<p>The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, announces an outstanding opportunity for 2 non-tenure track (contract track) full time (100% appointment) faculty positions in Comparative Ophthalmology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. </p><p>Successful candidates will have the opportunity to build upon the rich foundation of our ophthalmology program and advance its clinical, research and teaching components. The appointee will participate in clinical service and clinical teaching (50-75% time) with the remaining 25-50% effort split principally between didactic teaching and scholarly activities. Specific effort allocations will depend on the candidate’s interests and expertise as well as the needs of the hospital and department. Clinical service includes state-of-the-art ophthalmologic care to patients originating from the small animal hospital (https://www.vmc.umn.edu/pets), the Piper Equine Hospital (https://www.vmc.umn.edu/equine), and the Large Animal Hospital. It will also encompass providing consultation to over 50 veterinarian colleagues within the Veterinary Medical Center as well as to community veterinarians. There will also be opportunities to work with avian and other exotic animals via The University of Minnesota Raptor Center and The Como Park Zoo. Teaching includes participation in the didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction of DVM students, interns, and residents, provision of training programs for ophthalmology technicians, and providing continuing education to practicing veterinarians. Developing an ophthalmology internship and residency program will be critical to the continuing growth of the service. Creative scholarship that contributes to the generation of new knowledge through primary or collaborative efforts is desired.</p><p>Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package coverging medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, vacation, faculty retirement plan (the University contributes 10% of the employee's salary), and academic disability program. Additional benefits include a wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, voluntary short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, investment funds and voluntary retirement plans. We also have a pet policy that allows you to bring your pet to work with you, if you would like. For more detailed information related to our generous employee benefits plan, click on the link <a href="https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2017tcd-fpa-75100_rev_1-17.pdf">https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2017tcd-fpa-75100_rev_1-17.pdf</a>. If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information about this program, go to <a href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service">https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service</a>.</p><p>At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways, leadership development program, and continuing professional education funding and dedicated hours (10 days) to take adavantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.</p><p> </p>
<p>Candidates must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent foreign degree and either American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) board certification or ACVO or ECVO board eligibility by the start date. The successful candidate must be eligible for MN licensure, committed to the academic environment, and dedicated to providing a high quality clinical and teaching service. The selected candidate should possess outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to thrive in a collegial team environment. </p>
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