UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR IN COMPARATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL SCIENCES
(posted 12/20/2016) 
   

Position:

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor clinical/contract faculty position in Comparative Ophthalmology. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (100%) appointment. Based upon current needs, the anticipated effort allocation is expected to comprise approximately 75% clinical service/teaching, although allocations over time may be somewhat flexible, depending on service and departmental needs. The remaining 25% effort will be split principally between teaching and scholarly activity (i.e. research). The candidate will join a busy and growing ophthalmology team comprised of one ACVO diplomate and two enthusiastic technicians. The ophthalmology service is poised for immediate expansion with department approval and financial support for: 1) an ophthalmology intern for 2017-2018 and 2) establishment of a residency program upon satisfaction of ACVO requirements for support by 2 ACVO diplomates.

Requirements:


Qualifications include a DVM/VMD or equivalent foreign degree, evidence of outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills, and either American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) board certification or successful completion of an ophthalmology residency with ACVO board eligibility by the start date. The successful candidate must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary licensure. Preference will be given to individuals who are board certified and have teaching, clinical, and research experience.

Duties:

This is a full-time (100%) position.

Clinical service: The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has a robust and growing caseload that generates a great variety of challenging ophthalmology cases. Clinical cases principally originate from the small animal hospital (https://www.vmc.umn.edu/pets), the Piper Equine Hospital (https://www.vmc.umn.edu/equine), and the Large Animal Hospital. However, there are also opportunities to work with The University of Minnesota Raptor Center and The Como Park Zoo for the interested candidate.

Available ophthalmology equipment includes applanation and rebound tonometers, portable slit lamps, indirect ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopy, gonioscopy lenses, electroretinography, ocular ultrasound machine, Zeiss operating microscope, phacoemulsification machine (Alcon, Infiniti), Cryo-unit, diode laser unit, as well as two handheld retinal cameras (Optibrand, ClearView and Kowa, Genesis-D). Purchase of an OCT machine has been approved and we anticipate that this equipment will be available late-2016 or early-2017.

Teaching: Engagement and enthusiasm in teaching is a requirement for this position. The candidate will participate in the didactic and clinical instruction of DVM students, interns, and residents. Additional areas of instruction include the provision of training programs for ophthalmology technicians; participation in clinical teaching laboratories; offering ophthalmology consultations to faculty, residents, interns and community veterinarians; and providing continuing education to practicing veterinarians.

Scholarly activity: The Veterinary Medical Center and College of Veterinary Medicine provide robust support for clinical, comparative, and basic science research and all efforts are valued in the school’s promotion process. The department offers a number of internal funding mechanisms to support CVM faculty research, including an internal ophthalmology grant, funding through the CVM Signature Programs, and other seed grant mechanisms.

Environment:

The College of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, which unites and facilitates collaboration with the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Cancer Center. The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million; it is a dynamic, friendly, and safe place to live with all of the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to offer. It is consistently rated one of the healthiest places in the United States to live, with abundant urban green space and an extensive network of trails for walking, running, and cycling (http://www.exploreminnesota.com/where-to-go/minneapolis-st-paul-area/).

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. A generous vacation, sick leave, and benefits package is provided by the University of Minnesota.

Begin:

Starting date is negotiable based on availability of the successful applicant.

Application:

Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 314438 in the keyword search function. Please include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and request letters of reference from 3 individuals knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should include an assessment of the applicant’s clinical service, teaching abilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential.

Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair:

Michala de Linde Henriksen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
1352 Boyd Avenue University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
E-mail: mhenriks@umn.edu


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