Professor and Head
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the position of Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. The Head is a senior member of the college administrative team and is expected to provide departmental leadership in a decentralized campus environment that emphasizes academic excellence and fulfillment of the Land Grant missions. This is a full-time position with responsibility of providing visionary leadership, promoting excellence and advancement of veterinary medicine and a desire to lead a diverse, dynamic community of veterinarians.
Requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent, advanced training and experience in research, and a proven commitment to providing excellent clinical service and enhancing veterinary medical education. Diplomate status in an American or European clinical specialty college is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent). Candidates must be a distinguished veterinarian with a strong professional record compatible with appointment of full professor with tenure. Successful candidates will have had a history of success in completing high quality research in a clinical department, and will be active in one of our core missions of research, teaching, or service. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skill and understanding of high quality clinical services, as well as leadership, organizational and administrative skills including fiscal responsibility and personnel management. The individual must have the ability to articulate vision to lead the development and growth of the department including consensus building and fostering teamwork in accomplishing department missions.
The individual will be responsible for the execution of departmental, college and university policies and shall direct departmental activities. The Head will lead the department and will maintain and foster high standards of scholarly activity. The Head will work closely with the Chief of Staff and Veterinary Teaching Hospital board. He/she will initiate and supervise the departmental recruiting/retention, mentoring, engagement, promotion, and tenure activities. He/she will have responsibility for the fiscal oversight of the department and the veterinary teaching hospital. More information about the department can be found at: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/research/departments/veterinary-clinical-medicine/.
We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player and interested in developing productive research, service, and teaching programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the UIUC Campus. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. This is an ideal environment for building basic, translational and clinical research excellence in the biomedical sciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests. Over the past 18 months the campus, college and clinical department have entered a new era of optimism and strategic growth. The University of Illinois is establishing the first college of medicine focused on the intersection of engineering and medicine to train a new kind of doctor who can invent, discover, and problem solve, as well as provide high quality clinical care. There are a growing number of opportunities for members of the CVM to be involved in this exciting initiative. The College has developed a new strategic plan as it aspires to be a preeminent academic institution in line with the land-grant mission and global impact of the UIUC campus. The department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine has added 19 new positions in the past 12 months, with several additional ones which will be filled over the next few months. In the same period, there have been major capital and infrastructure investments in the CVM with new clinic and teaching facilities on the horizon.
Most faculty are actively engaged in veterinary education and research. There are NIH-funded research programs, notably in the areas of reproductive biology and toxicology, oncology, stem cell therapy, and viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infectious disease. Residency programs encompass most veterinary clinical specialties. As part of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, the veterinary faculty enjoys many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering, http://bioengineering.illinois.edu, on newly emerging solutions to the world’s health problems http://healthinitiative.illinois.edu, including the Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare (http://mayoillinois.org/) and a new engineering-driven Carle Hospital-Illinois College of Medicine, http://medicine.illinois.edu. Faculty also provide extensive service to professional organizations and specialty colleges, federal research review boards, college and university governance, and public education venues. The College maintains a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital for farm, companion, and exotic animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. The University of Illinois’s campus includes the 313,000 square foot Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, http://beckman.illinois.edu. The Beckman Institute is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary research focused broadly around four themes – Integrative Imaging, Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures, Biological Intelligence and Human-Computer Intelligent Interactions. The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (http://www.igb.illinois.edu/) currently hosts biomedically relevant themes in Biocomplexity, Biosystems Design, Cellular Decision-making in Cancer, Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health, Genomic Ecology of Global Change, Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity, Mining Microbial Genomes, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, and Center for Nutrition Learning and Memory.
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.
To receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by April 15, 2017. However, consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, but no hiring decision will be made until after April 15, 2017.
Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/VCM_Dept_Head. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, copy of your DVM certificate and any advanced degree certificate (s), and names and email contact information for three references by April 15, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting the search committee chair by mail at Phil Solter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVP, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802; phone at 217-265-7611; or email at email@example.com.
This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment. Salary is negotiable. Anticipated starting date is on or about August 1, 2017. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).