Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228007-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

The Clinical Skills Training Center (CSTC) within the School of Veterinary Medicine is designed to enhance the clinical skills of professional DVM students through hands-on experience with procedures and equipment relevant to all aspects of clinical practice. The CSTC is an integral part of the veterinary curriculum providing the necessary space, equipment, supplies, and personnel for teaching clinical skills to students in all four years of the curriculum. The CSTC Instructional Specialist is part of an interdepartmental team of Instructional Specialists who support the DVM curriculum across the School of Veterinary Medicine. This position will play a major role across the four departments in the daily operations including supporting faculty teaching, developing curriculum content, organizing and scheduling classes, providing general maintenance of the facility and supporting junior surgery and other laboratories through the School .

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree and/or CVT is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum experience of 2 years in high quality private practice or academic/teaching institution preferred; licensure as a certified veterinary technician highly desirable. Requires: ability to be self-directed, establish working relationships across departments, work in a team environment, excellent communication skills and experience teaching and training students in one-on-one, small group and large class settings; the ability to appropriately assess and evaluate students as part of their professional curriculum; experience developing traditional or on-line educational materials preferred.

Experience with basic computer word processing programs and multimedia presentation tools, such as Adobe Acrobat, Word, and PowerPoint required; experience with veterinary medical record and research databases such as Vetstar, UVIS, iSite, Pubmed, and CAB abstract desirable.

Well-qualified candidates will have also have the following: animal handling experience in a clinical setting with both small and large animals; a broad range of clinical veterinary practice skills; experience with animal research and experimental protocols; experience developing traditional or on-line educational materials; experience maintaining and complying with IACUC, USDA, AAALAC protocols. Must be willing to perform or assist with cadaveric or experimental research protocols.

Must be able to represent the university in a professional manner and have the ability to maintain and build relationships with outside entities such as humane societies, animal shelters, universities, and industry partners.

License or Certificate:

A valid driver's license is a requirement of this position.

Additional Information:

This position requires independent decision-making skills, advanced organizational ability, and the ability to multitask. The qualified candidate must be able to manage inventory, place orders and perform quality control for our equipment, spaces and materials/supplies.

This position requires the ability and willingness to fully collaborate with and interact as part of a team within and across SVM departments. The position demands excellent communication skills and a strong determination to improve not only their professional skills, but also the overall impact of the courses they participate in.

This is a demanding position, requiring the ability to spend many hours on your feet at a time, repetitively lifting at least 40 pounds and, at times, working odd or extended hours.

The successful applicant must be able to work around small and large animal cadavers and teaching specimens, and assist in the harvest and preservation of tissues.

The ideal candidate will have full working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, and have some experience with iMovies, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Captivate/Articulate, and possess an interest in creating educational content and models.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,056 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for the position, please click on "Apply Online" to begin the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, current CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lori Chamberlain at
lori.mitchell@wisc.edu or 608-263-5633.


Lori Chamberlain
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 30 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 25 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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