The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota will have a one-year full-time (100%) Clinical Instructor position in Large Animal Surgery beginning July 29, 2019 and ending July 25, 2020. This position offers a unique opportunity for veterinarians who have completed their equine or large animal surgery residency program to gain additional experience with complex clinical cases and with management of a clinical service in a supervised setting, while also providing time to study and sit the ACVS certifying exam. Eligible applicants must have experience with equine, food animal, camelids, and small ruminants. The position has an annual salary of $50,000 with full health insurance benefits.
The primary duties of this position will be divided between providing emergency service and elective daytime primary or back-up services for large animal surgical and sports medicine/lameness cases in the Large Animal Hospital and Piper Equine Hospital. The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for 60% of the emergency duty (200 days/year) and 20 weeks of elective daytime primary or back-up service (to be determined by the needs of the service). A Large Animal Surgery faculty member will be available for support at all times including consultation and direct supervision as appropriate for the situation. The Clinical Instructor will be expected to provide care and oversight of food and fiber cases as well as equine cases. In addition, they will be expected to ensure high-quality instruction for DVM students and house officers on rotations and emergency call. Limited participation in teaching laboratories may be requested when needed for the service to meet both clinical and teaching commitments. Participation in seminars and journal clubs for graduate students/house officers in Large Animal Surgery is expected. Appropriate time off clinical and emergency duty (6 weeks) will be allotted to those individuals studying for the ACVS certifying exam. In addition, Clinical Instructors are eligible for 15 days of personal leave time per year.
We seek candidates that have completed their ACVS residency program and are qualified to sit for the ACVS certifying exam, but ACVS Diplomates are also encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1) AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the start date, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates and have passed the NAVLE by the start date. Applicants without these credentials will not be considered. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all clinicians to become licensed and accredited in the state of Minnesota. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment. All costs related to obtaining a visa will be the responsibility of any successful foreign candidate. Excellent communication skills are required.
Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 328729 in the keyword search function. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 3 individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should include an assessment of the applicant’s clinical service, teaching abilities, and interpersonal skills, and should be sent directly to Miss Anna Jones, Veterinary Population Medicine Department, 225 Veterinary Medical Center, 1365 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 or emailed to bystr005 at umn.edu. Review of applications (including letters of reference) begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.
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 Academic Health Center. The state of Minnesota is home to a great recreational and competitive equine community that is now supported by the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center, Piper Equine Hospital, a 60,000 sq ft state-of-the art equine medical, educational, and research facility. The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life balance. Follow this link to see why discoveries unfold, breakthroughs happen, and the future is being made at the U of M. https://twin-cities.umn.edu/about-us.
Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million; it’s a dynamic, friendly, and safe place to live with all of the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to offer. It is consistently rated one of the healthiest places in the United States to live, 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 http://makeitmsp.org and http://www.exploreminnesota.com/about-minnesota.
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We are seeking to enrich the diversity of our University community. We invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Full health insurance benefits
Internal Number: 328729
About University of Minnesota
The Department of Veterinary Population Medicine addresses issues of importance to large animal health and production, biomedical science, and public health.