University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor—Shelter Medicine
The Shelter Medicine program and the mobile sterilization unit provide experiential teaching and outreach programs in the area of Shelter Medicine throughout Illinois. We are seeking applications for the rank of Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will assist in the teaching across all years in the Illinois Integrated Veterinary Program Curriculum (IIVPC) for DVM students at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois (Illinois). Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary students in their professional training, house officers (interns and residents) and graduate students.
The position will provide training in the area of shelter medicine. Didactic instruction for students enrolled in VCM 626 (Shelter Medicine I), a basic overview of the discipline for first and second year students and VCM 657 (Shelter Medicine II), and an elective course in Shelter Medicine that provides more advanced information in the topic for third year professional students. Clinical rotations in the mobile sterilization unit will be expected for fourth year students in collaboration with existing faculty. We currently perform over 3000 surgeries in association with our partner shelters, provide veterinary assistance through community medicine to low income families, participate in community cat days, and provide shelter education seminars on a regular basis. The community medicine outreach is supported in part by a foundation grant. Additionally, the Shelter Medicine service and College have received support from the Pet Population Control Fund. This fund is established as a special fund in the State treasury.
Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO .
Clinical Assistant Professor Duties: A faculty appointment at this level is appropriate for individuals who provide instruction that draws on and provides specialized knowledge gained from practical experiences in their discipline. Clinical faculty are focused primarily on teaching both in and out of the classroom (70% time commitment), but they may also contribute to the University’s public engagement mission and conduct research.
Lecturer Duties: An appointment as a Lecturer as a member of our faculty will primarily be engaged in providing classroom instruction (up to 90% time commitment).
The moneys generated from the public safety fines collected as provided in the Animal Control Act, from Pet Friendly license plates and from voluntary contributions must be kept in the Fund. These funds are designated for use to sterilize and vaccinate dogs and cats in Illinois. In addition, they are designated to promote sterilization programs and educate the public. The selected faculty member will also be asked to serve as advisor for the Shelter Medicine Club.
PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Illinois’ is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. This is an ideal environment for building basic, translational and clinical research excellence in the biomedical sciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests. Current faculty are actively engaged in veterinary education and research. There are NIH-funded research programs, notably in the areas of reproductive biology and toxicology, oncology, stem cell therapy, and viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infectious disease. Residency programs encompass most veterinary clinical specialties.
As part of the flagship campus, Illinois’ faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering (http://bioengineering.illinois.edu), on newly emerging solutions to the world’s health problems (http://healthinitiative.illinois.edu) and a new engineering-driven Carle Hospital-Illinois College of Medicine (http://medicine.illinois.edu). A harmonious relationship exists with faculty in the Surgery, Anesthesia, Neurology, Dentistry and Shelter Medicine Section. Faculty 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 for farm, companion, and exotic animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. The diagnostic imaging modalities available in the hospital include a GE Lightspeed 16 slice CT with anticipation to upgrade to a 128 slice CT, and a current Magnetic Resonance Imaging upgrade to a Siemens 3T Skyra MRI. Advanced and complementary imaging systems are also available at the Biomedical Imaging Center, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
PERSONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, low cost of living, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Clinical Assistant Professor: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent and a minimum of one year experience as a practicing veterinarian in a shelter animal practice. Desirable candidates are expected to successfully balance the tripartite mission of teaching, service and discovery. We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player who is highly motivated to join a young, energetic faculty and a growing hospital practice. Candidates should be interested in developing productive service, and/or teaching programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the Illinois’ campus. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinically relevant or basic science research projects. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities at the Illinois’ campus. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career at Illinois, with the abundance of resources available on campus. Good communication skills and a desire to teach veterinary students and house officers (veterinary interns and residents) is a must.
Lecturer: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent and a minimum of one year experience as a practicing veterinarian in a shelter animal practice. Desirable candidates at this rank are expected to successfully balance the mission of teaching and service. We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player who is highly motivated to join a young, energetic faculty and a growing hospital practice. Candidates should be interested in developing productive service, and/or teaching program. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career at Illinois, with the abundance of resources available on campus. Good communication skills and a desire to teach veterinary students and house officers (veterinary interns and residents) is a must.
Clinical Assistant Professor: Teaching experience at the university level and desire to pursue specialty board certification in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Shelter Medicine. Preference given to board certified or residency trained individuals.
Lecturer: Teaching experience at the university level and desire to pursue specialty board certification in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Shelter Medicine. Preference given to board certified or residency trained individuals.
Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. Illinois’ offers a complete benefits package. A summary explanation of these benefits can be found at https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/.
CLOSING DATE: To receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by July 1, 2019. 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.
STARTING DATE: Anticipated starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please create your candidate profile through https://go.illinois.edu/ShelterMed. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, a copy of your DVM certificate, and names and email contact information for three references by July 1, 2019. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr. Devon Hague (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee or existing Shelter Medicine faculty Drs. Helen Valentine (email@example.com), Loukia Agapis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tony Cappa (email@example.com).