Location: St. Paul, MN
Institution: University of Minnesota
ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR IN VETERINARY ANESTHESIOLOGY AND PAIN MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL SCIENCES
WHY CHOOSE THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA?
Driven to Discover: The University of Minnesota is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation (more than 1 billion in research expenditures). The College of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences, which unites the health oriented colleges and support institutions like the NIH-supported Comprehensive Cancer Center, a world class Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, a Genomics Center, and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, among others.
Follow this link to see why discoveries unfold, breakthroughs happen, and the future is being made at the U of M. https://twin-cities.umn.edu/about-us.
At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways, and continuing professional education funding and dedicated time (10 days/year) to take advantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million and is a dynamic place to live with all the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to offer.
Minnesota is ranked the #2 state in the country by U.S. News & World Report based on health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, and natural environment. Minnesota consistently is rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States, with abundant urban green space and an extensive network of trails for walking, running, and cycling. To learn more about our beautiful Twin Cities and the state the University of Minnesota calls home, visit Make it MSP and Explore Minnesota.
The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life balance. The following are examples of this commitment in the anesthesia and pain medicine service: ● Time spent off the clinic floor is flexible such that working from home is encouraged if otherwise not required to be physically present at the workplace.
- We aim for a 4-day clinical work week and faculty do not provide any primary emergency duty. The majority of backup on-call is handled via phone and the on-call shifts are counted towards clinical % effort. Financial compensation is currently provided if the faculty is physically needed in the hospital for emergency support.
- The UMN has floating holidays often incorporated near Christmas and New Year, commonly creating 4 day weekends. The hospital decreases caseload between Christmas and New Years to urgent and emergent cases allowing more faculty and staff time off during the holidays. ● Faculty are allowed to bring dogs to their offices which decreases stress levels.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for a faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the rank of assistant, associate, or full Professor with immediate availability. Positions may be full or part-time, tenure or clinical track. Applications are open and will remain open until the position is filled.
Team & Service:
We are currently a vibrant team of 5 DACVAAs, 4 residents, and 13 certified technicians, 4 of which are VTS-Anesthesia. We provide anesthetic and perioperative care to a robust caseload (over 4,000 cases annually), which brings a plethora of professional opportunities for career advancement through participation in and development of novel procedures and techniques. We also work closely with the local zoos, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, the University of Minnesota Research Animal Resources, the Anesthesiology Department at the Medical School and other organizations such as the local biomedical industry. Our team works collaboratively with all other specialties in the Veterinary Medical Center to deliver sedation, pain management and anesthetic care to patients, as well as consultation on sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for both our in-house colleagues and referring veterinarians. The hospital is well equipped with multiparameter monitors, anesthesia workstations complete with spirometry and ventilation modes allowing for tailored ventilation strategies, taphonius for large animal anesthesia, and ultrasound machines dedicated to regional anesthesia techniques.
Teaching is one of the team’s main focus areas and it includes classroom and laboratory teaching to 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students, and clinical teaching to 4th year students and other house officers. Our curriculum aligns with the entrustable professional activities defined by the Competency Based Veterinary Education initiative from the AAVMC. Our didactic teaching is a mix of classical format lectures and active learning activities meant to enable our students to develop skills such as integration, communication, collaboration, clinical reasoning, and problem solving. We also have a strong residency training program that is focused on didactic and clinical training that maintains our tradition of excellence (total of 24 resident graduates, a majority of them also with MS or PhD, and most passing ACVAA boards exam on first attempt) while still providing desirable work-life balance for residents and mentors.
Research is an area full of opportunities and collaborative research is an important aspect of this position. For those with strong research interests, there are grant writing workshops, support in handling the press, and feedback on internal grants. For clinical research, there is a Clinical Investigation Center that performs clinical trials as designed by an investigator including those that require Good Clinical Practice designation. There are many collaboration opportunities with the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Our Anesthesia and Pain Medicine research program is currently funded by multiple grants from internal sources, foundations (AKC, Morris Animal Foundation) and the National Institutes of Health (NINDS, NIDA). Our research team is additionally composed of 1 PhD student and 2 postdoctoral associates. We strive to be innovative and impactful leaders in clinical service, research and education, which are the three pillars of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree along with advanced training in veterinary anesthesiology and pain medicine. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) or European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). However, applicants who have successfully completed an ACVAA or ECVAA Anesthesia residency or that are currently in training are also encouraged to apply. Evidence of outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork mentality, and the potential to develop collaborative research is highly desirable. We seek a colleague that is excited about generating new knowledge in the field of veterinary anesthesia and pain medicine and delivering outstanding care to our patients and customers, through cohesiveness, teamwork, and leadership. The applicant must be eligible for the Minnesota state Veterinary specialty faculty licensure (https://mn.gov/boards/veterinary-medicine/applications/applications/u-of-m.jsp).
Primary duties include clinical case management and supervision of small and large animal patients in the Veterinary Medical Center, including the small animal hospital, large animal hospital, and the equine center. Our team provides anesthetic care to exotic and zoo animals through a partnership with the Como Zoo. Teaching duties include clinical teaching of fourth year veterinary students, interns, and residents, plus didactic and laboratory teaching of 2nd and 3rd year students in the DVM curriculum. We regularly provide continuing education for our technical staff, so participation in training programs for anesthesia technicians and mentorship of new hires is also expected. Duties also include providing consultation to colleagues for in-house patients, as well as for our referring veterinary community. Development of, or participation in clinical or basic research is expected. The anesthesia service offers 24h on-call availability, and the successful candidate will be expected to share backup on-call duties with the other faculty members. Currently, the majority of backup on-call is handled via phone and the on-call shifts contribute to clinical % effort. The total clinical % effort for this position is negotiable.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
- The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package covering medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days paid vacation, faculty retirement plan (The University contributes 10% of the individual’s salary), and an academic disability program. ● A formal pet policy allows you to bring your dog to work with you!
- Additional benefits include a wellness program, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and voluntary retirement plans.
- On-campus dependent daycare and healthcare facilities
- For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, visit our Human Resources page
- You may also be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information about this program, go to the Public Student Loan Forgiveness page.
Qualified applicants should apply online at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/352702 or scan the QR code below. In the application, please include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references (with contact information) who can vouch for your clinical abilities, teaching skills and research potential. Review of applications (including letters of reference) will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For specific questions related to this position feel free to contact:
Dr. Alonso Guedes
1352 Boyd Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55108
We are seeking to enrich the diversity of our University community. We invite applicants from diverse backgrounds who are compliant with the qualifications stated above to apply. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer.