Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Open Rank Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023




Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Open Rank Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent and have achieved American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) board certification or completed residency training with credentials accepted by the ACVS. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVS certification, advanced degree(s), a track record in scholarship, and/or prior research training. 

Professional opportunities: 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 animal care and research facilities. Our faculty provide instruction and service and conduct discovery relevant to companion animals; horse, food and fiber animals; and 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 extremely highly collaborative and welcoming research environment.

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 that is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration as well as a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Learning Center. 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 ready access to these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to craft a fulfilling and rewarding career.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion: The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to building an inclusive institutional climate and to preparing our graduates to work in an increasingly diverse world. We will do this by fostering a climate that leads to success for all members of our community and by actively working to expand diversity within our community.

Duties: The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with newly equipped surgical suites and fluoroscopic capabilities. The orthopedic service at the University of Illinois sees a wide variety of orthopedic cases. Equipment to perform arthroscopy, interlocking nail (I-LocÒ 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, 128 slice computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DEXA), force plate 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. 

The small animal 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 high-quality application of cutting-edge diagnostic modalities and therapies for companion animals.

Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in small animal orthopedic surgery, contribute to the didactic and clinical instruction of surgical residents, surgical; interns, rotating interns, and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and primary veterinarians. A strong interest and/or experience in joint replacement is welcomed. In addition, we have a well-established and busy rehabilitation therapy program integral to our orthopedic service with opportunities for growth.

The University of Illinois is highly focused on faculty and service development and growth and will provide significant funding and support for additional equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills in areas relevant to small animal orthopedic surgery. 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 scholarship. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with scientists and 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 bioengineering-based college of medicine- leveraging advanced technology to train physician- innovators to deliver better, more compassionate, and accessible care to patients worldwide.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Starting date: As soon as possible after close of position.

Appointment Information: This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis.

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 https://jobs.illinois.edu/. 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 October 31, 2023. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 31, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ will not be considered. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:


Heidi Phillips VMD, DACVS-SA

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive Urbana, IL 61802-4714

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Requisition ID: 1020015
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu