Tenure or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Small Animal Soft Tissue

College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time




Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary

 Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

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

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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

Duties: The surgery program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is composed of a highly productive and dynamic group of surgical specialists who have achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the quality practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and surgical therapy for companion animals.

 Upon joining our team of 4 board-certified surgeons, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in veterinary small animal soft tissue surgery, contribute to clinical instruction of surgical residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and primary veterinarians. Additionally, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine has invested in development of a minimally invasive small animal surgery program with additional focus on interventional radiology and endoscopy procedures, and candidates with these interests are also encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is highly focused on faculty development, growth, and success and is committed to providing support for equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills. 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 research projects, and candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with scientific 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 engineering-based college of medicine- leveraging advanced technology to train physician-innovators to deliver better, more compassionate and accessible care to patients worldwide. Outlets for research and clinical productivity abound, and opportunities for advancing the fields of veterinary medicine and translational medicine are plentiful.

 The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with 8 newly constructed and equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suites with fluoroscopic capabilities. Equipment to perform thoracoscopy and laparoscopy and other endoscopic procedures including harmonic scalpel, Ligasure®, and laser-assisted surgical systems are also available. On-site services include digital radiography, computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), 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. 

Professional opportunities: 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 and is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration. 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 these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to craft a fulfilling and rewarding career. 

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 research and animal care facilities and is completing an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical corridor, anesthesia suite, emergency services, intensive care unit, and internal medicine areas. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide instruction and service relevant to companion animals, horses, food and fiber animals, exotic animals, 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 highly collaborative research environment. 

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.

 Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. 

Starting date: October 15, 2021 

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 a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and names with email contact information of at least three references by July 15, 2021. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:


Dr. Ryan Fries, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714



The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.