UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Instructor in Equine Ambulatory Service
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time Instructor in the Equine Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology (EQMST) section. The EQMST section consists of 10 faculty, 8 house officers and six technicians. We deliver core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, have a large and diverse research program, service local and regional equine enthusiasts and deliver educational programs for producers and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.
Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests. Our faculty are actively engaged in veterinary education and research. As part of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, the veterinary faculty enjoys many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering on newly emerging solutions to the world’s health problems. Faculty members also provide extensive service to professional organizations and specialty colleges, federal research review boards, college and university governance, and public education venues. The College maintains a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. This opportunity is based around a satellite clinic located 7 miles southwest of Farmer City, IL.
We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player, possesses excellent communication skills, and who is interested in continuing a robust ambulatory practice that will work in concert with the current faculty at Midwest Equine, Middlefork Forge at IllinoisTM and the faculty and staff of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine (VCM). A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career. The ideal candidate is a strong team player who is interested in utilizing and developing his/her clinical and teaching skills in a healthy, collaborative, busy and vibrant clinical teaching environment. The ideal candidate would be committed to this opportunity for professional development and advancement within the role.
Personal opportunities: The cities of Urbana and Champaign offer the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. The practice area is expansive and the successful candidate would have opportunities for living accommodations in cities located more centrally to the practice range. We encourage wellness and strive for an appropriate work/life balance.
Requirements: Preference will be given to candidate who has an interest and desire for western performance horse sports medicine and health maintenance and a willingness to instruct students. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, have completed an equine internship and/or have a minimum of 1 year of post-graduate equine veterinary experience. The ability to obtain Illinois and DEA licensure and USDA accreditation is required for this position.
Duties: This position is a 100% appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine with a minimum of 80% clinical coverage. The appointment will be 12 months and will be a non-tenured, academic position with a starting date on or about February 15, 2019. The primary responsibility will be to provide equine ambulatory service to horses in central Illinois and to assist in establishing a more meaningful caseload for our professional students. Providing equine ambulatory service will occupy up to 80% of your 12-month appointment. At least 15% of your appointment will be available for vacation, attendance at continuing education conferences, professional improvement, scholarship, and participation in academic activities. We expect that you will be engaged in departmental and college activities, participate in assigned committee work and attend departmental faculty meetings and college faculty meetings whenever possible. Primary call for after-hours emergencies will be expected and shared with existing faculty.
You will be eligible to earn additional compensation based on your after-hours and emergency coverage responsibilities. Support to obtain additional skills that would enhance the offerings of the practice such as advanced training in chiropractic, acupuncture or dental skills will be available. Aspirations to attain certification as a Diplomate of Equine Practice in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation are highly desirable.
Faculty members are expected to perform the full range of responsibilities. The primary focus of this position will be providing excellent ambulatory service. Teaching responsibilities associated with this position will focus on clinical teaching to professional students, interns and residents and are made by the Department Head in consultation with the faculty. 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 https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm.
Starting date: Anticipated starting date is February 15, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/VCM_Instructor. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 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:
Mr. Steve Sermersheim Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine University of Illinois 1008 West Hazelwood Drive Urbana, IL 61802-4714 217-333-2000
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. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
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