College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor in Imaging and Equine Sports Medicine (F1700073)



Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Instructor in Equine Medicine and Surgery

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time Instructor in the Equine Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology (EQMST) section. The EQMST section consists of 8 faculty, 6 house officers, 1 clinical instructor, 2 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, service local and regional equine enthusiasts and deliver educational programs for producers and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.

Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests. Most faculty are actively engaged in veterinary education and research. There are NIH-funded research programs, notably in the areas of reproductive biology and toxicology, oncology, stem cell therapy, and viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infectious disease. As part of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, the veterinary faculty enjoys many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering on newly emerging solutions to the world's health problems. Faculty members also provide extensive service to professional organizations and specialty colleges, federal research review boards, college and university governance, and public education venues. The College maintains a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital for farm, companion, and zoological companion animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college.

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player, possesses excellent communication skills, and who is interested in developing a service and teaching program that can integrate with activities of other groups across the UIUC Campus. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career. The ideal candidate is a strong team player who is 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 within the role.

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 candidate who has an interest and desire for equine sports medicine and health maintenance and a willingness to instruct students with varied experience. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have completed an equine internship and have a minimum of 1 year of post-graduate equine veterinary experience. The ability to obtain Illinois licensure and USDA accreditation is required for this position.

Duties: This position is a 100% appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine with a minimum of 80% clinical coverage. The appointment will be full time and will be a non-tenured, academic position with a starting date on or about 01 August 2017.

The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to provide service to clients utilizing the services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for both in-hospital and field service calls and to instruct students within the professional curriculum. The successful applicant will also be responsible for delivering, in conjunction with the faculty of the Equine section 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. Clinical service duties will 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. The expectations of this hire would be to attain additional skills that would enhance the offerings of the equine service. Advanced training in chiropractic, acupuncture or dental skills and aspiration to attain certification as a Diplomate of Equine Practice in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation are highly desirable.

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. Teaching assignments in the professional curriculum may involve introductory, intermediate, or advanced core and elective courses as the demands of the curriculum may require, and are made by the Department Head in consultation with the faculty. Normal teaching responsibilities can include didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching of discipline to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. Your 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 August 1, 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 July 24, 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. Annette McCoy

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 Imaging and Equine Sports Medicine (F1700073)
Open Date: 07/03/2017
Close Date: 07/24/2017
Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine


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