College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor in Wildlife and Exotic Animals - Veterinary Clinical Med

Champaign, IL
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Instructor in Wildlife and Exotic Animals

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, Instructor in the Companion Animal and Zoological Medicine (CAZAM) section. The section consists of 12 faculty, 8 house officers, 1 clinical instructor, 5 graduate students and six technicians. We deliver core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, have a large and diverse research program, serves pet owning clients and the needs of injured and abandoned wildlife, and deliver educational programs for clients and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.

Professional opportunities: We are seeking a candidate who is a strong team player and interested in utilizing and developing his/her clinical and teaching skills in a healthy, collaborative, busy and vibrant clinical teaching environment. The ideal candidate would be committed to this opportunity for professional development and advancement.

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 was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in wildlife and zoological medicine and willingness to instruct students with varied experience. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have completed an internship and have a minimum of 1 year of post-graduate wildlife veterinary experience.

Duties: This position is a 100% appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The appointment will be full time and will be a non-tenured, specialized faculty position with a starting date on or about July 15, 2017. The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to provide in-house patient care for wildlife and zoological species and oversight of veterinary student instruction in the care of these patients. Clinical service duties may include care of hospitalized patients as well as scheduled emergency care on weeknights and weekends. Emergency duties will be shared with fellow clinicians in an equitable manner and there is an expectation that the person in this position will provide training and oversight to more junior clinicians, including house officers. The successful applicant will also be responsible for delivering, in conjunction with the faculty in zoological medicine and Clinical Skills Learning Center teams, introductory clinical laboratories in the first and second year of the professional curriculum. In addition, collaborative delivery of instruction in the third year core didactic and fourth year core clinical rotations will be expected. Faculty members are expected to perform the full range of designated faculty responsibilities-teaching, research/scholarly activities, diagnostic/clinical service, outreach/public engagement and university service. Normal teaching responsibilities can include didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching of discipline to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The contact hours of lecture and laboratory teaching can vary depending on the needs of the curriculum. Didactic assignments can occur during either on-clinic time or off-clinic time depending on the scheduling sequence of the four-year professional curriculum.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant's experience and qualifications. The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. A summary explanation of these benefits can be found at

Starting date: Anticipated starting date is July 15, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by June 27, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. If you are interested or would like additional information on the position, please contact:

Dr. Ken Welle

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. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor in Wildlife and Exotic Animals - Veterinary Clinical Medicine (F1700061)
Open Date: 06/12/2017
Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine


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