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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353380
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
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About the Job

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for 1 non-tenure track (contract track) full time (100% appointment) faculty position in Comparative Ophthalmology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help build upon the rich foundation of our ophthalmology program and co-develop an ophthalmology internship and residency program to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the program. This candidate will join an already established Ophthalmology Service with a fellow board-certified ophthalmologist. The appointee will participate in clinical service and clinical teaching (50-75% time) with the remaining 25-50% effort split principally between didactic teaching and scholarly activities. Specific effort allocations are negotiable and will depend on the candidate's interests and expertise as well as the needs of the hospital and department. Clinical service includes provision of state-of-the-art ophthalmologic care to patients originating from the small animal hospital, the Piper Equine Hospital, and the Large Animal Hospital. It will also encompass providing consultation to over 50 veterinarian colleagues within the Veterinary Medical Center as well as to community veterinarians. Brand-new equipment has been acquired within the year including new slit lamps, indirect ophthalmoscopy headsets, a fundic camera, b-mode and ultrasound biomicroscopy, phacoemulsification unit, and an endolaser unit with probes. There will also be opportunities to work with avian and other exotic animals at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center and Como Park Zoo. Teaching includes participation in the didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction of DVM students, interns, and residents, provision of training programs for ophthalmology technicians, and providing continuing education to practicing veterinarians. Creative scholarship that contributes to the generation of new knowledge through primary or collaborative efforts is desired and encouraged.At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways, continuing professional education funding and dedicated hours (10 days) to take advantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.Starting date is negotiable based upon the availability of the successful applicant and program needs. Review of applications (including letters of reference) begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.

Candidates must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent foreign degree and either American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) board certification or ACVO or ECVO board eligibility by the start date. Time to study for the board exam can be negotiated. The successful candidate must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary licensure. The candidate must be committed to academia, dedicated to contributing to a high quality clinical and teaching service, and able to demonstrate outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collegial team environment. The candidate's interest and potential to help expand the ophthalmology service and develop a residency program is imperative.
About the Department

The Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department provides instruction to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students.We also improve the health of companion animals by educating veterinarians, providing medical and surgical services, and generating new knowledge through clinical research.TeachingVeterinary Clinical Sciences faculty members are responsible for a significant portion of the clinical training program for third- and fourth-year veterinary students, as well as small animal internship and residency programs. Faculty members also participate in the veterinary medicine and comparative and molecular biosciences graduate programs.ResearchFaculty and staff are actively involved in clinical and basic research, as well as specialized programs such as the Animal Cancer Care and Research program, Minnesota Urolith Center, and Surgical Research Laboratory. Research efforts are supported by the Clinical Investigation Center, which coordinates clinical trials.ServiceVeterinary Clinical Sciences faculty members provide clinical services in the Veterinary Medical Center and offer consultations and continuing education programs for practicing veterinarians in the community.Driven to Discover: The University of Minnesota is the state's land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences, which unites and facilitates collaboration with the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Cancer Center. There are multiple opportunities and support for intramural and extramural competitive grant applications. The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life balance. To find out why discoveries unfold, breakthroughs happen, and the future is being made at the U of M, go to our About Us page.Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million and is a dynamic place to live with all the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to offer. Minnesota is ranked the #2 state in the country by U.S. News & World Report based on health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and natural environment. Minnesota consistently is rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States, with abundant urban green space and an extensive network of trails for walking, running, and cycling. To learn more about our beautiful twin cities and the state the University of Minnesota calls home, visit Make it MSP and Explore Minnesota.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable of the applicant's experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee chair as soon as possible and should include an assessment of the applicant's clinical service, teaching and research abilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Jeffrey Todd, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota University, 1352 Boyd Avenue, Saint Paul, MN or via email (toddx013@umn.edu).Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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