Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Small Animal Primary Care
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for two faculty positions in small animal primary care/general practice. These appointments can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. These are full-time, clinical positions. The successful candidates will develop the primary care service in the Animal Health Institute. Primary care faculty will also be involved as instructors in the clinical communications component of the DVM curriculum.
Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in 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 provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s only veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.
The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and an anatomical pathology facility. The necropsy facility is currently under construction. It will contain a 5300 sq-ft, full-service necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theatre, a fully equipped histopathology, an 800 sq-ft BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and 1200 sq ft of classroom/teaching space. The Companion Animal Clinic, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals adjacent to the anatomical pathology center, opened in December 2014. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A 3.0 Tesla MRI and a 128-slice PET/CT will be housed in the adjacent Institute for Healthcare Innovation, scheduled to break ground in 2016. A full-service rehabilitation facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Animal Health Institute houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, ample conference and small-group meeting rooms, and a large, full-service clinical pathology laboratory. The adjacent Equine and Bovine Center, a large animal teaching facility houses small herds of cattle and horses. This facility contains excellent equipment and tools to teach large animal clinical skills to students, and to provide medical care for the teaching herds.
The following qualifications are required:
- DVM or equivalent degree
- Excellence in clinical communication
- Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care
- Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to case management
- Dedication to the education of our students through student-driven, interactive learning
Board certification by ABVP (canine/feline or feline) is not required but will be given special consideration.
Successful candidates are not required to participate in independent research, but an interest in collaborative research and clinical trials will be considered an asset to the CVM.
We are seeking faculty members who are excited about being involved in the start-up of a new veterinary college and influencing its clinical and teaching programs. Curriculum development, teaching, and training day-one ready, competent, confident graduates are our top priorities.
If you would like to learn more about these positions or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:
- Visit www.midwestern.edu
- In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
- Select “Employment Opportunities”
- Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona” for location and click “Search”.
- Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
A letter of inquiry or intent should be sent (preferably via email) to:
Carla L. Gartrell, D.V.M., J.D., DACVIM
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.