Instructor/Lecturer in Large Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery

University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine
Urbana, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 13, 2022

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Practice Area
Large Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for full-time, 12-month appointment in the Equine Medicine and Surgery section. We provide clinical service on a primary care and referral basis for equine and food/fiber animal owning clients. We also deliver core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, and deliver educational programs for clients and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.

Professional opportunities: We are seeking a candidate who is a team player and interested in utilizing and developing their clinical and teaching skills in a healthy, collaborative, busy and vibrant clinical teaching environment. The ideal candidates would be committed to this opportunity for professional development and advancement.

Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

Requirements: Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent and have completed a residency in large animal medicine, surgery, or critical care. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in emergency large animal medicine and surgery and willingness to instruct students with varied experience. It is imperative that the successful candidate have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people in a team atmosphere. Preferred qualifications include specialty certification for ACVS/ECVS, ACVIM/ECVIM or ACVECCS.

Duties: This position is a 100% clinical appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The appointment will be full time and will be a non-tenured, academic position with a starting date on or about May 16, 2022. The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to provide emergency coverage after-hours in the Large Animal Clinic for both equine and food/fiber animal patients. Clinical service duties will include provision of care for all patients in, or admitted to, the Large Animal Clinic on weeknights and weekends with the assistance of house officers, certified veterinary technicians when available, and clinical year students. Senior faculty support will be available when necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to provide 75-80% (Lecturer or Instructor) clinical service per month and will cover approximately half of the official state holidays when the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is on emergency only status. The clinical schedule will be developed in conjunction with the faculty to accommodate the needs of the candidate and achieve an equitable distribution of work. The faculty will cover the remaining on-call responsibilities for the hospital. Opportunities will be available for the delivery of instruction for professional students on core clinical rotations.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. A summary explanation of these benefits can be found at


Starting date: Anticipated starting date is as soon as possible after July 6, 2022

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by July 6, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. If you are interested or would like additional information on the position, please contact:

Pamela Wilkins

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive Urbana, IL 61802-4714


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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