Instructor/Lecturer of Primary Care and Diversity Outreach - College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023


Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois

Instructor/Lecturer of Primary Care and Diversity Outreach

Full-time, 100%, 12-month

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Medical District Veterinary Clinic invites applications for a full-time (100%), 12-month Instructor/Lecturer position based in our Chicago companion animal practice. This position will be a split appointment seeing both general practice cases (60%) and organizing and overseeing College based (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) DEI initiatives in the greater Chicago-land area (40%).

MDVC is a close-knit, small animal veterinary clinic that is directly associated with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. We have the benefits of both small animal private practice and academia. Being in Chicago gives us the opportunity to work with clients and staff who come from a wide range of backgrounds. At MDVC, we value work-life balance and we do all we can to work with both the doctors and staff to provide a schedule that works for both parties, while meeting the needs of our operations. We are looking for an enthusiastic doctor to join our team, form part of our close-knit work community, and work with us to provide our patients and clients the high-quality care they deserve, and for which we are known. This candidate will also have the opportunity to work on College level DEI initiatives within the greater-Chicagoland area while developing partnerships with ISVMA, CVMA, and area school systems.

Professional Opportunities: This position will be located at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic (MDVC), which is in the Illinois Medical District, Chicago, Illinois. MDVC is well equipped with modern surgical facilities, in-house laboratory, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, and ultrasound. This position will report to the Director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic and is available on or about July 1, 2024, or as soon as the possible following the close of the search.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a DVM or equivalent degree. Ability to get Illinois licensure is required. Hardworking, fast paced, engaging, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills are required. Additional knowledge and skills in the areas of general medicine of dogs and cats, preventative healthcare, and practice-level surgery and dentistry are also preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply, as we serve a large Hispanic population.

Duties: The successful candidate will perform a high level of general practice and surgery while working with a team of primary care veterinarians. Applicants need to have a desire to teach and mentor veterinary students on a daily basis. Applicants need to have a strong interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as this person will be spear heading the College of Veterinary Medicine Chicago based outreach. The applicant will be working and collaborating with professional veterinary organizations and local school systems on a weekly basis.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. A summary explanation of these benefits can be found at https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) March 2, 2024. Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. This is a security-sensitive position.