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Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Anesthesia

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Anesthesia. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and large animal patients in the Equine and Bovine Center and will participate in teaching of other required and elective anesthesia courses within the DVM curriculum, including a laboratory in the second year of the D.V.M. curriculum in which students spay/neuter live animals from local shelters and rescue organizations. The amount of time dedicated to teaching, service, and research in this position is negotiable.

The following qualifications are required:

  • D.V.M. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVAA or ECVAA
  • Eligibility for Arizona veterinary licensure
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Teaching experience
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • An understanding of and appreciation for student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care
  • A good attitude and an innovative, problem-solving mind

The following qualifications are desirable but not required:

  • MS or PhD degree in a relevant field of study Additional advanced training in a small animal clinical field

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s only veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.

The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and the Diagnostic Pathology Center. The Companion Animal Clinic, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals, opened in December 2014. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A full-service rehabilitation facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the CAC houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, ample conference and small-group meeting rooms, and a large, full-service clinical pathology laboratory. A mobile clinic provides spay/neuter, wellness and minor medical service to shelters, reservations and other underserved populations within Arizona.

The Equine and Bovine Center, a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses, is adjacent to the CAC. This facility contains excellent equipment and tools to teach large animal clinical skills to students and to provide medical care for the teaching herds. The center also houses equine and food animal clinical practices. The Diagnostic Pathology Center has a large, full-service necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theater, a fully equipped histopathology lab, a BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and classroom/teaching space. The Diagnostic Pathology Center serves the entire state of Arizona and provides postmortem examinations and biopsy services for veterinarians treating small animals, large animals, and zoo/wildlife and exotic animals.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Erik Hofmeister, DVM DACVAA DECVAA MA
Chair and Professor of Anaesthesia
Department of Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Midwestern University
ehofme@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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