College of Veterinary Medicine: Shelter Medicine and Small Animal General Surgery Instructor ( 1006

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Small Animal Surgery and Shelter Medicine Instructor Position

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, instructor position in small animal surgery and shelter medicine.

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 very healthy, collaborative, busy and vibrant clinical teaching environment. The ideal candidate would be committed to a multi-year appointment with 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: Illinois licensure is not required for this position but is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in small animal surgery and community health care for companion animals. The candidate must be a citizen of the US, Canada, Mexico, or be a US permanent resident or be a foreign national with employment authorization from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services valid for the period of employment without our provision of assistance, support or sponsorship in obtaining employment authorization. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have a minimum of 1 year of post-graduate small animal 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, academic position with a starting date on or about October 1, 2018. The responsibilities associated with this position will be to assist with teaching the professional curriculum in the areas of small animal surgery and shelter medicine. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing primary oversight of small animal surgical laboratories, including the intake and evaluation of shelter animals, teaching during surgical laboratories and providing post-operative care for these animals. During time periods when there are not hospitalized surgical animals, the successful applicant will work within the shelter medicine and small animal surgery programs. This will include driving a mobile surgical unit, teaching students principles of shelter medicine, supervising students performing surgical sterilizations, and assisting with instruction of surgical elective courses when time permits.

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 October 1, 2018, 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 August 27, 2018. 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. Helen Valentine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714


Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Shelter Medicine and Small Animal General Surgery Instructor ( 100633 )
Open Date: 08/13/2018
Close Date: 08/27/2018
Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine





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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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