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Assistant Professor- Farm Animal Medicine & Surgery- College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in farm animal medicine & surgery. This is one of the two open positions. The appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track. Rank will commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position. The successful candidate will be part of a 4-person team involved in delivering the farm animal component of the DVM curriculum. The duties will include clinical duties, teaching, and research & scholarly activity.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. The university offers graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus (fully accredited by the Council on Education in 2018) provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health. 

The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Large Animal Clinic (LAC), the Necropsy and Pathology Center, and the Companion Animal Clinic. The LAC is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility includes a clinical skills teaching laboratory hosting a variety of large animal simulators and models, arenas, and live-animal indoor and outdoor teaching and treatment areas. The LAC farm animal clinical service is comprised of a haul-in outpatient clinic and an ambulatory clinic serving the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The caseload includes small ruminants, cattle, pet pigs, and camelids. There are opportunities to do poultry if interested. After hours clinic coverage is limited to university-owned animals when needed. The LAC is fully equipped with onsite and portable ultrasound machines, portable radiographic machines, endoscopy, laser, and other patient-side chemistry analyzers. The farm animal service is supported by other services including anesthesia, surgery, veterinary diagnostic lab, clinical pathology, and microbiology lab.  The adjacent pathology center and companion animal clinic are state-of-the-art facilities. Pathology includes a 5300 sq-ft necropsy floor, gross pathology teaching theatre, fully equipped histopathology laboratory, an 800 sq-ft BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and 1200 sq ft of classroom/teaching space. The Companion Animal Clinic is a 111,000 sq. ft. modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Evidence of excellent clinical skills
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • Eligibility for veterinary licensure in the State of Arizona

Diplomate status or eligibility for board certification by ACVIM, ACVS, ABVP, or ACT is preferred but not required.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about the prospects of working in a relatively new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its clinical, teaching, and scholarly programs. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please contact Dr. Clemence Chako at Please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:

  1. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “View Current Job Openings.”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona” for location and click “Search”.
  5. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Qualifications Education Required


Doctorate or better.


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