculty development and growth and will provide support for equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills in any of these fields. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment title.
Professional opportunities: 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 craft a fulfilling and rewarding career.
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, Illinois 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: Negotiable
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 https://go.illinois.edu/Vet_Equine_Surgeon. 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 December 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:
Dr. Tisha Harper, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714