Open Rank Professor in Internal Medicine

University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 26, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Open Rank Professor in Internal Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Position:               Three Open Rank Professor positions in Internal Medicine, 100%-time, faculty appointment.

We are investing in the Small Animal Internal Medicine service by adding three faculty positions.

Minimum qualifications for each include: DVM or equivalent veterinary degree, completion of an ACVIM Internal Medicine residency or equivalent training, and Board eligibility. Preferred experience to include Board Certification.  Two positions will be primarily research focused and will require that the candidates either have a strong, externally funded, independent research program with a focus in a small animal internal medicine-related discipline or have a high likelihood of developing one within two years. One position will be primarily clinically focused and the rest would be divided amongst teaching, clinical research and other service.


Clinical Service:

The selected individual will be expected to support house officers in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of Small Animal Internal Medicine cases presented to the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC).  Provide excellent specialty-level care in internal medicine in collaboration with other specialists and emergency veterinarians. Work closely with colleagues in the Veterinary Medical Center to provide seamless transition between secondary and tertiary care, support clinical research trials, and provide opportunities for the training of student clinical externs and house officers. Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.

Professional and Graduate Education:

The selected individual will be expected to participate in the didactic and clinical skills instruction of professional and/or graduate students. This individual will also be expected to advise and mentor Small Animal Internal Medicine residents.


For the research-intensive positions the selected individuals will develop independent research in a Small Animal Internal Medicine discipline.  Duties will include development and management of a research program, grantsmanship, and mentoring of graduate students and residents.  Clinical research opportunities also are available through the Clinical Investigation Center, as many potential funded research projects require internal medicine expertise.


The selected individual will support the service mission of the College through internal and external committee engagement in line with professional interests and in support of the greater interests of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 


The Internal Medicine service, its clinicians, clients, and patients benefit from:

  • Access to the VMC's team of specialists in 16 different disciplines
  • Renowned clinicians and scientists
  • The most advanced veterinary diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities in the world.
  • The VMC is one of the largest and busiest veterinary teaching hospitals in the nation, serving close to 35,000 cases a year.

The VCS Department has a rich history of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine research. The college has a vigorous basic and translational research program with active clinical trials and a Clinical Investigation Center infrastructure that provides technical support and assistance with clinical research opportunities. Faculty lead and participate in interdisciplinary and collaborative research with:

  • All three academic departments in the College
  • Other units in the Health Sciences professional colleges
  • The College of Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences on the St. Paul campus; and several other University centers and institutes 
  • University’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

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 time 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 paid vacation, faculty retirement plan (The University contributes 10% of the individual’s salary), and an academic disability program.
  • A formal pet policy allows you to bring your dog to work with you!
  • Additional benefits include a wellness program, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and voluntary retirement plans.
  • On-campus dependent daycare and healthcare facilities
  • For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, visit our Human Resources page
  • You may also be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information about this program, go to the Public Student Loan Forgiveness page.

Application:           Qualified applicants should apply online at and use 351596 in the keyword search function and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, diversity, equity, inclusion statement, and upload a list of 3 references (with contact information).  Letters of reference should include assessments of the applicant's clinical abilities, teaching abilities, interpersonal skills, and research abilities and experience.  Review of applications (including letters of reference) will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For specific questions related to the search you may contact:

                              Dr. Lindsay Merkel
                              1352 Boyd Ave.
                              C339 VMC
                             Saint Paul, MN 55108


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