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Oct. 23, 2017
Apr. 23, 2018

Faculty Position Anesthesiologist

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Animal Health Institute

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites
applications for a faculty position in Anesthesia. This appointment
can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the
applicant. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for
small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and large animal
patients in the Equine and Bovine Center and will participate in
teaching of other required and elective anesthesia courses within the
DVM curriculum, including a laboratory in the second year of the
D.V.M. curriculum in which students spay/neuter live animals from
local shelters and rescue organizations.  The amount of time dedicated
to teaching, service, and research in this position is negotiable.

The following qualifications are required:

         D.V.M. or equivalent degree
         Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVAA or ECVAA
         Eligibility for Arizona veterinary licensure
         Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
         Teaching experience
         A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
         An understanding of and appreciation for student-centered learning
         Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
         Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care
         A good attitude and an innovative, problem-solving mind
The following qualifications are desirable but not required
MS or PhD degree in a relevant field of study
Additional advanced training in a small animal clinical fieldMidwestern 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 the Diagnostic Pathology
Center. The Companion Animal Clinic, a modern and innovative
veterinary hospital for small animals, 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 full-service rehabilitation
facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to
outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the CAC 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.  A mobile clinic provides spay/neuter, wellness and minor
medical service to shelters, reservations and other underserved
populations within Arizona.

The Equine and Bovine Center, a large animal teaching facility housing
small herds of cattle and horses, is adjacent to the CAC. 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 center also houses equine and food animal clinical
practices.  The Diagnostic Pathology Center has a large, full-service
necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theater, a fully equipped
histopathology lab, a BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and
classroom/teaching space.  The Diagnostic Pathology Center serves the
entire state of Arizona and provides postmortem examinations and
biopsy services for veterinarians treating small animals, large
animals, and zoo/wildlife and exotic animals.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in
the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping
its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not
a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly
activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and
experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like
to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your
letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s
online job board:

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board: Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references. For more information about this position, please contact:

Erik Hofmeister, DVM DACVAA DECVAA MA , Chair and Professor of Anaesthesia
Department of Surgery College of Veterinary Medicine Midwestern University