University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 353376
TheUniversity of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, announces an outstanding opportunity for a clinical (100% appointment) faculty position in Large Animal Surgery (LAS) at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Primary duties will include clinical responsibilities in the Large Animal Surgery (LAS) service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The successful candidate is expected to provide care and oversight of equine and food and fiber (llamas/alpacas, pigs, goats, sheep, and cattle) cases. This position will include elective daytime primary or backup services for large animal surgical and sports medicine/lameness cases, as well as emergency service and consultations to local veterinarians. The anticipated workload distribution is negotiable but is expected to have at least 60% clinical service and clinical teaching (includes emergency coverage shared among 3 faculty). The remaining distribution of efforts in the section and department is negotiable with the successful candidate but is expected to include some didactic teaching, research, and/or collegiate/professional service and outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the LAS service and participation in various large animal didactic courses and rounds, including seminars and journal club. Other job responsibilities include personal development, outreach, and service to the College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary-related professional organizations.
There are many opportunities for collaborative research within the College, as well as with faculty across the University of Minnesota corridor of health sciences that includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and Dentistry. Candidates with an interest in contributing to clinical research will be viewed favorably.
Team and Facilities: This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a collaborative, specialty-based teaching hospital. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, cohesive, patient-care-oriented LAS team composed of three ACVS board-certified surgeons (one tenured, and two clinical), 3 house officers (either 1 surgery resident and 2 surgery interns, or 2 surgery residents and 1 surgery intern), and 3 dedicated surgery technicians (along with additional 24/7 technical support). You will work mostly in the 50,000-square-foot Leatherdale Equine Center (opened in 2007) which includes the Piper Equine Hospital, the Barenscheer Arena and the Nutrena Conference Center, and will also spend some time in the Large Animal Hospital. The Piper Equine Hospital contains state-of-the-art surgical, and advanced imaging equipment, experienced support staff, and collegial colleagues. The caseload is roughly 85% equine with the remainder being mostly llamas/alpacas, pigs, and goats with a few sheep and cattle. The hospital is well-equipped with a spacious OR that includes advanced surgical equipment (arthroscopic and laparoscopic towers, staplers and electrocautery devices for GI surgery, and AO compatible orthopedic equipment including locking plates) and a C-arm unit. Additional diagnostic equipment include VetRocket DR imaging, digital ultrasound, Hallmarq Standing Equine MRI, Asto CT Equine Standing CT, a dynamic endoscope, Lameness Locator, and high-speed treadmill and force plate. Treatment modalities include an ESWT unit, PRP, IRAP, and APS equipment. Teaching space is available in the Nutrena Conference room, and teaching horses are available and housed in the 14 stall Dudley barn and paddocks located behind the equine center. The Large Animal Hospital is located a few blocks away from the Equine Center and contains the facilities for food and fiber patients, nuclear scintigraphy, and isolation.
Work- Life Balance: The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life balance. The following are examples of this commitment in the large animal surgery service:
Time spent off the clinic floor is flexible such that working from home is encouraged if otherwise not required to be physically present at the workplace.
Financial compensation is currently provided if the faculty is physically needed in the hospital for emergency support.
The UMN has floating holidays often incorporated near Christmas and New Years, commonly creating 4-day weekends. The hospital caseload decreases between Christmas and New Years to emergency cases only, allowing more faculty and staff time off during the holidays.
A formal pet policy allows you to bring your dog to your office with you!
Working Here: 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 corridor of Health Sciences, which include collaborations 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. 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.
Living Here: The Twin Cities is a wonderful place to live! The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million; it is 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. Minnesota public schools consistently rank within the top 10, nationally, in terms of the quality of education, making it an excellent place to raise a family. The art, theater, and music communities are vibrant and thriving, and our venues draw all of the biggest musicians and shows. Minneapolis/St. Paul is ranked one of the best food cities in the world: our uniquely rich culture is fueled by nationalities from around the globe and makes for truly inspired dining. There are a vast number of restaurants to choose from and a unique and flourishing dining scene. The Twin Cities are also 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. We have all the benefits of a major metropolitan area, but you can be out enjoying the wilderness in only minutes! 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.
Career Development: 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, and continuing professional education funding and dedicated hours to take advantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.
Salary & Benefits: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package covering medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days of vacation, a faculty retirement plan (The University contributes 10% of the individual’s salary), and an academic disability program. Additional benefits include a wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, investment funds, and voluntary retirement plans. For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, click on the link below: https://hr.umn.edu/.
Begin: 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.
Application: Qualified individuals must apply online. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 353376 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, a diversity statement (please see below), and the names and contact information of 3 individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference for applicants that are invited to interview will be requested at a later date. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Emily Barrell ebarrell at umn.edu.
Diversity: The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to recruit qualified faculty who will benefit from interactions with peers of different backgrounds and who have different life experiences, perspectives, and goals in order to prepare professionals for dealing effectively in an increasingly diverse and global workforce. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community and support the College's efforts to embrace principles of inclusion, equity, justice, and diversity. Applicants with demonstrated participation in diversity and inclusion issues are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 University: http://diversity.umn.edu and at the College: https://vetmed.umn.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion.
To be considered for this position, in addition to the application process described above, applicants are to submit a separate written statement about why diversity and inclusion are important to them and offer specific examples of how they have demonstrated this commitment.
Background Check: 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.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss this position further and why the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the place toWork Where Your Work Matters.
DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree.
Have completed large animal surgery training. Board-eligible applicants who will have successfully completed an ACVS/ECVS large animal surgery residency or an ACVS/ECVS equine surgery residency (with food and fiber experience) by the employment start date are also encouraged to apply.
Outstanding clinical, interpersonal and teaching skills.
Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Clinical, training and/or research interests that complement the strengths of the current surgery faculty will be viewed favorably.
We are actively 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.
About University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
The Veterinary Population Medicine Department specializes in large animal health and production, biomedical science, and public health.
Research: Faculty members conduct animal and public-health-focused research to better diagnose, treat, and prevent animal disease, as well as diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
Teaching: The Veterinary Population Medicine Department provides clinical instruction in medicine, surgery, production medicine, and reproduction of domestic large-animal species and is home to faculty in epidemiology, veterinary public health, and pathology. The department provides residency training in large animal medicine, surgery, pathology, and other specialty areas and works with students in the veterinary medicine and comparative and molecular biosciences graduate programs.
Service: Faculty members provide clinical services for animals in the University of Minnesota Equine Center and Large Animal Hospital, as well as diagnostic services to animal owners through the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. They consult with producers and veterinarians in the community, provide continuing education and extension programs for veterinarians and animal owners, and play an active role in the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, John Fetrow