Instructor/Lecturer of Zoological Medicine and Surgery - Veterinary Clinical

College of Veterinary Medicine
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 12, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, Instructor/Lecturer in the Zoological Medicine Service within the Companion Animal and Zoological Medicine (CAZAM) section. The service consists of 4 onsite faculty, 2 off site faculty, 3 onsite house officers (2 ACZM residents and 1 specialty intern), 2 off site house officers (2 ACZM residents), and 2 technicians. The Zoological Medicine team delivers core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, has large and diverse research programs, serves client and institutionally owned animals and the medical needs of injured and abandoned wildlife, as well as delivers educational programs for clients and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally. The service recently moved into a new clinic with onsite digital radiography, ultrasonography, clinical laboratory space, dedicated receptionist team, surgical suite, medication dispensary and species-specific wards.    


Professional opportunities: The College maintains a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital for farm, companion, and zoological companion animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. In 2009, the College also established the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, which serves as the College’s headquarters for teaching, research, and public engagement initiatives in the Chicago area.


We are seeking a candidate who is a strong team player and interested in utilizing and developing his/her clinical and teaching skills in a healthy, collaborative, busy and vibrant clinical teaching environment.  The ideal candidate would be committed to this opportunity for professional development and advancement.


Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. The candidate will find a richly diverse population, four beautiful seasons, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, and the excitement of Big Ten sports events. It is an area that features a unique blend of high-tech companies and friendly, small-town hospitality.


The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.


Requirements: Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and preferred board certification (or board eligible) in the American College of Zoological Medicine, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian, Exotic, Companion Mammal, Reptile and Amphibian) or European College of Zoological Medicine.


For more information on the definition of instructor and lecturer at the University of Illinois, see Provost Communication #25.


Duties: This position is a 100% appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine.  The appointment will be full time and will be a non-tenured, academic position. The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to provide in-house patient care for wildlife, zoological and companion zoological species and oversight of veterinary student instruction in the care of these patients. Clinical service duties may include care of hospitalized patients as well as scheduled emergency care on weeknights and weekends. Emergency duties will be shared with fellow faculty in an equitable manner and there is an expectation that the person in this position will provide training and oversight to house officers. The successful applicant will also be responsible for delivering, in conjunction with the faculty in Zoological Medicine and Clinical Skills Learning Center teams, introductory clinical laboratories in the first and second year of the professional curriculum. In addition, collaborative delivery of instruction in the third year core didactic and fourth year core clinical rotations will be expected. Faculty members are expected to perform the full range of designated faculty responsibilities including teaching, diagnostic/clinical service, outreach/public engagement and university service. Normal teaching responsibilities can include didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching of discipline to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students.  Your contact hours of lecture and laboratory teaching can vary depending on the needs of the curriculum.  Didactic assignments can occur during either on-clinic time or off-clinic time depending on the scheduling sequence of the four-year professional curriculum.


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


Starting date: Anticipated starting date is as soon as possible after close date.


Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by September 4, 2020.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. If you are interested or would like additional information on the position, please contact:


Dr. Will Sander

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714



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