Tenure or Clinical Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Veterinary Surgical Oncology
College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Experience
DVM or equivalent
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana, IL 61802-6178
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Tenure or Clinical Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Veterinary Surgical Oncology Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)
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. In addition, ACVS fellowship training, ACVS Founding Fellow recognition in surgical oncology, required. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.
Duties: The University of Illinois is developing a high-quality integrated oncology service with specialists trained in medical, radiation, and surgical therapies as well as pain management. These services work collaboratively to achieve tripartite excellence in research, teaching, and service. The current oncology program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is a highly productive and dynamic group of individuals who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapies for companion animals.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical service in veterinary small animal oncology service, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and referring veterinarians. Teaching responsibilities will also include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. Participation in clinically relevant or basic research projects is expected. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to collaborate with our thriving medical and radiation oncology programs within the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as with basic science investigators on main campus. Development of a Fellowship program in Surgical Oncology will be supported.
The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with newly equipped surgical suites including fluoroscopic capabilities. The new surgery suites include 8 new operating arenas, with a fully-equipped interventional suite and new, state of-the-art minimally invasive equipment for soft tissue surgery from Karl Storz, Inc and for orthopedic surgery from Arthrex, Inc. Other equipment to perform thoracoscopy and laparoscopy including the harmonic scalpel and Ligasure systems is also available. On-site services include computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and rehabilitation therapy. Renovations also included expanded anesthesia, ICU, Intermediate Care and ER spaces. The Oncology service is currently in the process of a major expansion which will include a separate entrance and client waiting area, exam rooms, increased treatment areas, ward spaces and teaching spaces, technician offices, a small procedures room, and faculty offices.
The percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment.
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 has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is also focusing on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the college and university. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The 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. Faculty conduct discovery, 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 one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.
Personal opportunities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University Extension) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 200,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer cultural and recreational opportunities that showcase the area’s diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/,
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. 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 in balancing work and home.
Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.
Starting date: Negotiable after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Application procedures: Please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for three references by 6:00pm (CST) November 30, 2023. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. The review of applications will begin immediately, however no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position. Additional information can be found here: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/horizons/ or by contacting:
Dr. Laura Garrett, Chair, Search Committee Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine University of Illinois 1008 West Hazelwood Drive Urbana, IL 61802-4714 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. In addition, ACVS fellowship training, ACVS Founding Fellow recognition in surgical oncology, required. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training.