College of Veterinary Medicine - Instructor in Zoological Medicine - Veterinary Clinical Medicine (

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Position: Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Instructor in Zoological Medicine

Location: Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, Instructor in Zoological Medicine. The Zoological Medicine Service at the University of Illinois is committed to outstanding service, teaching, and research. The successful candidate will join our existing faculty in providing exceptional service to our clients, as well as high quality patient care for zoological species received for primary, referral, and emergent visits. The Zoological Medicine faculty provide clinical service to zoological species including companion zoological animal patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, free-living and captive wildlife, and animal collections associated with two AZA accredited zoos. The candidate will have demonstrated skill in the clinical care of captive wildlife in the zoological setting, as well as for free-living wildlife. The successful candidate will take an active role in clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, residents, and interns. The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital possesses a comprehensive array of resources in the form of state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical equipment. Opportunities to collaborate with multiple clinical and basic science researchers within the college and university are widely available.

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. This is an ideal environment for building basic, translational and clinical research excellence in the biomedical sciences. 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. Residency programs encompass most veterinary clinical specialties as well as pharmacologic, pathologic, and toxicologic fields. 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. In 2009, the College also established the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, which serves as the College's headquarters for teaching, research, and public engagement initiatives in the Chicago area.
We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player, possesses excellent communication skills, and who is interested in developing productive research, service, and teaching programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the UIUC Campus. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to deliver educational programs for clients and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally and have many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.

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. Proximity to major metropolitan areas and regional and international airports make travel convenient.

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 Spring 2018. The responsibilities associated with this position include patient care of zoological species, as well as clinical, didactic, and laboratory instruction. The successful applicant will work 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 our ACZM residents and other hospital house officers. The successful applicant will participate in the delivery of 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. The contact hours of lecture and laboratory teaching can vary depending on the needs of the curriculum.

Requirements: Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of post-graduate clinical experience with zoological species. Preference will be given to candidates who possess or are eligible for specialization in zoological species medicine (ACZM, ABVP) and/or who have demonstrated interest in student instruction.

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 Spring, 2018, or as soon as possible there after.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. If you are interested or would like additional information on the position, please contact:

Dr. Kari Foss
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714
[email protected]

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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 Zoological Medicine - Veterinary Clinical Medicine (F1800009)
Open Date: 02/07/2018
Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/21/2018
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