Tenure or Clinical-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Small Animal Surgery (Orthopedic Focus)
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Veterinary Clinical Sciences department in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track or tenure-track faculty position in small animal surgery, specializing exclusively orthopedic or predominantly orthopedic, or specializing in both orthopedic and soft tissue. The qualifications, documented experience, and interests of the selected candidate will determine appointment rank.
The primary responsibilities of this position will be to collaborate with the current accomplished team of veterinary surgeons and allied specialists, to enhance an established small animal surgery section. The recently renovated Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) is fully equipped, including a stereotactic radiation therapy unit. For interested candidates, there are potential opportunities for partnerships providing clinical service at Iowa Veterinary Specialties (IVS), a university affiliate private specialty and emergency practice in the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa.
The selected candidate will be committed to the delivery of exceptional patient care, share an enthusiastic dedication to education and will contribute to the enhancement of the national prominence of the surgery and other sections practicing in the LVMC. The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in all levels of technician, student, and house officer education. The candidate will be highly self-motivated, innovative, and will possess excellent communication skills and experience working with a diverse population. Furthermore, the candidate will demonstrate professional maturity with a leadership style that contributes to a positive culture, and have a compassionate and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the LVMC. All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- DVM or equivalent degree.Â - Successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) residency program. Individuals in their third year of surgical residency training are also encouraged to apply and will be considered. - State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before first day of employment.
In addition to the requirements above, below are minimum qualifications at the following ranks:Â
- CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Professional practice experience and/or advanced training in a clinical specialty.
- CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: An established record of experience and scholarship in small animal surgery, including board-certification, an advanced degree, and/or extensive experience in the respective professional field.
- CLINICAL PROFESSOR: Qualifications for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor, board-certification, and an established record of national or international recognition for academic and professional accomplishments. - ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR: An established record of experience and scholarship appropriate to each rank at Iowa State University, including board-certification and nationally or internationally recognized scholarship.
- An advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent degree) in small animal clinical sciences or related field. - A record of or notable potential for scholarship obtained through manuscript publication/preparation, or national scholarly, clinical, or educational presentations, or evidence of having applied for, received, or completed grants/funding. - Additional years of experience in small animal surgery. - Additional years of predominant or exclusive practice of orthopedic surgery. - Board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Â
Department/Program & College Description:
The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion and large animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work collaboratively to provide 24-hour, high-quality care to animal patients.
Proposed Start Date:
March 1, 2020
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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