Instructor - Integrated Food Animal Management Systems

College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time




Instructor - Integrated Food Animal Management Systems

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


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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Instructor in the Integrated Food Animal Management Systems (IFAMS) group. The IFAMS section consists of 5 core faculty, two house officers, 3 graduate students and three technical staff. We deliver core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, have a large and diverse research program, service local, national and international food producers and deliver educational programs for producers and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.

Professional opportunities: 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 a multi-year appointment with opportunity for professional development and advancement within the role.

Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest and desire for large animal theriogenology, including advanced reproductive techniques for small ruminants, cattle, and horses. The successful candidate must have a willingness to instruct students with varied experience. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent and have advanced training in reproductive techniques.  

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 with a starting date on or about January 1, 2022.

The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to assist with teaching the professional curriculum. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering, in conjunction with the IFAMS 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. The IFAMS team has a teaching herd of small ruminants, the successful applicant will be expected to assist in management of this flock. Clinical service duties will be assigned during time periods when there are not teaching responsibilities. Emergency duties will be shared with fellow clinicians in an equitable manner.

Faculty members are expected to perform the full range of designated faculty responsibilities—teaching, research/scholarly activities, diagnostic/clinical service, outreach/public engagement and university service. Teaching assignments in the professional curriculum may involve introductory, intermediate, or advanced core and elective courses as the demands of the curriculum may require and are made by the Department Head in consultation with the faculty. 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 January 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by June 18, 2021. 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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