Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235614-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

The Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for 2 full-time Teaching Professors in Large Animal Surgery. The successful candidates will join the Large Animal Surgery Section, which is comprised 3 full-time ACVS Diplomates (including 1 ACVSMR double boarded surgeon), 3 residents/interns, and a dynamic group of certified veterinary technicians.

Principal Duties:

A successful candidate for the Teaching Professor Track (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) position in Large Animal Surgery will have primary responsibilities in clinical and didactic teaching as well as providing clinical service in the Large Animal Hospital at UW-Veterinary Care. Teaching is the major responsibility of this position and individuals in the Teaching Professor Track at UW-Madison are involved in independent classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction as well as community and educational outreach efforts specific to their academic or clinical discipline.

In addition, instructional design and development or enhancement of academic content through the use of instructional technology, participating in curriculum development and other activities related to teaching, dissemination of teaching methods and practice of the clinical discipline of large animal surgery are expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide up to 36 weeks of clinical service per annum and the successful candidate is expected to be either board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or Board eligible at the time of appointment. Excellence in mentoring of clinical skills by residents and interns is expected. Involvement or mentoring in clinical research projects conducted by residents is encouraged.

Clinical duties will include patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students, residents and interns, and consultation with referring veterinarians and clients, as well as shared participation in emergency duty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Care Large Animal Hospital, which has an approximate caseload of 1,600 patients per year, comprised of 70-75% horses and 25-30% food animal (mainly dairy cattle with a small number of other farm animal species).

The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a leading public research institution on the UW-Madison campus and extensive opportunities exist for the successful applicant to become involved in clinical or basic science research during off-clinic time.

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:

DVM or equivalent

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should be board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, or board eligible having completed an approved large animal surgery residency.

License or Certificate:

Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison has been named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics, research, and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: http://greatermadisonchamber.com/about-madison/visitor-info.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.

The candidate will be required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting

This position is available currently and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

School of Veterinary Medicine home page:

UW Veterinary Care home page:



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing three professional references. If you have questions, please contact Lori Chamberlain at lori.mitchell@wisc.edu , 608-263-5633. Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Lesley Smith lesley.smith@wisc.edu


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:

Teaching Professor(D71NN) or Assoc Teaching Professor(D72NN) or Asst Teaching Professor(D73NN)

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. 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: Jun 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 15 2021 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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