College of Veterinary Medicine: Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Oncologic Surger...

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Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Oncologic Surgery


Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

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

Requirements: 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. In addition, ACVS fellowship training, ACVS Founding Fellow recognition in surgical oncology, or board certification in Medical Oncology is required. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.

Duties: The University of Illinois is developing a high-quality integrated oncology service with specialists trained in medical, radiation, and surgical therapies as well as pain management. These services work collaboratively to achieve tripartite excellence in research, teaching, and service. The current oncology program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is a highly productive and dynamic group of individuals who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapy for companion animals. Focused development of a world-class Surgical Oncology Fellowship training program has been envisioned and will be aggressively pursued.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in veterinary small animal oncology service, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and referring veterinarians. Teaching responsibilities will also include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be pivotal in developing a surgical oncology fellowship program at the University of Illinois. The successful applicant will have expectations to participate in clinically relevant or basic research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to collaborate with our thriving medical and radiation oncology programs within the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as with basic science investigators on main campus.

The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full service facility with newly equipped surgical suites and with fluoroscopic capabilities. Renovation is underway of our surgery, anesthesia, and ICU and ER suites, with plans to house 8 new operating arenas, including a fully-equipped interventional suite and new, state-of-the-art minimally invasive equipment for soft tissue surgery from Karl Storz, Inc and for orthopedic surgery from Arthrex, Inc. Other equipment to perform thoracoscopy and laparoscopy including the harmonic scalpel and Ligasure systems is also available. On-site services include computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and rehabilitation therapy. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment.

Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is also focusing on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the college and university. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. Faculty conduct discovery, instruction, and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber animals, exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.

Personal opportunities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extension) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 200,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer cultural and recreational opportunities that showcase the area’s diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses. For more information about the community, visit: or,

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 received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices in balancing work and home.

Starting date: Negotiable after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Closing date: IFor full consideration, applications and related documents (e.g. application letter, resume, copy of your DVM certificate, names and email contact information for three references) should be received by March 10, 2021. The review of applications will begin immediately. The review of applications will begin immediately, however no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.

Application procedures: Please create your candidate profile through Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including your letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for at least three references by March 10, 2021 for full consideration. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Should a suitable candidate not be identified, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional information about the position may be obtained from Dr. Laura Garrett (Search Chair) at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Veterinary Medicine: Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Oncologic Surgery-Veterinary Clinical Medicine (128781) Open Date:02/05/2020 Organization Name:Vet Clinical Medicine




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Posted: 2/21/2020
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time