The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Iowa State University (ISU) is excited to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, clinical-track or tenure-track faculty position in Ophthalmology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC is a state-of- art teaching hospital that provides specialized and primary care as well as emergency services to companion and production animals throughout Iowa and the surrounding states. The CVM at ISU is also dedicated to providing a great educational experience to the next generation of veterinarians and advancing veterinary medicine through innovative research.
The successful candidate will join an established, dynamic Ophthalmology Service that includes 2 faculty DACVOs, 3 ABVO residents and 2 devoted licensed technicians to help enhance the in-state and national prominence of ophthalmology activities at ISU. Clinical effort will be dedicated to professional practice and clinical instruction in the LVMC. The Ophthalmology Service experiences a strong and varied clinical caseload (over 2000 ophthalmology patients each year) with solid support from referring veterinarians. Non-clinical time will be dedicated to the development of a creative program of scholarship, didactic and laboratory teaching, academic service, and outreach activities. The ideal candidate may also have a unique clinical focus that will enhance the Ophthalmology service offerings in the LVMC. A commitment to practicing a customer centered service philosophy and maintaining a collegial working environment is expected.
The VCS department strives to maintain a cooperative community of faculty and staff that are allied in teaching, research, and clinical efforts. Therefore, numerous opportunities exist for collaboration across a range of activities. ISU is proud to offer many resources at the university level, as well as institutional support at the CVM, for faculty members to foster their scholarly and pedagogical endeavors and support their successful development as an academic clinician. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach efforts.
The department is seeking a candidate to join our collegial team who is committed to excellent patient care, enthusiastic about educating pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students, house officers, and technicians, and interested in performing scholarly activities to further the practice of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will join the enthusiastic, friendly, and award-winning Ophthalmology team which includes recipients of the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Healthcare Team Service Award, Faculty Member of the Year, and Service Team of the Year, among several others. Our passionate Ophthalmology team is committed to excellence in clinical service and works closely with outstanding specialists in small animal emergency and critical care, small animal and equine internal medicine, anesthesia, oncology, dermatology, cardiology, pathology, radiology, surgery, dentistry, and are further complemented by other small animal and large animal clinical services. Teaching expectations include clinical instruction of veterinary students on their ophthalmology rotation and pre-clinical instruction in didactic and laboratory coursework. The successful candidate will also contribute to the training of ophthalmology residents, for which three positions exist, and provide ophthalmology instruction for interns and residents from other services in the LVMC. A desirable candidate would strive to enhance the national prominence of the LVMC’s Ophthalmology section through scholarly activities. Iowa State University is highly supportive of clinician scientists (e.g., assistance with clinical trials), collaborative efforts are encouraged, and research space is available for interested applicants. The appointment rank and percent effort for tenure or clinical track positions is negotiable and determined by the candidate’s qualifications, expertise, and special interests. Clinical duties will include weekend, holiday, and after-hours service that are shared amongst the ophthalmology faculty.