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Location:  Glendale, AZ

Institution:  Midwestern University


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.  This appointment can be tenure-track or clinical-track, depending on the goals of the applicant.  The successful candidate will join a team of three anesthesiologists who provide clinical services for small and large animal patients in the Animal Health Institute and who participate in anesthesiology, clinical skills, and elective courses within the DVM curriculum.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or residency completion) ACVAA or ECVAA
  • Current AZ veterinary license, or the ability to obtain one within 2 months of start date. Faculty licenses are available for foreign graduates.
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to client/patient-centered care
  • Willingness to engage in collaborative clinical research
  • Strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • Teaching experience
  • Research experience
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field of study
  • Additional advanced training

About Midwestern

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 one in Glendale, Arizona where the College of Veterinary Medicine is located.  More than 6,700 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in veterinary medicine, 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 College of Veterinary Medicine received full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education in September of 2018.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is housed in Cactus Wren Hall and in the Animal Health Institute.  Cactus Wren Hall is a new facility with ample classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, conference rooms, and offices.  The Animal Health Institute is comprised of The Companion Animal Clinic, The Large Animal Clinic, and The Diagnostic Pathology Center.  The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art medical, surgical, internal medicine, dental, and urgent care facilities. Additional patient services include medical oncology, neurology, physical therapy, cardiology, and therapeutic plasma exchange.  The clinic also offers full-service shelter medicine, clinical pathology, and microbiology laboratories. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms.  Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Large Animal Clinic, which houses large animal teaching and treatment facilities, and small herds of cattle and horses.  The Diagnostic Pathology Center offers a full range of anatomical pathology and forensic pathology services and contains ample teaching spaces.

Our team is looking for a faculty member that is a lifelong learner that thrives in a positive environment where the next generation of veterinarians are being trained. Our mission is to improve animal and human life through innovative veterinary education and state of the art health care services. We are looking for a veterinary anesthesiologist with strong interest for teaching that is excited about participating in the growth of a young veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members.  Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. We are committed to grow our employees’ knowledge and skills at our beautiful facilities. Come join our school to help us develop a strong culture of inclusivity and well-being with generous time off and benefits.

To Apply

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:

  1. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “View Current Job Openings”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona Campus” for location
  5. Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor” initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.
  6. Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact:

Anderson da Cunha, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVAA
Director, Companion Animal Clinic
Professor of Anesthesiology
Midwestern University

College of Veterinary Medicine
5715 W Utopia Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85308


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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