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. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Duties: The surgery program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is composed of a highly productive and dynamic group of specialists who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the quality practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapy for companion animals.
Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in veterinary small animal orthopedic surgery, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and primary veterinarians. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is in the process of re-establishing a total joint replacement program and is looking for an individual with a strong interest or current experience in this area. In addition, we have a well-established rehabilitation therapy program which complements our orthopedic service and which we hope to grow into a fully comprehensive sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy service for our small animal patients. The University of Illinois is highly focused on faculty development and growth and will provide support for equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills in these fields. Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinically and scientifically relevant research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with basic science investigators on our main campus. Our veterinarians have been integral in the creation of the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine- the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine- leveraging advanced technology to train physician-innovators to deliver better, more compassionate and accessible care to patients worldwide.
The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with newly equipped surgical suites and with fluoroscopic capabilities. The orthopedic service at the University of Illinois sees a wide variety of orthopedic cases. Equipment to perform arthroscopy, interlocking nail (I-Loc IM Fixator) and total hip replacement are available, in addition to standard orthopedic equipment needed for fracture repair and other commonly seen orthopedic conditions. On-site services include digital radiography, computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and physical rehabilitation. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment title.
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 is lauded for our unique clinically-integrated professional veterinary curriculum and is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration. The College is also focused on advancing clinical, applied and translational research efforts across the college and university by developing quality relationships with world-class scientists and investigators. With these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to craft a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Our 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. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities and is planning an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical corridor and intensive care unit. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide 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 a premier public research university and is gaining recognition for its uniquely multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment.
Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, including a rich experience of farm-to-table cuisine, music, art, all-season outdoor activities, and other life-enriching opportunities. 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 promoting work and home balance.
Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.
Starting date: January 3, 2021
Application procedures: Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/SA_Surgery. 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 November 30, 2020. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:
Dr. Annette McCoy, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714