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Location:  Glendale, AZ

Institution:  Midwestern University

Are you passionate about Anesthesia and committed to teaching and clinical excellence? We have a faculty position for you! Midwestern University is dedicated to preparing our students to meet the growing needs of society. We invite passionate and dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team for a full-time faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesiology that can be tailored to your experiences and career goals. We welcome applicants of any level to apply for this position on either a tenure or clinical track.

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesiology.  This appointment can be tenure-track or clinical-track, depending on the goals of the applicant.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of four 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
  • Must have completed ACVAA or ECVAA residency. Board-certified candidates will receive preference.
  • Must have or be able to obtain, within 2 months of start date, AZ Veterinary license or AZ Veterinary Faculty license.  (Faculty licenses are available for graduates of Colleges of Veterinary Medicine outside of the U.S.)
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to client/patient-centered care
  • High motivation in teaching veterinary students
  • Willingness to engage in collaborative clinical research
  • Strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • A 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

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.  Glendale is located only 9 miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix, which is now the fifth-largest city in the nation.  Phoenix and its surrounding areas offer a variety of exciting entertainment options suitable for people of any ages. This includes a diverse range of attractions such as theaters, museums, zoos, aquariums, water parks, lakes, and many scenic trails that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to that, within a short driving distance, you can find beautiful mountains for skiing and hiking, beaches, and many national parks for your preferred outdoor adventure.

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 healthcare 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 teaching 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 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 is 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 a strong interest in 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 clinical track positions, scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members.  Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. We are committed to growing 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.

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. Click on the link to access a list of our current job openings
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona Animal Clinic” for location and click “Search”.
  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.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Anderson da Cunha, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVAA (him, his, ele)
Director, Companion Animal Clinic

Head, Specialty Medicine Department
Professor of Anesthesiology
Midwestern University
College of Veterinary Medicine
5715 W Utopia Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85308


To Apply:

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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.