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Assistant or Associate Professor of Neurology

University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
Sep 3, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator, Veterinary Internist / Specialist, Board-Certified
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Assistant or Associate Contract Professor in Veterinary Neurology

Position:             The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Contract Professor position in Veterinary Neurology.  Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.  This is a 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenure track appointment.

Requirements:    Minimum qualifications include: DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree, successful completion of a Neurology residency with eligibility for or certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Neurology or European College of Veterinary Neurology by start date, and evidence of outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary licensure.  Preference will be given to individuals who are board certified by ACVIM-Neurology or ECVN and who have teaching and clinical experience. Preference will also be given to individuals with an interest in participating in collaborative research projects, resident training, and student teaching.

Description:     The successful candidate will join and help grow a busy neurology service composed of two full time ACVIM-Neurology board certified faculty and three neurology veterinary technicians.  Duties will include training and oversight of neurology residents and visiting house officers, evaluation and treatment of small animal neurology medical and surgical cases presented to the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), including patients enrolled in the canine brain tumor clinical trials program. Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the Neurology service, but will also include participating in the teaching of didactic courses. Other job responsibilities include participation in clinical research and scholarly activities, including but not limited to the scope of the canine brain tumor clinical trials program, personal development, and discipline/non-discipline related service to the College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary-related professional organizations.

Department:     The Department has a rich tradition in Comparative Medicine. Core strengths in Comparative Medicine include oncology, inflammatory and chronic diseases, and animal models of genetic and metabolic disease (neurobiology, musculoskeletal disease, endocrine, nutrition, and urology).  The Comparative Medicine program emphasizes interdisciplinary and collaborative research with investigators across all three academic departments in the College and the College's centers; other units in the Academic Health Center; 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.  Comparative Medicine is a core program in the University’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The college has a vigorous basic and translational research program with several active clinical trials and a Clinical Investigation Center infrastructure that provides technical support and assistance with clinical research opportunities.  The college also has a Canine Genetics Laboratory that performs research on and genetic testing for hereditary neurologic and neuromuscular disorders and welcomes new collaborations.

College:             The College’s Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is conveniently located in the College of Veterinary Medicine on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota and serves a vibrant metro area of more than three million people. The VMC has a reputation for excellence in clinical service to the region, with more than 50 specialists in 15 specialties, and sees more than 35,000 cases annually, making it one of the busiest teaching hospitals in the nation. The large diverse caseload makes the VMC an ideal location for clinical research trials, providing its patients with cutting-edge breakthroughs in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.  Clinical strengths in imaging include traditional imaging paradigms as well as state of the art 3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT, and linear accelerator (6 MeV photon/electron) capabilities and on-campus access to state-of-the-art PET/CT imaging, as well as C-arm intraoperative fluoroscopy. Excellent surgical suites have been recently upgraded and includes a Zeiss NC31 neurosurgical microscope and computer-guided brain biopsy will be available soon.  Electrodiagnostics performed with a Cadwell Sierra Wave are also available. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty across the other five units of the Academic Health Center (Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and Dentistry) and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.

Location:  The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis offer urban living at its best, with a blend of big-city sophistication and small-town security and comfort. Several of the adjacent suburbs have recently been ranked among the nation’s most livable cities by Money Magazine. Easy access to the cities provides a plethora of options for shopping, arts, and nightlife. For those who love the outdoors, Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes, the Mississippi River, Lake Superior, and a number of state and national parks provide a broad range of activities across four distinct seasons.

Salary:               Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Generous vacation, sick leave, professional development days, and benefits package are provided by the University of Minnesota.

Begin:                Starting date will be determined by when the selected candidate is available.

Application:       Qualified applicants should apply online at  Please also include a letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.  In addition, the applicant should request that letters of reference be submitted from 3 individuals knowledgeable of the applicant’s clinical abilities, teaching abilities, scholarly abilities, and interpersonal skills.  email reference letters to:

                                    Dr. Susan A. Arnold


                                    Fax: 612-624-0751

Deadline:           This position will remain open until filled.

We are 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.


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