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College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor - Veter

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University of Illinois
Physical Address
616 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Job Description




Two Full-time Clinical Instructors (12 month basis) in Small Animal Primary Care

The successful candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in small animal primary care practice. Preference will be given to candidates with American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification or equivalent, advanced degree(s) and/or prior clinical trainer experience or practice management experience.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide clinical service in small animal primary care, contribute to the clinical instruction of students as well as interns interested in gaining primary care experience, and communicate with clients and colleagues in both specialty and general practice. The successful candidate(s) will offer efficient delivery of comprehensive well-pet care including care for dogs and cats of all life stages, vaccinations, preventative medicine and nutrition counselling, and health certification for both domestic and international travel, as well as diagnosis and primary medical and surgical management of common diseases. A high quality standard of care is expected by clients of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the successful candidate will be expected to remain versed and current on all developments, recommendations, and trends pertaining to small animal primary care to the level associated with the AVMA and AAHA standard of excellence. Primary care clients enjoy ready access to specialty services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The successful candidate(s) will excel in teaching small animal primary care to veterinary students within the academic teaching hospital environment. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction of veterinary students on clinical rotation and in small group discussions. Topics may include, but are not limited to, common medical and surgical aspects of primary care as well as management issues common to private veterinary practice. The successful candidate(s) will develop student learning objectives for clinical teaching and patient standards of care in cooperation with the Medical District Veterinary Clinic (MDVC) primary care service. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to foster client relations and collegiality with general practitioners in the local community.

In 2020, the Primary Care service will move to occupy the newly developed clinical space in the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic which includes dedicated reception, exam, treatment and procedure, surgical, and imaging spaces. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The successful applicant would be responsible for instruction predominantly of students in the professional veterinary curriculum. In addition, the faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the clinical services. Through its academic sections, Veterinary Clinical Medicine conducts discovery, instruction and service relevant to companion animals; horses; food and fiber animals; exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but to improvement of human and environmental well-being through improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health.

Salary: Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and credentials. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Starting date is at conclusion of the search.

Terms of Appointment: Based on a full-time, twelve-month appointment; 24 work days’ vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member’s salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer cultural and recreational opportunities that showcase the area’s diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses. For more information about the community, visit: or,

Please create your candidate profile through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, and names and email contact information for three references by December 13, 2019. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Should a suitable candidate not be identified, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional information about the position may be obtained by

Dr. Tony Cappa, Chair Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714

College Name or Administrative Unit:
College of Veterinary Medicine


College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor – Veterinary Clinical Medicine (124558)

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Vet Clinical Medicine

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, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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