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Assistant Professor- AZ - Small Animal General Surgery-College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Are you passionate about surgery? Are you excited about participating in the growth of a young veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs? If so, we have a faculty position for you! Midwestern University is dedicated to preparing our students to meet the growing needs of society. We invite you to join our dynamic team for a full-time faculty position in small animal general surgery that can be tailored to your experiences and career goals. We welcome applicants of any level to apply for this Assistant Professor position on either a tenure or clinical track. Non-specialist candidates with strong interest and experience in small animal general surgery will be considered. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and teach at the junior surgery laboratory as a general surgeon.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Arizona State Veterinary License
  • Evidence of excellent surgical and communication skills
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • MS or PhD degree in a relevant field of study
  • Additional advanced training in a small animal surgery
  • Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,700 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the healthcare team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The presence of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s first veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education.

The CVM is housed in Cactus Wren Hall and in the Animal Health Institute. Cactus Wren Hall is a new facility with ample classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, conference rooms, and offices. The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Large Animal Clinic, and the Diagnostic Pathology Center. The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. Additional patient services include anesthesiology, neurology, physical therapy, cardiology, dialysis, therapeutic plasma exchange, blood bank, clinical pathology, and microbiology. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. Full-service clinical pathology and clinical microbiology laboratories are housed in the clinic building. 

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about being involved in a new veterinary college and influencing its clinical and teaching programs. Providing excellent patient care, and training day-one-ready, competent, confident graduates are our top priorities. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset.

In addition to working alongside a collaborative team at our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have the chance to explore the unparalleled natural beauty surrounding the Phoenix area. From hiking around the Sonoran Desert or within the red rocks of Sedona to witnessing the majestic Antelope Canyon, this region offers an abundance of outdoor adventures under almost year-round sunny skies. Embrace a unique professional experience at a university dedicated to developing exceptional veterinarians, while enjoying the ability to immerse yourself in the unmatched Southwestern scenery and lifestyle. Apply today to embark on this enriching personal and professional journey.

If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board at  Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.  Please note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor”, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

For more information, please contact:

Anderson da Cunha, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVAA 
Director, Companion Animal Clinic

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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