College of Veterinary Medicine: Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery - Veterinary Clinical Medicine...

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University of Illinois

College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time academic year Lecturer position. Specialized faculty members are important members of our campus community who collectively make significant contributions to the teaching, research, and service missions of their units. The academic community flourishes when the best specialized faculty members are recruited, evaluated, and retained using fair employment practices and procedures. Lecturers are specialized faculty that are engaged primarily in providing classroom instruction, although some may have ancillary service or administrative duties. In this unique position, the successful applicant will develop and participate in educational programs for professional veterinary students, graduate veterinarians, and house officers and pursue scholarly activities related to teaching and learning specifically in the small animal surgery arena.

Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

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

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved ACVS board certification or completed residency training with credentials accepted by ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training. The successful candidate should provide evidence of his or her aptitude for teaching and ability to make an instructional impact through scholarly publications, invited lectures, curriculum development, design or introduction of innovative teaching methods, or other indicators of success related to student learning. Evaluation will be based on the individual’s record of teaching, instructional motivation and innovation, student interactions, and scholarly and service 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 MS degree and experience in veterinary education and outreach.

Duties: This position is a full-time (100%) twelve-month academic year, non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The appointment will have a starting date on or about May 16, 2019. The primary teaching responsibility will be in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Small Animal Surgery section; including the soft tissue and orthopedic services area where the successful candidate will provide educational opportunities for 4th year students and house officers through the supervision of surgical cases and daily rounds. Introductory instruction for first and second year veterinary students during their clinical rotations will also be an expectation. Responsibilities include, and are not limited to, providing clinical service, supervision of the surgery services, and coordinating development of a senior surgery rotation in partnership with an envisioned community practice center and other faculty. Coordinating didactic and patient rounds, providing supervision of the junior surgery laboratories, coaching students as they develop psychomotor skills, creating and investigating the effectiveness of learning tools and methods, and participating in objective structured clinical examinations.

Scholarly activity is also an expectation of this position. It is anticipated that the successful candidate’s scholarly activity will derive from developing innovative teaching and learning techniques, outcome assessment of instructional programs and pioneering student-led surgical efforts in the context of teaching and service duties related to clinical caseload.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. For additional information, please visit:

Starting date: Anticipated starting date is May 16, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2019. 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. For additional information regarding the position requirements, please contact:

Dr. Krista Keller, Chair of the Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714


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College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Veterinary Medicine: Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery - Veterinary Clinical Medicine (112897) Open Date:04/17/2019 Close Date:05/01/2019 Organization Name:Vet Clinical Medicine




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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 5/1/2019
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