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Assistant or Associate Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 3, 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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The Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for 1 full-time Assistant or Associate  Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. The successful candidate will join the Small Animal Surgery Section, which is comprised 6 full-time ACVS Diplomates, 6 residents/interns, and a dynamic group of certified veterinary technicians. The UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital is equipped with state of the art equipment including arthroscopy, MRI, CT and ultrasound.


Qualifications: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Board Certification with advanced training in orthopedic surgery is preferred. Board Eligibile individuals will also be considered. Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin.


This position has a strong emphasis on research and academic clinical practice. Experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups or diverse interns, residents and students is also preferred.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Tenure track faculty are typically assigned to 10-12 weeks of clinic duty annually although an increased load if needed (up to 16 weeks) may be needed at some times. It is an expectation of this position that the faculty member will develop a productive independent research program, which will be supported by acquisition of extramural funding and will incorporate training opportunities for interns, residents, veterinary students, and/or graduate students. Participation in classroom lecture and laboratory to be equitably distributed across the section. Clinical duties include leading resident-based or student-based rounds that involve approximately 3 hours per week. Student case-based rounds are conducted by faculty in conjunction with residents when the faculty are assigned to clinic duties.


Responsibilities will include providing clinical service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, participation in clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and residents, and pursuit of clinical, translational and/or basic research.


Approximately 25% in Clinical Practice of Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery (up to 12-14 weeks of clinic duty) and 10-15% non clinical teaching (10 lectures/year and 5-10 laboratories/year), research 50-70% and 10-15% in Service.


MADISON: 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. 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:


HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process You will be required ‘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, 608-263-5633 .


This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL 244193 and PVL 244204; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having multiple position vacancy listings allows the School of Veterinary Medicine to consider candidates with both tenrue-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.


The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2021, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.

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