Adjunct Professor

Tucson, AZ
Apr 16, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine (UA CVM) invites applications for part-time, adjunct faculty members to develop content and facilitate active learning classroom sessions for various systems-based courses in the pre-clinical veterinary curriculum. We are currently seeking veterinarians with expertise in the following specialties: neurology, behavior, large and small animal surgery, exotic/zoo animal medicine, radiology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. The anticipated time commitment for the adjunct positions will vary, but on average is estimated to be 20 hours per week for 5 months.

The UA CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy and organized by organ-system blocks. Faculty in this adjunct position will collaborate with other organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant systems-based course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. CVM faculty have the rare opportunity to build content “from the ground up” within a team of content and pedagogy experts who are “reverse-designing” pre-clinical and clinical veterinary medical curricula. Team Based Learning (TBL) and Peer Instruction (PI) methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program. The capacity to deliver in-person course sessions is desired, but not required.

We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to an academic culture of inclusive and active learning. Abundant faculty development resources are available, both within the college and externally, to assist faculty in developing skills in active learning strategies.

Outstanding UA benefitsinclude health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance anddisability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state andoptional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; andmore!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and deliver pre-clinicalveterinary medical doctorate curriculum in the stated specialty area(s) in anenvironment of collaborative course development that builds horizontal andvertical integration among courses throughout the curriculum.
  • Deliver curriculum content to veterinarystudents within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Based Learningand Peer Instruction pedagogy, in which students take substantial ownership oftheir learning, and student classroom time is focused on the collaborativeapplication of content (as opposed to a focus on delivery of content).
  • Provide reasonable out-of-classroom availabilityto diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetingsto assist students with learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM degree (or international equivalent).
  • At least four years of clinical experience within the desired specialty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience teaching within a veterinary medical curriculum.
  • Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques to a diverse range of students.
  • Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty or a demonstrable history of clinical training beyond the DVM degree.

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Tenure Information:

Adjunct (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Sara Saeed
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include in your application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief (500-word limit) description of philosophy and prior experience teaching and supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences in academic environments to ensure student success.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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