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Instructor or Lecturer in Medical Oncology

College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois
61802, Urbana
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Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802-6178


Instructor or Lecturer in Medical Oncology
Full-time, 100% (12 month basis)

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time academic year Instructor or Lecturer position. Specialized faculty members are important members of our campus community who collectively make significant contributions to the teaching, research, and clinical service missions of their units. The academic community flourishes when the best specialized faculty members are recruited, evaluated, and retained using fair employment practices and procedures. In the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Instructors/Lecturers are specialized faculty that have attained the ultimate degree or certification in their area of expertise and are engaged in either primarily classroom instruction or clinical service, including clinical instruction. In this unique position, the successful applicant will be focused on clinical activities related to outstanding client service and patient care while also teaching veterinary students in the topics of Medical Oncology and translational oncology clinical trials.

Professional opportunities: We are seeking candidates who are strong team players and interested in utilizing and developing their clinical and teaching skills in a collaborative and vibrant clinical environment. The ideal candidate would be committed to professional development and advancement within the role, and expected to expand the clinical trial enterprise to accommodate both local and national discovery efforts.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have completed a small animal rotating internship training program. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed residency training in relevant small animal fields of discipline (ECC, SAIM), and ideally with ACVIM Medical Oncology certification and multi-year track record in clinical service and patient management. The successful candidate should provide evidence of his or her aptitude for clinical instruction, patient management, and client and referring veterinarian communications. Evaluation will be based on the individual’s record of clinical expertise, teaching, student interactions, and service accomplishments. At a minimum, the candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to make service contributions to the college, campus, and broader veterinary profession.

Preferred Qualifications: An MS degree and experience in veterinary clinical service, patient management, education and/or outreach.

Duties: This position is a full-time (100%) twelve-month academic year, non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The successful candidate will work with a team of investigators including Director of Clinical Trials Center, Clinical Oncology Trials Program Coordinator, and Clinical Oncology Trials intern. The primary teaching responsibility will be in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Small Animal Specialty section; including the Clinical Oncology Trials service, as well as Oncology services under the umbrellas of Medical, Radiation, and Surgical Oncology areas where the successful candidate will provide educational opportunities for 4th year students and house officers through the supervision of medical oncology and/or clinical oncology trial cases and daily rounds. Responsibilities include, and are not limited to, providing clinical service, supervision of the Medical Oncology services, and coordinating the expansion of a Clinical Oncology Trials Center with an envisioned community outreach and educational program to serve the immediate and surrounding communities. Additional responsibilities may include coordinating didactic and patient rounds, providing supervision and care for medical oncology patients involved in investigational therapies, and participating in objective structured clinical examinations.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. For additional information, please visit:

Starting date: Anticipated starting date is February 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application procedures: Please create a candidate profile through For full consideration, applications must be received by January 15th, 2023. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For additional information regarding the position requirements, please contact:

Dr. Timothy Fan Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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