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Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Open Rank Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Open Rank Professor in  Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

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


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


Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in small animal orthopedic surgery, contribute to the didactic and clinical instruction of surgical residents, rotating interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and referring veterinarians. A strong interest and/or experience in total joint replacement is desired. In addition, we have a well-established rehabilitation therapy program which complements our orthopedic service and has opportunities for growth. The University of Illinois is highly focused on faculty development and growth and will provide support for equipment and training to candidates with special interests or skills in these fields. 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 scholarship. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with basic science 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.


The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with newly equipped surgical suites and fluoroscopic capabilities. The orthopedic service at the University of Illinois sees a wide variety of orthopedic cases. Equipment to perform arthroscopy, interlocking nail (I-Locâ IM Fixator) and total hip replacement are available, in addition to standard orthopedic equipment needed for fracture repair and other commonly seen orthopedic conditions. On-site services include digital radiography, computed tomography, 3T MRI, radiation therapy, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, 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. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide instruction and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber 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.


Diversity and Inclusion: The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to building an inclusive institutional climate and to preparing our graduates to work in an increasingly diverse world. We will do this by fostering a climate that leads to success for all members of our community and by actively working to expand diversity within our community.


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: March 16, 2022 or when position is filled


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 Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including your letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for at least three references by January 1, 2022. 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. Krista Keller, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714



University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.


Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.  (

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