College of Veterinary Medicine: Teaching Assistant Professor - Veterinary Clinical Medicine



Full-time, 100% (9 month basis) Teaching Assistant Professor

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time academic year Teaching Assistant Professor position. In this unique position, the successful applicant will develop and participate in educational programs for professional veterinary students, graduate veterinarians, animal owners, and the general public, and pursue scholarly activities related to teaching and learning.

Professional opportunities: We are seeking candidates who are strong team players and interested in utilizing and developing their clinical, teaching, and research skills in a collaborative and vibrant teaching environment. The ideal candidate would be committed to professional development within the role.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent. The successful candidate must provide evidence of his or her aptitude for teaching and ability to make an instructional impact through scholarly publications, invited talks, curriculum development, designing or introducing innovative teaching methods, or other indicators of success related to pedagogy and student learning. Evaluation will be based on the individual's record of teaching, instructional innovation, student interactions, and scholarly accomplishments. At a minimum, the candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to make instructional contributions to the college, campus, and broader veterinary profession.

Preferred Qualifications: An M.S. or M.Ed degree. Completion of an internship, residency or private practice experience related to companion animal medicine. Experience in veterinary education and outreach.

Duties: This position is a full-time (100%) nine-month academic year non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The appointment will have a starting date on or about August 16, 2017. The primary teaching responsibility (70%) will be in the College's Clinical Skills Learning Center, where the successful candidate will provide innovative educational opportunities for first and second year veterinary students. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, coordinating a small animal physical examination and anatomy rotation, coaching students as they develop psychomotor skills, creating and investigating the effectiveness of learning tools and methods, and participating in objective structured clinical examinations. Other teaching responsibilities may involve third or fourth year veterinary students or graduate students.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and deliver companion animal extension programs (30%), which involve: 1) cultivating novel, broad-based, lifelong learning experiences in veterinary medicine; 2) creating innovative non-degree programs and opportunities for post-graduate education, such as the Executive Veterinary Program in Companion Animals; 3) assisting in upgrading existing online educational programs and developing new online programs, including Massive Open Online Courses; 4) contributing to the planning and execution of successful existing programs; 5) providing practical, research-based information to help pet owners, businesses, and communities throughout Illinois; and 6) responding to companion animal inquiries from consulting veterinarians and members of the animal-owning public, including management of emerging disease situations.

Scholarly activity is a core expectation and integral element of this position. It is anticipated that the successful candidate's scholarly activity will be derived from developing innovative teaching and learning techniques, outcome assessment of instructional programs and pioneering student-led research efforts in the context of teaching and extension duties.

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 at the conclusion of the search.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by August 25, 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. Dawn Morin

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois

2001 S. Lincoln Ave

Urbana, IL 61802-4714


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College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Teaching Assistant Professor - Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Open Date: 08/07/2017
Close Date: 08/25/2017
Organization Name: Vet Medicine Administration